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How Much Should I Spend on a Fire Pit?

piggy-bank-621068_960_72022The cost of a fire pit can range from just $100 bucks to over a $1,000. Because most consumers are unfamiliar with its pricing, it can lead to confusion when trying to choose one. You don’t necessarily want to purchase the cheapest fire pit, but you probably don’t want to break into your savings account either. So, how much should you spend on a new fire pit?

You Get What You Pay For

Remember the age-old adage “you get what you pay for?” Well, it holds true when speaking of fire pits. Far too many companies are only in the business of making and selling fire pits to earn a quick buck. They use low-quality materials that don’t perform as well as their higher quality counterparts. If you’re going to buy a fire pit, spend the extra money on a premium brand.

Beware of Cheap Imports

Another problem associated with cheap fire pits is the potential for dangerous chemicals and toxins. Just because a fire pit looks safe and clean doesn’t necessarily mean that is it. Companies will often outsource the production of their fire pits overseas, using harmful chemicals and toxins that are otherwise banned here in the United States.

To make matters worse, the average consumer never knows that he or she is being exposed to these chemicals. Choosing to purchase a premium fire pit that’s made in the U.S. eliminates this problem while giving you peace of mind knowing that you are contributing to the country’s economic job growth.

Heat Radiation

It should come as little-to-no surprise that premium fire pits are more effective at radiating heat than cheap fire pits. A high-quality stainless steel fire pit, such as those sold here at S&S Fire Pits, will create a superior level of warmth and comfort.

Fire Pits are an Investment…

At first glance, it may seem like a financially smart decision to purchase a cheap $100-$200 fire pit as opposed to a $500 fire pit of higher quality. Doing so may save you a couple hundred bucks initially, but you have to consider its longevity.

Cheap fire pits are made with cheap, low-quality materials, increasing the risk of it degrading and breaking down in a short period of time. It may work just fine for six months or even a year, at which point it rust begins to eat through it, rendering it useless.

If you have any questions regarding how much you should spend on a fire pit, give us a call; We can help.