At first glance, the term smokeless fire pit might seem like an oxymoron. After all, you don’t get smoke without fire, right? While that’s true, it’s possible to dramatically reduce the smoke produced by the fire pit by using a smokeless model. What makes a fire pit smokeless, and how do they work? In this article, we unpack everything you need to know about smokeless fire pits.
What Makes a Fire Pit Smokeless?
What is a Smokeless Fire Pit?
Have you ever found yourself gassed out when sitting around a firepit? The wind changes, and the smoke blows right in your face, stinging your eyes and filling your lungs, causing you to cough and choke.
For this reason, manufacturers created smokeless fire pit designs to end your suffering once and for all. A smokeless fire pit describes a wood-burning fire pit with efficient operation, reducing the amount of smoke produced.
In a traditional fire pit, we get smoke due to the inefficient burning of wood. If the fire isn’t hot enough, it produces more smoke and less fire. Top-rated smokeless, stainless steel fire pits such as ones from Solo Stove encourage the complete combustion of the wood in the burn chamber, creating minimal smoke outside the outer walls.
How Does a Smokeless Fire Pit Work?
Every backyard fire pit requires three elements: fuel, heat, and oxygen. A smokeless fire pit keeps the fire burning at high temperatures to ensure the efficient burning of the fuel (wood). As a result, it is smoke-free.
The design of the smokeless fire pit is the genius behind its smokeless operation. A smokeless fire pit utilizes two walls to bring oxygen into the combustion chamber and create heat. The smokeless fire pit’s outer and inner walls feature vent holes to allow more oxygen to enter the firebox.
The vents also allow hot air to escape between the double walls, keeping the fire blazing hot. The additional airflow these vents provide allows for its smokeless operation.
Does a Smokeless Fire Pit Produce No Smoke?
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, but thanks to the smokeless fire pit, where there’s fire, there doesn’t have to be smoke. However, that’s not entirely true because a smokeless fire pit produces some smoke, just very little.
Why You Should Choose a Smokeless Fire Pit
A smokeless fire pit is an ideal choice for your backyard and great for entertaining due to its low-smoke operation. No more hustling and repositioning around the fire to avoid the smoke as you do with a standard fire pit.
You can even cook over a smokeless fire pit, and it’s the best choice for toasting marshmallows for S’mores. In fact, many smokeless fire pit models include a grill to place on top of the fire for this purpose. Some models don’t, but you can purchase an aftermarket grill and set it up over the firepit for a fireside feast.
For traditional cooking, use skewers to toast your marshmallows and roast hot dogs over an open fire without the smoke gassing you out. As an added bonus, the higher heat produced by the smokeless fire pit means the food cooks faster. So, what are you waiting for?
Order your smokeless fire pit for this summer! There are models available to suit any backyard or take your smokeless fire pit with you on camping trips with a handy carrying case. What’s not to love about a smokeless fire pit?
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