The Best Propane Outdoor Fire Pits
Outdoor rooms are becoming more and more popular for entertaining. In the Summer months, especially, having an area outdoor for your guests and even for more intimate everyday family activities is great. One of the ways of extending your outdoor room into the spring and fall is to have a fire pit. This doesn't mean you'll need a hole in the ground, or the hassle of starting a fire from wood. Propane fire pits are a great alternative. They are easy to light, look good, and can be stored when not in use. This article will look at some of the best available for your outdoor room.
All of the propane fire pits featured in this article have a few things in common. Firstly, and most importantly, they look great. All are designed in a table-like design, with the fire sitting above the ground to more easily radiate warmth. They are all easy to use and maintain as well, and reliable, which is really important. The biggest test they have passed, though, is user satisfaction. Each and every one of the fire pits you see here have been highly rated by the people who have purchased them, which is a great endorsement.
All the propane fire pits featured in this article are available at Amazon online, sometimes at greatly reduced prices.
Camp Chef FP29LG 30-Inch Del Rio Copper Gas Firepit
The Camp Chef FP29LG 30-Inch Del Rio Copper Gas Firepit has a very streamlined design which allows the fire itself to be the feature rather than the firepit itself. The copper bowl gives a warm glow which compliments the fire itself. It comes with lava rock to give the impression of a burning log fire. The pit is 30 inches in diameter and 11 inches tall. It comes with a 60,000-BTU gas ring and cover.
Be aware this fire pit does not come with the propane gas tank, so factor this into the purchase price. A bottle of propane will last you approximately eight hours when used at high heat. When in use and set up it will take approximately 15 minutes to get to full heat, but once there it throws out a lot of heat. Given the size and design of this fire pit you will find it very portable, so you don't need to limit use of it to your back yard. It can go camping, to the football field, or anywhere you please. It is reliable, and works just as advertised.
If you are after a portable, no fuss, reliable fire pit this will do the job nicely.
Coleman 5071-700 Ambient Firelight Propane Fireplace and Table
If you are after something a bit more fancy then the Coleman 5071-700 Ambient Firelight Propane Fireplace and Table may be just what you need. This fire pit has been designed to be a feature in your back yard, and included a granite centerpiece which can be placed over the bowl when not in use, so it doubles as a table. The propane fire does not require matches for lighting, and included an articulating regulator for easy attachment of the propane cylinders. It is designed to use 16.4oz propane cylinders, but can be adapted to use a 20lb tank if this suits your purposes better. A cover is also included in the kit.
This fire pit works well, but doesn't throw out as much heat as the Camp Chef fire pit. The small canister design is also slightly flawed for a couple of reasons: the first is that they don't last that long, around two hours at a medium heat, and they tend to freeze when put onto a higher heat. If you like this fire pit for its looks then definitely get the adaptor and purchase the larger tank. It solves a lot of the small canister problems. This is not to say that this fire pit does not do its job, because it does it well. Even if you are using this as a table with the granite circle provided, use the cover when not in use, as this will prevent water getting through the cracks.
This is a more decorative fire pit, which works well, but will work better with the larger tank.
Blue Rhino GAD860SP LP Gas Outdoor Firebowl with Slate/Marble Mantel
If you are after a propane fire pit which is a piece of furniture in itself and makes a statement, then the Blue Rhino GAD860SP LP Gas Outdoor Firebowl with Slate/Marble Mantel is worth looking at twice. It has a porcelain steel bowl and the mantle is made of slate and marble. The gas burner is 40,000-BTU, made of cast iron and is designed for both heat and durability. It has electronic ignition so there is no need for matches to get it started. A protective cover is included for when it is not in use.
The fire pit requires a 20 pound propane tank, which you will need to purchase separately. It measures 41 inches square and is 21 inches high. It is easy to assemble, and you don't require any special tools to do so. This is the biggest fire pit featured in this article, and it is not meant to be moved in a hurry after you've assembled it. The instructions are clear, but you will need more than one person and a lot of patience. It is worth the effort as the fire pit works really well, and will last the distance.
If you want a feature, not just a fire pit, then the Blue Rhino fits both your needs well.
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