Steel Outdoor Fireplaces

Buy the best steel outdoor fireplaces selected and recommended by interior designers. By Tara Gosselin.

Outdoor fireplaces are not only beautiful additions to any backyard, but they also bring real value and performance. Studies show that having an outdoor fireplace is the second-most desired outdoor living feature. They bring a feeling of coziness and warmth, create a living focal point and extend the patio season. These five steel outdoor fireplaces are good choices as they are all weather resistant, strong and relatively inexpensive when compared to other outdoor fireplaces. 

66” Tall Steel Outdoor Fireplace

66” Tall Steel Outdoor Fireplace

$959.99 $1179.99

66” Tall Steel Outdoor Fireplace

Wrought Studio™

$959.99 $1179.99

Description

What we like: Smoke goes straight up the flue

What we don’t like: Doesn’t come with a grate for wood logs

Perfect for: Backyards that provide 20’ of wall clearance

Not so good for: Apartments and condos

Handmade from heavy 12 gauge steel, this outdoor metal fireplace is built to last many years without requiring any maintenance. It comes fully assembled and weighs 125 lbs. Requiring a 28” by 22” footprint, make sure to place it on a non-flammable, not a wood surface.

At 66” high, the design of this steel wood-burning outdoor fireplace makes sure that smoke will be drawn up the chimney flue and away from faces. The fire is laid in the center part of the fireplace with a generous area below that holds your split and dried logs. The black steel will develop a rust patina over time and look even more natural as years go by. 

Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace

Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace

$779.99 $979.99

Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace

17 Stories

$779.99 $979.99

Description

What we like: The chance to have a real wood fire in the backyard

What we don’t like: No spark screen is included

Perfect for: Homes without a gas line

Not so good for: Areas of the country with frequent fire bans

At 48” across, this round steel outdoor fireplace is made to burn real wood logs. It comes fully assembled and weighs a hefty 215 lbs. The black steel develops a natural oxide patina over time and will look even better the longer it sits in your backyard. Gather some wooden Adirondack chairs around it and bring the cozy with patterned fleece blankets.

Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplace with Chimney

Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplace with Chimney

$779.99

Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplace with Chimney

Fleur De Lis Living

$779.99

Description

Perfect For: Cozy evenings in traditional outdoor settings

What We Like: Functional chimney to direct smoke up and away

This outdoor wood-burning fireplace features a classic design of ceramic tile and powder-coated steel, perfect for your traditional outdoor setting. The functional chimney directs smoke up and away, while a mesh screen provides protection from embers and sparks. A removable grate ensures easy ash clean-up, allowing you to enjoy the warmth and ambiance of an open fire, without the hassle of open fire pits.

Designer Advice

Place this fireplace on a leveled patio surface, surrounded by comfortable seating. Add some decorative outdoor lighting and cozy blankets for an inviting and relaxing outdoor gathering spot.

House Shaped Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace

House Shaped Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace

$599.99 $969.99

House Shaped Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace

Wrought Studio™

$599.99 $969.99

Description

What we like: Compact size

What we don’t like: No place to store logs

Perfect for: Developing a color change as it is exposed to water and oxygen

Not so good for: Larger crowds who want to stay warm

With only a 28” by 26” footprint, this compact wood-burning outdoor steel fireplace can sit on the smallest, non-flammable patios and backyards. It weighs 80 lbs and can easily be relocated to different parts of your yard when there’s no fire, and it is cool to the touch. A small shovel (not included) can be used to remove the ashes. Investing in a fireplace accessories kit will give you a pair of fire tongs, a fire poker, and a small shovel on a handy stand.

Laser Cut Tall Fire Drum

Laser Cut Tall Fire Drum

$370.44

Laser Cut Tall Fire Drum

EsschertDesign

$370.44

Description

Perfect For: Backyard gatherings and cozy outdoor events

What We Like: The simplistic yet striking laser-cut bird design

This laser-cut tall fire drum is an excellent addition to your backyard, delivering warmth and ambience for your parties and gatherings. The elegant and straightforward bird pattern brings a touch of flare to this functional piece, creating a truly captivating visual effect when illuminated by the fire. Constructed with durable materials, it promises to be a long-lasting and stylish solution to your outdoor heating needs.

Designer Advice

To enhance the atmosphere, consider surrounding the fire drum with comfortable seating, soft lighting, and cozy blankets for a memorable and inviting outdoor experience.

Steel Outdoor Fireplace

Steel Outdoor Fireplace

$779.99 $1040

Steel Outdoor Fireplace

Fleur De Lis Living

$779.99 $1040

Description

What we like: Comes with a fire poker and spark screen

What we don’t like: Can’t stay outside year round in heavy winter conditions

Perfect for: Wood decks with a heat-resistant barrier

Not so good for: Roasting or grilling food

Made of ceramic tile and rust-resistant powder-coated steel, this outdoor wood-burning fireplace comes with a removable log grate for easy cleaning. A mesh screen on three sides provides protection from embers and sparks. Choose between black steel with bronze details or black steel with faux copper details.

Before using, it is highly recommended that you clean this outdoor steel fireplace completely with a soft dry towel. When not in use, wipe free of any dirt or loose objects. Wash with a mild solution of soap and water; rinse thoroughly and dry completely. Do not use strong detergent or abrasive cleaners. Place the polyester cover over the fireplace once it is cold to touch and cleaned.

Propane Steel Outdoor Fireplace

Propane Steel Outdoor Fireplace

$249.99 $217.99

Propane Steel Outdoor Fireplace

Latitude Run®

$249.99 $217.99

Description

What we like: Gas conversion feature

What we don’t like: Hard to hide the 10’ propane hose

Perfect for: Outdoor tabletops or as a DIY table insert

Not so good for: Really chilly nights

This tabletop outdoor steel fireplace is only 29” by 9.25” but can create enough heat to roast marshmallows and make smores. An electronic ignition control is located on one of the fireplace ends. Colored glass stones surround the long flame, which can be adjusted and controlled by a handy switch.

While this steel outdoor fireplace is designed to be used with a 20 lb propane tank, it can quite easily be converted to a gas fireplace. A gas conversion kit will need to be purchased separately, and if you’re a bit of a handyman, you can do the conversion yourself. If not, we recommend you hire a professional gas fitter. While converting to gas makes this a fixed fireplace, you’ll never run out of fuel!

Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplace with Chimney

Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplace with Chimney

Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplace with Chimney

17 Stories

Description

Perfect For: Transforming your patio into a cozy relaxation spot

What We Like: Functional chimney for directing smoke up and away

This outdoor wood-burning fireplace features a classic design made of manufactured stone and powder-coated steel, perfect for elevating any traditional outdoor setting. The functional chimney directs smoke up and away, while the mesh screen protects from embers and sparks. The removable grate makes ash clean-up a breeze. Enjoy a delightful evening under the stars or invite loved ones for a marshmallow roast with this versatile fireplace.

Designer Advice

Place this fireplace in a well-ventilated area on your patio with comfortable seating around, and add some warm throws or cushions for an extra touch of coziness during chilly evenings.

Wood Fire Kazan Oven with Skewers

Wood Fire Kazan Oven with Skewers

Wood Fire Kazan Oven with Skewers

Simond Store

Description

Perfect For: Outdoor cooking and barbeque enthusiasts

What We Like: Unique design for enhanced fuel combustion

This Wood Fire Kazan Oven, crafted from durable and sturdy steel, offers a unique design for enhanced fuel combustion. The cool airflows that enter through the oven's holes allow the wood to burn steadier with less smoke output. Featuring easy assembly, the oven comes with a manual for hassle-free installation. The added skewers make it a perfect companion for barbeque lovers, while the portable design and handles make moving it around a breeze. Its easy-to-clean surface is an added bonus.

Designer Advice

Place the oven in a well-ventilated outdoor area, use hardwoods like oak or hickory for the best flavor, and experiment with your favorite marinated meats and vegetables on the skewers.

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Steel Outdoor Fireplaces

Buying Guide

If you are on the lookout for a hardwearing outdoor fireplace that can withstand constant exposure to harsh weather conditions, then a good choice for you is a fireplace made of steel, more specifically, stainless steel. A stainless steel outdoor fireplace isn't just resistant to corrosion. It's also environmental-friendly from the fact that the material is recyclable.

Steel outdoor fireplaces come in various designs and styles. Check out our quick buying guide to get the outdoor fireplace that matches your outdoor lifestyle!

Portable outdoor fireplaces or chimineas made of steel offer lots of advantages, so we suggest you check a unit's portability, most especially if you have a large outdoor space. A portable fireplace will allow you to move your heat source to different areas in your backyard. Portability is also a feature that you need if you have to store the fireplace as your yard is too small for a permanent addition.

You'd also find portable outdoor fireplaces as more affordable as they come in smaller dimensions, perfect for small patios. If you don't have a budget set for your new purchase, then you can find a kit with dimensions that go as high as seven feet in height and ten feet in width. Since it is bigger and portable, expect the price to increase as well. A smaller portable 360-degree fireplace will warm your outdoor space efficiently while adding steel's decorative appeal.

An insert is a fireproof box fronted by insulated glass and surrounded by steel or cast iron, which trap the heat inside and increase the unit's efficiency. Consider inserts if you want to incorporate a versatile, indoor-style steel fireplace into your outdoor space. They are a favorite among homeowners from all over the country as they can be installed in a masonry cavity, wall or wood-framed structure.

With outdoor fires, there is no wall or ceiling that can trap smoke and any other emission. But, it is still important for your outdoor fireplace to be vented, if necessary, and properly positioned in order for you to avoid harm or discomfort.

Most gas-burning steel outdoor fireplaces are freestanding models with flues or chimneys that vent smoke and byproducts. A contemporary ventless design will offer you outstanding combustion and fuel burning efficiency of 99%. Regardless of what you choose, make sure you follow the instructions of the manufacturer which will be in the owner's manual to provide sufficient clearances and ventilation to your steel outdoor fireplace.

Before you start enjoying your new outdoor fireplace, make sure that you have a fire extinguisher nearby. Keep it within easy reach from where you'll be lounging.

As you shop, check the warranty and return policy of the manufacturer. Most brands will offer you with lifetime warranties. Don't use a portable outdoor fireplace on a wooden deck or lawn. Also, don't move it when you've lit a fire.

Before you install a steel outdoor fireplace, you need to ensure that your project will comply with the local zoning commission regulations. Also, don't forget about the rules and regulations set by the homeowner's association. If required, you must acquire the necessary construction permits.

Why do I need an outdoor fireplace?

There is something special about having friends over for a barbecue, only to have the evening spoiled by a chill in the air, sending everyone home. WIth your very own outdoor fireplace, the party can keep going into the wee hours, giving new life to your evenings at home. Plus, a well crafted, custom designed outdoor fireplace is a conversation starter, and will make you the envy of the neighborhood.

If you burn logs, the smells will waft into the air, a scent of times camping with family, bringing back fond memories. The nostalgic tranquility as you stare into the flames, remembering roasting marshmallows, singing songs and telling jokes, and finally falling asleep under the stars.

What are the types of outdoor fireplaces?

As far as accelerants go, wood and gas are evenly split throughout the industry. Both have their merits, the ultimate decision being entirely the user's preference.

Wood burning

While the outdoor fireplace market is almost exactly even in the debate of wood versus gas, the most common you might see is the wood burning variety.

Flames dance on wood freely, and that freedom instills a comfort that eases the spirit of anyone who watches the delicate ballet within. The trademark crackle, the shifting of logs, the coals that seem to pulse like a heartbeat, can have a simple, visceral calming effect. Even the action of adding a new log to the fire invites the peace of control over the slow burn.

Gas burning

As natural gas has become cheaper, and the environmental impact of chopping down trees has begun to ebb to taboo, more gas outdoor fireplaces are entering the market, poised to overtake their wood counterparts.

With controlled flames still giving warmth and comfort, without the mess of charred wood remnants, and the clean, smoke free emissions limiting their carbon footprint, anyone who wants the fireplace look without all the fireplace hassle, leans toward the simplicity of a gas outdoor fireplace option.

Electric

A lesser known subset of outdoor fireplaces, is the electric models. Reap the pros of both gas and wood burning fireplaces, without the hasslesElectric outdoor fireplaces light fast, burn clean, and are very easy to install, but electricity costs might be an obstacle.

Most models are made of steel, stone or brick.

Steel

These are typically a square body, with a tapered roof to a short chimney. They typically have four legs, keeping the unit elevated a few inches, so the heat from the fireplace doesn't scorch the ground.

Stone and brick

Resembling an ornate version of an indoor fireplace, these have the luxury of being contained in a way whereas they can be built flat on the ground. The stone, or brick, insulates the surrounding structure from the heat of even the most roaring fire.

One more possibility in the stone-like category is the cement cast style. Instead of many stones or bricks making up the unit, these appear as a solid piece of seamless stone. They can be manipulated in the casting process to suit the custom desires of the builder, and the future owner.

A linear, or line, outdoor fireplace, is a sleek, modern take on the gas fireplace option. They are often encased in glass, similar to indoor gas fireplace models. The lines are clean, all right angles, and can be installed into many outdoor gas fireplace spots with a little modification. Instead of special gas fireplace logs, linear units often can be seen with clear or colored rocks, from which the flames emerge.

As with indoor fireplaces, outdoor fireplaces have tool choices.

  • tool and stand combo, with the standard shovel, broom, poker and tongs. Additionally some sets can also have an ash rake.
  • wood grate is designed to elevate your logs off the fireplace floor.
  • weather door is a good thing to have in place when the fireplace is not in use, to keep the interior safe from the elements.
  • drain tray catches ashes and other burned bits, making clean up a snap.
  • Great for electric and gas models, an on/off remote control can light your outdoor fireplace, so it's ready when you are.
  • log caddy is a great place to store your pre-cut wood, off the ground and near the unit, saving many back-and-forth trips to the wood pile.

How do I clean my outdoor fireplace?

To ensure your wood-burning outdoor fireplace works optimally and lasts for years to come, routine cleanings are a wise decision.

  • Removing creosote buildup. Creosote is a byproduct of the burning of wood logs. A coating of creosote can accumulate, clogging up the chimney and making the flue difficult to maneuver. Burning what is known as a creosote sweeping log every so often, helps to break up that accumulation, making it easy to remove.
  • Remove all ash left within the hearth. It is recommended to remove the ash as often as possible, so whatever ash exists during cleaning should be minimal.
  • Use a broom or outdoor wet/dry vacuum to suck up debris.
  • Use a brush and warm soapy water and give the interior a thorough scrubbing. This should be done at least once, annually.
  • More for maintenance than cleaning, if any brush, weeds, or other foliage is growing in the area, cut them back, lest it accidentally catch on fire.

For cleaning a gas outdoor fireplace, both open and linear:

  • Turn the gas off.
  • Brush off the gas logs (if you have them as a media). A soft paint brush works well for this.
  • If you use lava rocks, vacuum them. They are heavy and will not suck up into the vacuum. For clear and colored stones, because they are smaller and lighter, do not use a vacuum. Remove and bath in a soapy solution, then dry.
  • Clean the interior with a vacuum, using the hose attachment.
  • Clean the protective glass if it has any. Special fireplace glass cleaner is best.
  • Wipe it down. A damp cloth is more than sufficient.
  • If tough build up occurs, a mild liquid dish soap will work to remove it.

Electric outdoor fireplaces are the simplest to clean.

  • Remove screws that hold the glass front plate.
  • Remove glass.
  • Clean glass with fireplace glass cleaner
  • If electric fireplace logs are used, wipe them with a damp cloth.
  • Reinstall glass front plate and screws.

It is also a wise recommendation that you have a professional inspect and clean your outdoor fireplace once a year to further ensure it is kept in top condition.

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The carton steel not only makes for a wonderful backdrop in a modern garden but also makes the outdoor fireplace safe to use. Concrete construction makes it durable and trustworthy – a great choice of a fireplace for a contemporary or modern garden.

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