Enjoying an excellent old fire inside is great, especially in cold weather. But once we step outside onto the patio or the garden our hands freeze up in no time. Table with fire bowls are a common solution to this problem, and with the various designs on the market, they have become more than simply a necessity, but an accessory as well.
They provide a little space for people to gather around, making a great sitting area. They produce the heat of course, and their decorations make them a beautiful ornament that any garden would be brought to life with.
We all love the outdoors, I am sure of that. In my case, by the time that I built my own house, I made sure that I have a patio overlooking a beautiful garden where I can entertain my guests.
This is one of my favorite places at home, and my guests agree with me that it is the best place to host gatherings.
However, one problem is the weather. It is not summer year-round. It becomes harder to entertain your guests outside when you know that the temperature is chilling.
In this case, I suggest that you buy a high-quality outdoor fire pit, which is highly effective in the provision of the warmth that is needed.
While many fire pits are available in the market today, not all of them are the same.
There are some made with excellent quality, while there are also some models that have inferior functionality and will bring you nothing but provision.
Table of Contents
- 5 Things to Consider Before Buying A Fire Pit
- Square Fire Pit Tables
- Round Fire Pit Tables
5 Things to Consider Before Buying A Fire Pit
Like in buying any other product, the material that is used will be indicative of the quality and durability of the fire pit. Some of the most common materials that are used in this product include cast aluminum, iron, copper, and steel, among others. Make sure to select the type of table that will offer excellent longevity and production of heat.
This is very critical for those who are working under limited financial resources. Make sure to take a look at as many models as possible, as this will provide you with the opportunity to compare them by the price tag. Remember, however, that being cheap does not necessarily mean being better.
The firepit will be set in a place where you entertain your guests. You do not want to be humiliated by choosing a model that does not look good. The designs can vary based on the material, color, and other factors. There are fire pits with a table, which makes them look not only attractive but also more functional.
Ease of Use
For sure, no one would want to have a fire pit that has a complicated design, and that will require a lot of effort to use. To end up with a high level of satisfaction, make sure to choose one that is a snap to assemble, and that will not require you to sweat every time that it is to be used.
It is also essential to choose a firepit that is excellent concerning safety. It is not enough that the product looks good, it should also be safe. Make sure that the material that is used is not combustible and that it will not lead to starting a fire that can surely scare your guests.
Square Fire Pit Tables
Rectangular Fire Bowl Tables are square in shape and usually come with steel burners. Most have hidden control panels where there are electronic ignitions to kick start it. Most come with tile mantles, so there are no damages done to the outside if you decide to increase the degree of your fires.
Being square in shape, they can be easily tucked away in corners. Having a small fireplace of your own in the backyard is one of the most refreshing ways to make your space look chicer and put together.
In general, they are easy to put together, and much less maintenance than an actual fireplace. They also do not get too hot, but just enough so people can sit surrounding it. While some come with plastic covers, it is always better to opt for anything other than plastic since you will be putting it directly over a hot space.
These firepit tables work a treat and are beautiful. Not giving off a lot of heat yet does warm the area and adds a truly wonderful ambiance.
Warm your hands over the fire, or you may hang your cold feet. Wide enough for full plates of food, hot toddies, cocoa, and other foodstuffs.
Looking amazing, it’s perfect to sit around it. Get many compliments from your friends as they chat with you on your patio. Chat and stay warm while enjoying the heat and glow of the fire.
Rectangular Propane Fire Pit Tables
Firepits With Tile Mantel
Rectangular propane gas firepits with Tile Mantel add a beautiful accent to your outdoor patio. It is much like a campfire, putting out a good bit of heat, but with plenty of space for your wine glasses or to put anything up. You don’t have to store wood or deal with the smoke and ashes. Just love it and spend time sitting around it as a family in your own yard.
If you are looking for the best option within this product category, one that I can recommend is the Uniflame GAD1001B. It has 30,000 BTU, which, I am sure, will make it possible to produce the right amount of heat that is needed during cold weather.
Also from Uniflame, another model that I can suggest to check out is the GAD1391SP. Regarding aesthetics, I only have kind words for this product, in the same way, that it has been the reason for the high level of satisfaction of other users. Aside from the tile mantel, it also has faux wood to complete its visual appeal.
Another brand that I can see as famous in this category is the Sierra Fire Pit with a square burner from The Outdoor Great Room Company, which has 80,000 BTU. More so, it is also available with a rectangular heater, which has 60,000 BTU.
Whether you choose the rectangular round firepit model, you can be assured that you will be provided with the right amount of heat with a product that s a snap in terms of its operations.
Firepits With Marble Or Granite Mantel
Gas Burning rectangular fire tables with granite or marble mantel will charm out any venue, an absolutely stunning centerpiece. These have a porcelain steel bowl. There’s sure plenty of heat to keep the group warm, with extended burn time, and shall give you years of outdoor fun. You will look forward to using your patio more as there is something about fire that makes people gather.
More so, if you prefer firepits with granite or marble mantel and not tile mantel, one of the possible options worth exploring is the Uniflame GAD1200B. It is well-designed, which contributes to its functionality and durability. Although it may require more than two hours for the assembly of this model, this is already one of the easiest to put together amongst all the choices available.
You might also want to take a look at Blue Rhino GAD860. To make it look more authentic, the control panel is hidden, but you can still be assured that the electronic ignition switch is easily accessible allowing you to start it easy. More so, I like the fact that the marble mantel is handcrafted, making it look more attractive.
Lastly, I also find the Newcastle Fire Table from Bond as an option that is worth considering. It has a push-button ignition that will allow you to start it quickly. Like the earlier mentioned, it also has good visual appeal. To make it produce the amount of heating that is required, there is a need to install a 20-pound propane tank, which is not included in the package.
Rectangular Wood Burning Firepit Tables
Wood Burning rectangle firepit tables do enhance your outdoor living area. With a gorgeous built, acts as a decorative pit, and can be doubled as an attractive cocktail table, perfect patio furniture. Put up the heat and warm up those evening gatherings of yours with your friends, or you may stay warm outdoors, enjoying the comfort of your deck chair, breathing fresh air in that starry evening.
If you want firepits that use wood instead of gas, one of the models that I can recommend is the Fire Sense Mission Style square firepit. It is embellished with a Tuscan stone tile, which is not only decorative but also functional. The fire screen of this unit is covered with paint that as the ability to resist heat, giving you the assurance of its longevity.
Another model that I assert as being commendable in this product category is the Old World cocktail table firepit from Fire Sense. This unit comes with a steel cover, which will make it possible for you to transform the firepit into a cocktail table when there is no need for the warmth that can be provided by the unit. It is constructed of high-grade steel, which also makes it last for long, even in spite of frequent use.
If you want a product that has an excellent appearance, the 34 in the firepit from Asia Direct is an option that will not lead to frustration. It has a gleaming marble to that becomes even more attractive if it is struck by the sun, making it perfect for the garden or patio. More so, another thing that makes it look good is the furniture-style stand.
Round Fire Pit Tables
Round Fire Tables have a certain flair to them, some come with chat tables on the side, which makes it easier to sit around it. They can be directly bought, or customized. There are models in steel, while others come in stone.
In most, the heat is adjustable so one can change it to their requirements based on the weather or atmosphere. Gas tanks have to be bought separately for these, and the measurements need to be correct, so they do not end up being too big and not fitting.
The rocks used can also be customized. Although most do not come with glass rocks, they can be added later for a better outlook. As for the cover, there are many kinds, and one should always opt for tile, and not plastic since it will very easily melt and might become the source of a hazard.
One of the models that I can recommend, which I also personally use, is the Strathwood St.Thomas Cast-Aluminum Fire Pit With Table.
Strathwood St. Thomas Cast-Aluminum Table Firepit Review
This ensemble is a perfect addition to the fire pits that are produced by Strathwood. Like the other models, this is an excellent choice concerning quality, which is generally the reason why it is given a five-star rating by many of the people who have used such in the past. This model of the firepit has a height of 22.5 inches, a diameter of 42 inches, and a weight of 44 pounds.
This is very light, making it easy to transfer from one location to another. Its diameter is also just the right size, making it the perfect choice for most patios. One of the features that make this product an excellent choice is a fact that it is all-weather. This means that you can leave it outside in spite of the effects of the weather.
Over time, you will notice that the quality does not deteriorate even if it is exposed to the heat of the sun, rain, and snow, among other external elements. The material that is used can resist rusting, making it excellent when it comes to durability.
All of the materials that are used in the production of this table with firepit have superior quality. The aluminum makes it able to withstand long time use. More so, it is also sand cast and has a powder-finish, making it able to last longer.
While many products act as a fire pit alone, this model is more functional as it includes a roundtable where you and your friends can gather. With such, aside from providing you with the warmth that is needed on cold weather, it can also serve as an ornamental piece on the patio, mainly because it has a visually-appealing design.
In many of the reviews that I have read about this product, one thing that is being lauded by its users is the fact that it is easy to assemble. There is no need to exert much time an effort to put the pieces together and start using the product.
There were also many who have expressed their satisfaction over the fact that this product is well-designed. I can personally attest to this claim. From the way it looks, it is straightforward to tell that it has excellent aesthetics. It has good details that make it a unique ornamental piece to have even if the firepit is not used, the table in itself will already prove to be a functional and beautiful addition to any patio.
Lastly, it is also given positive feedbacks because of the materials that were used. For instance, many have liked that it is made from aluminum, which makes this piece of furniture lightweight but not looking inferior or cheap. Also, since it is weather-resistant, there is no need to keep it in when raining or snowing, which minimizes the effort to maintain its best possible quality.
Additional Items To Consider
When buying this product, I also recommend that you buy the Strathwood Veranda Round Firepit Cover, which will allow you to protect the product from external elements. Even if it is weather-resistant, the cover will provide it with more protection against potential damages.
I also suggest that you consider purchasing the Strathwood St. Thomas Cast Aluminum Swivel Dining Arm Chair, which comes in a set of two. Since this is a firepit table, it will look best when partnered with chairs that complement its overall design.