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If you are looking to create a wonderful outdoor living area, a propane fire pit can transform your garden or patio seating area into a year round extension to your home. Creating a relaxing haven for entertaining or unwinding at the end of the day. Outdoor fire pits are a popular choice for homes and can help to create a wonderful atmosphere for outdoor dining, entertaining and garden parties. A fire pit can not only create ambiance but provide heat making your outdoor space usable throughout the year or most of it!
Our website can help you to choose the best fire pit for your needs with our helpful propane fire pit comparison chart. Our chart will help you to decide which type of gas fire is ideal for your area as well as which is most suitable for your preferred location in your back yard.
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Why Use a Propane Fire Pit?
Propane fire pits offer convenience over solid fuel fire burners with immediate flames and heat. This of course is one of the main reasons why people choose a gas pit but there are many other great reasons:
- Quick to light and put out
- Clean to burn
- Aesthetic garden feature
- Outdoor heating extends your living areas
- Great for entertaining or relaxing
The real benefit in choosing gas is how easy it is to use and how clean it is, no more avoiding smoke or waiting for your fire to heat up. A decorative fire pit or fire table in your patio area can become a fantastic centerpiece with seating surround the pit, ideal for cozy evenings with your family and friends.
Fire pits can vary in style, design and size so there are many options available to you depending on the area you have a available, for instance the Heininger fire pit you can see in the image is a portable fire pit that can be used as both a camping fire or a patio fire.
Types of Fire Pits for the Garden
There are several choices available from small compact burners to large stone structures and everything in between. Most pits will burn either a solid fuel or gas and can range from tabletop and camping fire pits to permanent garden features. The one you choose will depend on your budget, the intended use and/or the space you have available.
When it comes to price, don’t play with fire! If you want something that will last a long time, then it’s worth going the extra dollar for a quality fire pit that will last for years and is weather resistant. Prices for small fire pits can range from around fifty dollars upwards and large table or feature style pits can be anything from one hundred dollars to well over a thousand. Generally gas fire pits are more expensive but they are also much more convenient and can be lit in places where an in ground fire is prohibited.
We have included average customer ratings in our charts to help you decide, these are usually a great indication of quality.
Propane Fire Pit Safety
This is really one of the most important aspects to consider when buying any type of fire pit, a fire is a fire whether it’s propane gas or natural wood burning and you should always choose a location that is a reasonable distance from the walls of your home. You should also choose a somewhat sheltered area that is not prone to wind but you must also choose somewhere that offers good ventilation, it goes without saying that outdoors is a must.
Just as you would with an outdoor grill, young children should be watched around any fire or heated area, fire pits should not be placed too close to anything that might ignite such as low hanging shrubs, trees, hanging patio furnishings and so on. You should also keep a suitable fire extinguisher that can be reached if needed.
Small Gas Fire Pits
Small propane burners have many uses compared to larger fire pits, they are usually portable and can be used almost anywhere outdoors from the beach to camping or in your own yard. Anywhere you want to add some ambiance and heat is perfect for small burners like these.
Depending on the type you choose there may be additional features such as a cooking grill, these are especially suited for camping and can usually accommodate a single pot for heating food or water.
Our Top Pick
Heininger 5995 Outdoor Firepit
The Heininger outdoor fire pit is one of the most popular compact fires on the market at the moment.
It has a high output for it’s smaller size and because it’s lightweight and easy to carry it makes it perfect for many different uses. It is ideal for camping and other outdoor trips and is a great way to keep warm in late summer and early August.
The entire pit is only 19 inches in diameter but has a 58,000 Btu, higher than many of the other pits available. The hose is 10 foot in length and is included and the heat can be regulated so it makes an ideal patio heater too. Also included are decorative rocks for a real fire look.
A great all round compact fire pit
When it comes to creating an outdoor area for your home where you can entertain and socialize a fire pit can really make a difference, if you enjoy sitting out in the summer only then you may not need one for your home but if you want an (almost) all year round seating area where you can dine, have a drink with friends etc then a fire pit is a great addition.
With so many different styles from stone, metal and tile detail, a propane gas fire pit is the ideal centerpiece for a large patio. With the right patio furniture you can transform your garden and create a private seating area where you can really relax.
Fire pits have been around for a long time in different forms but the latest style for modern homes are large, table style pits with seating arranged around the fire for warmth, comfort and relaxation.
Our Top Choice of Large Fire Pit Tables
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company 42-Inch Glass Fire Pit Table, in Black
This table is actually available in two designs, the black glass table you see in the picture and a beautiful, though more expensive British granite style (see it here on Amazon)
What we love about this fire pit is not only the weather proof design but that fact that it can be converted. It has a removable center for lighting the fire, which when not in use can be used as a regular table. It can also apparently be used as a drinks cooler with an option insert.
You can easily hook up your propane tank or it can be stored in optional tank cover table . The light from the fire reflects beautifully off the table finish and is perfect for entertaining. Find out more at Amazon.com