When you’re entertaining outdoors there’s nothing like the attraction of having a backyard fire pit burning to really set the atmosphere. A backyard fire pit will keep you, your family and your guests warm in winter, and become a main focal point for socializing around on clear starlight filled summer nights.
Not only are they very practical to keep you warm and set the mood, but they can also be used to sizzle sausages or roast marshmallows as tasty treats for your family and guests.
Fire pits generally come in two different varieties. Those that burn wood as a fuel source, and those that use propane (similar to a BBQ). Some people prefer a “smoke-free” propane solution so they don’t have to use wood (and worry about the clean up afterwards). However that does mean you need to have a gas tank handy whenever you want to use it.
Others prefer the more earthly natural option of burning wood for the higher temperatures they produce – and the ash left over in the morning can simply be added to your compost bin. Many wood burning fire pits are also relatively smokeless, depending on the model you choose & how dry the wood you plan on burning is (the drier the better).
There are many different options when it comes to getting a fire pit for your own backyard, from building one yourself to purchasing a ready made solution. If you’re looking at going down the easy route and simply buying one, then listed below are some of the best selling ready made backyard fire pits online at the moment, those with the highest rated customer reviews….
The Solo Stove Bonfire is a very unique (patent pending), and very attractive one piece wood burning backyard fire pit made from high quality stainless steel. Coming in at 14″ tall (35 cm) and with a diameter of 19.5″ (49 cm) it is compact enough to be very portable and yet large enough to produce considerable heat for a good number of people sitting around it.
It’s extremely unique design comes with an internal double wall. This maximizes air intake and flow to help produce a very efficient high temperature burn. It has bottom hole vents that feed oxygen to the fire form below, whilst at the same time channeling warm oxygen up between the walls of the fire pit and back into the fire itself. In this way it works much like a mini rocket stove.
This design means that there is virtually no smoke to dodge once the fire gets going, and there is very little in the way of left over wood that you’ll have to deal with the next day. There is nothing to setup or install, as a one piece unit, when your Solo Stove Bonfire arrives you simply need to unpack it, fill it with wood, and enjoy your new backyard fire pit.
When 86% of hundreds of individual customers who have brought this backyard fire pit rate it 5 /5 stars, you know you’re onto a winner. Perfect for your own backyard or as a unique gift for family and friends. As previous customers have said…
“This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen for Burning wood in your backyard!! I’ve only had it on for about 15 minutes but it’s already super bad ass! I’m going to get a couple more of these for gifts because they’re just so cool! It uses barely any kindling to get a nice fire going and there’s barely any smoke coming out..”
“This is the best Solo Stove hands down!!! Is it expensive? yes. Is it worth it? HECK YEAH!!! I have the Titan, the Campfire and the Bonfire. They are all really good, but the Bonfire has quickly become my favorite. When I first got it, I was shocked at how big it was. This is NOT a backpacking stove by any means…”
“We bought this for a party and everyone was so impressed. Box came with well packaged tight foam frame for top and bottom of the bowl. Instruction is simple enough, put wood in the bowl and light it; how simpler can you get? As soon as the first log catches on fire, you really don’t need to do anything, you don’t have to keep turning them, blow air in as you would on traditional fire pit; just keep adding when needed…”
The Heininger Portable Propane Outdoor Fire Pit is as the name suggests, a good looking portable backyard fire pit that runs on propane rather than wood. This makes it more suited for a patio or a deck, in comparison to a wood burning fire pit, as there are no burning wood embers or left over ash to have to worry about.
With it’s 19 inch (48cm) diameter it is light weight, easy to carry and small enough to also take camping. This fire pit burns clean and is smokeless, and even though it is on the smaller side, it puts out a decent amount of heat to keep those sitting around it very warm. It comes with a 10 foot hose with an attached gas regulator to attach to your propane (or LPG) tank.
This is a very affordable great looking fire pit if you’re looking for a propane model. It has a lot of extremely positive feedback from customers that chose this option. As previous customers have said…
“Pretty awesome little fire pit. One 20 gallon propane tank lasted 2 days camping, 3-4hr fires at night and a couple hours in mornings. We use it on our patio at home too!…”
“I have this on my patio and use it on cooler nights. It puts out more than enough heat and creates a nice atmosphere without the smoke from a wood fire…”
“Really easy to set up and the fire is super cute! This was great for the fire ban we had during our vacation…”
The Landmann Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit is a very attractive wood burning fire pit made from a sturdy black steel construction. It’s lattice design allows for 360 degree viewing of the fire and also allows for plenty of air flow into the fire to help with more efficient (and hotter) burning.
It also comes with a spark screen that can be placed on top of the fire pit and a poker which you can use on the fire. The fire pit dimensions are 28.5″ x 25″ x 24.25″ so whilst it’s not huge, it’s more than large enough to have as an attractive center piece and a decent hot fire to gather and warm around.
It is suggested that you fill the base up with sand to help insulate the bottom of the pit which will also elevate the fire slightly for more air flow and better burning. Be warned that the legs of this fire pit do get hot so it’s not suitable to place on composite decking or other potentially flammable material. As previous customers have said…
“Love my fire pit! great quality and I love the fire screen. I’s also a great value…”
“Two of our neighbors have purchased this same fire pit since we received ours. It is simply fantastic and looks great. I would highly recommend…”
“We use this all the time. Be sure not to let it get hit by your sprinklers or it will rust. I put a few pounds of sand at the bottom and it works great…”
The Endless Summer Gas Outdoor Fireplace has a unique square shaped design and is made from a weather resistant steel mantel and a great looking slate tile that surrounds the top of the fire pit. The “table like” design of this fire pit actually hides the propane tank (and a control panel to ignite it and control temperate / gas flow) inside its decorative base so that it remains out of sight.
The dimensions of the steel fire pit bowl are 1.18″ deep, 17.52″ long, and 17.52″ wide. The unit is easy to assemble with no tools required, it comes with lava rock to place inside the bowl, and includes a 1-year limited warranty and protective cover. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced elegant looking fire pit that runs on propane, this fire pit has excellent reviews. As previous customers have said…
“This was very easy to put together. It produces a nice flame. It does not get super hot, but after the lava rocks heat up, it does give off enough heat to take the nip out of a spring night. On the other side of the coin, this shouldn’t be to hot to sit around on a warm summer night like a wood fire…”
“Very nice looking unit. Finally put this together. The top is solid with a good steel rim and real brick (thin) inlaid. I was worried it might look cheap and it does not…”