Fire Pit & Fire Basket Design
Both fire pits and fire baskets are open , freestanding fireplaces you can set up outside in your garden or on your patio. The basic design of most fire pits is a fire bowl or deep tray in which you place your wood logs or charcoal pieces. Fire baskets - as the name already suggests - hold their wooden fuel in open baskets. Both items usually come with feet attached to lift them off the ground. Fire baskets have an additional tray below their basket to catch ash and coal pieces that fall from the basket to the ground.
The most common finish for both fire pits and fire baskets is black , but you can also find them in steel , iron , brown and less common colours like red , amber or even pink and purple. When it comes to materials , the most common types are steel , cast iron and iron , but there are also models made of clay or concrete. Cast iron fire pits are light in weight , making them easy to move around.
What Fuel can be Used in a Fire Pit?
Since fire pits are usually made of steel or cast iron , which can stand higher temperatures and have a closed bowl to hold even small pieces , you can fuel them with both wood and charcoal. Fire baskets might not be able to hold smaller pieces of charcoal. Use wood instead.
Fire Pit Features
Cooking with a Fire Pit: If you want a fireplace that combines outdoor heating and outdoor cooking or barbecuing in one product , fire pits can be the perfect option for you. While the main use of fire pits is , of course , heating , you can also use them like a BBQ grill. Some fire pits come with an extra grill that can be placed on top of the fire bowl. If your new fire pit does not come with a BBQ grill out of the box , simply buy one that is big enough in diameter. Place your steaks , burgers or sausages onto the grill once the charcoal is hot enough and enjoy the warmth of the fire burning while waiting for your BBQ dinner to cook.
Portable Fire Pits: Easily move your portable fire pit to a new place in your garden or from one side of the patio to the other.
Spark Screen: Spark screens are very useful. They are hemispherical lids made out of a fine metal mesh. Place them over your fire pit and you and your loved ones and guests are protected from any sparks ejected into the air from the fire pit.
Wood Grate: Some fire pits come with a wood grate. A wood grate is made out of metal and is placed into the bowl of the fire pit and holds wood logs in place.
Another heating option for your outdoor area is a fire pit table , which provides warmth whilst at the same time offers space for eating and drinking.Shop Fire Pits loves everything home and décor , and we want to make sure that you do too. That's why we carry a zillion different Fire Pits for sale online. With options it's easy to narrow down your online shopping to find Fire Pits that are right for your home. With great products like the Raleigh Stainless Steel Charcoal/Wood Burning Fire Pit and the Potrero Stainless Steel Charcoal/Wood Burning Fire Pit you're sure to find the right Fire Pits that fit into your home.