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6 Things to Consider When Buying a Fire Pit

IMG_8098Looking for a new fire pit? Humans have used natural and man-made structures to contain their fires for centuries. Even today, fire pits remain one of the popular trends in outdoor living, according to a recent landscaping study. But there are a few things to consider when buying a fire pit.


You should consider when and how the fire pit will be used, as some models are better suited for certain applications than others. If you want to take your fire pit camping or tailgating, for instance, you should choose a portable style that’s easy to carry.


What material or materials is the fire pit made of? Steel is an excellent choice given its unique combination of properties that simply aren’t found elsewhere. Steel fire pits are safe, lightweight, easy to clean, look great, strong/durable and radiate a significant amount of heat. Some homeowners prefer the look of stone fire pits, but unlike steel, stone is susceptible to damage such as cracking and chipping. Furthermore, stone fire pits weight significantly more than steel, are not portable and don’t put off much radiant heat.


Where was the fire pit manufactured? If it was manufactured overseas, it may contain toxins and dangerous materials. Furthermore, customers who encounter a problem with these overseas fire pit may struggle to get a response by the company. This is why it’s recommended to choose a fire pit made here in the United States, such as those offered by S&S Fire Pits.


If you plan to cook on your fire pit, you should choose a model with a flat rectangular or square grilling grate. A great that covers the entire cooking surface means you have to lift the entire grate off of it when you need to add some fuel.  Using this type of fire pit, you can grill burgers, steaks, hot dogs, pork chops, chicken, vegetables or pretty much whatever else your heart stomach desires.


Arguably, one of the most important things to consider when choosing a fire pit is the style. A good fire pit should posses a unique rustic appearance, enhancing your home’s exterior. Avoid cheap, run-of-the-mill fire pits and choose a stylish model instead.


Of course, you’ll probably want to consider the cost when shopping for a new fire pit. Some models can easily run you well over $1,000. Price, however, isn’t always an indication of quality. Here at S&S Fire Pit, we offer some of the finest-quality hand-crafted fire pits on the market, all for sale at affordable prices.

If you have any questions regarding how an S&S Fire Pit can enhance your outdoor living space; We can help.