Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 63
Rated 4 out of 5Â 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 3 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â by mags LOVE it!!
Very easy to assemble...beautiful and am very happy with it. My chickens love it too!
August 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mark NIce, attractive and versatile
This pit is light weight and can be moved easily around my patio beside being attractive and functional (you can grill on it too). Be careful not to lift or pull it from the mesh panels as they can bend easily.
March 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by GAL7 firepits
Pit smaller than expected. Ash basin extremely small.
September 30, 2014