There’s nothing like sitting around a fire pit with friends and family. Whether it’s a good old-fashioned wood-burning fire pit that you had to scavenge wood for or a fancier fire pit with glass rocks and a smokeless flame to create the perfect ambience, fire pits are a great addition to any backyard or gathering.
We’ve rounded up the best fire pit options that are smokeless, have a tabletop, double as a grill, and more.
- Easy to assemble
- It comes with adjustable cooking grate
- It needs a cover, or else it’s prone to rust
Features: Cooking grate | 29.33 x 19.21 in. | 22 pounds
The Hampton Bay Piedmont Fire Pit is the quintessential round steel fire pit, which is why it’s our best overall option. It’s compact enough at 22 lbs, 29.33 inches wide, and 19.21 inches tall to fit in any backyard and even comes with an adjustable cooking grate that allows you to cook burgers or veggies over the fire.
The basin is one foot deep, so you can stack up a good amount of wood to burn. A mesh spark cover, fire poker, and wood grate are included; however, you’ll still need to buy a fire pit cover since it is still prone to rust if exposed to the elements.
- Screen and poker included
- Least costly option
- A mesh screen, fire poker, and wood grate included
- Complaints of legs being wobbly
Features: 11 pounds | Fire poker and mesh screen | 22 x 20 in.
An even more budget-friendly option than our overall pick is the SINGLYFIRE 22-inch Fire Pit at just $45.99. It also comes with a spark screen and fire poker, but you’ll have to purchase a cover separately to protect it, especially if you plan to store it outdoors.
A built-in log grate at the bottom of the basin makes it easy to stack wood and clean it out after a fire. Also, it’s only 11 lbs, which is great for taking it with you on camping trips. However, it’s on the smaller side at 22-inches, so it’s probably best for a two-three person bonfire.
- Produces less smoke
- It doesn’t give off that bonfire smoke smell
- It doesn’t come with a spark screen; you have to purchase it separately
- It doesn’t emanate as much heat, so not ideal for colder nights
Features: Carrying case | 19.5 x 14 in. | 20 pounds
If you’re a fan of fire pits but hate smelling like them afterwards, the Solo Stove Bonfire Pit is an excellent smokeless and odorless option. What’s great about this fire pit is that it still uses wood but doesn’t give off as much smoke since its bottom vent holes allow oxygen to feed the fire from below while channeling oxygen up between the walls of the stove and back into the fire.
The tiny particles that would have been smoke are burned up by the top vents, creating a more complete burn, meaning no more half-burned logs. Plus, it’s only 20 lbs and comes with a carrying case so that you can bring your smokeless fire to your family’s next backyard hangout.
- Can burn a fire anywhere you are
- Smokeless and odorless flame
- It lasts less than an hour
- More for ambience than for heat
Features: 5 x 3.5 in. | Concrete body | Flame lasts 40-50 min
Not everyone has the luxury of a big backyard to sit and enjoy a fire in. City dwellers that only have a balcony as their outdoor space will appreciate the Colsen Tabletop Fire Pit for its compact size that still gives off the ambience of a real flame fire.
Made from concrete, it’s fueled by rubbing alcohol for indoor and outdoor use and is smokeless and odorless. Just be sure you’re only using 70-91% or greater isopropyl alcohol as fuel. It’ll give you a flame for about 40-50 minutes.
- Adjustable flame
- Tabletop design
- It comes with lava rocks and a mesh screen
- Some issues with automatic start — if this happens, use a lighter and light by hand
- It doesn’t emanate a lot of heat
Features: Heats up to 40 square feet | Natural lava rocks | 30 x 25 in.
The Hampton Bay Crossridge Gas Fire Pit not only produces a smokeless flame, but it doubles as a place to put your glass of wine as you’re relaxing by the fire. It uses propane to heat up to 40 square feet to give off heat without the smoke or odor of a wood-burning pit.
You can adjust the flame to make it larger or smaller, and its natural slate tabletop makes it an easy place to set up your s’more station. This fire pit comes with the natural lava rocks used to house the fire and a mesh spark screen.