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Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit Review

Est. $170
Reviewed
March 2015
by ConsumerSearch

Best wood-burning fire pit

Pros
  • Attractive, sturdy design
  • Useful accessories
  • Easy to assemble and maintain
  • Large capacity
Cons
  • A few problems with rust
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Bottom line

The Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit is a top choice for homeowners looking to add the charm of a real wood fire to their outdoor activities. Classic basket-weave styling is a fit for most outdoor settings, with a size that's generous enough for a roaring fire, according to users. Like any wood-burning fire pit, using it involves the effort of cutting wood and building the fire, and the open flame could be risky for those with small children. Value is enhanced by useful extras such as a protective cover to keep the fire pit safe from the elements when not in use, and a cooking grate for double duty as a barbeque grill.

Breaking it down

Performance

A cozy and beautiful sight. One comment that pops up over and over in reviews is that the Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit is a pleasure to look at. Owners love the bronze finish and the way the firelight shows through the open-weave design. They also appreciate the fire pit's large capacity, which makes it possible to build up a roaring blaze. Most owners seem to enjoy the fire pit as much for entertainment as for heat, making references to putting up their feet and toasting marshmallows.

Ease of use

Wood-burning means prep work. Reviews generally say the Crossweave Firebowl is easy to assemble, though a handful owners do experience challenges, mostly minor. Like any wood-burning fire pit, using the Crossweave Firebowl does take some work, as you have to either buy or cut firewood and build the fire by hand. However, the included spark screen keeps safety risks to a minimum.

Ownership

Sturdy, but watch out for rust. Owners generally describe this fire pit as "solid." We did see a few comments about certain parts, like the legs or the cooking grate, being flimsy, but these concerns are rare. The only complaint that pops up often is that the finish rusts easily. However, the fire pit comes with a weatherproof cover, and the editors at Hayneedle.com say covering the pit between uses should prevent rust. A couple of users also recommend drilling holes in the bottom for water to drain. This fire pit is backed by a six-month warranty -- shorter than those for most propane heaters, but longer than warranties for some other fire pits.

Where To Buy
Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit with FREE Grill Grate and Cover - LR32-CGG

 (2 reviews)
3 New from $206.34

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Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Reviews

1. Hayneedle.com

The Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit receives nearly 840 reviews at this home retail site. Owners overwhelmingly praise the fire pit's looks, durability and easy assembly. Over 95 percent say they would recommend it to a friend.

Review: Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit with Free Grill Grate and Cover, Contributors to Hayneedle.com, As of March 2015

2. Amazon.com

The Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit receives only a couple of reviews at Amazon.com, and a split decision One user rates it at three stars and says it seems overpriced, but the other is delighted and notes that he and his grandchildren make extensive use of the cooking grill.

Review: Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2015

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