BioLite FirePit+ Review
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Are you looking for the perfect addition to your backyard for entertaining family and friends? Look no further than the FirePit+ Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit by BioLite. This innovative and award-winning fire pit creates hyper-efficient flames that will provide the warmth, smell, crackle, and feel of a wood campfire, without any of the smoke.
One of the most significant improvements in this latest upgrade is the patented airflow technology. The FirePit+ has 51 air jets that inject the fire with oxygen along key locations, creating a more uniform temperature and mixing of gases inside the fire. This technology dramatically improves combustion and helps eliminate smoke, making sitting by the fire more enjoyable.
The FirePit+ also features an X-Ray mesh body, which allows heat to radiate out with a 360° view. You can see the glowing embers at the bottom, the gasifying wood in the middle, and the flames coming out at the top. The mesh body design also helps radiate heat outward, so you can enjoy the warmth of the fire from any angle.
BioLite FirePit+ Assembly
Assembly is easy with the FirePit+. In the box, you will find the FirePit, grill grate, fuel rack, battery, and a charging cord. Using a screwdriver, you will need to attach the handles to the rest of the fire pit. During assembly, I noticed that one of the holes did not line up perfectly. However, it was an easy fix, and the rest of the assembly went smoothly.
BioLite FirePit+ Grilling
The lower rack is adjustable and is used to hold firewood or charcoal. I decided to try out the included grill grate and made some delicious burgers. I started by moving the lower rack up and started a chimney of charcoal. Once the charcoal was ready to dump, I started grilling. The burgers were cooked to perfection and cooked very fast. I did not use the fan, but I did notice that some of the sparks melted the plastic top of the battery. It would be a good improvement to add some sort of metal shield to keep the sparks from falling on top of the plastic.
Once the coals had died down, I was ready to get things cleaned up. The FirePit+ has an access door at the bottom that can be slid open to empty the coals and debris. I also gave it a quick rinse from a water hose.
BioLite FirePit+ as a Fire Pit
Besides cooking food, the FirePit+ is awesome for enjoying a simple fire. Just like any fire, you can build it up by starting with smaller wood pieces and adding larger logs once the fire starts. This is where the fan helps. Blowing through the 51 air jets, oxygen is fed into the key locations to create a more uniform temperature and improve combustion. The fire started incredibly fast and grew quite large in a matter of minutes. I enjoyed the FirePit+ several times over the last few weeks in my backyard while playing corn hole with family and friends.
The FirePit+ also comes with a 12,800 mAh rechargeable battery, which provides longer burn times of 30 hours on LOW, 14 hours on MED, and 7 hours on HI. The battery takes around two hours to fully charge and can be charged using the included charging cord.
The FirePit+ is designed with high-temp enamel coating for durability and folding legs, making it easy to move from one place to another. The grill grate is removable and sliding, making it easy to add or remove fuel. Finally, the FirePit+ is Bluetooth integrated, meaning you can control the size of your flames manually or remotely with the free BioLite Energy App for Android and iOS.
BioLife FirePit+ Additional Features and Specs
- USB Rechargeable Powerpack
12,800 mAh runs the fan for your fire for up to 30 hours on a single charge. Detach and recharge easily via USB.
- Air Jets Improve Combustion
51 airjets inject the fire with oxygen along key locations. This creates a more uniform temperature and mixing of gases inside the fire which dramatically improves combustion.
- Folding Legs
Makes portability a snap. Combined with the Carry Bag (sold separately), you’re ready to go from the backyard to the beach in no time.
- Grill Grate
Cook hibachi-style meals using the removeable grill grate. Fuel rack adjusts to accommodate two types of fuel – wood or charcoal.
- X-Ray Mesh
Allows heat to radiate out with a 360° view: glowing embers at the bottom, the gasifying wood in the middle, and the flames coming out at the top.
- Bluetooth Integration
You can control that fan intensity right from the FirePit’s powerpack or from your hand with the free BioLite Energy App for Android and iOS.
Bring the warmth and joy of a campfire anywhere you go with the BioLite FirePit+ – the ultimate portable and smokeless fire pit that’s perfect for outdoor adventures, backyard BBQs, and cozy nights under the stars!
Overall, the BioLite FirePit+ is an excellent addition to any outdoor enthusiast’s gear collection. It combines the warmth and charm of a traditional wood campfire with the convenience and efficiency of modern technology. Whether you’re looking to cook up some delicious burgers, roast marshmallows with the family, or simply relax and enjoy the ambiance of a fire, the FirePit+ has got you covered.
Despite a few minor flaws in the assembly process and handle construction, the FirePit+ is a well-designed, high-quality product that is sure to last for many years. Its durable enamel coating and sturdy construction make it suitable for use in a variety of outdoor settings, while its portability and folding legs make it easy to transport and set up wherever you go.
I would recommend the BioLite FirePit+ to anyone looking for a versatile, efficient, and enjoyable way to experience the beauty and warmth of a wood fire. For more info on the FirePit+ or to purchase, visit www.bioliteenergy.com or www.amazon.com.