Fire Sense Roman Fire Pit

Last updated date: April 10, 2020

DWYM Score
8.0


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 51 expert reviews, the Fire Sense Fire Sense Roman Fire Pit placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 5, 2020:
Checkout The Best Fire Pit for a detailed review of all the top fire pits.

Expert Summarized Score
7.6
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
1,096 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Attractive retail price and great aesthetics. Users may have to do some minor modifications to improve functionality and durability, but the final results should be worth the time and effort. Simple but stylish design stands 35" from ground. Generous 36" round fire pit for hardwood. Mesh lifting tool and protective grates are included.
- BestReviews
It has the right size for a backyard centerpiece
- Fireplace Lab
Durable and elegant
- CTOP Reviews
Durable steel legs
- Family Living Today
The fire screen is mesh and has paint that can withstand high temperatures, and the wood grate and screen lift tool are included.
- Best Choice Reviews
Standing a total of 35 inches high, the steel fire bowl features a hammered lip to give it the traditional look.
- Finest Fires
What experts didn't like
No water drainage holes provided by manufacturer. Thinner metal rusts easily and can be damaged during shipment. Some plastic parts are exposed to heat.
- BestReviews
Like all metal units, rust and dent will be an issue in the long run
- Fireplace Lab
It easily gets rusty
- CTOP Reviews
The brushed painted steel legs aren’t as heat-resistant as other models and the lid can sometimes move on you if there’s a good snap to your wood
- Finest Fires

From The Manufacturer

This unique fire pit features a 35" diameter high temp antique bronze painted steel fire bowl with hammered lip, and brushed painted steel legs, which boasts handsome detail. Adding a touch of style, this fire pit makes it the perfect patio accent.

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Expert Reviews: 4
5. Landmann BS Wildlife Fire Pit
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
6. Landmann Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit
Overall Score: 8.9
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7. Pleasant Hearth Martin Deep Wood Burning Fire Pit
Overall Score: 8.8
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8. LEMY Outdoor Metal Rain Cover Firepit
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9. KINGSO Outdoor Patio Mesh Spark Screen Fire Pit
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 2
10. Fire Sense Roman Fire Pit
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Fire Pits

Cold weather doesn’t have to get in the way of enjoying the great outdoors. For centuries, fire has provided warmth on chilly nights. But fire pits aren’t just good for keeping you warm. There are many benefits to gathering around a fire, whether you’re sharing stories or roasting s’mores.

But when buying a fire pit, there are a few things to consider. One is whether you actually want to cook on it. Unlike old-fashioned fire pits, a metal one won’t handle drippings well. You may find yourself scraping marshmallow residue off the bowl after it’s cooled, in other words. Keep that in mind before you start cooking.

Traditional campfire treats aren’t the only thing you can make on a fire pit. Choose one with the right build and you can buy a grate that lets you cook items like steaks, chicken breasts and even potatoes and fresh corn. Some grills even come with the cooking grate and instructions on getting started.

The design of the fire pit itself is important to consider when you’re choosing between various models. You’ll want to make sure the bowl is deep enough for the amount of firewood you’ll be using. It can also help to have a poker for stoking the flames throughout the evening. If you have to purchase this separately, you can fairly easily, but you should consider that while you’re comparing prices.

If your fire pit stays in an uncovered area of your yard, consider the weather conditions it will be forced to withstand. A cover can help keep your fire pit dry and reduce the risk of rusting. Also, look to make sure your fire pit has drainage holes. If not, you’ll need to remember to remove the water every time it rains. If your fire pit comes with a cover, make sure it’s thick and durable enough to protect your fire pit.

DWYM Fun Fact

Modern fire pits are built using the same concepts humans discovered hundreds of years ago. Archaeological evidence dating back to the Paleolithic era tells us that our predecessors dug fire pits in the ground to keep fires from spreading. Those early fire pits were built using stones, with fires used for everything from cooking to staying warm. Over time, ash and fire in the same pit would gradually begin to create the beginnings of what we see today as a fireplace. In the centuries that have followed, experts have found fire pit remains very useful in learning more about early humans.

The Fire Pit Buying Guide

  • Occasionally, take the time to clean your fire pit. First, remove all ash and debris, then scrub the bowl with a ratio of 1:9 muriatic and water. Rinse the bowl with water and let it rest for at least 48 hours.
  • Even with safety features, fire pits can be dangerous. When a fire is burning, make sure kids are supervised at all times.
  • Fire pits typically sit close to the ground for a reason. A lower profile with shorter legs promotes sturdiness. You definitely don’t want your fire pit tipping over while it’s in use.
  • If you plan to cook on your fire pit, make sure it comes with a grate to facilitate it. If not, check for a compatible grate you can purchase separately.
  • With a fire pit purchase, at least a little assembly is necessary. You should be able to put it together fairly quickly, though. Check assembly instructions before making a purchase.
  • As beautiful as some fire pits are, they don’t provide 360-degree visibility of the fire. If you want everyone seated around it to have a great view, look for one that allows you to see the fire from all sides.
  • If you think you might ever move your fire pit, pay close attention to the weight. Some can be fairly heavy, meaning once you’ve set your fire pit down, you’ll want to leave it there.
  • A very portable fire pit can come in handy. Not only is it easier to take it with you when visiting friends or traveling, but it’s also more compact, opening up storage possibilities.
  • Smoke can be an issue with fire pits. If you go for one that promises a high heat output, make sure that it doesn’t come with extra smoke.
  • Starting a fire and keeping it going can be a challenge with some fire pits. Check into whether the fire pit you’ve chosen will make starting the fire easy.