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10 Easy Pieces: Smokeless Fire Pits

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10 Easy Pieces: Smokeless Fire Pits

October 31, 2017

The flames are mesmerizing and if you’re cooking on that fire pit, your grilled chicken will no doubt be delicious. But the smoke? It pollutes the air and is a nuisance to the neighbors.

Smoke is a byproduct of incomplete burning. The way to avoid it is with a smokeless fire pit. Here are 10:

Funded by a Kickstarter campaign, a smokeless BioLite fire pit is powered by a rechargeable \10,400 mAh battery; the air injection system can be controlled manually or by Bluetooth app. The fire pit recirculates smoke, re-burning it. For more information and prices, see BioLite.
Above: Funded by a Kickstarter campaign, a smokeless BioLite fire pit is powered by a rechargeable 10,400 mAh battery; the air injection system can be controlled manually or by Bluetooth app. The fire pit recirculates smoke, re-burning it. For more information and prices, see BioLite.
A German-designed Lotus Grill BBQ has a &#8\2\20;patented ‘bellows’ system; an adjustable fan blows air directly onto the charcoal to create rapid high heat, and the desired cooking temperature much faster.&#8\2\2\1; It is £\1\19 from Cuckooland.
Above: A German-designed Lotus Grill BBQ has a “patented ‘bellows’ system; an adjustable fan blows air directly onto the charcoal to create rapid high heat, and the desired cooking temperature much faster.” It is £119 from Cuckooland.

A stainless steel BK5 Firebox Insert has a &#8\2\20;sliding door shut-off mechanism that, in addition to quickly and safely extinguishing the fire, also serves as a regulator of flame height and fuel consumption.&#8\2\2\1; It is \$\1,\24\1 from Ecosmart Fire.
Above: A stainless steel BK5 Firebox Insert has a “sliding door shut-off mechanism that, in addition to quickly and safely extinguishing the fire, also serves as a regulator of flame height and fuel consumption.” It is $1,241 from Ecosmart Fire.
Pennsylvania-based Breeo (founded in \20\1\1) specializes in smoke-reducing fire pits. A stainless steel Double Flame Smokeless Campfire is &#8\2\20;hand-built by Amish craftsman in our shop in Lancaster, PA, each individual unit cut, shaped, welded and polished in America&#8\2\2\1;; \$3\29. Sold separately, a Double Flame Grill and Post Accessory is \$\1\19.
Above: Pennsylvania-based Breeo (founded in 2011) specializes in smoke-reducing fire pits. A stainless steel Double Flame Smokeless Campfire is “hand-built by Amish craftsman in our shop in Lancaster, PA, each individual unit cut, shaped, welded and polished in America”; $329. Sold separately, a Double Flame Grill and Post Accessory is $119.
Notes Breeo: “Our smoke-less fire pits work through a double-wall, secondary combustion design. What that means is that when the fire is burning, the walls heat up and the hot air rises through the gap between the two walls. The air exits the wall cavity through the line of holes around the rim. This pressurized, heated oxygen mixes with the smoke and causes it to re-burn. This is secondary combustion.”

An American-Made Double Flame Smokeless Fire Pit and Grill has a secondary after burner to ignite smoke before it can escape and is \$\269.95 from Plow & Hearth. Sold separately, a Stainless Steel Fire Pit Grill is \$99.95.
Above: An American-Made Double Flame Smokeless Fire Pit and Grill has a secondary after burner to ignite smoke before it can escape and is $269.95 from Plow & Hearth. Sold separately, a Stainless Steel Fire Pit Grill is $99.95.
From Solo Stove, a stainless steel Bonfire with &#8\2\20;double-wall construction allows air to be heated up and fed through the top vents providing an extra boost of pre-heated oxygen, creating a secondary combustion&#8\2\2\1; to eliminate smoke; \$\299.99.
Above: From Solo Stove, a stainless steel Bonfire with “double-wall construction allows air to be heated up and fed through the top vents providing an extra boost of pre-heated oxygen, creating a secondary combustion” to eliminate smoke; $299.99.
Using a gravitational afterburner system, Flame Genie&#8\2\17;s Fire Pit burns wood pellets; it is \$\1\18.55 at Home Depot.
Above: Using a gravitational afterburner system, Flame Genie’s Fire Pit burns wood pellets; it is $118.55 at Home Depot.
A compact, round stainless steel Ethanol Burner With A Large Flame is suitable for indoors as well as for outdoor use. It is \$909 from Ecosmart Fire.
Above: A compact, round stainless steel Ethanol Burner With A Large Flame is suitable for indoors as well as for outdoor use. It is $909 from Ecosmart Fire.
A \24-inch Ablaze Fire Pit from Breeo Industries is made in the US and is \$599 from Fireside Outdoor Kitchens.
Above: A 24-inch Ablaze Fire Pit from Breeo Industries is made in the US and is $599 from Fireside Outdoor Kitchens.
Powered by propane, a Deluxe Portable Propane Fire Pit from Outland Living is \$\159.99 on Amazon.
Above: Powered by propane, a Deluxe Portable Propane Fire Pit from Outland Living is $159.99 on Amazon.
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