BioLite’s new FirePit+ portable grill and fire pit
BioLite is becoming a go-to company for outfitting backyard bonfires. The company’s newest product, the FirePit , is a great option as a centerpiece for cooler nights spent outdoors.
These firepits have a lot going for them. For starters, they’re lightweight, coming in at just under 20 pounds. That means you can move them easily, whether you’re planning to keep the firepit at home or take it on the road. It’s easy to hoist into the trunk of your car and take on your next camping trip or to the beach. The pit’s legs also fold, so the device compacts and becomes even more portable.
These pits are designed to be almost entirely smokeless, so you won’t be stuck doing the smoke-avoidance dance at your next bonfire. Even without the smoke, the pits still help keep mosquitoes and other insects away from your gathering.
The FirePit comes with a grill grate attachment for the top of the pit, so it doubles as a portable hibachi grill. Toss some skewers or hot dogs on top for an easy outdoor cooktop. The pit burns both firewood and charcoal, so you can pick your fuel based on the activity. The device’s mesh surround is also unique—it lets in plenty of air to keep the fire going, and creates a captivating visual of the fire inside the pit. In addition, the FirePit is built with 51 airjets, designed to add oxygen to the fire and help it build and maintain.
One of the coolest features of the FirePit is the ability to control the size of the flame via the device’s free app, which connects your phone to the firepit through Bluetooth. Using this is optional—users always have the ability to control the flames manually—but once set up, it allows you to make adjustments without leaving the comfort of your camp chair.
With this newest release, BioLite has made a slew of upgrades, including adjusting the design to better distribute and radiate heat outward. This new product also has a high-temperature enamel coating that’s designed to last longer than past versions, and an upgraded battery for longer burn times. Overall, this is an exciting addition to BioLite’s impressive product lineup, and one that will surely be at the center of many a backyard memory.
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