When compiling this list, we considered the major online stores, namely Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot. We also looked at fire pits with at least 50 reviews this year alone. Based on that, these are the 5 best top rated fire pits of 2016.

Landmann USA Big Sky Fire Pit, Wildlifefghjkl

4.7 out of 5 overall rating.

Key Features

  • Wildlife cutouts.
  • Comes in black finish and sand-painted finish for corrosion resistance and rustic protection.
  • Includes full-size cooking grate, full-diameter handle, spark screen and poker.
  • Measures 23-1/2 inches in diameter.
  • The fire bowl is 12.5 inches deep.

Some of the positive reviews

“Christmas gift for my son! He absolutely loves it! I was amazed at the size!”

“Oh ~~I really love it. It is big and easy to assemble.”

“Absolutely love it! Perfect size for the 5-7 of us that gather around it; and we all can feel some heat. Have not used the grill surface except once or twice, but there have been no issues with cracking or rust. It does take significantly more wood than our last one…”

“Awesome love it and you can BBQ on it too I would recommend”

“Put it together on 5 minutes and I am very impressed with the quality!”

Critical Reviews

Seems the major problem was that the packaging as most of the negative reviews were about damaging  and denting.

“Looks great but came dented and warped…”

“…lid is cheap arrived damaged/deformed. Poker threads snapped first use…”

“The cover deteriorates after awhile (1.5 years?)… the top is opening up and deforming…”

Landmann 28345 Big Sky Stars and Moons Fire pit

Features

  • LANDMANN BIG STARS AND MOON FIRE PIT Stars and moons design cutouts and black finish
  • Large 23-1/2-inch fire bowl.
  • Sturdy steel construction with black finis.
  •   Comes with a cooking grate, spark screen and poke.
  • Also features a safety ring for easy transport.
Positive reviews

“Makes a house a home! A unique and special gift for yourself or family…”

“Great pit for the price. Holds a lot of logs, the grill works great for cooking on it (we did steaks on it, fabulous). And the designs on the side really make a nice ambiance. Would certainly recommend it.”

“Happy addition to my garden…”

“Awesome firepit!!”

“This worked out perfect for adding some sparkle to our back yard at night!”

Critical reviews.

“Rust bucket”

“We returned our purchase as the quality was awful. About ten years ago we bought the same thing, so thought we would replace it with one similar by the same manufacturer. Wrong. Not worth the money.”

“Rusts easily and paint chips. Looked good for the first few months…”

Landmann 23-1/2-Inch Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit.

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Landmann Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit is not only the most popular and best selling among the Landmann fire pits, but also the overall best seller across all brands of fire pits.

Selling Features include:

  • Attractive, decorative cutouts..
  • Large 23-1/2-Inch Fire Bow.
  • Sturdy steel construction.
  • Spark screen and poker included.
Positive reviews

“Stout and strong…”

“Absolutely as advertised…”

“It’s the greatest fire pit ever!! We love it. Nice and sturdy.”

“Exactly what I wanted; we have used it several times and it works fine…”

“This fire pit has actually exceeded my expectations. It arrived very quickly and was easy to assemble. It is very pretty and is a great size for a small backyard like mine…”

 Critical reviews

“…a large amount of the paint was peeling off of it…”

“it arrived with a huge dent in the middle of the bowl as well as the cover”

“retrofit a missing bolt that supports one of the 3 levers that the top rests on.”

Fire Sense Folding Fire Pit818hgyngw0l-_sl1500_

Is the most popular fire pit in the Fire Sense brand.

Features

  • Comes in 22 and 29 inches.
  • Heat resistant painted steel bowl.
  • Folds for Easy Portability.
  • fire screen, log grate, cooking grate, and fire tool included.Carrying bag also included.
Positive reviews

“Doesn’t seem sturdy at first, but did just fine! It’s been outside for about a month under our covered driveway and hasn’t rusted.”

“I am really happy with this product, it came quickly and is in nice condition. Light to lift, easy to clean, and as sturdy as expected.”

“Surprised at how well this little fire pit is holding up. Great little product.”

Critical reviews

“Very cheaply made.

“It is fine. It works. The legs are chincy and don’t work great. It’s a cheap not worth the money I paid fire pit. definitely.”

“flimsy.”

Best Choice Products BCP Extruded Aluminum Gas Outdoor Fire Pit Table With Covera1bcajhllyl-_sl1500_

For the 5th  position we included a fire pit table.

  • It is made out of extruded aluminum for weather resistance.
  • Painted in a dark brown color.
  •  Contains a door that opens to store a 20lbs propane tank.
  • Contains a lid that transforms  the fire pit into a table.
  • Includes glass beads and a protective cover.
Positive reviews

“I love it. It has a good flame and looks great”

“Great fire pit. Durable and quality materials. I didn’t need extra fire glass as there was more than enough”

“Love it! Perfect size for our space. Easy to assemble and turn on…”

“Can’t beat this thing for the money! Good quality for half the price of what a similar table costs…”

“Love this item! It kicks off some decent heat”

Negative reviews”

Seems the issue has mostly to do with burner system in some of the fire pits.

“Works great sometimes but has random flameouts.”

“…the burner only stays lit for about 10 seconds and consistently will always turn off after it makes a click noise…”

“…Installed igniter is no good on mine. The flame will go out when on or around high setting…”

There you have your list of the best selling and top rated fire pits and its obvious the Landmann Brand is the most popular.

Except for the Best Choice fire pit table, all these fire pits currently cost less than $100.  They are all quite durable and okay fire pits but if I were to recommend one of these fire pits,  the Landmann USA Big Sky Fire Pit, Wildlife would be my choice. Unless it comes damaged or you leave it exposed to the elements, this one is guaranteed to last.

 

 

 

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