Fire Pit Tips and Tricks You Should Know This Summer

July 18, 2022

A fire pit can be a gorgeous embellishment for your outdoor setup. However, you have to keep it in good condition to get the most out of it. These are some tips that will not only help you maintain your fire pit but also give you some additional ideas for it. 

What Are Some Fire Pit Tips?

If you have a fire pit, you probably want to know, "Are there fire pit tricks I should know about?" The answer is yes, and these are five that will help you get the most out of it:

1. Use your fire pit to grill.

You may have only thought about using your fire pit to adorn your backyard. However, you can take advantage of its grilling abilities to spice up your next holiday celebration. To make that happen, you only need to purchase a steel or cast iron grill grate and the necessary grilling items. You could have an epic summer barbecue a few minutes later.

Cast iron grates are the best to use because they retain the heat more effectively. Setting them up takes only a few seconds. Just place them on top of your fire pit and add your favorite meats, fish, veggies, or marshmallows if you like. Be sure to snap some pictures and videos so that you can share the festivities on social media. 

2. Take advantage of its anti-mosquito aspects.

Mosquitos are probably the most annoying bugs in the world because they sneak up on you when you’re trying to relax outside. Their bites leave a lot to be desired as well. One trick you can do is to burn some sage in your fire pit. The sage will make the mosquitos run like the wind and keep them from crashing your nighttime activity. 

3. Don’t forget your fire mat.

Take a few extra dollars and invest in a fire pit mat. The mat will have fire-resistant material to prevent any harm from coming to the flooring underneath. Your flooring will thank you for it. 

4. Use an Electrolight FireStarter

Are you tired of using matches and lighters to spark up your fire pit? If so, you might want to consider buying an Electrolight FireStarter. There’s no need for charcoal when you use an Electolight FireStarter. Simply press the button and send heated air to get the torch going immediately. 

5. Use uniform wood pieces for longer burning.

Use uniform wood pieces if you want your fire to burn longer. Another idea is to use kiln-dried firewood for your fire pit, which has much less moisture than other types of wood. You can get a long-lasting fire out of it that you can enjoy the entire night. 

Those few tips will help you maintain your gorgeous fires longer and entertain your guests and family in new ways. You’ll come up with additional ideas after you experiment with the ones mentioned above. Have fun with your fire pit and keep the light burning forever. 

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