Cozy outdoor fires and as a great entertaining focal point for all to enjoy. Take pleasure in the captivating glow of this decorative fire pit or of its warmth on those colder evenings. read full product details »
Add a touch of warmth to your garden or patio with the CobraCo™ Diamond Mesh Fire Pit. An appealing black powder coat over the steel frame offers safe, traditional styling to any outdoor setting, and it includes a high temperature paint finish. The fire pit combines overall elegant aesthetics with a pleasing diamond mesh design.
Diamond Mesh Fire Pit At a Glance:
Steel frame is sturdy and portable
Open mesh frame provides a cozy, romantic view
Mesh table edge around fire bowl holds drinks, snacks, and appetizers
Protective wire screen and vinyl storage cover included
Easy to clean--just lift bowl out and tip ashes into trash
Open, Diamond Mesh Design for Bigger Fires and Better Views
The fire pit's diamond mesh design keeps the fire safely contained while providing excellent views for the utmost ambiance. The fire pit also features a classic black-finish bowl that sits in a sturdy, black steel base, supported by four metal legs that curve gently outward. The base includes built-in risers for maximum airflow, ensuring strong flames. The fire pit is surrounded by a 5-inch wide table edge that conveniently holds drinks, snacks, or appetizers. The fire bowl itself is a separate component, so heat transfer to the rest of the frame is minimized.
Freestanding Fire Pit Can Be Taken Anywhere
At 44 pounds, the CobraCo Diamond Mesh Fire Pit is fully portable, so you can place it wherever you want around your yard, garden, or patio. Take the fire bowl with you to a friend's house, to a park, or on camping trips. It stands 17-1/2 inches high when covered, 13-3/4 inches when it's not.
Years of Safe and Easy Use
The CobraCo™ Diamond Mesh Fire Pit comes with a wire screen cover complete with handle and finished with high temperature paint. This way you can enjoy a hearty fire without worrying about flying sparks or embers. The fire bowl is also easy to clean--just lift the bowl and tilt the ashes into a trash container.
The included vinyl cover protects the bowl from the elements, and keeps rain and leaves out of the bowl when it's not in use. The vinyl cover also makes transporting the fire bowl easy. The fire bowl is easily assembled, and all necessary hardware and instructions are included. Its sturdy metal construction is designed to last for years.
Remember to always check with the local township authorities on fire pit guidelines. Never use a fire pit indoors, on a wood deck, or other flammable surfaces such as dried grass or leaves.
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We purchased this fire pit to accommodate our family of seven. It is the perfect size. Assembly was not difficult at all. The tools are already provided. Several screws and washers. You must be careful not to lose any as they didn't include any extras. I assembled this by myself in about 15 minutes. Not bad for me! My husband was surprised I had it put together before he even had a chance to look it over. It is VERY nice and sturdy. Thinking this will last us quite a long time! We are very happy with this purchase!
Review from amazon.com August 08, 2012
Reviewer: M. Lin
The product itself is actually really nice. Pretty much it's the main bowl that sits in the frame with the legs so that when you have the firepit going the main bowl is hot but the outer metal stay cool.
The problem I had with the product was that one of the legs was broken out of the box and the mesh cover was dented. I guess thankfully I have a lot of patients and am in no hurry; I called the company to request replacement for these parts under warranty. Now some may go crazy considering how long it's taking for these parts to arrive. (Around a month) but that's because they need to ship the part from China to their HQ in the US and then ship it to you. Best part is the request stays in the their records, I've dealt with so many other companies and half the time the ticket number would just magically disappear *cough HTC cough*. They even personally called me up to give me the status of the part and to give me the situation of the part.
Review from amazon.com August 08, 2012
Reviewer: H.J. Matthews "Soccer Dad"
This is my first fire pit. I bought this particular model after reviewing more than 100 others for a handful of reasons listed under PRO below, and the product delivered well on every expectation.
1. It's a large diameter model. I need it big enough to hold whatever firewood I can buy locally, and this model handles it all well. I don't have to chop normal firewood into littler pieces.
2. It's a deep model. Those little pan models are out of the question. This model holds several pieces of wood and all the newspaper I care to ball up underneath. When I'm ready to light it, a single match takes care of everything for the first couple hours. Instead of giving the fire my constant attention, I can enjoy my family and guests.
3. There's a wonderful flat surface ringing the pit, and it's tall enough to be useful. The ring stays cool, perfect for plates and drinks. We particularly like keeping mugs of hot chocolate on the ring as we settle around the fire after dark, having eaten dinner there when it was light out. We also bought marshmallow roasting sticks that work beautifully with this fire pit.
4. The diamond mesh allows superior air flow. A fire cannot thrive without air, and this pit provides far more than other models. I could wish that the pan's bottom allowed air also, but that would allow debris (and hot coals) to fall through.
5. The mesh lid is solid and effective. I have no worries about safety when the lid is in place.
6. The entire unit is solid. Some friends have a more rickety model. This fire pit's legs are sturdily attached, but their real stability comes from their wide base.
7. Absolutely zero maintenance is required after initial assumbly. Just park this fire pit in your back yard and pull up a few of those soccer-mom sideline chairs. The firewood itself requires a bit of attention of course, but there's nothing to turn or tighten on the fire pit itself.
8. It comes with a cover! That's something you definitely want, and this model saves you that expense. My cover lasted until the lawnmowing service started a few months later, but I expect that any cover of any quality would not have survived that weed-eater treatment. Shame on me for leaving the fire pit in my suburban backyard grass instead of building a patio or laying out some bricks.
1. Assembly was a bit more difficult than I expected, but not bad really. All the parts are black, so it's hard even to see the holes and alignments. The metal edges aren't sharp exactly, but neither are they smooth and comfortable like rolled edges. The instructinos are clearly written in real English. But legs were attachable curving inward instead of outward, and the big ring was attachable upside-down. I could imagine v2.0 of this model ensuring that parts can only be assembled correctly. This one minor point almost gave this product less than a perfect score, but ultimately the finished product is what I rated - not the assembly.
2. After six months of occasional use, the wire mesh lid looks a little burned in one place. I expect that the fire got too hot once, and that a steel wire brush would make it look new again. But I'm still in zero-maintenance mode, and I care far more about the function than continuing the like-new look.
Overall Summary: It's bigger than it looks, and quite solid. The size allows pre-building a long-lasting fire, and the mesh allows air to feed that fire so you don't need to tend it constantly. The wide, flat ring surface makes the whole unit more functional.
Review from amazon.com August 08, 2012
Reviewer: S'Mores "R" Us
Very good movable fire pit. We recently remodeled the back patio and wanted a small fire pit to relax around during the evening. The CobraCo FB8008 had good reviews and was the right size for our area. It was very easy to assemble, but I was a little disappointed with the engineering of the surrounding ledge. The 4 sections do connect at the support legs which leads to a slightly uneven ledge. Also, the handle for the fire screen is attached with a single screw. I can see this being a problem in the future. The rest of the fire pit appears very solid. We have used it several times in the three weeks we have had this, with our favorite activity being toasting marshmallows to make s'mores! It truly has been a wonderful addition to our patio.
Review from amazon.com August 08, 2012
Whoever said "she" assembled this in 15 minutes, must have had extra hands helping or assembled it in a black hole time warp! Took me a solid hour. The tools provided are adequate but not "hand-friendly and a philips-head screw driver is needed but not provided (no big deal)." Whoever is counting bolts, nuts, and screws miscounted on my order, just as with other orders. I had one less screw than necessary and two extra bolts than needed; so I improvided and used a nut where there was to be a screw. When your unit comes with insufficuent nuts, bolts, and screws, either improvise as I did or take one of whatever you are missing down to Lowes/Home Depot and pay the 32cents per nut/bolt/screw rather than returning the entire fire pit. Also, instructions neglect to tell you to be certain that the "ring" is below the upper lip of the fire canister and not above it during assembly. After assembly (1 hour), loved it! Whoever said "her" kids sat their hot cocoa on the ring must not have had a fire going at the time; the heat generated will melt or super-heat anything left on the nice decorative ring. Be careful what you put on the ring ... it gets really hot! All-in-all I really like the unit, but the pit fits too tightly to remove from the ring when dumping ashes out .... so you have to lift pit, ring, and all to dump, but its doable. The actual pit is a really wide diameter, which I love for burning broken/fallen branches and split logs in ... you can easily sit 6 around this pit or 8-10 at a farther distance from the pit. Enjoy it... I am!
Fire pits are great for back yard barbeques! They are also great for quiet reflection after a long hectic day, or a focal point for entertaining family and friends.
Fire pits come in a variety of styles – fire pits, bowls, rings, and tubs are just a few.
Fire tubs are designed with straight, deeper sides and a flat base. These taller, straight sides enable you to use more wood to build larger, but still controlled fires.
Fire bowls are designed with shallower sides. Using less wood than tubs, bowls offer the choice of building a smaller, cozier fire and feature sleeker styling and the availabiliy of more decorative frames and finishes.
The fireplace offers cozy, traditional styling in an outdoor setting.
The campfire ring is a great item to take with you when you go camping. Several decorative ring patterns are available and all enable you to safely contain your campfire.
Barbeques provide one of the most fun and creative means of entertaining. Backyard barbeques in particular will create an instant ambiance whether the occasion is planned or spontaneous.
Situate comfortable seating around your fire pit and serve cocktails, make s’mores, or roast foods on long forks for a casual dinner.
The best place for barbeques is in the open where there are no hazardous obstacles interfering. Barbeques also work well on patios. Choose a fire pit style that matches your outdoor area or plan your backyard style around the look of your fire pit.
The beauty of portable fire pits, bowls, rings and tubs, is that these can be moved depending on the time of year and weather.
Fire pits offer a fun way to enjoy leisure time and entertaining, but always remember to exercise caution and practice safety.
Here are a few important tips to keep in mind...
Place the fire pit in an open area on a solid surface, but never on a wooden deck, grass, or any other flammable surface.
Never place a fire pit in an enclosed area or indoors.
Know your city or county’s regulations regarding the use of a fire pit.
Always keep a fire extinguisher, a garden hose or large bucket of sand nearby to smother the fire if necessary. Your fire extinguisher should be handy, in good working condition, and not close to its expiration date.
Use common sense and exercise courtesy as well as caution. Don't build a fire on a windy day. You don’t want smoke blowing into neighbor’s homes and backyards.
Start your fire small. Use recommended fire starters. Never use an accelerant or gasoline to start a fire. Suggested burning materials include wood, fire logs, and charcoal.
Do not allow children or someone with little experience to light the fire.
Never leave the fire unattended. Fire pits are HOT when in use and should be adult-supervised at all times. Extreme caution should be exercised when children are nearby.
As a precaution, the fire should be no larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high. Don’t pile wood too high.
Use the wire mesh cover when the fire is lit to control flying sparks.
The screen handle is HOT when in use.
Use a heat proof barbeque mitt or poker tool to grasp the handle.
It is best to extinguish the fire completely once you have finished using it. Use a fire extinguisher, or enough water to douse the fire.
Expert Tips on How to Make S’mores
The original recipe on how to make s’mores appeared in the American Girl Scout Handbook in 1927. This recipe utilized Graham crackers – first invented by Sylvester Graham way back in 1829, before anyone knew how to make s’mores – plus chocolate and marshmallows.
If you ask anyone today how to make s’mores you might get the original recipe that tells you how to make s’mores, or you might be told how to make s’mores a completely different way.
Here are some tips on how to make s’mores the traditional way:
Use Graham crackers which are more like cookies than crackers.
Get the crackers and chocolate ready before you toast the marshmallows. You can ‘roast’ them over a stove burner or use long metal forks for roasting over an outdoor fire pit or grill.
Marshmallows are ready when slightly brown outside and runny inside.
Sandwich chocolate with a toasted marshmallow between a halved cracker and squeeze together gently.
If you want to know how to make s’mores the Mexican way, use flour tortillas with crunchy peanut butter, chocolate chips and marshmallow. If you want to know how to make s’mores that are cold, spread peanut butter and instant chocolate pudding on Graham crackers and add whipped topping instead of marshmallows.
Grilling Out FAQs
Q: What is the simplest grilling out recipe?
A: Probably hot dogs, but chicken and steak are also popular and most often require little time and effort.
Q: How long should I marinade meat before grilling out?
A: It depends on the meat and the marinade, but generally, the longer the better, and preferably overnight in the refrigerator.
Q: I’d like to try grilling out but don’t have a barbeque?
A: Fire pits or rings are a perfect alternative and make grilling out very convenient.