Imagine this: a fun and relaxing backyard barbecue with loved ones on a warm summer night. Sounds like a long-overdue event, right?
It doesn’t have to be for long, and when you choose the right fire pit, you may set yourself up for a barbecue unlike any other.
Whether with propane or wood, our compilation of the best fire pits for composite decks has got it all for you.
From the chiminea to the stone fire pit, there are a ton of fire feature options to choose from.
Best Fire Pits for Composite Decks Reviews
1. Tiki Brand Fire Pit
Tiki has been among the favorite fire pits brand for 60 years.
Today, it continues to impress with this large, robust, and attractive number that deserves center stage on your deck or backyard patio.
Pricier than its budget rivals, its superior design and ease of use more than makes up for its heftier price tag.
Looking at the Tiki Brand Fire Pit, you can say it’s definitely worth the investment.
Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice the fire pit is much more than its gorgeous steel and stained-wood exterior.
The inside is just as noteworthy, with its smart airflow system that recycles hot smoke back into the chamber.
You can test it out yourself. It takes all of five minutes to fire up and 15 minutes to burn fully.
It also emits far less smoke than its counterparts, especially after the logs catch fire completely at around the 15-minute mark.
The only other fire pit ahead of it in this department is the Solo Stove ranger, which we’ll talk about later.
The Tiki Fire Pit is an efficient burning machine, its logs burning fiercely in 15 minutes and lasting for hours.
It has a 16-inch-diameter mouth, which is particularly large, making it easier to share the fire with a large group.
That said, you’ll want to be careful having youngsters gather around the fire to roast marshmallows.
All the Tiki pit’s surfaces, the metal lip included, can burn blistering hot and take time to cool even after you put out the flames.
However, its detachable ash pan deserves much praise for making clean-up a breeze.
The pit delivers a considerable amount of heat, which might not be ideal for warm summer nights.
It should be perfect for the chilly nights of winter and fall.
Lastly, it weighs a hefty 45 pounds, which is quite heavy and should make you think twice about where to position it, or at least make you ask for help when you do.
- Superior design
- Easy to use
- Great for large groups
- Clever airflow system
- Emits a generous amount of heat
- All surfaces burn scalding hot
2. Breeo X Series 24
As far as durability, other fire pits can only hope to come close to the Breeo X Series 24.
The X series was built in Lancaster, PA, using a combination of 304 stainless steel and corten (weathering) steel.
That means this model can do without any form of weather shelter or rain cover.
This fire pit is among the select few whose outer walls develop a corrosion-resistant patina after six months of outdoor exposure.
Impressive? Wait until you hear the rest.
The X Series 24 is built with a state-of-the-art airflow system that facilitates secondary fuel burn similar to that of Solo Stove smokeless fire pits.
While it’s not as easy to fire up as the Solo Stove, it does stay lit longer when you get the fire going properly.
Lighting the X series shouldn’t take longer than five minutes and initially require only kindling and small logs.
It gives off some serious heat at maximum temperature, but there’s hardly any smoke from its secondary burn.
Another noteworthy feature is the stainless-steel sear plate that spans almost 30 inches in diameter around the pit’s outer edge.
It can burn searing hot; hot enough to cook chicken, burgers, and other food items. The ring is also hot enough to heat pans, pots, and skillets.
As for accessory considerations, there are quite a few to choose from, including the stainless-steel lid you can attach to create a height-adjustable surface for grilling.
Then, there’s also the lid that protects the pit from excess moisture.
There’s no doubt you’ll get a range of useful attachments to unlock this model’s full potential.
There’s also one important matter you won’t want to overlook when it comes to this pit, and that has to do with where you want to position it.
It comes in at a whopping 78 pounds, which is more than 30 pounds heavier than the next heaviest pit on this list.
So, you’ll want to ask a friend to help you move and position it correctly.
- Built to take a beating
- Burns for a long time
- 30-inch sear plate
- Can be used with multiple X Series accessories
- Secondary burn gives off little to no smoke
- Metal ring burns scalding hot
- Comes in at a hefty 78 pounds
3. Solo Stove Yukon
Solo Stove meant serious business when it released its most modern and majestic fire pit to date, the Yukon.
The pit’s 23-inch diameter mouth and 27-inch top provide a wide enough opening to accommodate full-size firewood logs.
Does this wideness take away from the model’s sleek appearance?
Not one bit, thanks to the stainless-steel body that gives it an ultra-modern, shiny look.
The Yukon is built with the same state-of-the-art airflow system found on other Solo Stove equipment.
These vents help deliver a continuous supply of oxygen to the flames.
We can’t help but notice how similar it is to the Solo Stove Ranger in terms of performance but on a grander scale.
Fast-starting fires are a Yukon specialty; its logs get caught completely in no longer than five minutes and can burn for hours after that.
It’s also an extremely efficient pit, with the ability to consume logs consistently. You will hardly see any remains come morning except for bits of ash and charcoal.
Compared with other fire pits, the Yukon emits a lot less smoke.
Some accessory options to consider with this pit are the metal stand and the rain cover, which you can buy either separately or as a bundle.
- High-performance fire pit
- Starts fires fast
- Sophisticated airflow system
- Sleek, stainless-steel body
- Gives off intense heat
- Can heat up to burning temperatures quickly
- Adults and children will need to take extra care around it
4. BioLite FirePit Plus
The Brooklyn-based company BioLite manufactured the FirePit Plus as a lightweight and portable fire pit for the ages.
It’s a fairly long and narrow pit capable of packing more wood than you think. In fact, it can accommodate up to four cordwood logs.
The FirePit Plus is a relatively slim pit you can use either as a standard pit or a barbecue grill.
The upgrade it went through in 2021 gave it an enamel coating that made cleaning a breeze and the battery capacity of the built-in fan higher.
The FirePit Plus practically doubles as a patio heater whose fuel rack you lower to the bottom to achieve “fire pit” mode.
Alternatively, you can raise the rack to its highest position to use the pit as a freestanding grill.
One of this BioLite number’s signature features is the patented airflow system. It comprises a flame-powered motorized fan that drives air into the fire chamber.
The pit can also be controlled using an Android or iOS app on your mobile phone via Bluetooth. It has a mesh body through which you can view the flames.
In FirePit Plus’ latest version, the battery life is extended by 20 percent.
This means up to 30 hours of burning at the lowest setting and 14 and seven hours on medium and high settings, respectively.
- Lightweight and portable design
- Patented airflow system
- Can be used as a standard fire pit or backyard grill
- Controlled via mobile phone
- Takes up less space on your patio
- The enamel coating makes for easier cleaning
- Not ideal for large gatherings
- Too small for some users
5. Solo Stove Ranger
The Ranger does everything its larger cousin, the Yukon, does but on a smaller scale.
Even so, this doesn’t make it any less a Solo Stove fire pit than its larger counterpart.
In fact, some users prefer a smaller pit they can tuck away and display with ease.
Besides, the sophisticated airflow system this manufacturer is known for is still very much present in this model.
The Ranger makes use of an airflow system that enables flames to blaze hotter and consume more logs.
The fire gets going in less than five minutes and continues burning for hours.
The ferocity in which the flames burn is particularly noteworthy, especially coming from a small structure.
Not only that, but it’s also the way the flames burn, focusing on an impressive vortex that captures your attention.
The Ranger gives off little to no smoke despite the conflagration.
However, the Ranger did fall short in some areas.
For instance, its size meant it couldn’t fit full-size firewood logs and might not provide adequate heat for a large group.
- Clever airflow system
- Consumes wood fuel consistently
- Not ideal for larger groups
- Too small for some users
The Fire Pit for Your Home
It’s safe to say that any of the five best fire pits for composite decks would make a great aesthetic and functional addition to your home.
They all ignite fully within five to 10 minutes and can burn for long hours. That alone tells you they’re all amazingly designed.
However, if we were to pick a winner among this select group, it would be the Tiki Brand Fire Pit.
Its superior design and ease of use make it a worthy investment regardless of your home exterior needs.