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The Buying Guide to Fire Pits

Jun. 07, 2024

Fire pits have become increasingly popular among homeowners in recent years. More and more homeowners are installing backyard fire pits because they provide warmth while adding ambience to their outdoor living spaces. Sarchi's product research and development department is also keeping up with market trends and doing its best to meet customers' bulk purchasing needs for different hot-selling fire pit styles.

Today we will talk about how to choose a fire pit.

Are outdoor fire pits worth it?

In short - yes. A fire pit can become a hub for socializing, cooking, and entertaining. Imagine roasting marshmallows around a campfire with your family on a cold winter day, or curling up with a good book and a warm blanket. Hosting an outdoor party on a summer night, whether using a grill grate, hibachi grill, or Dutch oven, it can be a versatile cooking tool. With a fire pit, the options for outdoor cooking are nearly endless, whether it's grilling a steak or making toasted marshmallows.

Fire pits are a fun addition to your yard and have many uses. Whether you want to relax, entertain, cook, or just enjoy time outdoors, a fire pit is one of the most popular places your family and guests will want to spend time outdoors.

The Buying Guide to Fire Pits

What kind of fire pit is worth buying?

Fire pit types

Fire pits come in a variety of designs, sizes, and shapes, from portable fire bowls to sleek, minimalist designs that fit into almost any garden. They come in different materials and can easily double as a grill when paired with a variety of custom-made fire pit accessories from Sarchi.

Choose a rectangular or square fire pit table for narrower patios. This fire pit shape is perfect for sofa seating as well as personal chairs. The fire pit table can be used for campfire parties, outdoor barbecues, and cooling drinks.

Round fire pits are the most common shape, especially wood-burning fire pits. Like a campfire, this shape will distribute heat evenly, ensuring every guest has a warm seat.

The Buying Guide to Fire Pits

Fire pit materials

When choosing a fire pit, you need to consider what it is made of. Sarchi recommends choosing materials that will stand the test of time. All of our fire pits are top quality and will last many seasons in the garden.

Carbon steel is an extremely durable and low-maintenance material that can withstand high temperatures and harsh weather conditions. Carbon steel is a good choice for either a wood-burning or gas fire pit.

Cast iron has insulating properties and durability, allowing you to generate more heat by burning wood or coal. Cast iron is a thicker, denser metal, so it takes longer to heat than steel but retains heat longer.

Corten steel is a type of weathering steel (that is, atmospheric corrosion-resistant steel) that oxidizes and takes on a rust-like patina, acting as a protective coating and preventing corrosion. Corten steel fire pits are durable in all four seasons and are available in wood, natural gas, and liquid propane fuel types.

There are of course granite or cement options, which are very durable but require careful design and a spacious patio to match them.

The Buying Guide to Fire Pits

Fuel type

There are different types of fuel for fire pits, and each has its own pros and cons. Some fire pits can use multiple fuels.

Burning wood in a fire pit gives you the closest experience to a traditional campfire. But even the best wood fire pits can produce ash. Many say the joy of a crackling fire is worth cleaning up the ashes afterward. For some, the smell of fire adds to the experience, while others may be bothered by the smoke from a wood fire. Sarchi can provide spark screens, fire pokers, and other accessories for your fire pit. The spark screen will help keep the spark embers and ashes contained in the fire pit and away from people. A fire poker can help move burning wood or other combustible materials, such as our spark screens or grill grates.   

The Buying Guide to Fire Pits

Natural gas fire pits burn cleaner, heat quickly, and are easier to ignite in inclement weather. But they are more difficult to install because they require running gas lines for the fire pit.

Gel fuel creates flames on many smaller tabletop fire pits and fire bowls. This fuel is mainly used for ambient lighting or decoration. It is not an outdoor heating source.

In short, fire pit products are becoming more and more popular and have become a popular pastime. If you still have questions about how to purchase fire pit products, or you happen to have bulk purchasing needs and are looking for products to expand the market. Welcome to contact our professional market planners.

We have an experienced marketing and product guidance team ready to discuss and plan the design and sales of your fire pit or cast iron cookware project with you!

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