Why you want a fire pit in your yard now!
My neighbors made steak and potatoes on their fire pit last summer and it was incredible. And have you noticed how hot outdoor kitchens have become?
Place a grill rack over the fire to cook above the flames. Potatoes can be wrapped up with foil packets and placed among the coals for one scrumptious dinner!
2.) A fire pit will be used year-round -
Fire pits are so versatile that you'll be using yours year-round. Not many garden related items can make that claim.
This also means the Tanami SS fire pit can be left outside year-round so it doesn't ever take up space in your garage, shed or barn. Rust-proof makes the world go round!
Even if you have a small yard or compact urban space, a fire pit is still small enough to squeeze in. In a large yard, you have the flexibility of adding a bench or two for seating that will please the whole crowd!
4.) Fire pits extend those summer and fall evenings -
After the sun has dipped, it starts to get a chilly. Sometimes even in summer.
We like being able to make those evenings last a tad longer and enjoy our outdoor space more while we can! We know it's just a matter of time until the snow flies again. Yikes.
5.) Fire pits are for the social -
Lighting up a fire in your pit is a natural way to welcome friends and family to your yard for impromptu gatherings. Not everything in life should be planned out.
5 things that fascinate me about the Tanami Stainless Steel fire pit by Desert Steel...
This is a big deal, folks! Ever cruise around your neighborhood on garbage day? Then you have seen all the purged rusted out fire pits. The Tanami is made for a lifetime of use.
2.) Looks. I confess, I love how artistically beautiful the Tanami SS fire pit is. From an aerial view, it looks like a sunflower.
From the side, it boasts an Art Deco flare, especially being molded from stainless steel! Truly, a knockout piece of art for your patio, backyard, garden or even driveway!
Sometimes we use it on the patio, sometimes the lawn. It just depends on our mood. We like the flexibility the Desert Steel portable fire pits offer.
4.) Sturdy. Even though I am able to move this fire pit myself if the need arises, it still has weight to it. And you want sturdy when you are dealing with a live flame...right?!
Never do I feel as though it could just get knocked over. The pronged feet of sorts keep it in place.
5.) Size. The Tanami stainless steel fire pit is the ideal size. It's certainly big enough to have a huge fire with friends and family gathered around. But on those evenings you want to indulge in a smaller fire, therefore shorter burning, that works equally well, too!
It also has a sealed bottom that doesn't allow ash or embers to fall onto the ground. This is important because you don't want your lawn to catch fire!
• 16 Gauge Steel (1/16" thick)
• 12” Bowl Depth
• Easy to Assemble (But budget between 1.5-2 hours)
• Never Rusts, Fades or Chips
• Works with any 24" domed spark guard (not included)
• Made in Kansas, in the good old U.S.A.
Quick note on assembly -
I would budget roughly two hours to put this fire pit together, so it's a little different than some other Desert Steel products that pretty much come assembled.
But I'm also a bit dyslexic so it does take me longer. It's also helpful to have two people working together if possible. And remember, once you assemble it, you're done, it's not like you'll ever have to do it again.
Fire pit safety tips
- Fire pits should be a least 10 feet from your home or other flammable structures. Check with your city and county codes to see if they require an even greater distance.
- Never place a fire pit under a tree, especially one with dangling branches!
- Educate your kids about fire safety prior to making those s'mores. Kids likely don't realize that wood fires send out dangerous sparks. The obvious to us isn't so obvious to them. Ditto on the s'mores sticks, don't let them stand too close to the fire. You don't want them to learn the hard way!
- Keep a container of water, a fire extinguisher and your garden hose handy if the unthinkable happens.
- Always check the wind direction before you start a fire.
- Pets should always be at least 3 feet from the fire. Children too, unless they are roasting their s'mores. Kids will start crying when they get smoke in their eyes!
- Don't wear flammable clothing (like nylon) or even loose-fitting clothing that can easily catch fire.
- Avoid burning soft woods like pine or cedar because they tend to "pop" more and throw out more sparks.
- When the party is over, extinguish your fire. Don't loose sleep over a fire that is still smoldering in your yard, just put it out.