If you are just getting started with fire pits or are unable to spend an arm and a leg on some backyard entertainment, you are not alone! My very first fire pit was one of those cheap outdoor fire pits from Wal-Mart that ended up lasting about a month. Most people don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on something they are not sure they will enjoy, but they want something that will last a relatively good amount of time. There are some great options available. Amazon is an awesome place to find quality fire pits at low prices. You just have to make sure that you aren’t getting a rust bucket. Just because these fire pits are “cheap” does not mean they are low quality. The following are five great options for budget-friendly burners you can get from Amazon for under $100.
I absolutely love the look of this fire bowl. You can tell that the craftsman that designed this functional piece of art payed close attention to details. The solid steel is built to last, and will easily uphold to high temperatures thanks to the rust-resistant powder coat finish. It includes a spark shield, which means that you can get close to the fire without having to worry about getting burnt by embers, although it is a little flimsy. The size allows for a decent amount of wood to fit in the fire bowl, although the whole fire pit will heat up, so be careful not to touch any part of it while it is burning. A poker is also included. If you are looking for a good quality fire pit that doubles as a decorative work of art, this is the one!
This fire pit design really brings back memories for me. My friends and I spent what seems like a lifetime sitting around a pit like this one. Once the fire would die down some, we would prop our feet up on the stone border (as long as it wasn’t hot!). It has adjustable feet to keep it from wobbling, and it includes a log grate to keep air circulating, a spark shield, and a poker. The spark shield tends to rust much like any of the less expensive pits. The bowl for the wood is a little on the small side, but the natural stone design with copper accents makes this one just a touch above the previous.
If you are a fan of fire pit tables, this one is a good option! The table design allows for this fire pit to be a centerpiece for your back yardyear-round. When you’re not enjoying cold ones with the boys or making s’mores with the family around the fire, this pit doubles as a table that you can fill with ice! This one also includes a spark shield, a poker, and a log grate. There is also a Bar-B-Que shelf you can buy separately to use this it to grill with!
There are many benefits to choosing a gas fire pit over a traditional wood burning pit. There are less fumes, which some studies suggest could be bad for the environment and your health.(source) There is also less clean up, and lower chances of accidental fires. It is a great option if you are not allowed to burn wood in your neighborhood or city, and it is safe to use during most campfire bans as well. The natural lava rocks give this fire pit an awesome look! This compact, ready to use gas fire pit comes with a 10 foot long hose, meaning that the (up to) 20 pound propane bottle can be safely concealed far away from any heat source. There are also some accessories you can get with this propane fire pit, including a carry bag, propane tank cover, and even a natural gas conversion kit!
This fire pit is the perfect blend of a great design with outstanding functionality. The sturdy steel construction ensures that this one will be around for years to come. The cutouts on the side are protected by a screen, and you can choose between the stars and moons theme or a wildlife theme. The full diameter handle adds to the beautiful design, and as a bonus, the cutouts also allow for ample airflow to keep the fire going. The main reason I chose to rank this fire pit above the others is the fact that that it comes with a full size cooking grate, allowing you to enjoy this fire pit as a grill as well! It has far more reviews than any other fire pit on this list, and customers have been extremely satisfied. You really can’t get more value for your money than you get with this fire pit!
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