Firewood has been a means by which people provide warmth for themselves during cold nights for ages. It simply involves getting some dry woods together and lighting it up so that it burns while you and probably your spouse or family are folded close by to enjoy the warmth from the fire. These days, technology has brought about other, and maybe better methods by which we can provide warmth for ourselves. These methods include the use of electricity as in electric heaters, and gas as in propane heaters.
While these two most popular heating methods today are as effective, or even more effective than firewood, they have one major disadvantage which is cost. If you are using an electric heater which will most likely not be lower than 1500 watts power rating, you could be spending heavily on electricity bills monthly. Apart from cost, making electric sockets available in your garden could be a challenge too.
With gas heaters, the latter challenge is solved as it can be moved and placed anywhere with ease since the source of the fire is just beneath. But how about the challenge of cost? Most gas heaters are fitted with a 20 lbs. cylinder and to fill it, you’ll spend a good sum of money. This full cylinder will take about 8 – 10 hours to become empty again then you’ll have to go back and refill. If you spend between 6pm to 12am relaxing in your garden, it simply means you’ll be filling your cylinder more often than not.
Considering these setbacks, it might be more economical to continue using firewood but this time, in a more advanced way. There are a lot of companies into the production of fire pits designed to keep you warm by housing and burning firewood in it. This brings back the old school days but in a stylish way and since firewood are cheap and relatively available, you should consider giving it a shot. There are several companies into the manufacture of fire pits today and we’ll be bringing you 3 reviews of the best fire pits in the market.
Best Choice Products BCP Hex Shaped Outdoor Home Garden Backyard FireplaceBest Choice Products (BCP) are here once again with another wonderful home gadget and this time, it’s a BCP outdoor fire pit bowl. Its unique bronze finish and lattice design will surely complement the beauty of your patio, porch, or garden. With this efficient heating equipment, you can now spend time with your family in your garden rather than indoors. It comes with a lot of features making it one of the top rated fire pits in the market. Its relatively low price also makes it a cheap firepit.
Deep and Wide Bowl
The firepit bowl is designed to be really wide and deep in order to hold a good amount of wood to keep the fire up for several hours. With a gadget as large as this, you don’t have to leave your relaxation spot in order to put more wood in the fire to keep it burning. All you need do is estimate the amount of wood that will last the hours you want to be outdoors, light it up, and go have fun.
In order to avoid the negative effects of fire on the pit bowl, it is designed with durable steel to make it long lasting. Once bought, you don’t have to think towards buying any in the future if you maintain it properly. Maintaining the bowl is not a tedious task as all you have to do is keep moisture away from it, and also clean both outside and inside after use.
Flame Retardant Lid
As always with firewood, ashes could escape into the air thereby leading to ash stains on your patio and also disrupting your quiet time with your spouse. In order to avoid such unwanted occurrence, a flame retardant fire pit lid is available and should be used to cover the bowl once the fire is up.
Light Weight Design
Although the bowl is large just as earlier stated, it is unbelievably light thereby giving you the freedom to change its position at will. Its dimensions 24 x 24 x 25 inches and weighs only 15.75 lbs. whenever you get bored of relaxing at home, or there’s a reason to move the get together to a friend’s house, you can always take BCP’s fire pit bowl along with you.
In order to ensure that the whole unit is always balanced, it is designed with a flat base. This ensures that the gadget remains balanced even when placed on slightly uneven surfaces. If accidently toppled over, there is a high chance that the bowl will still stand and the fire remains up.
This is one feature applauded by so many people who purchased this product. They claim that the gadget is easy to assemble so you don’t need to be a technical geek, or go in search for someone to assist you with its assembly.
There are no drawbacks for this product.
Landmann 26364 23-1/2-Inch Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit, BlackThe Landmann 26364 is a fire pit designed to keep you warm in the garden during winter. It is designed in a classy modern style giving your garden that extra beauty it deserves while performing its primary assignment which is providing you with warmth. The bowl is big enough to provide warmth to not just you and your family, but also to friends during dinners and get together.
Sturdy Steel Construction
In order to ensure high quality and durability, the 26364 fire pit is designed using sturdy steel giving it enough strength to resist the harsh effects of fire, and also that of weather. As long as you carry out proper maintenance practices such as cleaning after use, and storing in a dry place, this steel outdoor fire pit will last even longer than you’ll imagine.
360 degree viewing of fire
The fire pit is designed in such a way that you can see the firewood burning no matter the angle from which you are viewing it. It helps spice up that lovely evening with your spouse as you both can either stare at the stars while enjoying each other’s company, or stare at the firewood as they burn.
Spark Screen and Poker
In order to avoid ashes from the firewood staining your garden, a spark screen is included. As soon as the fire is up, put the lid on the bowl and it’ll continue to burn while you enjoy the warmth that it produces. There might be need to stir the firewood in order to increase the flames and as such, this unit comes with a poker so you don’t have to go looking for a stick.
The Landmann 26364 is designed in a stylish manner to give your garden that extra beautiful look. The attractive decorative cutouts on the sides of the pot enables the light from the fire to escape in to your surroundings thereby producing an incredible ambience at night.
Large but Light
With dimensions of 24.25 x 25 x 28.5 inches, one would expect it to be really heavy especially since it’s made from steel. Well, that’s not the case in this occasion as it weighs only 22 lbs. You therefore have a large fire pit with enough space in the bowl to put firewood for long lasting warmth. It also enables you change the position whenever you want.
Assembling this unit is a breeze as no special knowledge is required. Simply get a few tools with which you can tighten the four legs to the base of the bowl. Once tight, your fire pit is ready for use.
There are no drawbacks for this product.
Sunnydaze Large Bronze Crossweave Fire Pit, 36 Inch DiameterSunnydaze Décor is one of the top manufacturing companies know for the manufacture of fire pits. Their Large bronze crossweave fire pit is stylishly designed to radiate heat effectively from firewood, provide a bright ambience at night, and complement the beauty of your patio. With an effective heat producing unit as this, you can always be confident to invite your friends and relations for some timeout at your home in cool dark winter nights.
Effective Heat Radiation
This crossweave fire pit has the ability to radiate heat over a considerable distance and is also has enough room to contain firewood that will last long. The crossweave design adds strength to the bowl and also provides space from which the heat radiation escapes into the atmosphere to create that soothing warmth you need.
Oil-Rubbed Bronze Paint
Fire is known to have devastating effects on metals especially in terms of appearance. In order to ensure that your fire pit –after one month – is not looking as old as one bought in the 90’s, it is painted with an oil-rubbed bronze paint. This allows the pit to retain its beautiful bronze color amidst the harsh nature of fire and that of weather.
This Sunnydaze gadget is made from durable steel giving it that strength needed to last several years. With a gadget as strong and durable as this, you can be sure of enjoying every cool winter night with your family in your garden. Ensure you clean and store the pit in a cool dry place after the season so that it remains strong and ready for the next winter season.
Easy to Clean
One reason why gadgets as this don’t last long in the hands of their owners is due to negligence of maintenance practices. In order to ensure that you don’t neglect these practices with this device, a rail is placed around the fire pit. It not only makes cleaning easy, but also the relocation of the whole unit.
Well Positioned Legs
As this gadget is designed to hold fire, its base is supposed to be strong and balanced to avoid accidents. Three short solid legs are therefore positioned at strategic locations to give the whole unit that balance it requires. The legs could easily be planted a few centimeters into the soil for better stability if you are using it in your garden.
Spark Screen Lid
Burning firewood brings about ashes that could fill the air and probably mess up your garden but with the spark screen, everything remains in the bowl. It also provides a viewing option for yourself and your spouse during relaxation.
There are no drawbacks for this product.
Conclusion and Recommendation
These three have all it takes to go home with you but since no one buys three similar products to be used in the same house, you have to choose the best outdoor fire pit for you. As usual, there have to be something spectacular about a particular product that makes you want to buy it over others in the same category. In this case, they all have similar features including: steel construction, spark screen lid, solid base, stylish designs, size, and the use of firewood. One thing that I personally found in one of these products that are not in the other two is the poker in Landman 26364 fire pit. As much as it can be a determining factor for some, it may be nothing for others as they can always find a stick around to adjust the woods in the pit. From another point of view, they all have good ratings and customer reviews but the Best Choice Products (BCP) happens to stand out as it has more customer reviews which are mostly positive. It truly lives up to its standard so I recommend that you go for it and you will not be disappointed.