How does a fire pit table work?

How does a fire pit table work?

We are spending more and more time in our gardens these days, so naturally you would want to create more atmosphere and make it a more comfortable place. The fire pit table is a valuable addition to your garden. But what exactly is a fire pit table and how do these fire tables work? Here at we are experts when it comes to fire tables, so we would love to tell you more.

What is a fire pit table?

Let’s start with the most important question: what exactly is a fire table? A fire table is often an outdoor lounge table with a built-in gas burner. A gas fire pit table is able to generate heat and is an excellent alternative to a patio heater.

Installed on the surface of the fire table there is usually a built-in gas heater that comes in different shapes and sizes. For example, there are fire pit tables with a square gas burner, but also fire tables with round or rectangular gas burners.

Lava rocks are placed on the gas burner. Additionally, you can add ceramic logs to the fire table. The fire pit lounge table combined with the lava rocks and ceramic logs creates an ambient and cozy atmosphere and is a great addition to your garden.

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How does a fire table work?

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So, how exactly does a fire pit table work? Connected to the built-in gas burner is a gas hose and this gas hose can be connected to a bottle of propane gas. Almost all fire pit tables have a hidden fuel tank built in, in which a 5kg bottle of propane gas can be placed. This is ideal because the bottle is out of sight and you don’t need to worry about tripping over the gas hose.

Underneath or on the side of the built-in gas burner is a knob that can be twisted in order to control the size of the flames. The higher the flames, the more gas will be consumed. With a whole bottle of propane gas, you can enjoy the beautiful flame effect for around 8 to 12 hours.

The benefits of having a gas fire table

The great thing about having an outdoor fire table is that you can enjoy the fire for a shorter period of time. When you use an outdoor wood burning fireplace it always takes some time before the wood is really burning and it cannot be extinguished as easily. A gas fire table can be extinguished in a few seconds! Besides that, the gas fire table has many more benefits, such as:

  • Enjoying a beautiful flame effect safely and responsibly
  • No release of unpleasant smells
  • Operating the fire table is simple and it is easy to control the size of the flames
  • Not having to deal with smoke
  • A fire table does not have to be cleaned

The safety of a fire table

All our fire tables at are provided with a CE-marking. This means that our fire pit tables conform to the European requirements of safety and environmental protection standards. To create extra safety, you can surround the gas burner with glass plates. Please note that the glass can get hot.