Fire Pit Care

Congratulations on purchasing the finest Quality Fire Pit on the Market Today!  Your new Fire Pit is made using high quality American Made steel and is completely welded together.  Each Pit is roughly ¼ inch thick and will last a lifetime.  Your new Fire Pit requires very little maintenance.  

Fire Pits We recommend scooping out your ashes every fire in order to not build up a wet ash base in your pit and to allow for water to drain. You don’t want to leave a large amount of ash in your pit because it can cause small pits to form in the steel.  Due to the thickness of the steel we use you don’t need to worry about your Fire Pit rusting or burning through, although we do recommend one of our snuffers to help keep Mother Nature’s elements away.  Our Fire Pits are made using high quality carbon plate steel.  Carbon Steel will oxidize and form an outside layer of rust which will help to protect the internal steel.  Your fire pit will eventually match the same patina as your snuffer, which goes through the exact same process.  The oxidation process is a natural process which is controlled by the environment in which it is in. 

By using thick gauge steel, we slow the process down significantly.  You may choose to paint your fire pit with a high temp paint which will form a bonding layer between the steel and the outside elements, but you may find yourself doing this once a year.  Otherwise, you can choose to let the natural process occur and simply leave it alone. 

You can from time to time use a water hose to clean out your pit or a small shop vacuum as well.  We also recommend placing your fire pit on top of a fire pit mat, a set of pavers or flagstone, as well as placing a paver underneath the water drain hole.  The drain hole comes with a plug to use while having a fire as well.  Just pull it when not in use to drain water.

Snuffers All our snuffer lids are designed for the peace of mind. They will suffocate a fire at the end of the night so you can go to bed without worrying. They can also double as a lid to keep the outside elements out of your pit. They are made using high quality carbon plate steel.  Carbon Steel will oxidize and form an outside layer of rust which will help to protect the internal steel.  Your snuffer will eventually match the same patina as your fire pit, which goes through the exact same process.  The oxidation process is a natural process which is controlled by the environment in which it is in. 

By using thick gauge steel, we slow the process down significantly.  You may choose to paint your snuffer with a high temp paint which will form a bonding layer between the steel and the outside elements, but you may find yourself doing this once a year.  Otherwise, you can choose to let the natural process occur and simply leave it alone. 

Cooking Grates come sprayed with cooking oil.  We recommend spraying or brushing your grate before each time you cook on.  We also recommend not leaving your grate outside when not using it.  The more you cook on it the better.  Keep them seasoned well and they will last.

Marshmallow / Hot Dog Forks are sprayed with a clear coat on the body of the fork, not the forks.  We recommend not leaving them outside when not in use, but if they do get some rust build up it’s no big deal.  Use some steel wool and spray them with a metal clear coat.

Drain Plug – A drain plug is provided to use when having a fire in your pit.  This will stop any ash from falling or getting pushed through with the poker.  Just remove it when the fire is completely cool to allow for water to drain.

Fire Pokers are sprayed as well with a high heat silicone clear coat.  They can also be re-sprayed from time to time if necessary.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND ENJOY YOUR S&S FIRE PIT!!!