best smokeless fire pit

What You Should Know Before Buying The Best Smokeless Fire Pit

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Do you look forward to those cold evenings you spend with your family seated around a campfire, discussing family issues, politics, or singing along to favorite family tunes? Can you remember how horrible it feels to have flying firewood embers poke holes in your clothes, or how teary your eyes get when the wind directs all smoke towards you? We have good news now, as you can forget all about those terrible moments by using a smokeless fire pit instead.

We will discuss how a smokeless fire pit works, its benefits, and a list of some of the best smokeless fire pits you can buy in 2021.

What smokeless fire pit is the best?

Best Smokeless Fire Pit

1. Inno Stage Stainless Steel, Smokeless Fire Pit Bowl

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Arguably the easiest to use unit in the market today, the INNO STAGE smokeless fire pit bowl is made with durable steel material. It is perfect for backyard, RV trips, and other outdoor spaces.

The two-part structure measures 12.5 inches long and 15 inches wide. The top part features multi small holes, and the sidewalls feature extra holes for good air circulation that enables smoke re-burning. The unique logo on the structures allows for a great view of the fire, and the ash tray makes the cleaning process stress-free.


  • Among the best portable fire pits in the market, coming with a waterproof carrying bag.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Relatively affordable.
  • It is made with durable material.


  • The small size might keep less people warm.
  • Uses wood pellets as fuel, they can be unavailable in some places.

2. Flame Genie Smoke-Free Fire Pit

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  • Bottom nests in top for easy transport and compact storage

The flame genie is a stainless steel fire pit that burns tiny wood pellets to generate heat. It emits little irritation using a gravitational afterburner system that leaves all wood burned in an efficient, smoke-free fire.

This USA-manufactured fire pit is ideal for backyard fire, a campfire, or anywhere else you'd prefer. It has a compact design that makes it one of the best portable smokeless fire pits around. It uses pellets, which makes it ideal for inter-state transport.

The flame genie stainless steel fire pit measure 13.5 inches in diameter, 12.5 inches in height, and weighs a compact 13.5 pounds. It is smaller and lighter than the solo stove fire pit.


  • Lightweight, therefore, easily portable.
  • It uses small wood pellets that can be transported across states.
  • It is to set up in a patio, campsite, or other outdoor spaces.
  • It produces little to no smoke.
  • Burns wood pellets longer and more efficiently.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Easy to clean after using it.
  • Stylish stainless steel or black designs.
  • It produces a beautiful flame.
  • Produces enough heat to roast marshmallows or grill some foods


  • It uses wood pellets, which may be unavailable in some areas compared to firewood.
  • Fire may decrease rapidly based on the number of pellets used.
  • Smaller than other fire pits in the market.

3. Solo Stove Bonfire Pit

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The Solo Stove has an impeccable structure and features that make sure it keeps the flame going with no smoke. What you get in return is a memorable time without the smell or irritation of smoke, and the destructive flying fire embers. The solo stove ranks well above other fire pit products, and in this list, is the best smokeless fire pit.

The solo stove fire pit's 360-degree airflow system enables an efficient, wood-burning effect that is a joy to watch, and leaves you with only pure ash to easily clean. It is made with a heavy-duty 304 stainless steel material, double-wall structure with strategically placed holes to enable enough air circulation for smoke re-burning. This unit is fueled by wood pellets that burn to produce heat.

It weighs 20lbs, making it ideal for a backyard fire or lightweight enough to carry in a car for a campsite fire. The solo stove pit is 14 inches long and features a bottom and top width of 19.5 and 17.5 inches in diameter, respectively.


  • Excellent design using stainless steel to guarantee durability.
  • Efficient burning producing a smoke-free flame.
  • Easy to set up for use in the backyard or the wild
  • It uses any dry hard wood pellets as fuel.
  • Easy cleaning process.
  • Lightweight enough to make it a portable stainless steel fire pit.
  • Can be used in an existing fire pit but with adequate ventilation.


  • Quite pricey.
  • It becomes very hot while in use.
  • It lacks a cover for all time weather.

4. Breeo Double Flame Smokeless Outdoor Firepit

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This Breeo double flame and smokeless fire pit is the ultimate, must-have outdoor product. If you want a smoke free, stylish, practical, portable, and durable fire pit, then the Breeo is your bet. It is a fire pit you can set up in any weather for warmth and cooking, and it produces much less smoke than expected.

The Breeo double flame and double wall structured pit is made with the durable 304 stainless steel, which is a powerful combination of steel, nickel, and chromium. Therefore, the resulting product is a rust-resistant fire pit that is ideal for even humid weather conditions.

It is the perfect pit that features four feet for better stability than other fire pits, which mostly have three feet to stand on. The double flame pit measures 24 inches in diameter inside and 27 inches wide on the outside. It is 15 inches long and 55 pounds heavy, meaning it is relatively portable.

Its wall structure allows it to effectively emit less smoke through secondary combustion, preserve most heat, and contain a beautiful looking flame. A feature that makes this double flame fire pit by the Breeo company one of the best fire pits is its cooking abilities. With just a few added accessories such as a cooking post and grill grate, you only need to figure out the foods you can prepare with this pit's fuel.


  • It has a stylish design.
  • It is made with durable stainless steel.
  • Perfect size for warmth and cooking.
  • A strong structure that keeps the fire going without a lot of smoke.
  • It uses readily available firewood for fuel.
  • Manufacturing rights reserved for USA-based backyard products company, guaranteeing authenticity.
  • Suitable for preparing some foods.
  • Thorough airflow ensures it can burn all wood, eliminating the need to keep adding more fuel.


  • It can be quite pricey.
  • A bit heavier than other fire pits, such as the solo stove, making it harder to transport to outside spaces.
  • It can have very sharp edges.
  • It can slightly change color after wall heats.
  • It does not come with all the needed accessories like the top and grill grate.
  • It can get quite hot.

5. Esright Bonfire Fire Pit

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This smokeless fire pit is a 21-inch wide pit designed to emit the least amount of smoke possible. The pit's secondary combustion system re-burns the majority of the smoke and is enabled by a double wall stainless steel structure, which features a total of 35 vent holes for more effective airflow. The double-walled form also protects a user against accidental burning in case of close contact without protective gear.


  • Its double-layered structure to support secondary combustion through adequate airflow.
  • It produces a beautiful smoke-less fire.
  • It uses wood to generate warmth.
  • Suitable for backyard and campfires.
  • Easy and safe to assemble.


  • It can have sharp edges.
  • Quite heavy at 49 pounds.

Factors to Consider Before Buying a Smokeless Fire Pit

a). Size and Design

As with all home-use products, you may need to think of where and how you intend to use a smokeless fire pit before purchasing. If you want to use it for a backyard fire, a large fire pit is okay since you don't need to transport it. On the other and, if you intend to use the smokeless fire pit when camping in the wild, make sure to get a small size, portable fire pit.

For a smokeless fire pit to be effective, it needs to be suitable for the functions you like. For example, if you want a fire pit that can grill hot dogs and cook some types of foods, you should probably get the larger options from companies like Breeo or large smokeless fire pits such as the Solo Stove.

b). Available Space

Before buying a fire pit, ensure you have enough space to use safely in your home or confirm the outdoor area you want to place has enough room for people to gather around.

Leave enough space between the pit and your seats. With large fire pits from a company like Breeo, the area is especially vital when you grill food since they emit some smoke and excess heat. Sitting very close to the fire pit, in this case, defeats the purpose of owning the product in the first place.

c). Fuel Consumption and Heat Production

Do thorough research online and in-person to ensure you get an affordable fire pit. As some units, such as the Solo Stove, require pellets to generate heat, ensure you can get these from the area you live in.

On the other hand, some smokeless units such as Breeo may require a large amount of firewood to generate heat, which can be expensive to maintain. The less fuel your units need to keep the fire going, the better.

d). Your Budget

You may need to window-shop the units before making your purchase thoroughly. Depending on factors such as size, type of fuel, brand, and functions a unit is used for, the prices inevitably vary. Some brands are more expensive because they have more functions, compatibilities, and different sizes. Make sure you know your exact needs and use your budget as a guide to buying your unit.

e). Warranty

Educate yourself on the warranty offers of each brand, especially the costly ones like the Solo stove. Since these units are used regularly, they are prone to unavoidable damage at any point. In case of damage, you are better off of your warranty can cover any repairs needed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Smokeless Fire Pits

1). What is a Smokeless Fire Pit?

A smokeless fire pit is the latest invention in the fire pit industry. It is a fire pit that emits little or no smoke at all, ensuring you enjoy the warmth of a bonfire in the maximum eye or nose comfort. The smokeless fire pit is perfect for families whose members have breathing complications or allergic reactions caused by smoke or other smells. Using the best smokeless unit, everyone can gather around a fire and have a great time.

a). Do Smokeless Fire Pits Work?

One thing to note first, all fires have a smoke. However, these fire pit manages the flow of air and smoke within the fire itself, thereby creating an illusion of fire without smoke. The airflow is controlled depending on the fire pit design, but mostly, its flow comes through from the sides, then circulates to the bottom of the fire pit. From the bottom, the air circulates to mix with the smoke in the fire, causing the smoke to re-burn itself, thereby reducing the appearance and feel or irritation of the smoke.

So, yes, these fire pits work. They reduce the smoke's effectiveness, leaving you comfortable beside a fire, irrespective of how strong the wind is.

b). Are Smokeless Fire Pits Worth it?

Smokeless fire pits are worth every dime if you know how uncomfortable smoke from a bonfire gets. Remember the commotion when trying to enjoy a bonfire with your family or friends; all of you, at one point, forced to change your sitting arrangement every time the wind's direction shifted? You probably moved too much, froze in the cold since you couldn't enjoy the fire, and retreated to the house. By using a smokeless fire pit, you will enjoy sitting in one place and have a good time with your loved ones.

c). Are There Any Extra Benefits Owning a Smokeless Firepit?

Apart from having little to no smoke from your burning fire pit, you get the following benefits from owning the best smokeless fire pit.

  • A smoke-free fire pit burns your firewood more effectively due to the smoke re-burning effect. Your wood will thereby serve you longer than it would have with a lot of smoke flying away.
  • You will have a consistent, quality, wood-burning fire. A smokeless fire uses extra air that enters the fire as hot oxygen to re-burn all smoke. Thus, this gives you a well-contained fire that is not affected by wind movement.
  • You can set up some smokeless fire pits to grill or cook foods such as hot dogs and roast marshmallows.

2). How Can I Stop My Fire Pit from Smoking?

Since all fires that burn have smoke, you need to invest in a good fire pit to eliminate much of the irritating smoke. Smokeless fire pits such as the ones on this list emit little or no smoke at all, so it may be best if you buy the best in the market.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.