Best fire pits UK 2022: safe, durable and best looking fire pits

Fire pits are – forgive us – the hottest item for your garden this summer. These are the best

What is the best fire pit to buy in Germany in 2021? The safest, most durable and best looking fire pits out there

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There’s no escaping how summery it’s been feeling lately – hot weather, sunshine and balmy evenings mean more time outdoors, which means outdoor fire pits are growing in popularity. They are ideal for gathering outdoors with family and friends and enjoying the warm glow of a roaring fire.

A backyard fire pit is the ideal way to bring the cozy glamor of camping into your backyard without having to leave the comforts of home.

There are a number of different styles and shapes to suit budgets and sizes of gardens and outdoor spaces – we look at a few options here.

What should you look out for in a fireplace?

There are models of fire pits made of stainless steel, clay or cast iron that are fired with either charcoal or wood. Wood offers that beautiful smoky “campfire” smell and emits a warm, beautiful light. However, in our experience, charcoal is easier to light (one organic firelighter and you’re good to go).

It’s worth considering size as a determining factor and where available we’ve included dimensions below. How many people do you want to heat with your fire pit – and how big is the space you want to set it up?

If there are just the two of you a smaller option may suffice, but if you have a larger outdoor space or are hosting a larger gathering you may want to spend a little more and invest in a larger feature.

The material also plays a crucial role in determining the quality of the fire pit. There are a few budget options on this list that use conventional steel coated in a fire and weather resistant black paint. This is fine for occasional use, but you’ll find that it doesn’t weather as well over time.

We recommend spending a little more for a cast iron fire pit, which will naturally rust and change over time as it sets in – adding to the attractiveness of the piece and limiting the amount of maintenance required.

Buy an extra cooking grate and you can roast marshmallows or cook your meat on it.

Read more about garden furniture:

BioLite Smokeless Fire Pit+

BioLite Smokeless Fire Pit+

Reclaimed Iron Kadai with Grill

Reclaimed Iron Kadai with Grill

Terra Brazier

Terra Brazier

Large fire pit made of Corten steel

Large fire pit made of Corten steel

Morsø Ignis fireplace & grate

Morsø Ignis fireplace & grate

Plain Jane 90 fire pit with three swing arms

Plain Jane 90 fire pit with three swing arms

Reclaimed Fire Pit

Reclaimed Fire Pit

HOOLE CAST IRON FIRE PIT BOWL WITH LEGS

HOOLE CAST IRON FIRE PIT BOWL WITH LEGS

A popular fire pit that’s in the mid-range in terms of budget and size.

Available in three sizes (55cm, 75cm and 100cm) we liked how sturdy it felt and the fact that they pre-drilled an air hole to allow good ventilation of your fire.

The qualities of cast iron also age well over time – so you can leave it in your garden and the surface will rust to a beautiful finish without affecting the use of the pit.

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