ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Outdoor Propane Fire Pit Review

Updated on November 11, 2011

Buying an outdoor propane fire pit can become one of the best things you've purchased for your back yard. They're a no mess, no fuss alternatives to the all mess, all fuss wood burning versions.

And these days - anyone that's got the space in their backyard is investing in one. And if they don't have a fire pit then they own a fire pit table instead. They are relatively simple to install and the best thing about them is that they're environmentally friendly, and being green is never a bad thing.

One thing - don’t confuse an outdoor fire pit with a barbecue. They’re completely different. A fire pit is simply an outdoor fire that's built with safety in mind. Featured below are five of the most popular propane fire pits, they're all best selling products, are highly rated and offer the best overall value for money.

Outdoor Fire Pits

Blue Rhino GAD860SP LP Gas Outdoor Firebowl with Slate/Marble Mantel

This is a large-sized outdoor propane fire pit, and it's a stunning example of a well thought out design that meets a fully functioning outdoor fire. It features a stylish blend of marble and slate around the porcelain/steel bowl, with the cast iron burner providing a classic finishing touch.

It's an easy assemble right out the box and will run off a 20 pound propane tank. It can deliver up to 40,000 btu's, which is more than enough to keep a large group of family and/or friends cozy of an evening. It comes with a user-friendly control panel, that's cleverly hidden from view and it arrives complete with a useful protective cover for the times when it's not in use. This is a great addition to any backyard or patio, and the best feature it possesses is it's ability to look and feel just like an outdoor wood fire.

Camp Chef Del Rio copper patio fire pit gas propane NEW

This is another popular outdoor propane fire pit, and despite how big it looks, the power and warmth you get from this one is awesome. Used with a propane gas tank, the center feature is a collection of lava rock that gives it an authentic outdoor fire appeal, and the copper ring is simply stunning when the flames are dancing above the rocks.

The manufacture is surprisingly lightweight and the assembly is a breeze. The design is simple yet beautiful and certainly delivers a touch of elegance to any patio or backyard area. It comes with a regulator, gas line and durable outdoor cover and is so easy to use, you'll find yourselves gathered around it night after night. Built to last, five star rated and highly recommended.

Bond 65054 Cliffstone Outdoor Propane Firebowl with Lava Rock

If you want a propane fire pit that looks a little different, then you may well like the Cliffstone design. It's shaped almost like a chimney stack which is part of what adds to its attraction. The height raises the fire to a higher level than you get with other fire pits and it gives out a surprising amount of warmth for its size - 30,000 btu's.

The base is manufactured from resin and unless you touch it, it does a great job of looking like stone. The top is marble and it beautifully compliments the design of the base. Above the gas ring you'll find a collection of lava rock - that provide looks as well as function, as lava rock is known for it ability to retain and distribute warmth. The ignition is push-button and all you need to do is assemble it, connect a propane tank and before you know it you've got a gorgeous addition to the patio that will add ambiance and, most importantly, warmth.

Convert-A-Ball FD500 Fire Dancer Gas Campfire

This is a highly popular propane fire pit, and even better it sells at an incredibly cheap price. At just under 100 bucks, you're getting an affordable outdoor fire pit that delivers plenty of warmth, lots of cozy vibes as well as being fully portable.

It's the only firepit on the best selling list that you can take with you wherever you go. Perhaps you're going to enjoy an evening with friends or family at their home, or maybe take a camping trip. Wherever you go - it's a simple task to pack up and take with you. It runs off a standard propane tank and includes a 10 foot hose and a weather-proof lid, all you need to do is light it, sit back and enjoy the evening under the stars.

UniFlame WAD820SP 34-Inch Slate & Marble Firepit with Copper Accents

This is a great outdoor non-propane fire pit, this one's fueled by wooden logs. It's a nice size for a secluded area of your back yard and will provide an amount of warmth equal to the amount of wood that you burn.

Its manufacture is a beautiful combination of a wood and marble upper body, with a scroll-work cast iron stand. It's an easy task to load it up with firewood - and an equally simple task to clean out after you're finished with it. It also has some very understated yet elegant accents in copper around the surface area and the steel grate provides additional safety. A stunningly simple fire-pit, it's easy to install, functional yet stylish, and currently on offer for less than 200 dollars.

How A Propane Fire Pit Works

Usually propane firepits are raised off the ground – the actual fire ring is placed within a raised frame – with the propane tank attached by way of a pipe. Alternatively, you can spend a little more and buy the enclosed kind.

Of the two types, enclosed pits are the most attractive – unless you prefer the rough ‘outdoor’ look that you get from the standard frame type. The enclosed fire pits come in a great range of styles – and prices.

You can pay anywhere from several hundred dollars to in excess of several thousand. It depends on what you want and/or can afford to pay. Either way - make sure that you get the best deal for your money. Check out Amazon - they have some top deals available plus you know you're buying from a trusted company.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)