What every best Fire Pits & Patio Heaters has:
- Adequate heat for your needs.
- Good looks.
- Easy assembly.
The Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit gets terrific feedback from owners. Positives include attractive, classic styling; easy assembly: large capacity and durable construction. Extra features include a steel mash spark guard, a fire poker, and a PVC cover to keep it safe from the elements. There's even a grill grate for outdoor cooking. See our full review »Buy for $154.81
The Landmann Big Sky Stars & Moons Fire Pit's cute cut-out designs make it a popular choice with owners who want to decorate their patio with a whimsical flair. You'll need to budget an extra $25 for a protective cover if you plan to store the fire pit outdoors between uses, but it comes with a spark guard and a grill for outdoor cooking fun. See our full review »
The UniFlame/Blue Rhino GAD860SP provides a terrific blend of style, performance and value. Ease of use is terrific as well, with a battery operated igniter and a slide out tray that makes swapping propane tanks easier. With a rating of 41,000 Btu, it can meet or beat the heat output of many patio heaters. The metal lattice body and multi-color slate tile mantle are classic and classy. See our full review »Buy for $429.90
If you want the ambience and fun of a roaring campfire without the nuisance and cleanup of burning wood, the Heininger 5995 might be just what you are looking for. At 19 inches across and weighing just 22 pounds, it's just small and lightweight enough to be brought along on outings to the park or beach. Tailgaters love it, too.Buy for $112.99
The Fire Sense Hammer Tone Bronze Commercial Patio Heater gets high marks from users for its fast heating, sturdy construction and stylish looks. The adjustable flame is easy to light, and once you figure out the instructions, owners say assembly isn't too bad either. It's available in lots of color and finish options to fit any outdoor décor. See our full review »Buy for $111.58
The Fire Sense Propane Table Top Patio Heater is a reasonable choice if you need a heater for a small space or to take with you for tailgating, picnics or the like. There are some gripes about less than ideal build quality and low heat output -- not surprising considering that it's only rated to produce 10,000 Btus -- but most owners say that it does a great job warming up smaller spaces.Buy for $89.40
With the electric Fire Sense 02110 Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Infrared Patio Heater there's no flammable material to worry about, no fuel to buy and no noise. Power costs are very low as well, although replacement bulbs can be expensive. On the downside, reviews are mixed and some users say this heater doesn't provide as much heat as they'd hoped -- a common complaint with all electric patio heaters we spotted.Buy for $119.88