10 Best Outdoor Gas Fire Pit Tables – A 2020 Definitive Guide
The winter is officially here and this calls for searching the best gas fire pit tables out there. After all, we cannot settle for less when it comes to enjoying the cool breeze in your backyard without dying of cold. We also cannot settle for less in terms of spicing up our little get-together spot.
That technically goes to say that fire pit tables in your backyards or gardens occupy the center stage of the whole space. If not the center stage, it definitely lures the eyes of your visitors towards it simply because its a source of heat – something we cannot ignore in cold nights. Considering this, you’d have to put some extra thought into buying the right kind of fire pit table.
We have curated a list of some of the trending fire pits that you need to check out asap. The products we are going to review here are known for their looks and performance – the two key metrics you should employ to choose the right product. We’ll talk about these metrics first before plunging into the product list.
What makes “best gas fire pit tables” best?
First of all, because of the menace wood fire pits create in a number of ways, gas fire pit tables are in fashion. They are an excellent substitute to the former and here’s why.
Performance (and safety)
You know how frustrating lighting wood can be. You have to have some fuel at your disposal, otherwise, you’re left with long hours of blowing the wood and burning matches or lighters. As compared to this, lighting a gas pit is a matter of a few seconds.
It’s not hard to understand, right? Since it’s fueled by gas, you only have to turn that knob, ignite that match or lighter and voila! Your fire is ready.
Besides being easy in setting up the fire, gas fire pit tables are extremely safe. They do not indulge in undue sparks. They do not produce splinters. And better yet, the flame is always steady.
These fire pit tables run on propane as fuel. This gas is very clean in burning and produces little smoke as compared to wood or normal gas. If you’re allergic to smoke or have some kind of sensitivity towards it, that should be good news for you.
Human capacity is limitless when it comes to art, you know this. This is true in the case of the products we are talking about. The best gas fire pit tables out there are also the most stunning.
They come in various sizes and colors, not to mention design variations. Some are round, others are square or rectangular. Some are made from stainless steel, while others are carved out of stones.
We’re going to provide a lot of options on this list, and it is up to you to select the piece that will most likely accentuate the looks of your backyard, patio, or garden. We agree that there aren’t a lot of color variations, but as a true art lover, you know there are many ways to turn a dull design into an alluring one.
In that case, you can rely on stone fire pits because they can be easily colored and redecorated. But if we steer clear of this mumbo jumbo and be honest, we’d know that fire pits are always meant to be of darker colors and character. After all, winter is the season of dark shades of colors.
Having said that, it’s time to let you in on a few points that are a surefire way of helping you choose the right propane fire pit for the outdoors of your house.
What to consider when purchasing dining tables with fire pit in the middle?
We’ll like to repeat what you’ve been reading on most of the blogs. One size does not fit all. In our case, one model may not be suitable for everyone.
We are aware of the overwhelmingness of choosing “the one” from myriads of different products. That’s why we’ve narrowed down a few factors that you should bear in mind when you’re browsing or scrolling through the products in our list below.
1. Size and form
The foremost thing that our eyes see is the size and the form or the design of a product. Similarly, while choosing fire pits for your backyard, you’d have to look for these two in the first place.
Gas fire pits, as I said, are either made from stone, steel, faux-wood or bricks. The latter two are sometimes used as a finishing touch to the steel casing. Now, since we are looking for a durable piece, we should be going for a stone fire pit.
That’s what the instinct says. However, these products only last a single season, so to save cost, you can rely on metal or steel gas fire pits. Talking about the design, you’re looking for tables more than just pits, and that’s exactly what we are targeting here.
2. Ease of carrying it around
The second thing to look for in propane gas fire pits is their portability (read this before you think about it). You’d want to buy a portable or movable product if you wish to take it with you on camping. Also, with portability, make sure that you choose a lightweight product.
As compared to this, if you wish to leave it as it is on your patio or in your backyard, then portability shouldn’t be an issue at all.
3. Ignition types
Each gas fire pit comes with its own ignition type. In general, there are three kinds of ignition systems installed:
- Matchlight ignition
- Electronic ignition
- Spark ignition
The first one is in the cheaper models because using matches is less expensive. The second one uses electronic circuits to ignite a fire, and the third one also called the piezo ignition system, employs a small button that sends off sparks to ignite the fuel.
Or the British Thermal Units. In simple words, the best gas fire pit tables should at least provide 40,000 BTUs. That means it should warm a fairly large place.
When you look out for gas pits or search them online, always look for this measurement. Any product below this threshold is going to be useless for your backyard as it won’t serve the purpose of keeping your guests warm. But if your area is small or confined, you can always choose otherwise. This way, you won’t have to burn a lot of propane to stay warm throughout.
5. Propane tank size
The larger your gas fire pit’s burning ring, the bigger its tank size should be. The science is clear. You’ll need more gas to keep a large ring burning. The same will be the case if you want your flame to be brighter so much so that it can be seen during the daylight as well.
For starters, if you wish to have a fire pit table with 25 inches diameter, then you should opt for a 20-25-pound gas tank. Also, bear in your mind that you’ll have a choose liquid propane over the regular one because it bolsters more energy, and thus, more heat.
Build quality is another metric that you need to keep in mind while choosing your fire pit. This makes more sense because you are looking for a ‘table’ rather than just a pit. Anything that does not go a long way will not be a good investment at all.
If you leave it to me, I’ll definitely recommend stone fire pit tables. You can also go for steel ones if your focus is portability.
7. Safety certificates and features
The products we’re talking about play with fire, like literally. So, always make sure your model has the requisite certificates and features that ensure a long-lasting safety. For example, the model should have an emergency shut off control.
Should you want to buy a model with an external propane tank (or a large one), make sure it allows you to increase the length of the hose to keep it stored remotely in a safer place.
8. Flame intensity control
Last but not least feature you should look for in a fire pit table is a flame intensity control.
Now that we’ve talked about the features you should zero in on in a fire pit table, it’s time to delve into the products list and see what the popular brands and their products have got for us.
Best Gas Fire Pit Tables
Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 25
Weight: 49.5 lbs
Bali’s LP Gas Fireplace performs well, looks stunning, and is portable. If you’re looking for a smaller unit to warm your four-wicker chair patio set, then this should do just fine. Besides, its lighter on the pocket.
But all of this does not mean that it won’t last long. A stainless steel build gives it the necessary armor to last for at least two seasons, even more. And to your surprise, this product has all the requirements that make a fire pit table the best one for an affordable price.
For example, you get the fire intensity control knob, signature lava rocks, a propane tank, safety mechanisms installed to emergency shut it.
Dimensions: 44 x 32 x 23
Weight: 96 lbs
Another masterpiece by Outland, the Outland 401 Brown 44-Inch gas fire pit table is for large gatherings. However, do not expect it to warm the entire place as it is apparent from its BTU. Still, given its size, it also won’t leave you at the hands of frost.
If not in BTUs, it definitely wins over in looks. Available in Espresso Brown and Slate Grey, both of its square and rectangular counterparts are a treat to the eyes, which means you’ll buy yourself and your patio a style statement if you buy this product. It has won international design awards, you see.
Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 25
Weight: 55 lbs
This fire table comes in two sizes: 18.7 inches and 28 inches. Both of them are a mixture of elegant design and durable material put together to come up with an all-in-all model. That’s not all, however.
What sets this one apart from the rest is its versatility. It comes with a lid that can be used to cover up the burner and transform it into one whole outdoor dining table. That means you get a two-in-one kind of a fire pit table with increased space for things.
Its BTU is enough to keep your gang warm when you’ve invited them over for a party. The rustproof paint on the tabletop, its metal design, and the bottom steel allow you to fully use its burner for the rest of the winter without losing the actual product.
Tacklife Propane Fire Pit Table is also CSA certified, which ultimately places it on the top of the safest fire pit tables there are out there.
Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 25.4
Weight: 94 lbs
Large and raw-looking, the Endless Summer LP Gas Outdoor Fire Table will completely transform your patio with its steel lead side panels. You can also get those in weave design. Either way, you won’t regret how it looks both in daylight and at night. Add its tiled tabletop to this and what you get is a complete trendy table for your patio.
That is true for its performance as well. It has impressive BTUs and the flame burns clean and green. Safety-wise, too, the design adds a lot. For example, the holes in the sides allow gas exchange in case any undue propane accumulates below.
There’s only one drawback to this product and that’s its knob. The makers have hidden it in the base and can be accessible by opening it. That goes to say, you’re response time in an emergency is delayed by a few seconds. However, its inconspicuousness renders a clean design to the whole table.
Dimensions: 19.6 x19.6 x 29.1 inches
Weight: 78 lbs
It’s not a table, we agree, it’s just an honorary mention because I love its design, kind of bar height fire pit table. Not just me, nearly every customer has talked of how it has accentuated the look and feel of their patios. The product comes in four distinctive designs and that explains why people are drooling over it.
Some customers have mentioned the abnormal height of its flames. That’s a good thing, given it is, well, a column of fire.
Its burner and the surrounding top are made from stainless steel. Yes, this material is durable, but in this model, it seems only for two years at the most. This is evident from the complaints of some customers.
But you know a product can’t last forever. So, we’d have to compromise on its life for its great looks. Also, since it’s a column and you can keep a larger tank in the base, you can enjoy longer periods of fire without running out of propane very soon.
Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 25.4 inches
Weight: 69.4 lbs
This product comes with a table insert, a cover in case you want to use it as a table, and brown fire glass for exquisite looks during the night. Overall, you can call this model of Endless Summer a subtle addition to your patio because of its wicker design. This will indeed go well with your wicker chairs.
You can buy the table with either wide wicker panels or small, depending on the wicker width of your chairs. Both models, however, have resin tile mantels that efficiently live longer.
Performance-wise, the fire pit table offers 50,000 BTUs, which as you may know by now are sufficient to keep you and your family warm during those cool nights. However, keep in mind that to keep that kind of firepower running, you may have to refill your tank more often.
Typically, it takes 18 hours or so for the tank to run out of fuel on a continuous run. Assembly-wise, the product is a bit tricky. If you don’t pay attention to placing the door where the knobs are, you may end up undoing the whole thing and restarting the process.
The ignition knob also takes 3 seconds to start working.
Dimensions: 42 x 24 x 24.2 inches
Weight: 88.6 lbs
I talked about Bali’s square product above. This one is rectangular, but it is equally efficient, sturdy, and beautiful. If you’re looking for a large fire pit that could set the mood of your party right on a cool night, you should definitely go for it.
Obviously, the 60,000 BTUs are more than enough to keep a large gathering warm or increase the temperature of the surrounding by a few degrees. When you don’t intend to ignite the fire, you can simply use this large unit as a dining table. Don’t worry, though, as some customers have said, the tabletop is extremely easy to clean.
Its assembly is also very easy, which is a bit unlikely for a fire pit this huge. You only spend roughly 10 to 15 minutes with the instructions at your disposal.
All in all, everything about this product is amazing. So far, there aren’t any negative reviews. However, there’s one small thing that a customer wants you to know.
The hosepipe is too short. It has the potential of coiling beneath the firebox and come in contact with it. Although it is kind of a once in a blue moon, if that happens, the hose pipe will melt. That could ultimately result in fire going out or even a dangerous situation.
So, before using it, increase the length of your hose and let is dangle away from the firebox.
Dimensions: 46 x 46 x 24 inches
Weight: 130 lbs
Probably the most versatile round dining table with fire pit in middle design-wise, the Hiland Propane Brushed Faux Wood Firepit comes in 5 different styles that you’ll simply love. All of them have approximately 40,000 BTUs, which is just right for its size.
Like the shape, the product also comes in different colors. There’s grey, hammered brown, black, bronze, and aluminum. Each of the different styles come with their own hose and regulators, and fire glass.
The product is sturdy and tight as it is faux wood. However, when it comes to its assembly, you may have to read the instructions very carefully, and also follow them with caution. You may even require another person to help you out.
The height of this fire table is appropriate for your patio furniture. That’s one thing to be happy about. Also, the propane tank is completely concealed under the firebox, which again adds to its aesthetics.
By now, you must have noticed that this product is all looks. Its performance is satisfactory. Therefore, if you’re looking for a pretty product that can perform just fine, go for this one. But bear in mind that some customers have complained about its cheaply made door lock.
While all of the products above are worthwhile, we have our own picks. We have carefully chosen these two products because of their affordability in their domains, style, design, and of course, performance as compared to their prices. We have chosen one in a rectangular shape and one in a square shape.
Dimensions: 52 x 34 x 24.8 inches
Weight: N/A (it will be lighter since its material is wicker)
At its price, this fire table is the epitome of style and performance. At 50,000 BTUs, the product keeps its surroundings warm and cozy in these cool nights. What’s to drool over is its wind guard, which effectively keeps your fire burning in a light breeze.
It also saves you and your family from accidentally touching the fire when dining. Many customers have complimented this feature. However, many have also complained about certain aspects – packaging being the foremost.
But as it goes, receiving a faulty product is like once in a blue moon thing. I could only see two or three customers saying that they received what they shouldn’t have. Anyways, the manufacturer has a return policy that you can avail of.
Coming towards the quality of its material, that is wicker, well, you’d love it for sure. There aren’t any wicker products out there of this quality and for this price. Almost all the customers have liked its “solid construction”. The fact that it’s woven over an aluminum frame makes it sturdier and durable.
When it comes to its oomph factors, I particularly like how it has a hideaway tank holder. It lets you pull out the tank without heaving too much and get it replaced in case the gas runs out.
Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 25 inches
Weight: 68 lbs
Among gas fire pit tables, I dig those that are well over 40,000 BTUs because I’m kind of a perfectionist and I can’t compromise on less. You don’t have to be like me and you can rely on products giving out 40,000 BTUs. It all boils down to your requirements and space.
In square fire pit tables, I am in love with Bali Outdoors Propane Fire Pit Table. Why? Well, first because it gives 50,000 BTUs, and second, it is very safe.
CSA certification is what gives it an edge over the rest of the square tables I talked about here. On top of that, I like how it does not rust or anything with prolonged use. And when that’s the thing, you can expect a product to be cleanliness friendly – meaning that it can be cleaned very easily.
Other than that, what’s easy is its assembly. In just under 30 to 40 minutes, you can set up this awesome 25” table and fit in a 20lb propane tank right under it without any problem. The instructions are written absolutely for a child, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
Its ignition system is reliable for me, but some customers have other things to say about it. For them, it does not start soon enough. Using the old school match ignition is an alternative to this if you experience the same.
Apart from using it as a fire pit, you can also use it as a bar table by covering its burner with a dedicated lid. The lid like the rest of its body is steel and that means you get some life out of both.
Gas Fire Pit Tables FAQs
What to do in case of gas leakage?
You should always be wary of any leakage possibility. Before igniting the appliance, always make sure you check for any propane smell. If you smell it, refrain from igniting the burner. Afterward, check the hose pipe for any punctures. Normally, you’ll feel a jet of gas coming out of a puncture hole when you run your hands on the pipe. Also, check the regulator and the connection of the pipe at both ends. Seal off any possible leakage, but if you still smell the gas, it is always wise to call for professional help.
Can I use natural gas?
You can but for that, you might have to buy conversion kits like Outland Natural Gas Conversion Kit. Do ask the product’s manufacturers if you wish to do that. But also bear in mind that not all gas fire pits allow this conversion.
What to do when the burner gets clogged?
Sometimes, the burner can get clogged because of dust particles, and in case you use low-quality propane, it’s soot. If that happens, you’ll either see a change in the color of the flames from blue to reddish-orange or you’ll see some holes not producing them at all. In this case, always make sure you clean it up with freshwater and light it again once it’s dry.
How long does a 20lb tank last?
A typical 20lb tank lasts for about 5 hours on continuous max ignition output. However, at moderate to low output, it can last up to 10 hours or so. You see, it depends on your use.
How to tackle wind problems?
Yes, wind can be one hell of a problem, but worry not, you can always use windshields on your table to fend off stray gusts that kill your fire. There are many models that have this product by default. However, if your fire pit table doesn’t have it, you can buy Oneinmil Fire Table Tempered Glass Wind Guard Fence. It comes in 6 different dimensions, which means you’ll have luck finding the right fit for your fire pit table.
We tend to cover ourselves and keep ourselves indoors during winter but the thing is that winter should be enjoyed equally like summer. I’m not telling you to wear your skirts or shorts. I mean to encourage you to go out and enjoy the cool nights in your patio.
The fire pit tables I talked about are more than enough to not let you freeze when you are enjoying chilling winds with your friends or when you’re partying your heart out.
So, this is all about the best gas fire pit tables. Do check our ideas section to learn to spice up your backyard in style.
Hasnain is a blogger, entrepreneur, marketer, editor, author, and seller. He has worked for different national and international businesses.