A finishing touch for backyard, patio, or poolside, this CobraCo™ Steel Contemporary Round Fire Bowlwill establish a welcoming space to gather with friends and family. Made of durable steel with a polished metal finish, the fire pit's round-shaped bowl not only supplies ample-sized fires, but it also brings eye-catching contemporary appeal to any outdoor setting. The fire pit's steel base features a classic black-powdered finish and straight lines for contrast and enhanced good looks.
Steel Contemporary Round Fire Bowl At a Glance:
Steel bowl with sleek, polished finish
Elevated design with open mesh sides provides a cozy, nostalgic view
Steel base with powder-coated black finish offers an inviting, contemporary style to any outdoor setting
Protective mesh screen and vinyl storage cover included
Enjoy Long-Lasting Fires
The fire pit's polished steel bowl accommodates inviting fires that will keep the party going into the night, while its elevated base allows for comfortable viewing. Use the fire pit in the summer for roasting marshmallows or hot dogs and in the fall to create a cozy place to visit and unwind.
Portable Fire Pit Can Be Taken Anywhere
The CobraCo™ fire pit is freestanding and fully portable, so you can place it on any stable, non-flammable surface. Take the fire pit with you to a friend's house, to a park, or on camping trips. The fire pit measures 28 inches wide by 27.5 inches high (with cover), making it perfect for large or small gatherings.
Years of Safe and Easy Use
The CobraCo™ fire pit's wire mesh screens make it possible to enjoy a hearty fire without worrying about flying sparks or embers. The fire pit comes with a vinyl cover to protect it from the elements and keep rain and leaves out when not in use. The fire pit is easy to assemble, and its sturdy metal construction is designed to last. All necessary hardware and instructions are included.
Remember to always check with the local township authorities on fire pit guidelines. Never use a fire pit indoors, on a wood deck, or other flammable surfaces such as dried grass or leaves.
I was a little leery of even opening the box for this fire pit after reading the awful reviews posted. We were going camping last weekend, so I decided to give it a shot. As many other posters have stated, this fire pit is super easy to put together. I was able to assemble the entire thing and recycle all of the packaging in less than 10 minutes - and that was with "assistance" from two year old twins. The pit comes with an allen wrench as well as a small crescent wrench, which was all the tools needed for assembly. The legs of my pit were well made and level. It is important to make sure that you have both legs "right side up" when assembling them. In my case, the "bottoms" of each leg has a small hole in it. I tightened the screw holding the legs together using the allen wrench and crescent wrench together, and was able to tighten it to the point where the legs are very stable and don't move around at all.
The fire bowl is bright chrome and sits down on top of the legs. The bowls shifts a very small amount when seated on the legs, but it is not enough to be a problem, and doesn't shift at all when loaded with wood. I tried to use the storage cover, but it is very flimsy and a hassle to put on, so we just put a big tarp over it at the campground. This pit will only be used when we are camping, and it will stay in the garage when we are at home, so I'm not too worried about the cover.
Over all, I am very pleased with this product. Any quality issues other users have experienced was not an issue for me with my fire pit. My father in law was so pleased with our pit he has ordered one for himself. Since many campgrounds will not allow "open" camp fires, this is a great alternative. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
Amazon ReviewMay 06, 2013
The bowl is 28" in diameter and 27.5" high. This is big enough for a small/medium wood fire, and the bowl is made for use with charcoal, wood, and self-starting fire logs. When the fire pit is assembled, the bowl rim is at about knee-height.
I used to own a heavy but movable rectangular metal fire pit. You accessed it by side doors that were tilted to form a V top and didn't open widely (though they could be removed). That design made it awkward to put more wood on the fire or to reach in to cook potatoes or such. But the open design of this fire bowl makes it very easy to use.
The mesh wire dome spark guard was fine enough to keep ash in, high enough not to warp from heat unless you make a big fire, and easy to remove with the provided removal tool which can probably double as a poker. The dome spark guard sits in a 1" depression on the inside edge of the fire bowl rim so that a strong gust of wind or small dog can't easily knock the cover off.
The bowl also came with a small, circle, black-coated grill. It sits about 1.5" off the bowl's bottom at the deepest point. This seems pretty low to me, especially if you put the 1" of sand on the bottom, as recommended, for even heat distribution. But I don't use grills. My brother, who does, said he liked that low height because once the coals are at a good cooking heat then you don't want the food too far away from them.
The fire bowl also came with a vinyl cover that you can put over your (not-hot) spark guard and fire bowl to protect them from the weather. This cover wasn't a struggle to put on yet still fit snugly over the rim of the fire bowl. The fire bowl/pit is also easy enough to move and assemble that you can take it down or move it out of the weather to protect it from rusting.
For those who haven't used something like this before: hot fires will warp the metal screen, use will discolor the metal inside the bowl, and the paint will eventually wear off. The directions do tell you how to clean and shine the bowl up and re-paint the screen if looks are important to you. These movable fire pits are also meant to be used over non-burnable surfaces, so on concrete or gravel or dirt. They aren't meant to be used on a wooden porch or inside.
When I first opened the fire pit package, my impression was of a beautiful design and solid materials that would last. Everything you need to assemble the fire bowl (including the tools) were included. The only real assembly was to screw the handle into the fireguard and to screw the two base legs together to form an X. The base held together pretty well even without the screw and was not wobbly until the screw was tightened. I left the screw as snug but not extremely tight and the wobble was minimal on a flat surface and unnoticeable on an uneven surface. You place the bowl on the base. The bowl's outside rim edge curves down to form a ridge that holds the bowl in place. The bowl might shift slightly if bumped or the whole assembly might skid sideways, but it's unlikely the bowl will come off the base unless lifted. The bowl is light enough that a woman or teenager can easily lift and move it for storage or removing ash.
The fire bowl's bottom is several inches above the X of the base's legs. According to the directions, the bowl is not secured to the legs (nor does there appear any need for this). There are also 5 holes along the bottom of the bowl to allow better air flow. Very little ash falls through these holes even if you're stirring the fire or removing the ash. Even a soft breeze creates an air flow through the bowl that keeps the fire burning hot and fast which creates a pile of hot coals. These coals keep burning hot for several hours. I've found the bowl good for quickly burning up small wood (2" or less diameter wood) and for cooking. I haven't tried thicker wood yet.
Overall, it looks like a lot of thought went into this design to make it usable and beautiful.
Amazon Review Assembles easilyMay 03, 2013
Reviewer: Brad Teare
This was easy to assemble and it looks like a great product. It is assembled by screwing in a three inch bolt that holds the legs together to form a base. The top ring on the wire mesh simple screws into the metal at the top. I had the whole thing unpacked and assembled in ten minutes. It has several holes in the bottom basin and the instructions say to add several inches of sand. But obviously the sand would run out. Instead it seem like it would be best if you added gravel about the size of your fingernail. I have no idea why the manufacturer suggested adding sand. It has been too cold to barbecue here so I will give an update how it works with a fire as soon as the weather warms up.
Amazon ReviewApril 23, 2013
Reviewer: W. Jamison "William S. Jamison"
Just right for cool evenings on the lawn. I had planned on using this on the deck but the directions specifically warned not to use it there. So we move the lawn chairs out into the yard when we want to experience fire. Wood is our preferred fuel.
Amazon Review, AwesomeJune 20, 2013
Reviewer: R. Shariff "rayhans1282"
Item works great. It is great for the price, Very durable and looks great in my backyard. It is eay to use and great to use for little backyard bbqs.
Amazon ReviewApril 25, 2013
Reviewer: PattyLouise "Patty"
I really like this fire pit. It was easy to put together. In fact...I actually did it myself. It has no flaws that I can see...nothing is shaky or uneven... nothing is unfinished...it is just a simple contemporary fire pit. It's much larger than I thought it would be and that's a great thing. I like the dark screen...and...again I like its simplicity.
It is a simple design that does exactly what it promises to do. It provides a lovely little fire when we want to sit outside for a bit on cool nights.
We have only had one little pit fire in it so far and I don't think we will use it every week but it was pretty and romantic and peaceful...sitting outside with our little fire. We do live very close to a lovely pond...so the little fire from our newest toy was even more delightful as we looked out over the pond.
My final thoughts...
I found this to be a simple and useful new toy for our back yard. It looks neat...it does its job. I like it!
Amazon Review, Looks niceJune 12, 2013
Reviewer: Karla Cook
This little fire pit looks nice, and is small and light-weight enough to move around, which is handy. (Obviously, you wouldn't move it while you have a fire going, but if you want to "rearrange" your yard in between fires, it is portable.) It is a nice size for a backyard fire, but it's not real sturdy. The legs are a little wobbly-- not bad enough to tip over, but not as tight and secure as one might hope. We have enjoyed using it, but I don't know that it will last for more than a year or two.
Amazon ReviewMay 14, 2013
Reviewer: Alain B. Burrese "Author, Speaker, Mediator, ...
The CobraCo Contemporary Round Fire Pit is nice, but I'm not sure how durable and long-lasting it will be. On the plus side, it looks nice and was easy to put together. Two screws are all you need to tighten to have it together. One connects the two cross-bar legs together and the other fixes the handle to the cover. Tools to do this are included. (Note, be careful of stripping the allen nut when tightening the handle to the cover. I did this.)
Again, I think this is an attractive pit for a smaller back yard. And ours was stable when put together. The fire bowl sits on the legs without being attached. It moves a little if you move it, but is still stable.
I'd recommend only using very small firewood or charcoal in this pit, and again, I don't know how durable it will be over a long period. The protective cover is not as attractive as the pit, and it doesn't appear to be very durable and may tear easily if you are not careful.
If I saw this pit in the store, I do not think I'd pay $220 for it. It would have to be on sale for quite a bit less. It just doesn't seem like a $220 unit. With that said, we like it and hope it lasts for a long time as we use it.