Why fire pit grills are awesome
If you are an avid camper or you simply love hosting guests in your patio then you know why fire pit grills are awesome. They offer a lot of benefits that you may not get with the traditional grills. Here are some reasons why fire pit grills are awesome.
- Fire pit grills can light up an evening get together. You can easily host family or friends over at your patio and use the fire pit grill to stay warm all night. They are also great for camping.
- They offer many unique features. Unlike other grills, fire pit grills offer more features. For example, the BioLite FirePit offers smart technology capabilities such as bluetooth pairing.
- They can enhance the aesthetics of your patio. Fire pit grills can act as a focal point in your backyard, which beautifies your yard too.
- Cook your favorite meals. Fire grills also allow you to barbecue food or even cook a full meal easily.
How to cook on fire pit grill?
There is nothing as satisfying as lighting your fire pit grill on a campsite and cooking some sumptuous meal. While you do not have to go camping to use a fire pit grill, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when cooking with a fire pit grill. These include;
Features to consider while buying the best fire pit grill
There are many features that you ought to consider before paying for a pit grill. The last thing you want is to get a substandard fire pit grill that breaks down after two weeks. These are some factors that you should keep in mind when shopping for a fire pit grill.
Fire pits come in different shapes and sizes. One of the main things that you should consider is the frame material. Some grills are made of copper, wood, iron, stainless steel or even stone. You need to know which one works best for you.
A stainless steel grill such as the BALI OUTDOORS Wood Burning Fire Pit or the Campfire Defender Protect Preserve Pop-Up Fire Pit are known to be rust-resistant. However, they may be a bit pricier than other models. Stone fire pits are fireproof and are less likely to cause damage. Iron fire pits such as the Pleasant Hearth Martin Fire Pit, on the other hand, may be cheaper and more accessible.
The fuel that you choose will mostly depend on your preferences as both propane and wood have advantages and disadvantages. For example, wood gives an authentic grilling experience but it is not a clean source of energy. Propane gas grills such as the RiverGrille Cowboy Charcoal Grill may be clean and much efficient than wood.
Shape and cooking area
The shape of your fire pit grill matters a lot since it will impact your cooking experience. Fire pit grills with larger cooking area such as the Campfire Defender Protect Preserve Pop-Up Fire Pit that has a 505 square inch are can cook more food. These are great if you host a lot of people in your backyard. The shape also determines how much you can grill as round fire pit grills tend to have smaller surfaces. Of course, the 31-inch RiverGrille Cowboy Charcoal Grill is an exception.
When it comes to the grates, you need to choose the best material. Stainless steel grates are popular for their weather-resistant nature, which makes them more durable. They are also easy to use and resistant to bacteria making them a perfect choice for cooking. Cast iron grates, on the other hand, are cheaper and retain heat better than steel grates. The grates should also be adjustable for better grilling.
Do you want a permanent fire pit grill in your backyard or do you want a portable grill that you can easily transport? Smaller fire pit grills such as the BALI OUTDOORS Wood Burning Fire Pit are easy to transport and store. Larger or heavier fire pit grills such as the Pleasant Hearth Martin Fire Pit may be difficult to move.
A warranty gives the client confidence that the product is in good condition and that it is durable. In this regard, both the Campfire Defender Protect Preserve Pop-Up Fire Pit and the Pleasant Hearth Martin Fire Pit stood out as they had a 1-year limited warranty.
Once you start using your fire pit grill, you will have to remove any ash that develops on the grills. You also have to clean and maintain it regular if you want it to be durable. Some fire pit grills have ash collection trays but some need to be tipped down. You want to buy a fire pit grill that can easily be cleaned.
Using a fire pit grill can easily become dangerous if the machine does not have safety features. The Campfire Defender Protect Preserve Pop-Up, for example, has a heat shield to ensure that the heat does not damage the surface or cause a fire.
The weight of the fire pit grill is important as it can negatively affect your cooking experience. Ideally, you want a light grill that can be transported and easily assembled without much hassle. The Campfire Defender Protect Preserve Pop-Up was the lightest at about 7 pounds.
There is nothing as annoying as cooking on a grill without the right accessories. Not only will you likely end up with badly grilled food but you will also be putting your safety at risk. Some of the key accessories to look out for include tongs, skewers, heat-resistant pots, and even a grill rack.