F2C Hex Shaped Fire Pit: QUICK OVERVIEW
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There are a number eye-catching features on this fire pit, with the first being its hexagonal shape, and thereafter its bronze finish adds even more to its style. With all this styling it might be easy to forget that this has a practical use, which is to keep you warm in your garden, and it does so brilliantly.
F2C Hex Shaped Fire Pit Review
Despite what the bronze finish might suggest, this fire pit is made entirely from steel. It provides a high level of heat, while those around it can see inside and enjoy watching the wood burn. It requires assembly, but instructions and everything else needed to do so are included. It has been available for sale since early 2017.
Who Is This Product For?
You might find it hard to decide whether you’re buying this for the practical purpose of proving heat outdoors or simply as an addition to your garden furniture, due to its great design features. Ideally, if you like to sit or entertain in your garden and enjoy creating an inviting ambience, this fire pit will help you do so.
As we mentioned above, the fire pit requires assembly before use. The individual parts of the product include the main fire bowl, the base, and the ember shield. It goes without saying that all the screws and bolts which are required to assemble the product come with it. A poker accessory is also included.
Overview of Features
Given how striking the design of this fire pit is, we should start by discussing that. Its hexagonal shape absolutely sets it apart from most other fire pits which tend to be round, square or rectangular. It is finished using a bronze effect temperature resistant paint, which gives it an almost medieval quality. All this beauty and that is before you even light a fire, where it gets even better.
Once the fire is lit, this fire pit takes its visual appeal to an even higher level. This is due to the diamond shaped cutouts that are on all sides of the main fire bowl. Behind them there is mesh to prevent ashes and embers from falling out when a fire is burning.
These cutouts allow you, and anyone else sitting near the fire pit, to see into the heart of the fire where the embers are glowing, and the flames are dancing all around. Imagine doing this on a crisp, starlight evening and you’ll get a real sense of this fire pit’s appeal.
The entire fire pit is made from solid steel, so that means the base is solid and secure, which is very important for safety reasons. The bottom of the fire bowl has three raised strips which help hold the wood in position for when you are lighting the fire, and ensuring they burn properly.
On the top of the fire pit, there’s a mesh ember shield which not only allows you to see inside the fire pit, but it provides an important safety function too. It prevents embers from been blown out of the fire pit, where they could either burn someone close to it, or cause an unwanted fire to start nearby.
We mentioned the poker that comes with the product and this is a very useful accessory. It enables you to lift off the ember shield to add more wood whilst the fire is burning, and you can use it to rake the embers.
How to Use It
Before you start any fire, always make sure that you have the fire pit standing on a surface that is flat so there is no possibility of it tipping over. Also, do not light the fire pit if it is sitting under tree branches or there are any electrical cables overhead. The fire pit is lightweight enough to be moved should you have to do so.
If everything is safe, you now need to place wood inside the firebox. Try to pile it so that the pieces of wood are standing up against each other. The raised strips on the base of the fire bowl will help with this and keep the wood from falling over.
The best way to start the fire is to place paper and other small pieces of material that easily burn around the wood. Lighting these first will make it easier for the fire to take hold, rather than trying to set the larger pieces of wood on fire first. Once the wood is burning you should place the cover on top, and then you can sit back and enjoy.
When finished for the day, always ensure the fire has been fully extinguished. In addition, if you are clearing out the fire bowl, make sure all the embers and ashes are cool before emptying them into any trash bin.
Astella Outdoor Cast Iron Fire Pit
A very attractive alternative to this fire pit is the Astella Outdoor Cast Iron Fire Pit. It is hexagonal in shape but has a circular fire bowl in the center. This provides enough space on the surround for guests to place cups or plates.
This fire pit has a unique style that makes it look great whether there is a fire burning inside it or not. However, it looks its stunning best when there is a fire blazing and then you can peer through the cutouts or the mesh cover to see the heart of the fire. This is just half of its appeal, given that it also provides a high level of heat to keep you warm on chilly days.