Outdoor Fire-Pit Picks: Open Grills, Fire Pits, and Chimineas
Oversize Copper Fire Pit
Graceful cast-aluminum scrolls support this oversize copper fire pit ($399). It's tested to withstand 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit, and the sturdy base keeps the unit steady in spite of wind gusts or party guests. It's 15 percent larger than the average fire pit, making it ideal for large get-togethers. An optional mesh screen and cover are available to keep it safe and protected from the elements.
Get your next outdoor event rolling with a portable fire pit ($368) that's as fun as it is functional. A metal firebox protects a solid-wood frame that remains cool to the touch. A convertible-style stainless-steel spark guard protects nearby surfaces and loungers from flying embers.
Stainless-Steel Fire Pit
The clean look of stainless steel never goes out of style, so this 1950s throwback is both timeless and practical. The Bon Fire outdoor fireplace ($344) easily converts to a grill, and the retractable handle and wide rear wheels keep it portable yet sturdy.
Bring some flair to your patio with this space-saving Venetian outdoor chiminea ($389.95). The lightweight smokestack can be removed to expose a large grate for grilling, and it's aluminum-alloy cast construction protects it from rust. If black (shown) doesn't strike your fancy, it's also available in antique green.
The Blue Rooster Co.
Versatile Fire-Pit Grill
This combination fire pit, grill, and coffee table ($399) puts the fun in backyard functionality. Whether you need a place to set down your hot chocolate, grill burgers, or roast marshmallows, this fire pit takes outdoor entertaining to a new level. The solid cast-aluminum frame stands up to the elements, and its versatile design is sure to complement various design styles.
Kettle-Style Fire Pit
Lend a touch of the Old West to your yard with a kettle-style steel fire pit ($299) in a rustic natural finish. The cold-rolled steel shell and stainless-steel spark screen stand up to the elements. A safety ring serves a dual purpose as a footrest and a handle for portability. Crane and willow cutouts enhance ventilation and set this fire pit apart from the rest. Several other design motifs are available.
Copper Fire Pit
Lay low and let this fire pit do the entertaining for you. This 40-inch copper fire pit ($299) accommodates 2-foot-long pieces of timber to sustain the flames, and its sturdy construction supports heavy loads without tipping.
Bronze Fire Pit
The oil-rubbed bronze finish and attractive filigree design make this steel-constructed fire pit ($249.99) a favorite. The lightweight spark arrestor traps flying embers and can be removed easily to load extra wood and tend to the fire.
Embrace the rustic appeal of a 36-inch hand-hammered solid-copper basin ($499). Whether it's warming a couple for a romantic night or heating the space for a large get-together, this copper tub is sure to make a stunning statement.
Smith & Hawken
Sleek Fire Pit
Make a glowing addition to your yard or garden with this simple and sleek CobraCo Bravo Round Fire Pit ($139.99). Square cut-outs on the side panel let flames shine through while an interior mesh lining contains them. Heatproof paint withstands rust, and the vinyl cover protects it from inclement weather.
Embrace Asian influence with a rectangular pagoda fireplace ($169.90). The black powder-coated steel frame protects it from high temperatures, and the grate makes grilling a breeze. From its sturdy base to the decorative detailing on top, this outdoor fireplace is a great option for anyone who wants to make a stylish impact in a small space.
Stylish Fire Pit
The artful mix of Colorado river rock, copper, stainless steel, cedar, and manufactured stone veneers are sure to make this Mojave Natural Stone outdoor fireplace ($1,799) the center of attention in your outdoor space. The colors complement a variety of outdoor spaces, and the electronic ignition system makes it easy to enjoy the 60,000 Btu of warmth.
Campfire-Style Fire Pit
Enjoy the cozy warmth of a campfire in your own backyard. The Napoleon GPF Patioflame outdoor fire pit ($249; surrounding rocks not included) works with natural gas or propane and can sit on wood or patio surfaces. Its stainless-steel construction ensures weather-resistance, and the optional tripod grill offers a fun way to cook out.
Teak, Wicker & More
With its solid-pine, concrete, and steel construction, this Jensen Real Flame 440 Sequoia outdoor fireplace table ($475) doubles as a functional piece of furniture and serves as a warm accent for any outdoor setting. It runs on gel fuel and comes with a set of logs, making it easy to set up.
Spherical Fire Pit
Keep guests warm and create a stunning illusion when you set this fire pit ($199.95) aglow. The solid-steel construction and mesh casing safely contain embers, and the unique design provides a 360-degree unobstructed view that makes the fire appear as if it's floating in midair. Its portability makes it perfect for the backyard, tailgating, or camping.
Luxury Fire-Pit Table
The top-notch materials found in this slate and marble mosaic-top gas fire pit ($1,495) offer maintenance-free convenience through the seasons. Frontgate's rustproof fiberglass-reinforced resin base keeps the fire pit steady, and a 20-pound propane tank (not included) hidden in the base can be easily accessed through a slide-out drawer.