How do I Choose the Best Fire Pit Grill?

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  • Written By: Emily Espinoza
  • Edited By: Susan Barwick
  • Last Modified Date: 08 January 2019
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In order to choose the best fire pit grill, consider where you want to use your grill, how you would like to use it, and which of the available options you would like. Fire pit grills range from small and portable to large and permanently installed. There are also different types of grills to suit different kinds of cooking. There are style and feature options that may also appeal to you and play a role in your final decision.

If you would like to use your fire pit grill in a small area of your yard or would like to have the option of moving your grill, then there are many models of free-standing, movable grills. Some of them are large enough to have several people sit around them and enjoy the fire, but are still manageable enough to move. There are also very small versions that are portable enough to take with you on a trip but are too small to gather around. This kind of fire pit grill is often made out of cast iron, which is relatively inexpensive. They can also be found in other materials such as copper or steel that may last longer, but will also cost more in the initial purchase.


If your desired fire pit grill location is one specific place at your home, then you can build a permanent fire pit. These can take the form of an actual fireplace or a round or square pit where a fire can be built and grilled over. They are often constructed of stone or brick and can be built as part of an outdoor living area. Many people like to build one of these fire pit grills as part of a patio or in combination with seating.

The next thing to consider is how you would like to use your fire pit grill. Presumably you would like to use it for cooking food over a flame, but there are other variables. For example, if you would like to be able to cook food for large gatherings, choose a grill big enough to accommodate that kind of cooking. If you cook over a wood fire for a small family then a smaller, simpler grill should suit you just fine. Many models come with a rotisserie for roasting meats.

Finally, you will also have several options for personalizing your choice of fire pit grill with the available styles and features. Some fire pits come with different types of grills or covers that can be interchanged for different purposes. Beyond functional options, there are also many aesthetic features to choose from including colors, patterns and finishes. Some of these options affect the cost of your grill.



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