Review: Blue Rhino Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit with Blue Fire Glass

Blue Rhino Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit with Blue Fire Glass

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Function

7.9/10

Design

8.4/10

Build

7.6/10

Pros

  • Has a good size that allows you to feel the heat easily
  • Easy enough to use, and even manually lighting it is quite easy

Cons

  • The fire doesn't have too much range
  • Materials can wear down quickly if not kept safe from the elements

A fire pit table can be a great purchase if you’re looking for something that looks stylish to add to your patio, porch or whatever else outdoor living space that you have set-up. That said, one of the main things to consider is what it has to offer. Many fire pit tables may look good and at the same time, the looks fade away as the materials that it’s made of water down over time and that can lead to a regretful purchase. Keeping your fire pit table safe is important for using it for years to come since they’re such as valuable furnishing for your outdoor living space, we’re doing a review right here.

This is the Blue Rhino fire pit table, and it has actually has gotten quite a lot of good reviews from customers that have bought it. So let’s take a closer look at what it has to offer along with its Hawaiian look and see if it lives up to the hype.

Function

Feeling the Heat:

The heating output when it comes to fire pit tables is quite negligible and that’s despite their BTU ratings. This fire pit table has a 30,000 BTU rating and that is quite low when it comes to outside heating, but the main reason that this heat range isn’t good is that the flame isn’t focused anywhere and therefore, it mainly just stays in a close proximity to itself. So basically what I’m trying to say is that you’re purchasing this fire pit table more for the ambiance rather than the heat from the flame.

However, since this is a table, having the fire at the highest setting and sitting around it closely with your feet up on the table will definitely help you take advantage of the heater. That said, the fire doesn’t produce a flame as a wood fire would and as a result, it won’t be repelling any mosquitoes.

Fuel Usage:

Another thing to consider with a patio fire table is the amount of fuel it consumes, fortunately, this fire pit table doesn’t take too much fuel when it’s on. Having the fire at the highest heat setting makes a 20lb propane tank last for about 12 hours and so having the heat any lower than that can result in hours more of fire. Most of the time you’re able to use a single full propane tank for one season or maybe even two seasons if you have the flame low enough.

Design

Of course, before you even start to use this Blue Rhino fire pit table you’re going to have to assemble it first and even though assembling it doesn’t sound the most fun part of owning this fire pit table it’s luckily not too hard. When we say “not too hard” we really mean it and that’s because the table comes with clear instructions about what parts go where and what screws go in certain areas. Speaking of the screws, this table already comes with screws and the tools needed to fully assemble the table, and all you’re really doing it just putting together the bottom portion of the table where the propane tank goes in and placing the legs in place too.

The top portion that’s made of slate is just one large piece and then the burner plate is just going in the center.

Size and Weight:

Fire pit tables shouldn’t be too large and that’s because you have still have to be close enough to experience the heat from the flame. The one other reason that they should be short is so that you have more of a commanding view of the flame and have it be in a place that you can rest your legs and a drink.

That’s exactly what this fire table is like as it has a length and width of 30 inches so it’s a perfect square and the height of the fire table is 24 inches. So you’re able to comfortably have a nice view of the table and still take in some of the heating that comes from it. Heck, you might even be able to roast some smores if you want to.

Functional Components:

When it comes to actually using this fire pit table, it all starts at the bottom and would be wear you open the compartment door and place a 20lb pound propane tank that is not included with this table, on its plate. The table actually comes with a gas hose that’s attached to the burner of the table and therefore all you have to do is just tie the hose to the propane tank. Once the propane tank is connected, that’s when you can turn it on.

Actually Getting it to Light

The other two controls with this fire table are found inside the compartment as well and that would just be a single dial. You just have to push the dial in and turn it to how high you want the flame to be and the fire pit should on. The keyword here is “Should” and that’s because the auto-ignition with this table doesn’t always work and that’s when you have to turn the dial to low and then light it manually using a match.

It’s not too much of a set back as it doesn’t require a whole process of having to light it up manually.

Also, at the top of the fire pit table is where you’ll find the center tray and that’s where the rock go. This particular model that we’re reviewing here comes with Blue Fire glass and that’s really good because it makes the fire shine more and overall gives it a more aesthetic look than Lava rocks would.

Build

Structure and Material:

The bottom portion of this fire pit table is made of steel and then top part is made of slate. So the build quality of this fire pit table is not the best as it doesn’t use stainless steel and that definitely means that you must use the cover that it comes with if you plan on keeping it outside when it’s not in use. As the steel can rust and the slate can wear down and break off. One major build quality flaw is that the slate can break exposing some resin underneath it and that can begin to constantly break off.

So overall, make sure that this table is covered and kept in a safe location where it won’t be battered by the winds or elements.

Summary:

Function:

You’re not purchasing this fire pit table for the heat, but rather for the ambiance that it provides.

Design:

It has a beautiful design that’s able to provide a good experience as it’s not too large or tall. Putting it together isn’t too difficult as there are few parts that need to be put together and lighting it is usually a straightforward process.

Build:

The build quality is where this fire pit table waivers a little and that would be because it doesn’t use stainless steel and the slate on top can be weak if it gets chipped too much. The solution to avoid that is making sure that’s covered and stored in a safe location when not in use.

Specs of this Blue Rhino Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit with Blue Fire Glass:

  • Heat Output: 30,000 BTU
  • Usage: Uses an Auto ignition system
  • Build: Slate and Steel
  • Size: 30” H x 30” W x 24” D
  • Weight: 68 Pounds

Conclusion:

This Blue Rhino Firepit table is a good choice if you’re in the market for one that doesn’t break the bank and still provides a good level of what a fire pit table is supposed to offer.

Blue Rhino Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit (Blue Fireglass)

$269.99
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as of November 22, 2020 6:29 PM

Features

  • 30,000 BTU Gas Fire Pit, Square black steel firebowl
  • 12 lbs of Blue fire glass and cover included
  • Sleek solid steel side panels to conceal propane tank (20 lb tank not included)
  • Safety valve and piezo ignition for easy start
  • Table dimensions 30-inches x 30-inches, height 24-inches Weight 70 lbs

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