Have you ever wanted to sit around your Brazier in the evening? It can be a great way to talk with friends or talk about what has happened over the day. There s nothing primal, deep within our psyches that makes us feel safe and secure when we are sat around a crackling fire. Watching the flames gently dance around while the warmth of the fire is comforting is such a calming feeling that it is so easy to just fall asleep around your garden furniture. You wouldn t even realise you were lying in bed until the next morning.
Some people get fire pits for garden use, so they can cook their food on them. This sounds like a good idea, but the problem with this is that wood burns rather efficiently and you do need to treat the fire pits annually to keep them looking and sounding their best. If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain then the annual task can be rather unpleasant. You have to scrape the burnt pieces off the surface, and any fuel that has been used up has to be cleaned up before it starts on again. If you use a metal pit, then this task becomes much simpler, as corrosion will not be an issue and you won t have to scrape as much.
One thing that you do need to make sure you buy in large quantities is fire bowls. These are a combination of natural stone and bricks that sit on top of the natural stone grates. If you use a regular pit, you have to separate the cooking surface from the grate. Naturally, if you have a wooden grate, then you will need to use wood ash to cover the grate. It is a shame to ruin a perfectly good fire pit by using unsuitable materials.
Natural stone and brick fire pits do tend to rust. Rusting occurs when there is a build up of moisture in the pit, and the rusting can also happen if you move the bowl in different areas of your garden. If you are looking at a pit that will be used outside, then you could probably get away with painting it so that it does not look like it has rusted, but if you intend the pit to be inside then you will want to paint it to protect it from any damage that may occur over time. It is a shame to let something that looked so attractive become dull and colourless, but painting is an easy solution to the problem, and it will also make the bowl look much better.
Another way to protect your fire pit is to make sure you purchase some protective gear. You should wear a pair of gloves, a face mask, thick wool socks, and protective eye and mouth protection. You can also buy special fire bowl pads that fit around the entire table top. These pads do the same job as table top gloves, but they prevent things like ash and sparks from spreading all over the place.
When it comes to the best fire pits for garden use, there are two options. You can either buy one that is already made or buy one that is ready to use. The ready to use pits are cheaper, but they tend to take up more space than ones that are ready to go. There are plenty of advantages to having a pre-made pit, but if you are short on time, then it may be best to go for one of the ready to use pits that you can buy in most DIY stores.