The Most Common Questions about Fire Pits
Which fire pits are available for garden and terrace?
You can resist the relaxing beauty of sitting around a campfire? With fire pits for the garden, you get a safe and protected fire on summer evenings in your own garden.There is a wide range of fire pits to choose from:
- Fire pits in various sizes, round or square
- Fire baskets
- Porch stoves, garden ovens
- Stove fire pits
- Fire trays, wrought iron fire baskets
- Fire trays with grill grate
You can choose among numerous designs, sizes, heights for the fire pit. For every garden, you will find the matching decorative, atmospheric fire pit.
Are garden fire pits weatherproof and winterproof?
Not all fire baskets and fire pits are resistant to heavy rain, snow and frost. Although the shells and grids are rust resistant, sometimes the brackets and legs of the pit are not. Store mobile fire pits over the winter, pull a protective cover over during heavy and constant rain. The garden stove, garden fireplace or the stone fire bowl and generally frost and weatherproof
How should I care and clean the fire pits in the garden?
All fire pits are in principle very easy to clean. After use, allow the ashes to cool completely and empty the fire basket or fire pit. The cold ash can go in the composter. The fire bowl is then wiped with a damp cloth. Fire pits made of brightly polished stainless steel, with bright ceramic coverings or light stone, should also be thoroughly cleaned at intervals and polished dry, so that they regain their beautiful shine.
How to safely operate the garden fireplace?
Fire baskets, fire pits and other garden fireplaces are all made of refractory materials. Open fireplaces, on the other hand, are not protected against flying sparks. Avoid garden fires in extreme droughts, for example, if watering of the gardens is officially restricted. Always stand fireplaces upright. If possible, secure the stands with stones or lower them into the ground a little bit. The installation on a flat stone surface is harmless. There must be no flammable material near the fireplace, for example, textiles, paper, dry leaves etc. Keep children and pets away from the garden fire. Fire pits with a special protective cover made of a fine latticework help to prevent flying sparks.
Can I also use other bowls as a fire pit in the garden?
As a hearth, you can use all deep, sufficiently large bowls made of stone and stainless steel or wrought iron without any concern. But make sure that they are very stable. It is better to purchase a proper fire pit or basket, which were made especially for fireplaces. These are also so well-smoothed that you can clean them very easily.