Have you heard of smokeless fire pits? I’m a convert! This InnoStage is awesome!
I hate to admit this, but my boyfriend was right.
UGH! That almost hurt to say 😂
He purchased this InnoStage smokeless fire pit a month or two ago and it’s only been over the last week that we’ve even lit it.
I will fully admit to not wanting a fire pit in my yard. We have several large trees backing the property and, if I’m completely honest, I don’t find fire pits particularly attractive in a yard. I love a fire, but not the rustic “look” of a fire pit.
He bought this and brought it over all excited about the concept of a smokeless fire pit – so I wouldn’t/couldn’t use the excuse of flying embers to stop him from lighting it.
Well, the weather finally cooled and we tried it out and…
I am converted!!
This thing is awesome!
This is the 16″ InnoStage smokeless fire pit and I am including the Amazon (affiliate) links for you to check it out – this is NOT a sponsored post – I’m just sharing something awesome.
How these smokeless fire pits work is work through a double-wall, secondary combustion design. When the fire is burning, the walls heat up and the hot air rises through the gap between the two walls. The air then exits the wall cavity through the line of holes around the rim. This pressurized, heated oxygen mixes with the smoke and causes it to reburn. This secondary combustion is what causes your fire to be smokeless.
We used wood pellets ($6 for 40lbs – so much cheaper than firewood) and put about 1 ½”- 2″ on the bottom grate. The pellets burn first so that the fire burns just like a regular fire pit – up from the centre.
once the pellets are done, then the heated air in the frame of the smokeless fire pit burns the smoke – that’s why you see flames coming out of the holes around the rim.
This is not a gas fire pit folks – the fire coming out from the sides is the smoke burning off from the fire!
And it’s GORGEOUS!
Just so you don’t think you have to burn wood pellets, we threw in some scrap wood from the workshop to burn as well. This did cause a bit of smoke at first, but far less than a regular fire pit would have.
This is the 16″ InnoStage smokeless fire pit so it can only fit a couple of logs at a time – but the fire burns really tall when it gets going – roughly 3′ if I had to guess.
Once the fire is done this is all you’re left with:
The top section of the fire pit comes off and you can give it a shake to filter all of the ash down to the lower section.
Then carry the lower section and spread the cooled ashes on your garden or in your composter.
The whole unit weighs less than 17lbs and comes with a carry bag so that you can take it with you anywhere: camping, to the beach, to the neighbours yard.
I know you’re wondering – does the smokeless fire pit still throw off heat?
Yes it does! Lots of heat. While you lose the smoke, you don’t lose any of the heat generated from the fire.
Can you cook on a smokeless fire pit?
Yupsirree!! Estimates say that smokeless fire pits generate up to 30% higher flame than regular fire pits – so it’s great for cooking. One thing I might be nervous of would be little ones and roasting marshmallows – but I’d be nervous with any fire and littles.
We’ve used this three times under my 14′ pergola which is covered by wisteria vines – and not a single leaf above the smokeless fire pit has singed.
The bottom of the InnoStage does get hot, so it will cook a small ring in your lawn, and I wouldn’t use it on a deck without a protective (fire) sheet underneath it.
If you are looking for a great gift idea – this is it! At roughly $160 CDN for this size, with larger sizes available, this little guy is really affordable.
Can you tell how much I love it?
I even tried to talk my girls into having a fire tonight in the rain so I could show them the venting. 😂
There are different versions of smokeless fire pits available, but because this is the only one we’ve tried, it is the only one I can write about the awesomeness of.
Okay, enough rave reviews – just wanted to share a good thing.
Have a great one!