Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 87
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by StveNY Not Bad.
I've seen reviews on this and have to agree with most. It's not a super quality fire pit but for the price it's a great value. Assembly was very easy and it even comes with a wrench. Like others, a couple of tiles came loose but were glued back in place after assembly in about 30 seconds and some glue. I like the table cover option but was hoping for a vinyl cover as well but it doesn't come with one. Ive seen some for $20 so again nothing major. If I get a few years out of it before it rusts out I will be more than satisfied.
April 5, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by grafixkat21 Overall, not bad-not great.
I am someone that relies heavily on information in customer reviews so I will do my best to fully explain why I have graded this fire pit as I did.
First of all, none of the lower price point fire pits I checked out looked like they were very heavy duty well made. They are what they are- pieces of thin formed metal to hold a fire. So expectations were rather low until I came upon this one on sale. Note: Anytime an item is on sale almost 1/3 less, mentally it feels like you're getting a steal. In reality sometimes it just means it wasn't selling at the original price point so they cut the price to sell. I think this is the latter of the two. This one is probably in line with other fire pits at the $100 ballpark level I've seen in stores. The tiles do add a nice touch in comparison to the standard black round metal fire pits, though undoubtedly there were a few cosmetic cracks in the grout.
The packaging arrived without issue (I have read numerous complaints about damage to fire pits during shipping-tiles chipping out and metal being bent etc.). Upon assembly (no problems with assembly) I was rather surprised, as the specs online state assembled height to be 18.75 inches. I thought it would be a bargain considering standard seat height is 18" and it comes with a metal lid to convert into a table when not in use. I had not taken into account that was including the mesh dome lid placed on top. The base height of the pit itself is really only about 10-11 inches tall, which to me looks rather unsubstantial considering all the slate tile and lattice siding. It really wouldn't have cost much for them to make the legs a few inches taller. My girlfriend doesn't mind the height, and at night when you can only see the fire, I guess I can agree when sitting and looking down into the fire- it's just during the day it looks kind of puny to me like you chopped its legs out from under it.
My biggest complaint is that upon completion of assembly, I found that the main metal insert that holds the wood was almost a 1/2" too small and did not securely fit the opening of the frame. If you push it the wrong way it can wobble and tilt right through to the ground which is obviously NOT what you want to have happen with a fire. Faced with the decision to tear down, repackage and haul a 74 lb. beast back to Home Depot, for which I didn't even have truck to do, we decided to keep it and attempt ways to get around the issue.
As of two fires now, it has not fallen through. Only time will tell as to durability and whether the grouted tiles will hold up to conditions, but it looks nicer than the plain black metal pits. At it's listed $169 price tag I would have definitely found a way to return it. With it being on sale and seeing the competition at that price, we're ok with it.
Also, this is great for little ambient fires, just don't expect to build much with logs AND keep the mesh lid on- it is rather shallow overall in comparison to other pit styles designed to have a mini bonfire and produce heat. This is more for looks than substance-which is not necessarily a bad thing, just depends on what purpose you want it for.
Overall, not bad-not great.
January 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vinni Great for the price, better with gas
This is a great firepit I found in Huntington Beach. There's a couple things that could be better. The tiles are glued in, so no uniform, they are uneven, and usually a crack or two. Also the legs are very thin metal, really need to be careful not to knock over and spill your firey ambers. I may try to make the legs more sturdy. I converted my firepit to LP gas and added fire glass. Love that it comes with a lid, fully functional table during the day and lift the lid and light, no smoke.. My family really enjoys it.
July 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by maur easy to assemble
I bought this a week ago for the price a good investment.Really like the table feature.
June 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bill1010 looks super
I would Recommend this fire pit to anyone My wife is using it as center peace in garden could not ask for it to be better.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jdmane78 Beautiful Fire Pit
We just added the Bradford Slate Fire pit to our backyard decor and it is lovely. Good heat and beautiful for probably any deck, patio, or backyard design. Everyone has asked us where we got it and complimented how lovely it was
May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by clynne55 great look
very pleased with pit for appearance and function.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FreddieP Classy and functional!
I read all the Reviews before purchase and they were all right on! We are very happy with this Firepit. We especially like that it has a cooking grate for grilling hot dogs, toasting marshmallows, etc. We also like that it has a flat cover to allow it to function as a table when not in use as a firepit. The slate top and the bronzed side add to its classy look. We only wish that it had a cloth cover of some sort to keep it clean between uses, but we bought a cover separately and it serves the purpose! Very happy with this purchase!!!
April 10, 2015