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What are the Best Fire Pits for Your Money

Posted: January 12, 2020 at 1:08 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Summer is coming and with it: outdoor entertainment. Every year, people head outdoors and spend their free time on porches, outdoor gazebos, pools, backyard decks – you name it, they’re there. Here in Michigan, we also enjoy a good fire pit now and then (as long as it’s placed in the legal areas.) Some people prefer to dig a hole and line it with stones to throw big bon fires, while others like smaller, simpler and more contained fires for their marshmallow roasting. If you’re looking for a simple, cheap and elegant fire pit – these are the top choices for you.

Iron Outdoor Fire Pit – $48.00 (does not include shipping and handling.)

This fire pit is especially great for first timers who’ve never personally set up their own fire pit. The wrought iron design looks great, and the cast iron lets you know that it will withstand the heat and take a beating for a few years. Plus, the wire mesh lid allows you to contain the fire properly – especially in areas with local fire ordinances permitting only contained fires, rather than open fires.

If you’re not interested in paying shipping and handling, Walmart offers free ship to store shipping, so you can pick it up at your local store and save a few bucks.

Stainless Steel Cocktail Fire Pit – $78.88 (does not include shipping and handling.)

If you’re a member of your local Sam’s Club, you may prefer to do your shopping there. Don’t worry, they’ve got you covered with this great hammered steel cocktail fire pit. The simple design looks elegant and it comes with a high domed screen for fire containment as well as a barbeque grill and a screen lifting tool.

Patio Fire Pit – $95.00 (Includes shipping and handling)

If you’re looking for something a little more open, perhaps simply without a mesh screen, or you’re worried about rusting; then this patio fire pit is definitely for you. This porcelain coated steel bowl is simple in design, but tough enough to stand up to extreme heats, and of course – weather.

Better Homes and Gardens 24″ Square Tile Fire Pit – $128.00 (does not include shipping and handling.)

If you’re willing to spend a little more, this 24 inch square tile fire pit may be the fire pit for you. The square design lends a more contemporary appeal to the fire pit, so those who are looking for something a little more elegant, this is the pit for you. The pits will be fitted for placing of the outdoor daybeds at the garden. The look of the home will become attractive and beautiful.

So if you’re planning an outdoor gathering with a fire pit, you’ll be pleased with any of these great options. Keep in mind, that it is not safe to simply place a fire pit out in the grass or onto a wooden patio or deck. You should also consider purchasing large stone tiles and sand to use beneath your patio to help prevent fire from spreading, if there should be an accident.