Outdoor fire pit

While they’ve become a popular addition to outdoor living spaces, backyard fire pits are not without their dangers. Fires and burns are the obvious injuries, and so practicing fire safety is of utmost importance.

Young children should always be supervised around open flame, and should never stoke or tend to the fire. If your unit came with a protective spark screen, ensure you use it. Ensure the unit is setup in a suitable area – flat ground, away from any other structures, protective base if required, etc.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) estimates that there were nearly 2,000 reported incidents of injuries to children under the age of 18 caused by fire pits that were treated in hospital in the United States in 2014.

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With the above information in mind, in no particular order here are 50 of the safest fire pits that we consider best, based on available features and average customer ratings and reviews.

1. Landmann 26364 23-1/2-Inch Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 23 ½-inch diameter with a unique design that allows for a complete 360-degree view of the fire. It is made of durable steel and has been designed for easy assembly.

Key features:

  • Poker and spark screen included
  • Ring handles for ease of portability
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $87.09

2. Outland Firebowl 823 Outdoor Portable Propane Fire Pit

This portable fire pit boasts a compact design that is propane-fueled to provide ease of use anywhere you want to take it. It produces a smokeless flame and comes complete with the cover and carrying kit, as well as a 10-foot hose with regulator and propane tank stabilizer ring.

Key features:

  • CSA-approved fire bowl
  • Can convert to natural gas
  • Durable powder coated steel construction

Cost: *Est. $103.99

3. Heininger 5995 58,000 BTU Portable Propane Outdoor Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit boasts a compact design and is propane-fueled to allow it to be used for on-the-go burning needs. It produces a smokeless flame and features a lightweight design that makes it easy to carry.

Key features:

  • All-weather use
  • 10-foot hose with attached regulator included
  • No sparks

Cost: *Est. $112.99

4. AZ Patio Heaters GS-F-PC Propane Fire Pit

This stylish fire pit is available in a choice of three different finishes to suit any backyard decor and boasts a 17 square inch burn area that can be fueled with either propane or butane. It comes complete with lid and glass fire beads.

Key features:

  • Heats approximately 15-feet
  • Battery-operated ignition
  • CSA-approved

Cost: *Est. $218

5. Outland Fire Bowl Mega 850 Propane Outdoor Fire Pit

This fire pit boasts a 24-inch wide bowl that can heat a small area thanks to its 58,000 BTUs. It comes complete with a weather-resistant cover, decorative rock set, pre-attached 10-foot hose with regulator, and propane tank stabilizer ring for use right out of the box.

Key features:

  • CSA-approved fire bowl
  • Can convert to natural gas
  • Durable powder coated steel construction

Cost: *Est. $145.99

6. Fire Sense Roman Fire Pit

This freestanding fire pit boasts a wide, 35-inch bowl and comes complete with a mesh screen lid to help contain sparks, and has been treated with high temperature paint.

Key features:

  • Wood grate included
  • Lift tool included
  • Durable steel legs

Cost: *Est. $69.98

7. Yaheetech Outdoor 32-Inch Outdoor Metal Fire Pit

This fire pit is available in a choice of two different sizes to suit most outdoor spaces, and comes complete with a safety mesh screen lid, safety hand tool, and fire pit cover. The detailed accents make it a lovely complement to most outdoor decors.

Key features:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Heat-resistant iron fire bowl
  • Solid, sturdy legs

Cost: *Est. $88.99

8. Fire Sense 29-Inch Folding Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit features folding legs that make it easily portable for use at campsites, tailgates, or other outdoor get-togethers. It is available in a choice of two different sizes to suit your needs and comes complete with a carrying bag with handles.

Key features:

  • Heat-resistant painted steel bowl
  • Cooking grate, log grate, and fire tool included
  • Easy to assemble

Cost: *Est. $80.33

9. Landmann 28345 Big Sky Stars and Moon Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 23 ½-inch wide bowl that comes complete with a whimsical stars and moon cutout design around the bowl. It boasts durable steel construction and offers a 360-degree view of soothing flames.

Key features:

  • Poker and spark screen included
  • Ring handles for ease of portability
  • Cooking grate included

Cost: *Est. $85.50

10. DeckMate Kay Home Product’s Avondale Steel Fire Bowl

This fire bowl boasts a durable steel construction and 29-inch wide bowl in an antiqued copper color finish that’s sure to make it the focal point of your backyard. It is suitable for burning both real and artificial logs and allows a 360-degree view of the fire.

Key features:

  • Built-in log rest
  • Fire screen included
  • Sturdy steel legs

Cost: *Est. $104.99

11. UniFlame LP Gas Outdoor Table Top Fireplace

This fire pit boasts a compact design that is suitable for use on table top and provides ease of portability for use when on the go. It is fueled by propane and comes complete with black fire glass for an elegant and sophisticated look.

Key features:

  • 10,000 BTUs
  • Electronic ignition
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $79.99

12. Char-Broil Portable Fire Bowl, 26-Inch

This outdoor fire pit features folding legs that make it easily portable for use at campsites, tailgates, or other outdoor get-togethers. It comes complete with a mesh screen and removable log grate.

Key features:

  • Suitable for use with wood logs, DuraFlame logs, or charcoal
  • Travel case included
  • Easy to assemble

Cost: *Est. $59.99

13. UniFlame Hex Shaped Outdoor Fire Bowl with Lattice

This outdoor fire pit boasts a unique hexagonal shape surrounded by lattice that allows for a 360-degree view of the burning flames. It comes complete with a mesh screen and boasts a durable steel construction.

Key features:

  • 24-inches wide
  • Suitable for use with wood logs
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $86.91

14. Fire Sense Bon Fire 28-Inch Portable Fireplace

This outdoor fire pit boasts a base with integrated wheels that make it easily portable. It features a 28-inch wide bowl and weighs just 30 pounds, making it lightweight and easy to maneuver. A steel grate is included for holding large amounts of wood.

Key features:

  • Double doors for easy access
  • Durable porcelain enamel bowl and lid
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $90.90

15. Cobraco Woven Base Cast Iron Fire Pit

This durable fire pit boasts a heavy duty, high quality cast iron bowl that helps to retain heat, and features a basket-weaved steel base that complements most outdoor living spaces. It features a 29-inch wide bowl and comes complete with a mesh screen.

Key features:

  • Vinyl cover included
  • Spark guard removal tool included
  • Easy to clean

Cost: *Est. $141.99

16. Deckmate Corona Outdoor Chimenea Fireplace Model 30075

This outdoor fire pit boasts the iconic chimenea design and features a heavy duty cast iron construction with designer embossing and wire mesh screening that is sure to make it the focal point of your outdoor living space.

Key features:

  • Suitable for use with wood and artificial logs
  • Integrated rain cap
  • Poker tool included

Cost: *Est. $78.99

17. Sunnydaze Large Bronze Crossweave Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 31-inch wide bowl with decorative cutouts that allow for a 360-degree view of the fire. It comes complete with a mesh screen, fire poker tool, and all-weather cover for when it’s not in use.

Key features:

  • Durable steel construction
  • Suitable for use with wood logs
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $169

18. Landmann USA 28347 Big Sky Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 23 ½-inch wide bowl with decorative animal cutouts that allow for a 360-degree view of the fire. It comes complete with a mesh screen, fire poker tool, and full-sized cooking grate.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Durable steel construction
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $91.84

19. Sun Joe SJFP35-STN Cast Stone Fire Pit, 35-Inch

This outdoor fire pit is available in a choice of three different finishes to suit any outdoor decor and boasts a large, 29-inch wide bowl. It comes complete with a wire mesh screen and screen hook for safe removal while in use.

Key features:

  • Durable cast stone base
  • Heat-resistant to 1,112F
  • Easy to assemble

Cost: *Est. $146.45

20. Sunnydaze Bronze Crossweave Fire Pit, 30 Inch

This outdoor fire pit boasts an elegant and stylish crossweave design that allows for a complete 360-degree view of the fire while in use, and features a 22-inch wide bowl. It is made of durable steel and features a rustic-looking bronze finish.

Key features:

  • Spark screen, grate, and poker tool included
  • Lightweight design
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $99

21. Landmann USA Bromley Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 24-inch wide bowl with decorative cutouts that allow for a 360-degree view of the fire. It features a lightweight design that makes it ideal for use on the go and is made of durable steel.

Key features:

  • Poker included
  • Suitable for use with wood logs
  • Mesh screen included

Cost: *Est. $55.64

22. Outsunny Square Outdoor Backyard Patio Metal Fire Pit, 32-Inch

This outdoor fire pit boasts a square design with a stunning mosaic design that is sure to make it the focal point of your outdoor living space. It comes complete with a mesh spark screen and poker tool, and offers a 360-degree view of the flames.

Key features:

  • Full diameter handle
  • Full-sized cooking grate included
  • Easy to assemble

Cost: *Est. $85.99

23. Char-Broil Stainless Steel Fire bowl, 26-Inch

Char-Broil Portable Fire bowl

This fire bowl boasts a durable steel design with elegant details that is sure to make it an ideal complement to your outdoor living space. It features a built-in log grate and comes complete with a fine mesh screen and fire poker tool.

Key features:

  • 360-degree viewing angle
  • Lightweight design
  • Suitable for use with wood logs

Cost: *Est. $79.95

24. Landmann USA 28905 Super Sky Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 36-inch wide bowl that comes complete with a whimsical stars and moon cutout design around the bowl. It boasts durable steel construction and offers a 360-degree view of soothing flames.

Key features:

  • Poker and spark screen included
  • Full diameter handle for ease of portability
  • Easy to assemble

Cost: *Est. $174.59

25. Blue Rhino GAD860SP LP Gas Outdoor Fire Bowl with Slate/Marble Mantel

This outdoor fire pit boasts a square design with a stunning porcelain steel bowl and slate and marble mantel design that is sure to make it the focal point of your outdoor living space. It is fueled by propane, so there’s no worry about sparks or smoke.

Key features:

  • 40,000 BTUs
  • Cover included
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $442.33

26. XtremepowerUS Outdoor Patio Heaters LPG Propane Fire Pit

This fire pit provides a complete outdoor entertaining area for your backyard space thanks to the large table top area. It features a 17 square inch burning area and is 28-inches tall, and can run off either propane or butane.

Key features:

  • 40,000 BTUs
  • Battery-operated ignition
  • CSA-approved

Cost: *Est. $229.95

27. Camp Chef FP40 Monterey Propane Fire Pit

This propane-fueled fire pit makes a stunning addition to any outdoor living space and comes complete with decorative glass, a lid, and matchless ignition system. When not in use it can be used as a table.

Key features:

  • Can be adapted for natural gas
  • Fully adjustable heat-control knob
  • Built-in propane tank compartment

Cost: *Est. $374.15

28. Fire Sense 22-Inch Folding Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit features folding legs that make it easily portable for use at campsites, tailgates, or other outdoor get-togethers. It is available in a choice of two different sizes to suit your needs and comes complete with a carrying bag with handles.

Key features:

  • Heat-resistant painted steel bowl
  • Cooking grate, log grate, and fire tool included
  • Easy to assemble

Cost: *Est. $44.99

29. Sunnydaze Portable Camping Fire Pit with Carrying Case, 29-Inch

This outdoor fire pit features folding legs that make it easily portable for use at campsites, tailgates, or other outdoor get-togethers. It comes complete with a carrying bag with handles, stand, fire poker tool, and mesh spark screen.

Key features:

  • Lightweight design
  • Easy to assemble
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $94.95

30. Esschert Design Rusted Steel Fire Bowl

This fire bowl boasts a rustic-looking rusted design in an elegant square pedestal shape that is sure to make it the focal point of your outdoor living space.

Key features:

  • Durable steel construction
  • All-weather design
  • Low profile

Cost: *Est. $70.99

31. Uniflame WAD997SP Aged Bronze Outdoor Fire Bowl with Lattice Design

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 32-inch wide bowl surrounded by lattice that allows for a 360-degree view of the burning flames. It comes complete with a mesh screen and boasts a durable steel construction.

Key features:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Suitable for use with wood logs
  • Suitable for cooking marshmallows

Cost: *Est. $117.61

32. Landmann 26314 City Lights Memphis Fire Pit

This fire pit boasts a 23 ½-inch fire bowl and comes complete with a cooking grate, spark screen, and poker. The integrated safety ring allows for easy and convenient transport thanks to its lightweight design.

Key features:

  • 360-degree view
  • Durable steel construction
  • Easy to assemble

Cost: *Est. $109.54

33. Sunnydaze 32 Inch Northern Galaxy Square Wood-Burning Fire Pit

Sunnydaze Northern Galaxy Square Wood-Burning Fire Pit

This fire pit boasts a square design with beautiful cutouts and detailing that would make it the focal point of any outdoor living space. It comes complete with a wood grate and spark screen and quickly converts to a patio table when not in use.

Key features:

  • Lightweight design
  • Durable powder coated steel construction
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $154.95

34. Uniflame Black Firepot

This firepot boasts a compact and lightweight design that makes it ideal for use on the go and features a durable cast iron construction for years of dependable use.

Key features:

  • Suitable for use with lamp oil
  • Soapstone wand included
  • No assembly required

Cost: *Est. $33.35

35. Pleasant Hearth Brant Round Fire Pit, 30-Inch

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 30-inch wide bowl and comes complete with a fire poker tool and mesh spark guard. Thanks to the steel grate design, it allows for increased airflow which makes for a more consistent burning fire.

Key features:

  • Ash catcher included
  • Integrated water drainage hole
  • Durable steel construction

Cost: *Est. $74.99

36. Uniflame WAD1050SP 34.6-Inch Diameter Black Fire Pit with Outer Ring

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 30-inch wide porcelain bowl and comes complete with a mesh spark screen, wood grate, and easy lift spark arrestor. The outer ring allows for protection from the heat, and also makes moving this pit a breeze.

Key features:

  • Durable wrought iron stand
  • Easy to assemble
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $56.92

37. Outland Fire Bowl Premium Edition 870 Portable Propane Fire Pit

This propane-fueled fire pit boasts a lightweight and compact design that makes is convenient for taking to the beach, camping, tailgating, or for other outdoor get-togethers. It features auto-ignition and a chrome knob with rubber comfort-grip for easy adjustments.

Key features:

  • Ergonomic valve assembly
  • CSA-approved fire bowl
  • Can convert to natural gas

Cost: *Est. $124.99

38. UniFlame WAD820SP 34-Inch Slate & Marble Fire Pit with Copper Accents

This outdoor fire pit provides a 360-degree viewing angle and boasts an elegant slate and marble construction that makes it the ideal complement to any outdoor living area. It comes complete with a mesh spark guard, heavy steel grate, easy-lifting spark arrestor, and wrought iron stand.

Key features:

  • 22-inch wide porcelain fire bowl
  • Suitable for use with wood logs
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $95.65

39. UniFlame LP Gas Outdoor Fireplace, Medium

This propane-fueled fireplace boasts a compact design that is ideal for use in small spaces, without sacrificing on the look of a real fire. The base stylishly conceals the fuel tank and control panel, and it comes complete with black fire glass for an elegant look.

Key features:

  • 10,000 BTUs
  • Electronic ignition
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $80.29

40. Landmann USA 23192 Patio Lights Deer Tracks Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 23 ½-inch wide bowl with decorative deer cutouts that allow for a 360-degree view of the fire. It comes complete with a mesh screen, fire poker tool, and full-sized cooking grate.

Key features:

  • Lightweight design
  • Durable powder coated steel construction
  • Integrated safety ring

Cost: *Est. $97.29

41. CobraCo FTCOPVINT-C Vintage Copper Fire Pit

This copper fire pit boasts a vintage-inspired look and feel and features a 26-inch wide bowl that comes complete with a mesh spark guard, and guard removal tool. The bowl is made of 100-per cent copper and features a handcrafted hammered textured finish.

Key features:

  • Vinyl protective cover included
  • Lightweight design
  • Other styles available

Cost: *Est. $183.95

42. Landmann 28915 Super Sky Sturdy Steel Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit boasts a 36 ½-inch wide bowl that comes complete with various animals in a cutout design around the bowl. It boasts durable steel construction and offers a 360-degree view of soothing flames.

Key features:

  • Poker and spark screen included
  • Ring handles for ease of portability
  • Easy to assemble

Cost: *Est. $199.95

43. Topeakmart Garden Metal Fire Pit Brazier Square Table Patio Heater Stove

This durable fire pit boasts a heavy duty, high quality cast iron bowl that helps to retain heat, and features a contemporary design that complements most outdoor living spaces. It features a 20-inch wide bowl and comes complete with a mesh spark screen.

Key features:

  • Vinyl cover included
  • Spark guard removal tool included
  • Easy to assemble

Cost: *Est. $83.99

44. Fire Sense Cocktail Table Fire Pit

This fire pit boasts a detailed design with beautiful cutouts that would make it a perfect complement to any outdoor living space. It comes complete with a wood grate and spark screen and quickly converts to a patio table when not in use.

Key features:

  • Durable steel construction
  • Fire poker tool included
  • Lower log storage

Cost: *Est. $179.75

45. Pleasant Hearth Martin Extra Deep Wood Burning Fire Pit, 26-Inch

This extra deep fire pit boasts a 26-inch width with integrated air vents for a more consistent fire burning experience. It comes complete with a heavy duty mesh spark guard and fire tool for removing the lid guard and tending the flames.

Key features:

  • Suitable for use with wood logs
  • Integrated water drainage holes
  • Cooking grate included

Cost: *Est. $108.16

46. Landmann 23172 Patio Lights Firewall Fire Pit

This outdoor fire pit boasts a wavy cutout design that allows for increased ventilation to the fire while providing a 360-degree view of the flames. It comes complete with a mesh spark guard, cooking grate, and fire poker tool.

Key features:

  • Durable steel construction
  • Lightweight design
  • Integrated safety ring

Cost: *Est. $97.80

47. Blue Rhino Gas Outdoor Fireplace with Slate Mantel

This square fire pit offers an elegant and modern addition to your outdoor living space and boasts a beautiful slate mantel. It comes complete with lava rocks, a protective vinyl cover, and concealed control panel.

Key features:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Ideal for smaller spaces
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $165.98

48. AZ Patio Heaters Fire Pit

This fire pit boasts a square design with beautiful detailing on the side panels that would make it the focal point of any outdoor living space. It comes complete with fire glass and a thermocouple flame failure device, plus it easily converts to a patio table when not in use.

Key features:

  • 40,000 BTUs
  • Durable steel construction
  • CSA-approved

Cost: *Est. $234.14

49. Sunnydaze 30 Inch Fire Pit with Handles and Spark Screen

Sunnydaze 30 Inch Fire Bowl Large Outdoor Fire Pit with Handles and Spark Screen

This outdoor fire pit boasts a modern, spherical design that is 30-inches wide and features integrated handles on either side for ease of portability. It boasts a durable steel construction and comes complete with a grate, fire poker tool, and PVC cover.

Key features:

  • Made of 0.25-inch thick steel
  • Includes a 15 inch wood grate to help fire burn consistently
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $149.00

50. Uniflame GAD1380SP LP Gas Outdoor Fire Bowl with Decorative Tile Mantel

This outdoor fire bowl boasts a hexagonal shape with circular flame bowl in the center, and comes complete with a white fire glass kit, and cover. The handcrafted tile mantel is sure to become a focal point of your outdoor living space, and there’s no tools required for assembly.

Key features:

  • 30,000 BTUs
  • Electronic ignition
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $539.62

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