Increase your enjoyment with your outdoor fire-pit by including key fire-pit accessories. Some are classy and others are geared towards safety, but they will all enrich your outdoor fire-pit fun.
Concentrate on safety and relaxation as you choose additions for your outdoor fire-pit. Straight forward fire pit accessories comprise of useful items: like tongs, a poker, fire-pit cover, and a fire-pit screen. But, remember some fire-pit accessories are meant to be used just for leisure: like an outside patio table and chairs.
Some Fire-Pit Accessories
Seating: appreciating a fire begins with comfortable seating like having some comfortable chairs that you can sit back on, or take into consideration benches you can put round your fire pit. These benches are a trouble-free way to deliver abundant seating for friends and family. Search for benches with arched edges so you can place them to form a customary fire-pit circle.
If you are setting up a permanent outdoor fire- pit, then think about integrating seating that is built-in with your outdoor fire-pit design.
Once you have sorted out the seating, and if you have chairs with backs to them, then the second thing you need for sitting back and unwinding is making sure you have a place to put your feet up. With a custom made, or DIY outdoor fire-pit, you can make the fire-pit wall as a place to rest your feet. Try for a wall height of at least 13 to 15 inches for your feet to be comfortable.
Fire Pit Screen: remember, Sitting and putting your feet up is safest when you have the fire-pit screen over the flames. This is particularly important with wood-burning fire-pits, which can produce flying hot embers that can make clothing catch fire and other flammable materials. A lot of portable fire-pits are sold complete with wire screens. Also you can find fire-pit screens at fire-pit stores, or on the internet, or have one specially made for you by a metal worker.
Tongs and a Poker: some fire-pit tools, like tongs and a poker, are the kind of fire-pit accessories you must not be without. Having Fire-pit tongs is particularly important for lifting and adjusting the fire wood within the fire-pit. A poker is also useful for stirring the embers, and jolting logs, and breaking logs apart that have burned right through.
Safety Gloves: other fire-pit accessories worth bearing in mind are safety gloves, which are very valuable if you have a metal, portable fire-pit. The gloves will also keep your hands nice and cool when you need to take off the fire-pit screen or when you need to put more logs on the fire.
Fire Pit Cover: another fire-pit accessory worth having is a fire-pit cover. The cover will protect your investment from the long-term effects of bad weather. If you have an in-ground outdoor fire-pit, having a fire-pit cover can help callers from being injured—and also stop critters from falling into the pit. Try and look for covers that are prefabricated, or have one made for you. If you have an in-ground outdoor fire-pit, think about using a wood that is weather-resistant: cedar wood is a good choice, to make a virtually lid-like cover for your pit.
Marshmallow and Hot Dog forks: I think that one of the top fire pit accessories that you can purchase if you have children, or want to have a very enjoyable time with your friends and family, is a complete set of marshmallow and hot dog forks. I think this is an excellent addition for your outdoor fire-pit.
If you enjoy popcorn you can also get a fire-pit popcorn popper. You can prepare your own popcorn in the fire-pit and share it out with your nearest and dearest.
Log Rack: having a log rack is not really necessary because you can still keep your wood, or logs on the floor in some corner of your house. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for something that can assist you to keep your backyard, or patio more ordered and nicer looking then a log rack can be an excellent idea, particularly if you have children.
Grill grate: if you have an outdoor fire pit that is suitable for cooking you may want to consider getting a grill grate for cooking. One great advantage of having a fire pit you can cook on is that on some days it can be used just for warmth on chilly nights. And on some other days you can invite family and friend round and use it to roast or grill some very tasty foods. You can cook basically the same kinds of foods as on an ordinary barbecue.
Finally, fire pit accessories do not have to break your bank account. Arrange your must-have list with safety first in mind and put aside in your garage, or shed fire-pit accessories that will help to guarantee that today’s fireside get together will not end up as an emergency.
After that select items that will safeguard your investment, things like a fire-pit cover. Just slowly buy the fire-pit accessories you really need to make your outdoor fire pit a precious family pursuit, and always, when you can, take advantage of sales to extend your hard earned dollars.
Remember, there is one accessory you must always have when using your fire pit and that is a fire extinguisher. Good Luck!