13 Best Outdoor Fire Pit Accessories
Make the most of your backyard fire pit or outdoor fireplace with these fun, convenient and clever fire pit accessories.
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Color-Changing Fire Pit Pine Cones
This may not be a “necessity” for your backyard fireplace or fire pit, but it sure will make it a lot more fun! Toss a few of these neat color-changing pine cones onto the fire and watch the brightly colored flames start to dance. These are some of the most visually exciting fire pit accessories and real conversation starters. Note that these treated pine cones are for wood fires only. Once you light them, don’t prepare food on the same fire.
Fire Pit Spark Screen
A wire mesh spark screen lets you enjoy the warmth and flame of your fire pit without the danger of sparks flying onto grass, clothes or bare skin. It’s one of the most important fire pit accessories to have on hand if you’ve got little kids gathered ’round the fire.
We like the Maraca Fire Pit Spark Screen because one side lifts up, making it easier to toast marshmallows or toss on another log without removing the entire thing. It’s available in four different sizes, from an 18-inch to 37-inch diameter.
Pit Command Commander
This rugged axe-like chopper is one of the best fire pit accessories for larger setups and bonfire builders. It doesn’t just chop, though. The Pit Command Commander is designed for three-in-one use. The built-in hook rolls big logs while the poker function gets everything in the right position. It is, of course, one of the best axes for firewood kindling and pre-cut logs.
Even the most intrepid Girl or Boy Scout needs an assist now and then. These all-natural, long-burning fire starters are made of pine shavings and food-grade wax. That means they light easily and don’t give off any chemical smell.
A bag of 50 starters should help you warm up on plenty of chilly nights! They’re among the most practical fire pit accessories and a must-have gift for DIYers.
Fireplace Tool Set
Yes, you could buy them separately. But sooner or later, you’re going to want one of every tool in this five-piece wrought iron fireplace tool set. It includes tongs, a poker, a shovel and a wire brush. We like the rustic design with its weather-resistant powder coating suited for outdoor use.
Keep firewood close at hand without dealing with an unsightly woodpile. Firewood racks come in all shapes and sizes, but we like this 40-inch diameter hoop-style Gracie Oaks rack for its simplicity. It holds a lot of firewood and we appreciate the heavy-duty steel construction.
Those with Breeo fire pits love all the fire pit accessories the brand offers to coordinate with their popular models. This Searplate Griddle attachment provides a high-heat cooktop that suits the Y Series, X19, X24 and X30 fire pits.
The carbon steel is food-grade, offers quick cleanup and looks like a piece of expensive restaurant gear. It’s also a portable piece, making it one of the best griddles for campers.
Tempered Fire Pit Glass
If you have an outdoor gas fire pit, there’s a chance you’ll need more tempered fire pit glass by the end of your first season. It seems to go missing as easily as tiny bits of gravel from your yard does, and should be replaced regularly. The good news is it’s pretty cheap, and this 12-pound bag of blue tempered glass should fill up even a large pit. Plus, it’s pretty eye-catching!
Ash or Pellet Bucket
You’ll want to clean out your fire pit or fireplace after each use. But a full-size garbage can or bag full of ash can get heavy, fast. That’s why we like this six-gallon galvanized steel trash can. The lid stays on tight. And the small size means you won’t accumulate a lot of ash before it goes into your compost pile or out to the curb.
Fire Pit Cover
No one wants to clean clumps of wet ash and soggy burnt firewood from the bottom of a fire pit or fireplace. So between uses, it’s a good idea to keep your fire pit covered, especially during wet weather seasons. We like this hard-working round fire pit cover because it’s waterproof and vented so that the wind can’t blow it away.
Telescoping Roasting Sticks
Whether you’re roasting marshmallows, hot dogs or other treats, a set of extendable forks/skewers will keep hands and arms safe from heat and flames. This set of eight telescoping roasting sticks is color-coded to avoid marshmallow mix-ups! Each stick extends from 12 inches to 32 inches, so they’re suitable for large fire pits.
Leather Forge Gloves
Working with any type of fire can be risky, which is why these heat-resistant Leather Forge gloves are a brilliant addition to any list of must-have fire pit accessories. Unlike garden gloves, these offer an extra-long length to protect the entire forearm while offering heat protection up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit.
We bet you didn’t know this was missing from your life! Save time running back in the house for more graham crackers with this Hershey’s S’Mores caddy. While it doesn’t come pre-filled (too bad!), this handy caddy has compartments made to hold Hershey chocolate bars, graham crackers and a bag of marshmallows. This also makes a fun gift to take to a friend’s backyard gathering.
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