Meet Fire Pit 2.0

By Carolyn Owen

In 2016, we reinvented nights around the fire. Before, sitting around a fire pit meant dodging smoke and smelling like a campsite for days afterward. Starting a fire was complicated, and keeping it from going out was especially difficult. Even if you had a fire pit at home, once you wanted to hit the road you couldn’t take your fire pit with you, sacrificing the fire pit experience for an open campfire. 

Creating efficient, smokeless fires was the idea that became Solo Stove’s legacy. Over the years, we have been incredibly fortunate to watch our community rally around Solo Stove Fire Pits. We’ve watched as you’ve shared in good moments, created memories, and cultivated goodwill all around you with the help of a warm fire. Your feedback has challenged us to continue our innovation, leading to constant improvement in our product line.

Today, we are thrilled to unveil a new feature inspired by your feedback. Fire Pit 2.0 now includes a patented, removable base plate and ash pan, making the world’s favorite fire pit easier to use than ever before. We can’t wait for you to see it in your own backyard. 

Read on to learn more about Fire Pit 2.0:

The Best, Made Better

Have you ever cleaned out a traditional fire pit? Not only are the burnt firelogs still present, but they’re also a charred mess sure to ruin whatever you’re wearing. Solo Stove Fire Pits present many solutions to messy nights around the fire– and burning your logs down to fine, powdery ash is one of them. Featuring a patented removable base plate and ash pan, clean up is just as easy as the start up. Just trash the ash, and you’re onto your next fire in no time.

To compliment your fire pit’s 304 stainless steel body, its new removable base plate and ash pan are made with 430 stainless steel. 304 stainless steel is ultra-durable while still being lightweight and easy to move. Since your ash pan and base plate are now singular pieces, 430 stainless steel ensures they can hold up to high temperatures. Your Fire Pit 2.0 will hold up to burn after burn for a lifetime, and we’ve got the warranty to prove it.

Fireside Nights Made Smokeless

The idea of sitting around a campfire surrounded by nature and friends is great. What’s not so fun is playing musical chairs while dodging smoke, or walking away at the end of the night knowing you’ll have to wash your hair at least three times to get the smoke smell out. And let’s not forget the fume-fueled tears in your eyes or the smell of your favorite t-shirt that you’ll never be able to recover. Creating a good moment when the experience is complicated and uncomfortable is hard.

But for those in relentless pursuit of a good time, we’re here. Our products exist to make your good moments better– because coming together around a fire and making memories with those you love the most is worth the innovation.

Now you can relish in fireside experiences without the inconvenience of a smoky flame. Our Signature 360° Airflow super-heats air to burn off smoke before it can get to your clothes and hair, letting you enjoy nights around a fire, again and again, night after night. Air is funneled through the fire pit’s lower vent holes to fan the flames from below. The growing flame superheats the fire pit’s double walls, causing air caught in between both walls to rise. 

Once the air is hot enough, it shoots out of the fire pit’s upper vent holes, effectively burning off any smoke. These wood-burning flames get 400° hotter than conventional fires, eliminating smoke and creating fine ashes. As you enjoy your fire pit, this cycle will continue every time you burn. Air will silently vent and circulate throughout the fire pit, sustaining an ever-growing, hot flame. And the best part is, you’ll never have to worry about smelling like smoke again.

Easier Than Ever

The only thing you can never get more of is time. In a perfect world, everything would be easy to use, so you could spend more time enjoying the experience and less time worrying about the setup. Getting outside and spending valuable hours around a fire shouldn’t have to be complicated. That’s why our fire pits are designed to be easy so that anyone can use them and everyone can enjoy them. As soon as your fire pit makes it to your doorstep, you can go from box to burn in just 10 minutes.

Thanks to optimal airflow, you don’t need to be an Eagle Scout to start and sustain a smokeless fire. With the right tools, anyone can light the perfect fire and keep it lit as long as you’d like. All you need is firewood and a firestarter or two. Solo Stove Firewood is custom cut to fit inside any of our fire pits, and our Starters and Starter Packs are guaranteed to light every single time. Once your starter is lit, air will fan the flame from below, and your flame will catch onto surrounding logs in no time. As soon as the fire has caught, add more firewood, and watch as your flame dances and grows into a warm, mesmerizing glow.

Efficient airflow means you won’t have to tend your fire the way you would in a traditional fire pit. As soon as you light the logs, they will keep burning until they are incinerated into fine ash. Once you’re done for the night, your fire has completely died down, and your fire pit is totally cool you can clean and store your fire pit  in just a few minutes. Just dump out the ashes and nest your fire pit accessories inside. If you plan on storing your fire pit outside, simply place Shelter over the top to keep it protected from weather, or place it inside of Station to give it a resting place until you’re ready to light up again. If you plan to take it inside, use the carry case to keep everything consolidated or get your fire pit ready to travel.

For The Backyard and Beyond

Traditional fire pits are designed to sit and stay– whether they’re wood burning or propane, neither of these models lends themselves to portability. Now, the world can be your backyard. With lightweight 304 stainless steel and an ecosystem of nesting fire pit accessories, you can light a smokeless fire anywhere.

Your fire pit was made to move. 304 stainless steel is highly durable, surprisingly lightweight, and won’t cave under the pressure of an ultra-hot flame. Spark up adventure everywhere you go– whether you’re camping, tailgating, partying at the beach, or just going from one side of your outdoor oasis to another, pack up your fire pit and get moving.

With accessories designed to nest inside, you never have to compromise on how you experience fireside fun. Enjoy added safety with Shield and Stand, a warm night around the fire enhanced by Heat Deflector, or your next family cookout on a Cast Iron Cooktop. And of course, you can’t forget s’mores– Sticks are the top choice tool for perfectly toasted marshmallows and snacks. Your fire pit collection is ready to go wherever you do and will last a lifetime. We’ve got the warranty to prove it.

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Your Questions, Answered

So, exactly how different is Fire Pit 2.0 from the original Solo Stove Fire Pit? Allow us to shed some light:

  • “Will my fire pit accessories work with 2.0 models?”
    Yes! Fire Pit 2.0 features the same dimensions as the original line, allowing you to continue to use your favorite accessories. And when you’re done, nest your accessories right inside– the new removable base plate and ash pan won’t impact any storage capabilities.
  • “Will I still be able to create smokeless fires easily, or will I have to adjust my techniques?”

Smokeless fires are here to stay. When your fire pit is hot, your base plate will lock into position, letting you poke, prod, and adjust your logs as often as you’d like. Go ahead and light your fire with style: whether it’s a log cabin shape, from the top down, or with kindling and only a couple of logs at a time. As long as you stack your logs under the secondary burn holes, and have a hot, consistent fire, your smoke-free nights can live on. Check out our Quick Fixes For A Smoky Fire here for more info on building the perfect smokeless fire.

  • “How often do I need to empty my ash pan?”

We have always recommended that you empty your ash pan after every 2-3 burns to allow optimal airflow inside your fire pit. But with Fire Pit 2.0, cleanup is easier than ever, allowing you to empty your ash pan after every burn. Make sure your fire pit is completely cooled, then simply reach in, remove your base plate and ash pan, and empty your ashes into a trash can or bucket if you’d like to hold onto them. Why would you want to keep wood ash? Great question. Check out 5 Uses For Wood Ash here.

  • “Does the lifetime warranty apply to the individual pieces of my fire pit?”

Yes! Our fire pits are built strong to last long, but we know that sometimes life has other plans. Our lifetime warranty covers each part of your fire pit– even the ash pan and base plate. Simply get in touch with us, and we can help you get on your way to making memories around your fire pit in no time.

  • “Will you ever have other colors of Fire Pit 2.0?”

Anything is possible. Stay tuned!

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