The Best Patio Fire Pit For Your Home and Garden

by Digby_Adams

Backyard fire pits add a dramatic flair to your parties and keep you warm at the same time. They extend outdoor entertaining beyond the hot summer months.

Many of us think of our patio as another room to our house. Patio furniture is now as comfortable and inviting as any indoor room in our home, so it only makes sense that we want to bring the fireplace outside as well. While summer entertaining is easy and breezy, nights can cool down quickly once July and August are gone. Including a backyard fire pit in your outdoor decor will extend the time for you to relax outside. A fire pit or patio fireplace adds both a physical and emotional warmth to your patio or garden.

There are many different kinds of patio fire pits. A gas fire pit is probably the easiest to operate - and you don't have carry wood back and forth to the patio. The Camp Chef gas fire pit shown in the photo to the right lets you instantly turn your fire pit on. It comes with four roasting sticks as well. But what I love about it is that it comes with a cover. So if you don't feel like using your fire pit, you can turn it into a patio table!

It has lava rocks to keep the heat and a powerful 55000 btu flame burner. You and your family will love sitting on the patio and have lots of late night chats as you enjoy the warmth of your patio fireplace.

Camp Chef Propane Patio Fire Pit with Four Roasting Sticks and Table Top

Gas Fire Pit for Your Patio Entertaining
Camp Chef Fp29TG 29-Inch Propane Fire Pit with Four Roast...
Only $299.99

Uniflame Slate and Marble Patio Fire Pit

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

34" Slate & Marble Surround Fire pit with copper Accents

$220.00  $134.32

In the winter time I love to sit in front of a roaring fireplace to read, in the summer I love to lay in my hammock beside by wood burning patio fire pit and read - although my husband tells me I spend most of the time napping. While a gas fire pit is certainly clean and convenient, I have to admit that I love the smell of burning wood. So our backyard fire pit burns wood. I do have a log caddy that makes lugging wood back and forth much easier on my back.

The Uniflame wood fire pit is very upscale in its design with marble, slate and copper features and accents. The fire bowl measures 22 inches across, while the total fire pit measures 34 inches. It also includes safety features like an easy-lifting spark arrestor. A heavy steel great and wrought iron stand is also included. It is possible to cook on your fire pit. Take a look at the video below to see a demonstration of cooking a steak on a patio fire pit. Although I'm probably more likely to toast marshmallows while I read!

Another wood-burning fire pit from Landmann, one of the most popular brands of outdoor fire pits and fireplaces. The Landmann USA 28240 Halo Fire Pit comes in 3 pieces, the base, the lid and the fire rod. It is 28.5 inches across and made to be easily moved. A large handles makes moving even easier. The manufacturer recommends putting sand in the bottom to prevent it from rusting out. Easy for me because I live a block from the beach. Something to think about if you live in the city thought.

Landmann Halo Fire Pit

Landmann USA 28240 Halo Fire Pit

The Halo Fire Pit is a value priced fire pit which features a high-heat finish and full-coverage sparkguard. Lightweight firepit surrounded by a large handle for easy transport.

$99.99  $51.13

Landmann Big Sky Stars & Moons Fire Pit

Outdoor Wood Burning Fire Pit
Landmann 28335 Big Sky Stars & Moons Fire Pit, Georgia Clay, 12.5-inches deep

Big Sky Fire Pit Stars and Moons. The bowl depth is 12.5-inch.

$180.00  $95.10

The Landmann Big Sky Stars & Moons Fire Pit is one of the more popular patio fire pits selling on Amazon. Over 130 reviewers have commented on it and it has received over a 4-star rating, with 89 of the reviewers giving it 5-stars. So it's definitely worth taking a look at. It measures 29.5 inches across and has a 397-square-inch burn surface. You get a full-size cooking grate, spark-guard cover, and poker when you buy the fire pit. So if you're so inclined to cook a steak on it there's lots of room.

Perfect fire pit if you have a small patio. It measures only 22 inches across. But it's also perfect if you want to take it to the beach for a party or romantic dinner for two. It folds, comes with a carrying bag and only weights 7 pounds! RVers will love the convenience if you arrive at an RV park that doesn't provide fire pits at each camping site. It sets up and tears down quickly. Just what you need when you have lots of other things to do to set up a camp site.

Fire Sense 22-Inch Folding Fire Pit

Portable Wood Burning Fire Pit
Fire Sense 22-Inch Folding Fire Pit

Our folding fire pit features a 22-inch heat resistant painted steel fire bowl and folding legs for easy portability. This fire pit comes complete with heat resistant mesh fire ...

$69.99  $42.02
Updated: 04/20/2012, Digby_Adams
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katiem2 on 04/22/2012

Great fire pits, we have one and we get countless hours of summertime enjoyment out of it. Brings people together for good times and fond summer memories.

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