Once you have bought or made a outdoor fire pit at your place, it is inevitable that you will soon go shopping for accessories so you can enjoy your fire pit experience thoroughly 2019!
There is so much you can do once you have a fire pit at your place, the options are endless.
It is not just for keeping you warm, but also for many other purposes like simply hanging around the fire pit with your friends or having a barbecue, toasting marshmallows or hot dogs or simply having a social gathering around it. In order to do that however, you would require the needed accessories for it, such as patio table and chairs, tongs, cover, screen, etc.
Mentioned below in this Fire pit accessories guide, are some of the things that can really make your experience with the fire pit more enjoyable with these accessories.
The first and the foremost thing that comes to mind for fire pit accessories are the seating.
In order to enjoy the fire pit in a chilly night, you would require some seating around it. You can decide to put up comfortable chairs or even benches, which ever idea works for you which can provide abundant seating easily.
If you are considering getting benches you can get those which are arch shaped, so that you can form a circle around the fire pit and everyone can have a good time.
You have to be however careful that there is enough space between the seating options and the fire pit in order to put your feet up easily. If you are thinking about getting chairs, make sure you get the chairs which are comfortable and have a back on them.
If you have a permanent fire pit outdoors, you can have some seating which matches the style and design of your fire pit and even make a wall around it so that people can put their feet up.
If you put a fire- pit screen to cover the flame, you can easily and safely sit with your feet propped up. Your clothes (and other flammable items) are at risk from flying embers, particularly with wooden burning fire pit – Get more info in our fire pit screen guide here.
Most portable propane fire pits(and wood fire pits) include wire screens in their sale price. You can easily find screens on the internet, at stores that sell fire-pit supplies, or you can search out any metal worker to make one for you. It is also important to consider the safety features.
Tongs and a Poker
These are a few pit tools that are extremely necessary for you to have. For example, the use of Fire-pit tongs is useful for adjusting as well as for lifting the fire wood from the fire pit.
A poker is used for moving the embers around as well as for jolting the logs, and breaking them apart which have already burned out. Some of the fire pits that you can buy from the market are already equipped with these.
For safety purposes, the other fire-pit accessories that are worth investing in: safety gloves. These are very important, especially if your fire pit is metal or portable.
The gloves help in keeping the hands cool when they have to take off the screen or when there is a need to put additional logs on the fire pit.
Fire Pit Cover
Another important accessory for the fire-pit is the fire pit cover. This protects the fire pit from the effects that can happen over a period of time, such as bad weather.
In the case of an outdoor fire pit in the ground then having a cover for the fire pit can really help to protect the fire pit. Try to find covers that already have a fabric or you can have one custom made for the fire pit.
If you have an outdoor fire pit that is in the ground, do think about using a wood that is useful in all types of weather such as the cedar wood, which is a great choice in order to make a lid like cover for the fire pit.
Hot Dog and Marshmallow forks
Another useful accessory for your fire pit which you can buy is a set of hot dogs and marshmallow forks.
It’s a great idea if you have children, or if you want to have a good time with family/ friends. It is a leisure purchase that helps to make the experience of the fire pit fun and interesting. This is a great addition for the outdoor fire pit. Moreover, you can also get a popcorn popper for your fire pit where you can prepare your own popcorn and share it.
This is not much of a necessity since you can keep your wood and logs in any corner of your house or anywhere on the floor. However, if you still want to store them in a place and have your backyard nicer looking then having a rack for the log is an excellent idea, more so if you have children in the house.
A grill grate is ideal if you have a fire pit that is outside your house and it can be used for cooking. One of the best parts about owning a fire pit is that you can even grill, toast or simply cook on it when you want and even use it to keep yourself warm during cold weather.
You can even have family and friends over to use it where you can use it to roast or grill which ever food you want. You can cook the same types of foods that you can on a regular barbecue.
Fire pit accessories should be bought keeping in mind what is a must have and a requirement and what are there, just for the leisure purpose.
You do not have to buy all of them in one go and it is a great idea to make a list and go according to your priority. It is however, important to make sure you have all required things which make the use of fire pit safe and secure for you and for your guests. You may delay buying the leisure items later and get your must have’s first.