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Fire Pit Buying Guide

Your Guide to Buying a Fire Pit

If you're thinking about adding a fire pit to your outdoor space, keep in mind that there are a variety of styles and other options to choose from. In this buyer's guide to choosing the right fire pit, we’ll explain all your options. Gas or wood-burning? How much maintenance is required? Which material is best? Get the all the fire pit answers and explanations you need to make an informed decision.

What fuel type are you looking for?

What type of material should I choose?

  • Steel Fire Pits

    Comes in a variety of types, ranging across price and quality. Steel is typically stained to achieve a particular look. Unprotected steel will rust over time, so keep that in mind when choosing a finish; Or, look for powder coated steel which maintains its appearance.

  • Cast Aluminum Fire Pits

    The best product for typical outdoor enthusiasts. It will not rust, and is very low-maintenance overall. While it is not as lightweight as aluminum, it can still be easily moved to accommodate a change in the wind. Cast Aluminum fire pits are designed for year-round use in any climate.

  • Stainless Steel Fire Pits

    Can be more costly than other materials, but has unique benefits that set it above the rest. Things like rust, weather and heat resistant combined with its industrial look make it a highly preferred material. A durable metal, it will remain in good condition for years with the proper maintenance.

  • Aluminum Fire Pits

    One of the more common materials used in the construction of firepits and patio furniture, aluminum integrates well with most patio sets. It is also a low-maintenance, lightweight material that will last for years.

  • Faux Stone & Concrete Fire Pits

    A durable and weather-resistant fiber reinforced material that is generally pretty heavy. An application where the fire pit will not be moved frequently is recommended. Most commonly, they are made with a solid steel frame and mesh body. The stone and bricks are then applied to the mesh using masonry techniques.

  • Cast Iron Fire Pits

    A common metal used in fire pits because it is an excellent heat conductor. Cast Iron delivers the look of an expensive material at an affordable price. It's also sturdy, rust-resistant and lightweight enough to be moved around.

  • Copper Fire Pits

    Among the best quality in fire pit materials, it can be more expensive. Copper is durable and will not rust over time. Instead, Its shiny surface will weather and develop a classic green patina after years of use. If you prefer the original finish, surface treatments are available to preserve the copper color.

  • Polyresin Fire Pits

    A durable material that will last for years its molded to imitate the look of natural stone. Polyresin offers a realistic look at a much lighter weight and lower price, while still being sturdy.

How will you use your fire pit?

Which features should I look for?

  • Spark Screen

    Spark Screen

    Keeps burning embers and sparks from blowing outside the fire pit.

  • Wood Grate

    Wood Grate

    Allows air to better circulate below the wood for better air flow and a bigger fire.

  • Cooking Grate

    Cooking Grate

    Gives you the flexibility to cook delicious wood-fired meals on your fire pit.

  • poker


    Allows you to safely tend the fire while keeping your hands away from hot coals and ash.

  • Cover


    Protects the fire pit from the elements when its not in use.

Do It Yourself

Fire Pits are the perfect way to extend your backyard use and enjoy time with family and friends. A DIY Fire Pit can be one way to get exactly what you are looking for because the options to customize are endless. We offer the parts and advice to make your DIY project fun and easy.

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