Fire bowls have many advantages and make your garden even more inviting. In addition to the attractive appearance and a romantic atmosphere, the fire pits provide pleasant warmth. You can also use them as a grill. Which model is suitable for which purpose and what else you need to consider when buying.
With our checklist you can get a comprehensive overview. Further down you will find concrete product recommendations for Fire Bowls.
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- With a fire bowl you create a romantic atmosphere in your garden or on your terrace. The open fire in a robust bowl is reminiscent of the campfires on an adventure vacation.
- So that you can enjoy naturally blazing flames in a residential area, there are some safety aspects to consider. In particular, models made of durable materials such as cast iron, stainless steel, ceramic, clay, steel and terracotta are approved for use in a fire bowl. In addition, for maximum stability, your fire bowl should stand on three legs made of dimensionally stable steel. Level floors with stone slabs are best as a base for the frame of the legs.
- Steel fire bowls are usually coated with a special thermal paint that makes the model heat-resistant up to 800 degrees Celsius. In addition, these special paints protect against corrosion.
- The conventional fire bowl is round in shape.
- In addition to the standard round model, there are also fire baskets, which are usually angular in shape.
- There is more space for firewood in tall baskets than in the shallow bowls. Nevertheless, both variants can be effortlessly transformed into a grill with a matching grate.
- The grate can be placed directly on the bowl or basket. Alternatively, a design with a grill grate floating freely above the fire adds flair.
- A fire bowl in the garden is a good choice not only as a barbecue and as a romantic source of light from dusk.
- The shapely bowls provide warmth on cold days and therefore make the stay outdoors pleasant. Finally, your fire bowl, when it is not attracting attention with blazing flames, is always a unique decorative element.
- While models made of coated steel and stainless steel are weatherproof and easy to clean, clay, ceramic and terracotta bowls are more suitable for decorating your garden.
- All fire bowls that are not made of metal can be sensitive to high temperatures. For barbecue fans , cast iron fire bowls are the best choice as a premium heat storage device.
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FAQ About Fire Bowl
Fire bowl what to consider?
It is important for your safety that you do not use your fire bowl indoors or in covered places. The place should therefore always be completely outdoors. Of course, you must also ensure that the fire bowl does not tip over or wobble. Therefore, choose a base that is straight and fireproof (e.g. stone). Sometimes fire bowls are also supplied with a suitable „underlay“. Be sure to pay attention to this point, because sometimes embers fall to the ground.
What is a fire bowl?
A fire bowl is – as the name suggests – a specific bowl in which fire can be made. This must necessarily be placed outside and completely outdoors (without a canopy). The advantage of the fire bowl is that you can transport it felxibly to the desired place. However, fire is prohibited in many public places (e.g. parks), so always inform yourself exactly about the regulations.
What is allowed to burn in a fire bowl?
You can burn wood in a fire bowl. It must be dry and untreated. Sometimes charcoal is also suitable, e.g. if you convert the fire bowl into a grill. Then, as a rule, additional equipment is necessary. Feel free to take a look at our guide on the subject, because there you will find great product recommendations as well as the purchase criteria for fire bowls that are also to be used for barbecuing. Note that charcoal tends not to produce beautiful flames, but rather embers
What size fire bowl?
If you want to enjoy real flames, your fire bowl should be at least 60 cm tall. However, larger versions up to 100 cm are better. Larger your fire bowl should not necessarily be, because from one meter you need a special permit in many regions. Since the regulations regarding fire bowls vary greatly, we cannot give any general rules and specifications here. Therefore, inform yourself before buying what is valid for your hometown. Also the regulations of the landlord and/or the house rules can contain appropriate clauses if necessary. Sometimes open fires are prohibited altogether, so you should also clarify these contingencies.
How hot does a fire bowl get?
There is no general answer to how hot a fire bowl gets. Fire generally burns hotter the more oxygen enriches the flames. The fuel material also plays a role. In general, of course, fire is always hot and should be lit and properly extinguished with the utmost care and control.
How long does a fire bowl burn?
How long a fire bowl burns depends on the fuel material. The size of the material is also important. Hardwood burns particularly long. However, make sure that the wood is really dry. Depending on the occasion, you can also use charcoal. Here, however, embers rather than a flame is created. To find the right fire bowl for you, check out our guide on the subject. There you will find a comprehensive checklist and helpful product recommendations.
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