BTU standards for British Thermal Units can simply be defined as the heat value of fire pit fuels; propane, ethanol or natural gas. BTU can also be described as the unit that measures the heat generated by a fire pit burner which makes a fire pit’s BTU rating so important, and why fire pits and fire pit tables with high BTU are considered functionally better for heat purposes.
However, you shoulder know that a higher BTU rating in a fire pit does not necessarily mean more heat for you. Although the BTU rating a fire pit table does have an effect on the heat generated, there are other additional factors that will also affect the heat output of your fire pit table, such as gas pressure, the orifice size and how much air mixes with the gas, the size and the design of the burner.
Thus a higher BTU rating does not automatically translate into more heat generated unless these other factors within the fire pit are efficient to enable the fire pit burner to operate at its maximum. You can read more details on this factors and how they affect heat output HERE.
But if the fire pit table has a high BTU rating and the lighting system within the fire table is efficient , you should have some decent heat generated from your fire pit table.
Below is a list of some of best gas fire pit tables with some of the highest BTU ratings in the market.
Please note that we are in no way saying or guaranteeing that you will have the expected advertised heat output. This is only based on the manufacturer’s BTU rating of said fire pit table, nothing else.
1. Bali Outdoors Propane Gas Fire Pit Table
If you are on the hunt for a high BTU fire pit table, you are more than likely to love this popular 60,000 BTU Bali Outdoors Propane Gas Fire Pit Table. A centerpiece that will no doubt change your backyard or patio for the better, it runs on a 20 pound LPG tank that is well concealed by a rectangular bottom.
- Dimensions 42 L x 24 W x 24.2 H inch
- Made from stainless steel, stamped iron, and tiles
- Bonfire is rated at 60,000 BTU
- Easy to use on/off switch
- Comes with a black steel cover lid
- Includes 15 pounds of blue fire glass
The construction is solid and durable, thanks to materials that are weatherproof to a good degree. Painted stamped steel that forms the bottom of the unit also swallows the tank using a well-positioned and convenient trap door. The design is neat while remaining tough and durable. The fire pan comes with a covering lid which plays two parts. The first is covering the pan and keeping moisture, wetness, and dirt from the area when not in use.
And second, the cover lid also serves to extend the surface area of the tabletop when the fire is not in use.
The pan is inclusive of 15 pounds of blue fire glass that adds to the aesthetic of the unit while doing an excellent job of dispersing the heat from the flames.
While the features on this unit are excellent, you will love the unit’s ability to dispense warmth to all those seating around it.
Should you get weary of tile’s look over time, you will be glad to know that this fire pit allows you to easily change them to desired ones with ease any time you please.
2. The Outdoor Greatroom Company Balsam Montego Fire Pit Table
If sophistication is an attribute that you must have in a fire pit, then perhaps your search ends right here with the Outdoor Greatroom Company Balsam Fire Pit Table. This fire pit is perfect for an outdoor area or patio space that is looking for a touch of class, warmth, and great ambiance on summer or winter nights.
This unit’s bonfire is rated at 80,000 BTU. The fire pan is durable and made from stainless and includes gorgeous clear fire glass gems to accentuate your décor whether the fire is on or off.
The unit has a metal frame for strength and stability with a design with a curved outline on the base and dark colors complement the dark smooth glass top, the dancing yellow flames as well as the clear gems for a delectable contrast.
- Dimensions are 60 x 21 x 30 inches
- Constructed with tempered glass top and wicker steel
- Bonfire rated at 80,000 BTU
- Uses a 20 pound LPG but is also natural gas compatible
- User-friendly operation with on/off switch
- The cover lid is made from gray glass
- Comes with 15 pounds of blue fire glass
Using this unit is incredibly easy as it is equipped with two ignition systems. You can get the fire going by switching the on/off knob or you can opt to use the battery-powered sparker right next to the knob.
Apart from the stellar functional attributes, consumers loved the sleek, clean, and neat design presented by this fire pit. The contrasting dark colors, wicker steel design with clear glass and flame is simply adorable.
Further, a unique feature of this fire pit is that it not only uses LPG but can also accommodate natural gas, thanks to the conversion kit that comes included with the unit.
3. Foowin Fire Pit Table
The beauty of a well-constructed and high BTU fire pit such as the Foowin Fire Pit table lies in the construction and versatility. This fire pit table has durable construction and a well-aerated design for safety as well as to withstand the weather elements on your patio.
The unit is made from alloy steel and painted over to effectively prevent rust.
The dark color matches well with the dark smooth stone used for the top. This top presents plenty of space for placing drinks when spending time with friends.
The bonfire on this unit is rated at 60,000 BTU. But powerful as the flame may be, the unit is also easy to operate and regulate as you conveniently adjust the fire and heat to your liking. This is possible using the regulation knob that also serves as the on/off switch for this fire pit.
On occasions when you want the flame for ambiance but do not need the heat, you can have the flame going and use the tempered clear glass cover to cover the flame.
The versatility lies in the fact that this unit can be ignited using the knob option, or you can also opt to use the battery-powered sparker for ignition.
The design is seamless and comes with adjustable legs that allow you to customize the height to your liking.
- This unit stands at 43 x 32 x 23 inches
- Made from stainless steel, allow steel and stone
- 60,000 BTU is the bonfire rating
- Utilizes a 20 pound LPG tank
- Smooth and easy operation with an on/off switch
- includes Tempered clear glass windshield and burner cover
- Comes with a Lava stone
While fire glass is highly popular because of its mesmerizing beauty, some consumers prefer a more muted and natural look. If you are one of those consumers, you will probably appreciate the lava stone that comes with this fire pit. You will also love the muted appeal that the dark colors of steel, stone, and lava rock provide.
As an added bonus, a glass windshield and burner cover is also included with your purchase.
4. The Outdoor Greatroom Company Key Largo Fire Table
For the consumer who is not big on flashy but appreciates simplicity and class, the Key Largo Fire Table does not disappoint. The unit’s beauty lies in its rectangular low profile minimal design and neutral colors.
The unit’s exterior has a muted but gorgeous appeal in addition to extreme durability.
The construction comprises a super cast concrete top which comes in a midnight mist hue while the stucco base is peppered with black flecks for a beautifully understated feel and look.
- Perfect outdoor size at 48 x 19.5 x 22.75 inches
- Constructed with concrete for extreme durability
- Bonfire rating is 80,000 BTU
- Conceals a 20 pound LPG tank/ compatible with natural gas with included kit
- Smooth operation with an on/off switch knob of sparker
- Tempered clear gray glass cover
- Inclusive of clear fire glass gems
Patios are meant for comfort and can look great as long as you select practical, gorgeous, and durable furniture pieces that can withstand the weather elements, and this high BTU fire pit table option is said to delivers a warm glow that’s perfect for relaxing outside.
5. Napoleon STTR2-BZ St. Tropez Patio Fire Table
The Napoleon St Tropez Patio Fire Table pleasantly breaks away from the mold and offers a beautiful strutted top that features rust-resistant aluminum construction. The smooth top is made with broad strips of aluminum that is extremely durable and come finished with a rust-proof bronze rustic look.
The contrast of the rustic top goes well with the stainless steel pit filled with a bed of topaz crystal embers.
- Dimensions of this unit are 23 x 48 x 49 inches
- Made from stainless steel and aluminum
- 60,000 BTU bonfire rating
- Conceals a 20 pound LPG tank
- User friendly On/off switch
- Comes with a burner lid
- Inclusive of a fire glass
The metal base of this unit seats low and comfortably conceals a 20 pound LPG tank. The base is painted over for a bronze rustic finish that keeps any rust at bay and increases the longevity of the unit while contributing to a seamless design. Your patio will not only look lovely, but you are also sure that you are getting value for money with a high BTU fire pit.
6. The Outdoor Greatroom Company Uptown Fire Pit Table
Ideal for large outdoor living spaces due to its size, the Uptown Fire Pit Table not only delivers a high BTU bonfire of up to 80,000 BTU for guaranteed warmth on those chilly and wintry nights, but it also comes with more than adequate space useful for holding plates, wine glasses, and even food prep.
The design is linear but with a twist. Its additional rectangular tabletop is very practical and adds to the design of this fire pit.
The design is perfect for entertaining because of the added space you have while still enjoying the flames.
This fire pit is set up to use liquid propane but like most of the Outdoor GreatRoom fire tables, this can be just as easily converted to utilize natural gas should you wish to and comes inclusive of a conversion kit for that very purpose.
- This unit stands at 64.5 x 48.25 x 23.63 inches
- The material used includes cast concrete, tile, and stainless steel
- Bonfire rating of 80,000 BTU
- Uses a 20 pound LPG tank/ natural gas compatible
- Easy operation with an on/off switch
- Grey glass burner cover
- Inclusive of clear fire glass
The stucco base is durable and does an excellent job of concealing the LPG tank while the midnight hue on the cast concrete top also delivers a smooth and neat look.
7. The Outdoor Greatroom Company Kenwood Fire Table
Size can be a factor when selecting a fire pit table that will work well and complement the size of your patio. If you have an extensive patio and are looking for a fire pit unit with a bit of size without compromising on elegance, the Kenwood Fire Table has you covered.
This unit will grace your outdoor space with a modern, contemporary look and compact convenience that you will love. The stylish design features an amber-brown composite decking for the top. Composite is a rust-proof material that’s both durable and easy to clean.
The edges of the composite are neatly lined with aluminum finishes with graphite grey powder-coating for rust proofing. Its top also comprises a crystal fire plus burner that delivers a warm glow perfect for outdoor relaxation.
The unit like all the rest in this post, perfectly conceals a standard propane tank in the base for a fluid look.
- Unit size is 50″ by 81”x 30 inches
- Constructed with aluminum framing, stainless steel, and composite top
- 80,000 BTU is the bonfire rating
- Utilizes a 20 pound LPG tank/ natural gas compatible
- Operation is smooth with on/off knob
- Grey glass burner cover
- Inclusive of clear fire glass
This unit is an excellent consideration for consumers who have a patio with ample space. The construction materials and design not only make this unit awesome to look at but also practical in terms of producing impressive warmth while delivering delightful décor.
The above review of High BTU fire pits offer you an excellent breadth of choice when it comes to outdoor fire pit options. For those who want a sleek and glitzy unit, or those whose taste in a fire pit is more inclined towards an understated class, there is something for everyone in this post.