Fire Pit Accessories
The best products for toasting the marshmallows, spit-roasting the chicken, and enjoying the dancing flames in safety
A fire pit can be more than just a lump of burning logs if you include tools that let you roast, warm, cook, and even put on a sparkling show. Here are a few of our favorite must-have accessories, designed to turn a plain pit into a party paradise.
A screen above the pit stops sparks from flying out and shields admirers who lean too close to the flames. This custom dome has swinging doors; the company also stocks standard sizes.
From approx. $60 ($350 for screen shown); Dancing Fire.
The Fire Chief's 16-by-24-inch grill sits below a rotating steel spit that fits three whole chichens. The height adjusts to vary cooking temperatures, and arms on either side hole pots and tools.
Approx. $53; Wisemen Trading.
A good campfire needs snacks—mass-produced works best. Cook 4 franks or roast 10 marshmallows using the Super Dogger and the Marshmallow Tree. Or just fill an old-fashioned popcorn popper with kernels and oil and start the ghost stories.
Super Dogger, approx. $6; Marshmallow Tree, approx. $10; popcorn popper, approx. $17; Wisementrading.
Keep a galvanized-tin bucket filled with sand by the fire for a quick lights-out. Add
a pair of fireproof gloves to your safety arsenal in case you need to reach into hot coals.
Bucket, approx. $10, in hardware stores; gloves, approx. $40; Fireplacemall.
When the flames die down, give guests a light show with decorative glass—place some lava rock on the embers, top that with a mesh screen, then throw on one of more than two dozen glass colors for a glittery fire.
Lava rock, approx. $46 for 50 pounds; screen, approx. $102; glass, from approx. $4 per pound; The Custom Fire Place.