Fire pit accessories can
go a long way in making your outdoor space just as functional,
versatile and convenient as your indoor space.
Almost every fire pit accessory can be purchased
This is great,
because you can stay within your budget by
adding fire pit accessories over time or only get those items
that fit your lifestyle right now.
Fire pits boast plenty of extras. The sheer number and variety is
enough to make your head spin.
To help review the
options, here's a rundown of some of the most popular fire pit
Just in case you
don't know, s'mores are marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between
two graham crackers.
Cuisinart S'mores Maker
locks six of these
delicious campfire confections in place making it easy to cook several over an
But you don't need a blazing campfire.
S'mores makers are
outdoor fire pit accessories that work just as well when you hold
them over coals, and depending on the fire
pit design, a s'mores maker can be
used in your indoor oven as well.
Fire pit grates
can be used with wood burning fire pits
or propane fire pits.
there are two types. One
holds and raises firewood above ground level and the other holds and cooks food
above the fire.
This fire pit grate grate
bolts to a fire pit ring, slides onto a sleeve,
and self-locks, The sleeve lets you raise, lower, and pivot the
grate over the fire. Slide the grate off the sleeve and
set it aside when you're not cooking on the it.
Fire pit grates come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending
on the fire pit design and is usually included as part of
a fire pit kit.
pinch, a standard grill grate gets the job done.
To experience the
warm glow of an outdoor propane fire pit or a natural
gas fire pit, you'll need fire pit burners or fire pit rings.
As with fire pit grates, your fire pit
kit might come burner ready. And can also be equipped with
push button ignitions.
If you are building your
own fire pit, you can get purchase a fire pit ring
Fire pit burners come
in a variety of sizes and shapes,
including square, round, and
Steel fire pit rings with
galvanized pipe fittings are best, as they resist
Part of the fun of a wood burning fire pit is
using a fire pit poker to poke and prod the fire and
to re-arrange the logs.
This fire pit tool is also useful when you need to
grab ahold of a pot or kettle handle that's hot and suspended above a
They're usually made of wrought iron, and
you will find some modern looking fire pit pokers made of
tubular steel with powder coated finishes.
Some of the handles can be quite decorative and
are wood or synthetic.
For larger fires, it's best to invest
in a longer poker so you can keep your distance.
Fire pit screens rest on
top of a fire pit and were first
designed as fire
These outdoor fire pit
accessories minimize the amount of wind in and around the burning wood
and keep sparks from escaping.
With the advent
of propane and natural gas fire pit accessories, fire pit screens
are wonderfully decorative fire pit accessories that are
domed, fireproof, and manufactured in stainless steel and iron.
Some have no handles at all and some models
have handles positioned at the top. And when the screen is removed,
the fire is entirely exposed.
Other models (like the
fire pit in the inset) pivot back to
expose only the part of the fire you want to get at. This is
to figure out where to put a hot screen just to access the
Fire pit tongs are outdoor
fire pit accessories that serve two purposes:
If you plan to cook on your fire pit AND use wood as
fuel, you'll want to have one of each.
fire pit cover
helps protect your investment by shielding it from
This one is custom. Most fit loosely around
your fire pit.
The best protection comes from fire pit
covers that are vented, lined with PVC, and have a
drawstring that gathers and stays put at the bottom.
Fire pit logs add campfire warmth --
both visual and the kind you can feel.
good thing, because fire outdoor propane fire pits are normally used
late in the day when temperatures are cool.
Natural gas fire pits and propane
made of concrete or ceramic and mimic the natural
look of wood.
irons are outdoor fire pit accessories that make cooking under
an open sky fun.
Grill wonderful sandwiches, fruit
pies, sausage links, French toast, cornbread, fried potatoes,
pizza and more.
This pie iron kit
comes with a recipe book, 2
pie irons, and a convenient carrying case.
this double sandwich pie iron
is called the
King of Pie Irons and also comes with its own recipes.
Both are cast iron construction, have recipes for
so many different foods that I know you will have fun learning to make.
This is one of
those outdoor fire pit accessories
that takes awhile to make enough food for a group of people, but it's
worth the wait.