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A fire pit can be as simple as you want it, or you could add versatility and luxury with the addition of attachments and accessories. Take your new Lisle, IL, fire pit to its full potential by considering these accessories.
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Once you get your fire going and are relaxing next to it, you won’t want to leave. This is where a small storage container would be perfect to make sure you have everything you need for a night by the fire. An essential item for any late night fire is a cozy blanket. With a nearby storage container, you won’t need to go back inside for it. Storage is especially perfect for a fire pit that is off the patio and far from your back door.
Storage attachments also offer a great place to keep your handy marshmallow roasting sticks for late night s’mores. Having a dedicated container makes for a tidy area by allowing you to keep all of your fire pit tools in one place. One thing to keep in mind when choosing a storage container is that it protects its contents from the elements and from getting too hot.
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If you like grilling things over a fire, then this is the perfect fire pit accessory for you: A grill pad can be securely attached to the side of your fire pit protruding upward about 20 inches. It is equipped with a hand crank that controls the height of the grill pad so that you can control the temperature at which you cook. If you need to cook something a little slower like chicken, raise it higher. The other benefit to this feature is the ability to safely move the grill piece with the crank rather than trying to maneuver handling a hot piece of metal with a flimsy tool or pot holder.
Ash guards are a great accessory especially for those who have a fire pit close to the home. Ash guards are made of a highly fire-resistant metal shaped into a tight screen. This screen is usually formed into a shallow dome that you place over your fire pit, essentially blocking any large ash particles from making it out of the fire. Not only does it save you the headache of ash scattered across your patio, but it also makes your fire pit and its surroundings safer. Along with keeping the ash contained, it blocks any unwanted embers from leaving the fire. Ash guards come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Smokeless Fire Pit Insert
Smokeless inserts are a must for anyone who frequently uses their fire pit. It effectively minimizes smoke through a secondary combustion process. The insert has two metal walls that have a gap in between them. When there is a fire inside the pit, it heats up the air in between the two walls, channeling the smoke toward the top of the insert. From there, the air exits through holes pointed toward the top of the fire. This pushes the smoke back into the fire, thus burning and eliminating it. If you are currently designing a fire area in your landscape, a smokeless fire pit attachment can be as luxurious as a fireplace with a chimney. Both will effectively keep the smoke out of your and your guests’ faces.