Temperatures are turning cooler, but that doesn’t mean it has to mark the end of enjoying your outdoor barbecues, parties, and socially distanced get-togethers. With the right heater, fire table, or fire pit, you can enjoy safe, outdoor time with your friends and family well into the fall and winter. 

We asked our experts to put together a guide to help you find the right heating element to fit your space and needs. Below are their top recommendations that include everything from wind-resistant and wireless remote controlled heaters to sleek fire tables and handcrafted fire pits.


Here’s what we chose for the Top 9 outdoor fire pits, heaters, and fire tables

Top 3 Fire Pits

Top 3 Outdoor Heaters

Top 3 Fire Tables


Top 3 Fire Pits

Ultra Modern Concrete with Unique Patina Finish

Prism Hardscapes PH-427 Tavola 42 Concrete Gas Fire Pit, 42x42-Inch 

Prism Hardscapes PH-427 Tavola 42 Concrete Gas Fire Pit, 42x42-Inch 

This unique, ultramodern fire pit features glass fiber reinforced cement with a burner pan and stainless steel burner with a strong, reliable flame. Available in five colors, each fire pit goes through a custom handcrafted patina finishing process. The 16-inch high table surface also offers plenty of room for drinks. It comes with standard lava rock media that can be replaced with fire glass (sold separately). 

Why Our Experts Like It 

  • Modern design
  • Made with very durable glass fiber reinforced concrete
  • 65,000 BTU burner has a cozy flame 
  • Can be fueled with natural gas or a portable propane tank
  • Certified for commercial installs with the optional electronic ignition system
  • Pewter finish is available for quick ship

Timeless Design with One-of-a-Kind Finish

Fire Pit Art Asia Gas Fire Pit 

Fire Pit Art Asia Gas Fire Pit 

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This modern fire pit is inspired by the close to earth oriental design. The low cut, contemporary fire pit comes in four different sizes (36-inch, 48-inch, 60-inch, and 72-inch) to produce a complete gas fire pit kit with a bright and realistic flame. Each is handmade from thick carbon steel with a natural iron oxide finish designed to patina. The interior is coated with high-temperature resistant paint.

Why Our Experts Like It

  • Made from 1/4" thick iron oxide steel
  • Up to 250,000 BTUs of heat
  • Includes the powerful Crossfire brass burner kit. The complete kit consists of more components than the burner and pan.
  • Will patina over time to create a permanent one-of-a-kind finish 
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Premium, Heavy Duty, Handcrafted and Made to Order 

TOP Fires by The Outdoor Plus OPT-CBLNxx Cabo Linear Fire Pit 

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This premium fire pit is individually handcrafted in the U.S.A. from glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC)—a durable material that is stronger and 50% lighter than regular concrete. The color is cast throughout the product ensuring it will not peel or chip. You can choose from three finishes. Because it’s handmade, slight variations in color and texture will occur to provide a unique product. Each fire pit includes an LC Certified system, fire pan, 304 stainless steel burner, key valve, key, hoses, and lava rock. Check out videos of this product here.

Why Our Experts Like It

  • Heavy-duty GFRC concrete with floating design
  • Propane or natural gas
  • It comes with a standard 65,000 BTU, but consider upgrading to the Outdoor Plus "Bullet Burner" for even more heat and flame
  • Made to order in the U.S.A. (Note: Each TOP Fires product is made to order, so all sales are final)

Top 3 Outdoor Heaters

Mountable, Space Saving Radiant Heat for Larger Areas

Bromic BR-PLA500 Platinum Smart-Heat Radiant Gas Heater, 5-Burner  

Bromic BR-PLA500 Platinum Smart-Heat Radiant Gas Heater, 5-Burner

This environmentally friendly, compact heater offers mounting versatility and directional heat control that delivers a wealth of heat in a modern, space-saving package. The tinted glass-ceramic front spreads heat evenly across a 13 x 16-ft area. The wireless controls (sold separately) and instant ignition system make it convenient to use. Note that like all electrical heaters, this requires a dedicated circuit for maximum reliability. 


Why Our Experts Like It

  • Patented technology ensures wind resistance up to 11 mph.
  • Can be configured for propane or natural gas. 
  • Sleek and compact design
  • Optional remote is convenient
  • Optional heat shield means it can fit into tight spaces

Two Heat Levels, Battery or Hard Wired, with Wireless Remote 

Twin Eagles TEGH48-B Gas Infrared Heater, 48 Inch 

Twin Eagles TEGH48-B Gas Infrared Heater, 48 Inch 

This powerful infrared gas heater offers heavy-duty stainless steel construction with two heat setting options and wireless remote control (no electrical wiring required). The decorative safety grill provides shielding from wind up to 15 mph and includes mounting brackets and a gas hose. It also comes with easy spark-ignition and an automatic safety pilot.

Why Our Experts Like It

  • Two heat levels: low setting at 25,000 BTU and high at 37,000 BTU
  • The optional AC adapter plugs into an outlet. But it can also be battery-powered or hardwired. 
  • Available in natural gas and propane
  • Comes standard with a remote.

Heavy-Duty, High Capacity, Wall Mounted with Optional Remote

DCS DRH-48N (70034) Gas Infrared Heater, 48-Inch, Natural Gas 

DCS DRH-48N (70034) Gas Infrared Heater, 48-Inch, Natural Gas

This heavy-duty, high-quality stainless steel infrared heater offers a unique radiant heat that’s designed to warm people and objects, not the surrounding air. That makes it a more efficient heat source for an average 10' x 14' area.

Why Our Experts Like It

  • The attractive wall-mounted heater features 56,000 BTU of comfortable heat up to 15 feet away. (The commercial design allows for wall or ceiling mounting)
  • The optional remote makes it convenient

Top 3 Fire Tables

A Sleek, Chat Height, Glass Top Fire Table

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company MG-1242-BLSM-K Montego Gas Fire Table, Balsam, 30x59.25-Inches 

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company MG-1242-BLSM-K Montego Gas Fire Table, Balsam, 30x59.25-Inches 

Built at a comfortable “chat-height,” to create an ideal space for conversing with friends, this powder-coated aluminum frame fire table features a glass table design and a high quality, high impact flame presence. The wicker side panels provide sleek and durable support for the black glass tabletop that comes standard with diamond colored fire glass and a grey glass burner cover. You can choose between propane or natural gas and a battery-powered spark ignition or the Electronic Direct Spark Ignition (DSI). 

Why Our Experts Like It

  • Heavy-duty 12" x 42" stainless steel Crystal Fire Plus Burner rated for 80,000 BTUs (Propane).
  • Offers a higher heat output relative to many other brands. 
  • Access door conceals the 20 lb. propane tank in the base
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Approved for use on a wood or composite deck

Wood or Composite Deck Approved Fire Table, Made in the U.S.A. 

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company CR-1242-K Cedar Ridge Gas Fire Pit Table, Rectangular, 32x61-Inches 

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company CR-1242-K Cedar Ridge Gas Fire Pit Table, Rectangular, 32x61-Inches 

This high-quality fire pit features a faux wood table and a composite base with a contemporary design. The unique stainless steel burner pan includes a matching Cedar burner cover to serve as additional table space. The 12" x 42" rectangular Crystal Fire Plus burner is rated for a generous 80,000 BTU to provide a satisfying flame presence. It comes standard with diamond colored fire glass and matching burner cover.

Why Our Experts Like It 

  • Set up for propane, but can be converted to natural gas with an included conversion kit
  • Approved for use on a wood or composite deck
  • Includes high performance, oversized burner for higher heat output relative to other brands. 
  • Realistic Barnwood "Supercast" concrete top and composite base for maximum longevity
  • Made in the USA

Sleek, Compact, and Durable with a High Heat Flame 

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company PROV-1224 Providence Fire Pit, 25x36-Inches 

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company PROV-1224 Providence Fire Pit, 25x36-Inches 

This premium fire pit offers a high-quality fire feature with a compact design. The chat-height powder-coated aluminum base provides support for the slim tabletop that is available in three color choices. It features a heavy-duty, 12" x 24" Crystal Fire Plus stainless steel burner rated for 55,000 BTU for a terrific flame presence. Two ignition options are available and it comes standard with diamond colored fire glass and a grey glass burner cover.

Why Our Experts Like It

  • Set up for propane, but can be converted to natural gas with an included conversion kit
  • Approved for use on a wood deck
  • Includes high performance, oversized burner for higher heat output relative to other brands
  • "Supercast" concrete top for maximum longevity
  • Made in the USA

Reach out to our Friendly and Smart Experts

There’s still time to get your outdoor space set up for cooler temperatures. If you’d like some help finding the perfect heating element for your space, our product specialists are here for you. Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to talk to you about the best heater, fire pit, or fire table for you.