An outdoor fire pit is a wonderful way to spend a brisk evening with family or friends, we all love a warm fire and the pleasure of having drinks or toasting marshmallows around it, but with so many different types of fire pits how do you even begin to choose which fire pit to buy? There are many different things to keep in mind when buying a fire pit that will help you make your decision, such as do you want a fire or gas model, where you plan to put it, how big do you want it and how much money will you spend. One of the big decisions you will need to make is whether you want a gas or wood fire pit, there are many different reasons why each might be preferable so that in the end this really is a matter of personal preference.
Gas is easy to light, most come with an electronic ignition meaning all you need to do is to push a button and you have instant fire. Gas is also easy to keep clean and maintain, a bit of wipe down on your outdoor fire pit and changing out gas cylinders from time to time is all that you are likely to have to do. Wood has advantages too; many people love the smell and look of an outdoor fire pit powered by wood much better than gas.
There is nothing that beats the smells and sounds of a wood fire to be sure and it definitely is much more of a comfort factor for some of us. There is simply no substitute for roasting marshmallows over a wood fire, and it is for certain that if you plan to do any cooking on this that a wood fire makes everything tastes better than propane. Wood is not as easy to clean up as gas though, and starting fires can be troublesome for some, so these are all factors you should keep in mind. Of course depending on the one you choose, you may have the option to buy liners for both propane and fire as the mood strikes you. One of the other important factors when choosing your outdoor firepit is cost, the prices on outdoor fire pits range widely, but there is a reason for this. Many fire pits last a season or two and begin to rust right away, once they rust then they are simply no good anymore and must be replaced. It is not cheap to buy an outdoor fire pit of quality materials that is built to last, however you will have it for many years to come since it will be built to take the elements and still be in good condition year after year. Starfire Direct offers some of the most beautiful and versatile fire pits in the industry. If you are looking for one that will last for years and bring many years of enjoyment you should check out their inventory first.