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Choosing Your New Fire Pit

two people relaxing with their feet up near a back yard fire pit

Choosing your new fire pit matters! Selecting the right fire pit can transform your outdoor space into a welcoming sanctuary of warmth and comfort. In our comprehensive blog article, “Choosing Your New Fire Pit,” we’ll walk you through the exciting journey of finding the perfect fire pit to complement your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences, to create unforgettable outdoor experiences.

The weather across the country is starting to get a little bit colder, and unless you’re in Florida like we are, you’re probably preparing for winter weather. That can mean everything from dropping temperatures to blizzards, but if you live in a part of the country that has some mild evenings that are still good for sitting outside, then you might be thinking about adding a fire pit to your backyard.

At The Outdoor Appliance Store, we have a great selection of fire tables, pits, and more, and we would love to help you find the best option for your home. In this post, we’ll look at some things to consider when choosing your new outdoor heating solution.


a Third Rock fire pit from Fire pit Art that is aglow along the side of a lake

What Size Does It Need to Be?

When looking at various fire pits and tables, it’s important to think about what size it needs to be. Do you have a large family and therefore you’ll need several seats around the pit?

If the fire is too small or is not the right shape, people may have to crowd around it to feel the warmth and stay comfortable. You’ll also need to think about the size and shape of the chairs you’re going to use, since large, bulky chairs will take up quite a bit of space.

a perfectly situated rectangular gas fire pit

Where Will the Fire Pit Be Placed?

You might have the perfect spot for your new fire pit or table, and placing it will be as easy as unwrapping it and carrying it to its new home. However, if you don’t have a designated spot picked out, you may need to clear an area in your backyard to make room.

You’re probably not planning to re-do your landscaping this fall, but you can still make room on your deck or patio to accommodate the pit.

It’s important to choose a spot that’s safe to have an open flame in, and that is uncovered enough so that the smoke can escape. It’s never a good idea to pick an enclosed area like a sunroom or screened porch for your fire pit.


a close up image of a fire in a fire pit

Check Local Fire Codes

Before you set your new pit or table down and start it up, make sure to check your local fire code for any statutes or regulations regarding how far it needs to be from your house and what kind of fuel you can use.

Our catalog offers gas-burning, wood-burning, and other options, and they’re designed to provide the highest levels of comfort and safety. If you choose a wood-burning pit, it’s important to remember that you are only supposed to burn wood in it – not yard debris such as leaves or grass clippings.

If you’re unsure about local codes, take a few minutes and contact your local fire department. They should be able to answer all of your questions about open flames, fuel sources, the distance the pit must be from your house, and more.


Fire Pits We Recommend

The Fire Bowl, 48-Inch by American Fyre Designs provides a high end gas fire pit with a clean look that’s both simple and elegant. This unit features a glass fiber reinforced concrete with a refractory cement construction to ensure a long lasting and durable product that’s sure to endure the outdoors.

For gas fire options, we recommend the American Fyre Designs Fire Bowl.  It provides a high-end gas fire pit with a clean look that’s both simple and elegant. This unit features a glass fiber reinforced concrete with a refractory cement construction to ensure a long-lasting and durable product that’s sure to endure the outdoors. The 16″ star burner is rated for a powerful 60,000 BTU maximum to provide a bright and beautiful flame while the smooth bowl shape gives a classic look. The AWEIS all-weather electronic ignition system offers an easy-to-use electronic control complete with On/Off remote control.


the Monte Carlo gas fire pit table lit with crystal glass

This table model is sure to please! Check out the Monte Carlo Crystal Gas Fire Pit Table.

  • Black glass rectangular top with powder-coated black metal base
  • The burner includes Fire Glass and provides 65,000 BTUs
  • Adjustable flame height and electronic piezo ignition
  • The propane tank storage inside the base
  • Uses Liquid Propane – easily converts to Natural Gas with an included adaptor


the beautiful Bella Vita fire out from Fire Pit Art a wood burning masterpiece a glow at night by a lake

If the wood-burning option is more your style, you can’t go wrong with the Fire Pit Art, Bella Vita.

The Bella Vita 46 Stainless Steel Fire Pit can easily hold enough wood for an extended evening of relaxation. The low-profile design adds an elegant touch to your outdoor experience. Each functional steel sculpture is made from one hundred fifty pounds of very thick ( inch) 304 stainless steel used for longevity and also for its corrosion and rust resistance.

  • Height: 20″
  • Diameter: 46″
  • Base Height: 6″
  • Base Diameter: 19″
  • Weight: 150
  • Warranty:10 Years


two people relaxing with their feet up near a back yard fire pit

Connect With Us!

If you’re thinking about adding a new fire pit to your yard for those winter evenings when the weather is calm – we say yes! Is the only thing you want to do is sit outside with friends and family in comfort?  Then The Outdoor Appliance Store is here to help. We would love nothing more than to help you find the perfect product that you can enjoy for years to come, and if you ever have any questions about fire pits, fire tables, or outdoor patio heaters, we’ll be here to provide the answers.

Look through our catalog today, and if you think of a question while you’re browsing, feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to hearing from you! With us, the sky is the limit. We want to help you build your perfect outdoor kitchen. Connect with us on LinkedInFacebook, and Instagram for more tips on enhancing your outdoor kitchen.


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