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Want the kids to hangout outside? These backyard fire pits will do the trick

There’s nothing better than a good chat around the fire. So here is a round up of fire pits to add to your backyard aesthetic!

By Mindy Dunyon

As Utah begins to ease restrictions, the neighborhood kids are starting to come out of quarantine. I’m happy about it. My kids can only play so many games of “Settlers of Catan” as a family before they will begin to go crazy! As much as I want to see my kids hanging out with their friends again, I would also really love them to find things to do outside. So I’ve been on the hunt for a good fire pit. Ideally one that doesn’t leave everyone smelling like smoke at the end of the night.

Here are six top-rated fire pits you can purchase for less than $400.


Mainstays Metal Propane Gas Fire Pit, $162

Enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a fire any time with the Mainstays 28″ Square Outdoor Propane Fire Pit. This fire pit sets up easily so you can enjoy a fire outdoors all year long in your backyard, garden, patio, and more. Crafted from durable steel with an attractive square design and lava rocks to help retain warmth, this 48,000 BTU fire pit uses a standard 20 lbs. propane tank to create a clean, smokeless fire perfect for your next gathering.


Black Propane Fire Pit Table With Arctic Ice Glass, $149.85

The solid steel construction is incredibly durable and a matte black finish gives it a rustic look that suits outdoor living. A battery-operated pulse ignition gives way to a propane heater that emits up to 41,000 BTUs of heat. Clear fire glass covers the burner and adds a touch of elegance. An easy access door located at the base allows you to conceal a 20 lb. propane tank (not included). And for your added safety, this fire pit comes with a thermocouple flame failure device. Includes cover for flame area.


Natural Stone Gas Fire Pit by Best Choice Products, $299

Designed with beautiful, natural stonework to provide an attractive and functional addition to any outdoor living space, this has a one-step spark-ignition button with a flame control adjustment knob that allows you to enjoy a fire of up to 30,000 BTUs. Watch the flame burn for hours with a 20-lb. propane tank (not included) that sits outside of the fire pit.


Camp Chef Monterey Propane Fire Pit, $358

This is a beautiful patio centerpiece that converts to a patio table when you aren’t using the fire.


Double Flame Breeo Smokeless Fire Pit, $339

The Double Flame 19” is the perfect fire pit for a lifetime of outdoor use, with incredible design and unmatched function for the ultimate fire experience. Throw it in your trunk for smokeless fires at the campground, beach, or a friend’s place.


Endless Summer Gas Fire Pit Table, $344.30

This firepit has all the warmth and coziness of a real fire, without the hassle and mess of wood and ashes. It features a faux marble top for a stylish and modern appearance. Easily turn on the fire with a push-button ignition. The control panel is hidden behind the fire pit door for a seamless appearance.

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