Outdoor Fire Pit: See the Top 10 Outdoor Fireplace Reviews

Does the spring weather get you thinking about outdoor activities? Are you the outdoorsy type looking for a stylish source of heat during the winter months? Are you looking for ways to spruce up your patio? Take your backyard a notch higher with a statement-making outdoor fire pit. In recent years, fire pits have been a major trend for homeowners seeking to upgrade their outdoor living spaces. From barbecues to snuggling with your significant other, outdoor fire pits provide excellent focal points and ambiance.

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An outdoor fireplace doesn’t have to involve a complex installation or hefty maintenance. There are several different types, with some being portable, some being easy to clean and some being very affordable. There are a variety of fire pits available in the market, each having different functionalities, features, style, heat output, and quality. Fire pits are either wood-burning or fueled using propane/gas. Therefore, it is crucial to go for one that complies with the safety standards regulations, suits your needs, and gives you maximum value for your money. We have summed up 10 of the best outdoor fire pits to help you choose the perfect one.

 

Top 10 Outdoor Fire Pits

Here are the 10 best outdoor fire pits:

Outdoor Fire Pit ModelTypeDimensionsWeightPrice
Solo Stove Bonfire Outdoor Fire Pit
Editor’s Choice
Wood Burning21.8 x 21.8 x 1729.9 lbs Check Price
Outland Living Series 401 Outdoor Fire PitPropane44 x 32 x 2396 lbs Check Price
Bali Outdoors Square Outdoor Fire PitPropane28 x 28 x 2529.5 lbs Check Price
Fire Sense 60857 Roman Outdoor Fire PitWood Burning35 x 35 x 2015 lbs Check Price
Landmann 28347 Big Sky Outdoor Fire PitWood Burning29.2 x 29.2 x 1732 lbs Check Price
Global Outdoors Square Outdoor Fire PitWood Burning34 x 34 x 23.684.5 lbs Check Price
Catalina Creations Cast Iron Outdoor Fire PitWood Burning29.5 x 29.5 x 19.745 lbs Check Price
Pure Garden Outdoor Fire PitWood Burning30 x 30 x 2028.7 lbs Check Price
Endless Summer GAD15256SP Outdoor Fire PitPropane30 x 30 x 25.469.4 lbs Check Price
Best Choice Products Outdoor Fire PitPropane28 x 28 x 9.140 lbs Check Price

 

Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit

Pros
  • 100% Efficient
  • Log friendly
  • Very Portable
  • Low smoke
  • Built to last
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Can be a little slower
  • Prone to rust

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This beautiful wood burning fire pit from Solo Stove is highly rated. It features a double wall design to maximize the burning process and airflow. The bottom vent holes enable oxygen from below to feed the fire. The double walls warm the air creating a hot air burst over the fire, thus producing less smoke and more flame without having to use fans and batteries. We love the Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit for its portability and easy to use. It includes a carry case for easy transport and comes as a singular construction eliminating the need for assembly. All you have to do is put the stand on a flat surface and set the fire on top. This remarkable fire pit measure 14 inches in height and 19.5 inches wide. It is made from stainless steel with a touch of craftsmanship. If you are looking for outdoor fireplace ideas for your porch, patio, or backyard, you will love the Solo Stove Bonfire.

Outland Living Series 401 Propane Fire Pit

Pros
  • Beautiful design that is easy to assemble
  • Strong and sturdy
  • High-quality and long-lasting
  • Easy to clean
  • No smoke
  • Efficient
Cons
  • Glass tabletop may break or chip
  • Heavy to move around

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This award-winning outdoor propane fire pit from Outland Living has over 500 top ratings on Amazon. We especially love its beautiful design featuring a black tempered tabletop with ice glass rocks, which allows it to blend perfectly with the outdoor furniture. This outdoor propane fire pit is made from coffee colored Ultraviolet Light High-Density Polyethylene material that is impressively strong and durable. Even better, it is weather resistant, which makes it reliable and long-lasting. Its frame construction is coated with aluminum, which provides a sturdy base. This fire pit table measures L 44” x W 32” x H 23” and features a pre-attached 3-ft hose that comes with a regulator to adjust warmth and flame to your liking. This Outland Living Outdoor propane fire pit is CSA approved and safe with a 35,000 BTU rating for a terrific dancing flame for your admiration. It also features a push-button ignition system for easy usability and control.

Bali Outdoors Square Propane Fire Pit

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Easy to assemble
  • Well made and easy to ignite
  • Presentable and gift-able
Cons
  • The door slams shut if not held
  • The legs can be wobbly  

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Seeking a cost-effective outdoor gas fire pit? The Bali Outdoor propane fire pit has a unique design with 28L x 28W x 25H in dimensions. It is spacious to allow maximum combustion to give off heat efficiently. It weighs 49.5 pounds and has a 45,000 BTU burner fire pit made from stainless steel. It also comes with 20 lbs of lava rock. We love the elegant and fashionable appearance of the rock. And its also functional, as the lava rock possesses thermal insulation and good heat preservation. This outdoor propane fire pit has a hidden control panel, giving it a seamless appearance and has a push ignition button for easy usage.

Fire Sense 60857 Roman Fire Pit

Pros
  • Very affordable
  • Large
  • Lightweight and easy to move around
  • Looks great
Cons
  • Not durable enough
  • Some clients reported rusting

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Looking for a quality, innovative design that brings warmth, luxury, and style to your patio? The Roman  fire pit comes as a complete package with a mesh fire screen featuring a high-temperature paint that ensures the flames stay contained as you enjoy its blazing warmth. This stunning fire pit is made from antique bronze fire bowl painted steel with hammered lip. Its legs are painted steel giving it a fine detail. This unique outdoor fire pit includes a wood grate which makes it easy and quick to place your logs. The grate allows added elevation for the logs to create airflow for optimal fire drafting. If you are looking for a wood burning fire pit that will keep your hands safe while adding/removing the fire screen, look no further. This fire pit comes with a screen lift tool for your safety.

Landmann 28347 Big Sky Fire Pit

Pros
  • Well made and put together
  • Unique wildlife cut out design
  • Great price
  • Easy to assemble
  • Includes grill grate for cooking
Cons
  • Might need extra work to make it last
  • Might rust when left uncovered

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Go rustic chic with Landman’s fire pit. This pit has a spark screen as well as poker. It features wildlife cut-outs, giving a unique ambiance and amazing fire views. This pit has a black finish which calls for less cleaning, and it includes a full diameter handle and a full-size cooking grate. It is large in size; measures 23.5 in. in diameter and the 12.5 inches deep. It has a safety ring to ensure you do not come into contact with the heat. This fire pit is sturdy and made from steel for an extended lifespan.

Global Outdoors Square State Top  Fire Pit

Pros
  • Easy to assemble
  • Adjustable legs
  • Long lasting when sheltered from snow and ice
  • Comes with a waterproof cover
Cons
  • Quite heavy. Might need help to carry around
  • The tiles may crack

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With the Global Outdoors fire pit table, you get a blend of practical and pretty. This fire pit features a genuine slate top which makes it an attractive addition to any yard or patio. We love that the slate top enhances this fire pit’s functionality since you can use it as a serving space. It features adjustable legs making it easy to set up on uneven grounds. It includes integrated side panels on top of the deep fire bowl to ensure maximum airflow for long-lasting fires. In addition, it comes with a fire poker and protective mesh screen to ensure safety when managing the fire and features a fitted PVC cover for weather protection.

Catalina Creations Heavy Duty Cast Iron Fire Pit

Pros
  • Very sturdy
  • Deeper and larger than most outdoor
  • Durable
  • Well made and put together
  • Easy to assemble
Cons
  • Rust in the bottom
  • Might have trouble getting air to the bowl’s bottom

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This stylish Catalina Creations Celestial Cast Iron fire pit transforms your backyard, lawn, deck, or porch to your new favorite hangout space. It is 19.7” tall x 29.5” wide and comes with a 24” diameter removable mesh spark screen for protection against flying embers. It features three sturdy legs to support its 45 pounds weight. This outdoor fire pit is fashionably designed with whimsical moon and star cut outs perfect for outdoor decor and allowing for proper air flow. We especially love the durability of the deep cast-iron steel bowl, which is heat resistant, and its rustic bronze-colored finish. Additionally, it comes with a 1-year warranty from the manufacturer, a log grate, a lifting tool, and an outdoor cover for you to create a perfect fire. What more could you need?

Pure Garden Round Star and Moon Fire Pit

Pros
  • Easy to assemble
  • Appealing design
  • Lightweight and easily movable
  • Ideal for smaller outdoor spaces
Cons
  • Food cooked on it can be unusable
  • Rusty after use

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Achieve ultimate outdoor relaxation with this wood burning pit by Pure Garden which blends natural elements and contemporary modern design featuring moon accents, and whimsical celestial stars cutouts. It’s made from rust-resistant powder coated steel which is weatherproof to withstand even the harshest weather conditions, and thus it’s extended longevity. It measures 30″ L x 30″ W x 14″ H, 20” H and comes with a safety screen. The fire bowl is 9.4” deep and 24” in diameter. Besides, this outdoor fire pit is lightweight, making it easy to move around. Its sturdiness and steel leg construction makes it an appealing addition to your patio or yard. The Pure Garden Fire Pit Set should be your go-to fire pit if you are looking for a low maintenance fire fit. It needs minimal upkeep while it provides convenient heating. It is easy to clean and set up.

Endless Summer GAD15256SP Oil Rubbed Bronze Propane Fire Pit

Pros
  • Great value for its price
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy
Cons
  • Does not have wheels
  • Some customers found it difficult to assemble

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This outdoor gas fire pit by Endless Summer is an inspiration for anyone that wants the latest technology and thoughtful design. It features a 50,000 BTU burner made from stainless steel with integrated ignition to bring warmth to your outdoor space without the hassle of tending ashes. It has a stylish steel wicker base and slatted ceramic tile hearth which creates an appealing focal point for your outdoors. This fire pit table measures 30 x 30 x 25.4 inches and weighs 69.4 pounds. It also includes a table insert, brown fire glass, a protective cover, and AA batteries.

Best Choice Products Natural Stone Propane Fire Pit

Pros
  • Very appealing
  • Easy assembly
  • Easy to use
  • Portable
Cons
  • Requires additional rocks
  • Short

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This elegant outdoor propane fire pit by Best Choice features a natural stonework design that makes an attractive addition to your garden, or any outdoor living space. It ignites a fire of 30,000 BTU for efficient heating, and the outdoor propane fire pit features a quick touch ignition button and an adjustment knob to control its flame. This outdoor gas fire pit weighs 40 lbs with overall dimensions of 27.6″(Diameter) x 9.5″(H). The unit comprises of decorative lava rocks, stainless-steel burner, propane hose, and a cover. Additionally, it does not require any assembly. Using a 20 lb propane tank, its flame can last for hours. However, this Best Choice outdoor propane fire pit does not include a propane tank. Note that the propane tank sits outside the fire pit.

Conclusion

Whether you are a first-time outdoor fire pit buyer or an old hand at the game, the above selection gives you a variety of fire pits for you to choose from. This list is based on thorough research to factor functionality, value for money, and efficiency. Turn your outdoor space into a classic oasis without breaking the bank with one of the above  fire pits. As a reminder, take the necessary precautions when using your outdoor fire pit. Do not place it too close to the walls and leave it covered when it’s not in use.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it safe to put a fire pit on a deck?

A correctly installed outdoor gas fire pit produces no sparks and can be placed remotely. However, an outdoor propane fire pit is not ideal for vinyl or wooden decks. For wood burning fire pits, ensure you create a no-burn zone around and below the pit before placing on a deck. See our post on deck fire pits.

2. How much does a backyard fire pit cost?

The cost of backyard fire pit range from $50- $300 depending on the material, functionality, fuel, extra accessories, and style.

3. How do outdoor gas fire pits work?

An outdoor propane fire pit housing has a gas line from a propane tank. Once you turn the ignition button on, gas flows and ignites the burners to give the fake coals or logs the appearance of a real fire.

4. What is a good BTU for an outdoor fire pit?

BTU output for outdoor gas fire pit ranges from 30,000-100,000. The higher the BTU, the more warmth. It all depends on the number of people or if you are cooking with your fire pit.

5. Can you use fire pit during a burn ban?

Total burn bans do not allow you to use any kind of liquid or solid fuel outside.

6. How far away should a fire pit be from the house?

Place your outdoor fire pit at least 10 feet from any combustible structures or surface

7. What do you put under a fire pit?

The best surface to put under a fire pit includes cement, tile, or hard stone as they are fireproof.

8. Can you use a fire pit on a covered porch?

No matter what kind of fire pit, never place it on a covered porch.

9. Do outdoor gas fire pits give off heat?

Yes. While outdoor gas fire pits give off heat, it is not as substantial as the heat produced by wood-burning pits. However, gas fire pits burn cleaner with no smoke.

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