You’ve got a few friends over, and you’re having a lot of fun on your outdoor patio. You’re laughing, and the kids are running around outside. Slowly, as the sun goes down, you start to get kind of chilly, but you don’t want the party to stop yet. It’s not meant to be, though. The cold sets in, the kids start whining and then everyone heads home. If you’ve got a fire to huddle around as the sun goes away, you can stay outside for longer. Outdoor gas fire pits can make the chill a little more tolerable and increase the length of your gatherings—without any of the smoke of a wood-burning fire. They use propane gas, so you don’t have to say “white rabbits” at all. The smoke will never shift your way, because there will be no smoke.
Outdoor gas fire pits aren’t only great for having people over, though. You can just light up your fire pit anytime you want. Maybe you’re having a romantic moment with your partner or your kids have a hankering for some s’mores. The fire pit will become a staple of your weekend nights. We’ve rounded up the best outdoor gas fire pits for you. Check out our three picks below.
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1. U-MAX Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit Table
Unlike other propane gas fire tables, this one comes with a wind guard to keep the flame under control. You still get a blast of heat on chilly evenings but without having to watch the flame too closely. This elegant table is made of durable rattan and powder-coated aluminum. To start up this table with 50,000 BTU heat, you simply press a button. The propane tank is sold separately. It’s available in a 44 in. size (pictured) or a 32 in. size.
2. TACKLIFE Propane Fire Pit Table
This propane gas table takes the least fun part of having a fire—the ashes and smog—out of the equation. This clean-burning table is made out of stainless steel, so it won’t literally crack under pressure. There’s an easy-to-use automatic ignition button to start up your fire. The table has a durable cover, which allows you to use the table outside long after the warm nights have passed.
3. Outland Living 36-Inch Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Table
This elegant fire pit is just ready for entertaining. The square table works as a centerpiece in a group of patio furniture or can be set up between two chairs. Made out of an extra durable wicker and powder coated aluminum frame, the table is a piece of furniture that you’ll get a lot of use out of. With the fire pit, you get a 3-ft. hose with regulator, 8 mm black tempered glass tabletop and a 15.5-lb. arctic ice decorative glass rock set. It comes in espresso brown or slate gray.