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Why Stainless Steel 304 Is The Best Material For Smokeless Fire Pits

When it comes to picking the perfect fire pit, you want something that’s not just a pretty face. Enter 304 stainless steel, the superhero of fire pit materials. Here’s why stainless steel is your best mate for outdoor fires, from backyard gatherings to beachside bonfires.

Firstly, what is Stainless Steel 304? What does the 304 part mean? Well, let me tell you, this refers to the grade of stainless steel, specifically the amount of chromium and nickel added to the metal. Different ratios will give the metal different properties. 

Stainless Steel 304

Our fire pits are made from stainless steel 304. This grade is the most common stainless steel used worldwide and offers great corrosion resistance, strength, easy maintenance, and a good heat threshold. 

Stainless Steel 316

Our fire pits are not made from stainless steel 316. This is the second most common stainless steel used worldwide, and its key difference is its superior corrosion resistance. Boats, for example, are made from this steel because they need to sit in harsh salt-water environments for extended periods of time. 

So, if stainless steel 316 has better corrosion resistance, then why is this metal not used? There are two main reasons, the first being that it does not handle heat as well as stainless steel 316 and secondly, it would increase the fire pit cost by around 50-100%. 

The most important factor is handling the heat of a fire pit so customers can get added weather protection by using one of our weatherproof covers, just like you do with a stainless steel BBQ that you leave outside. 

Tough as Nails 

304 stainless steel is incredibly durable, standing strong against the elements and the high heat of roaring flames. It’s not just tough—it’s also lightweight, making your fire pit both sturdy and portable. 

In conclusion, 304 stainless steel isn’t just the best material for fire pits—it’s a game-changer. It offers unmatched durability, ease of use, and portability, making it the ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Upgrade your fire pit game and enjoy the benefits of a stainless steel fire pit on your next adventure. You’ll wonder how you ever got by without it!

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