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Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit Review

By: Carl Laron on September 18, 2017

Bottom Line

The Red Ember Bronze Crossweave Firebowl Fire Pit is a top choice for those 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.

Pros

  • Attractive, sturdy design
  • Useful accessories
  • Easy to assemble and maintain
  • Large capacity

Cons

  • A few problems with rust
Our Analysis
Specs

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 this 36-inch 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 to help protect it between uses. 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.

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