Our Smokeless Backyard Fire Pit Review

All about our new smokeless backyard fire pit lately!

smokeless backyard fire pit

Smokeless Backyard Fire Pit

This post first appeared here in 2014.
I’ve gone back and completely updated it, now that we finally have our own Breeo Fire Pit.

A back yard with a wood burning fire pit just sounds so nice, doesn’t it?

Something about the idea of gathering the family around an outdoor campfire setting (without the actual camping) is so appealing to me!

As we start to head into the colder months, outdoor fire pits have been on my mind a lot.

I love the idea of still being able to see friends and family safely outdoors, for as long as we can.

Breeo smokeless fire pitBreeo Fire Pit.

Last fall, we went ahead and bought a cast aluminum Chiminea, after seeing a similar one in action at a friend’s house.

The Chiminea looks great and burns very efficiently.

Unlike iron or clay, it doesn’t rust or crack and it’s relatively light weight and easy to move.

It burns very efficiently, and all the smoke goes up and out the top.

While this was fun for roasting marshmallows or hot dogs, it doesn’t offer a whole lot of heat (if you’re sitting around it) and the flame is only visible through the door in the front.

So we did a bit more research this time…

We knew we didn’t want to build something complicated.

Something which would require putting in a new gas line.

Gas fire pits are great, however, this was too much of a commitment for us.

We contemplated a propane fire pit with a small tank, similar to outdoor heaters.

Apparently, if you’re looking for a backyard fire pit, there’s SO many options!

For example –  stone fire pits, fire bowls, a fire pit table or even a concrete fire pit.

The Backyard Fire Pit We Chose

metal smokeless fire pit

Ultimately, we decided on this wood burning, smokeless, metal fire pit (seen above and below.)

It set up in 2 minutes, creates a beautiful smokeless fire (after about 20 min to warm up), and at only 24 inches in diameter produces a much more comfortable heated seating area than any gas pits we’ve seen.

pool patio metal Bree fire pit

Now that we finally have a fire pit we love, we need to figure out the seating area for this outdoor space.

So, we just ordered four of these resin Adirondack chairs in all white.

Hoping to get them soon.

I think they’ll work out perfectly for our outdoor living needs.

The best part if if we end up loving this new fire pit, we can have something more substantial built (out of stone or brick for example) and put the Breeo inside it.

Be sure to scroll through to the bottom for some other more budget friendly fire pits.

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  1. Love a fire pit and the conversations that flow when you're outside, warming up together!!!

    Enjoy your new chiminea!!! S'mores!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

    Published on 5.28.14 · Reply
  2. I dream of a fireplace in my backyard! Such beautiful images…

    Published on 5.28.14 · Reply
  3. These fire pits look beautiful!

    Published on 5.28.14 · Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Where can I get the chairs from the third photo down? Love them!

    Published on 6.8.14 · Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Would love to see more pics of the first house, gorgeous — can you link us to the site?

    Published on 10.5.14 · Reply
  6. Gray wrote:

    Working on setting up the same exact situation in my backyard…thanks for the heads up on the adirondack chairs. The ones I found were $450 each, and not sure they were that much better. The area I want to set up is on a slope, so we have to figure that out…..

    Published on 10.8.20 · Reply
  7. I purchased a Breeo, I cant wait use it. I am thankful it’s made near where I use to live in Pa. Plus I have plans to use my cast iron skillets on it.

    Published on 5.4.21 · Reply