“ Brand: Blaze / Type: Grill / Fuel Type: Coal „
My husband wanted a fire pit for his birthday, and this particular one is the one I decided he should receive.
The blaze 65 is one of a range. It also comes in a 55 and an 88. The name denotes the size.
This fire bit can also be used as a barbecue, not all fire pits have the grill on the top so they are just for fires, but the double use of this is great, and we have already had one barbecue on it.
The cost of this barbecue is around £60-£80 depending on where you buy it from, but it's worth having a scour on the internet to find the cheapest place.
The details of this fire pit taken from the box are:
Cooking Surface Area: 65cm
Materials: Spun steel and chrome
Includes: Safety ring, spark guard, hinged cooking grill and poker.
This is a great little piece for any garden, and it's incredibly easy to use. The grill is composed of a half circle shaped drum which is where you place your briquettes, fire lighters, wood etc, and then there is a grill that slots on the top, with a hinge on one side so you can lift it up and move the fire underneath around. There is a small hole in the bottom of the drum with a dish that goes underneath, and to be honest I have no idea what that's for but I guess there must be a reason for it. The barbecue has a ring around the outside called a safety ring, and we did test this out at various points and it stayed cool the whole time we used the barbecue.
The lid is pretty heavy and does get hot so it can be a bit tricky to remove, when you are using the barbecue but we used the poker that came with it to lift it off. I think it is also a spark guard.
The poker that comes with the barbecue is an l shaped one, with a wooden handle, it is brilliant quality and very sturdy, I don't know if it's designed to lift the lid off, but it worked a treat.
The cooking area of this particular model is more than enough for 2 people, we had 2 fish in foil parcels on there and some kebabs and there was still space for more, I think it may be a struggle for four people though, but at least there is a bigger one is you are looking at a four person one.
The construction of the fire pit was really easy, the instructions were clear and all you have to do is screw the legs on and place everything else on.
We have a cover for our which is available on most websites as an accessory, and I would recommend getting one, as it will protect the barbecue from the weather.
This was great for us, and after the barbecue you can just place the lid on and stay warm for a bit. I think that does depend on what sort of fire materials you have in the drum though as the barbecue coals didn't seem to last too long, but if you built a proper fire in there I imagine it would be better. We will be using this a lot more in the future and we are loving it, it's so easy to use and compact.