Aldi Introduces the Belavi Stainless Steel Portable Fire Pit

Last Updated on June 17, 2022

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As spring approaches summer, the temperatures start to go from cool to hot. Depending on where you live, that switch can flip rather dramatically. In my neck of the woods, it’s not uncommon to see stretches with daytime temperatures in the 80s by early June, and even the 90s on occasion. Your mileage may vary, though, and for you June could mean 60s or it could mean 100s.

As hot as summer days can be, nights can still be cool, or at least mild. I see my share of evenings in the 50s and 60s in early summer. While sometimes things can get more oppressive in July and August, by September nighttime temperatures start to turn more mild again.

Even after a hot day, cool evening temperatures make for great fire weather. There is something calming about sitting around a fire with close friends and family after a long day, talking about anything and nothing, staring into the flames and feeling like the world is far away. Sometimes it happens at a campground, and I also like being able to enjoy a fire pit in the backyard.

Aldi has sold several backyard fire options in recent years, including gas fire pits, fire tables, and fire rings. Aldi has also previously sold portable fire pits. Aldi is now selling not just a fire pit, but a stainless steel one.

What We Know:

Belavi Stainless Steel Portable Fire Pit

The Belavi Stainless Steel Portable Fire Pit (Product Code: 706517) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a limited time. Once it’s sold out, you won’t be able to find it in stores anymore. Aldi US doesn’t currently ship products online, so if you can’t find it in your local store or stores, you’re out of luck until Aldi brings it back. And the supermarket doesn’t always bring products back, especially if they don’t sell well.

At the time of this post, the fire pit costs $199. That’s the lowest price I can currently find on a pit like this one. Solo, for example, is a popular fire pit maker whose different versions currently run from $220 to over $500.

As far as we can tell, this product made its debut at Aldi in 2022. We haven’t seen it before.

The pit comes with a 2-year warranty, backed by the GHP Group. GHP makes a number of grills, smokers, and other outdoor accessories, including grills under the Dyna-Glo brand. The company has supplied Aldi with a number of grills, heaters, and fire pits over the years.

According to Aldi, the pit’s features include:

  • Durable stainless steel construction
  • Cleanair smoke free technology that reduces up to 70% of smoke
  • A raised design that allows for use on most surfaces
  • A convenient carry bag that is included
  • Dimensions of 19.5″ x 19.5″ x 14.05″

What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t tested this specific fire pit, although we have tested other Aldi pits — including those made by Dyna-Glo — and have found them to be competent. We’ve also created this open thread so that users could share their experiences.


Do you have experience with this stainless steel fire pit? Let us know in the comments.


About Joshua

Joshua is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at joshuaajohnston.com.

28 Comments

  1. I’m new to the world of Aldi, and was excited when I saw this in the ad. Thank you for providing the dimensions, I was having a time trying to find them. Honestly I was hoping this would be a better deal. At $199, Solo stove is $220 for their 20 inch model.

    • In looking at both the Solo and Aldi brand, the biggest difference is you have to purchase the stand for the Solo separately as the info on the Aldi pit indicates it has a raised bottom that allows it it to be used on any surface. Not much of a price difference between tho two currently with Solo offering an additional $10 off coupon.

      • Looked at Solo as well. By the time we purchased the stand, the bag, and the lid…we were in almost $350. Cost per use sealed it. We went with Aldi’s pit, and look forward to trying it out!

    • Heads up. They hadn’t change the tags yet at mine but this dropped to $99.99 today

    • Just found the fie pit at Rhinelander, WI for 99.99! Quite a deal, with the Solostove you have to purchase a case for extra $30 and a stand for $50. The Aldi comes with all of that. Currently reduced for clearance. Picked one up, haven’t used it yet, but concept similar to Solostove with secondary air inlet burner at the top. Expect it to work as good as Solo, but currently quite a clearance deal. Might try tomorrow as temp. currently is 95! Send me some hot dogs to trial!
      Aj from the Northwoods of WI.

  2. Bought this firepit yesterday. In assembling everything went well. However there is quite a bit of play between the stand and the unit, allowing the unit to slide around on the stand. It seems like the stand should fit better to keep the unit from sliding around on it. If I come up with a fix I will post.

  3. They still have them in my local Aldi. I’m trying to decide if it’s worth the $. Has anyone used it yet?

  4. Okay I found a fix. On the bottom of the unit there are 4 metal tabs that hang down. If your unit fits loosely on the base, bend the four tabs outward. Be careful with them and make sure that you bend each one the same amount. Keep doing this until when when you place the unit on the base there is only a little side to side movement.

    • Works great! Good updraft and small amount of smoke. Quality of the stainless steel will take time to determine. Paid $99

  5. Just picked one up today. Seems decent and best part, marked down to $100. Been wanting a solo but couldn’t justify price. For 100, I think it’s definitely worth it. Cant wait to try it!

  6. Was just going to buy a Solo for just a bit more, but my Aldi dropped the price to $70, so I snatched one up!
    Haven’t used it yet, but I notice it doesn’t have quite the same airflow technology as Solo.
    Even if it works half as well as Solo, it will be worth it, for this price.

    • Where are you that it was 70.00?

      • I have reviewed other smokeless pits and they have a grate in the bottom that helps you clean out the ash . Just curious how everyone cleans their stove out? Do you have to pick the pit up and dump? Maybe you use a fireplace shovel? Is there a grate I can purchase ?

  7. Just bought one, used it last night. The high walls make for an easier, quicker lighting experience. The airflow technology is not the same as the solo, but the fire was better than my old square pit- more even, more intense, easier to maintain, longer with fewer loges, and significantly less smoke, didn’t even feel like I NEEDED to shower the smoke off. Great deal for the $100 price.

  8. So far so good. Ez to put together. Works. Paid $99.99 June 15.

  9. Central Indiana. Was marked $99.99 and asked if she could do $80. Didn’t even flinch and adjusted price. I should have asked for $70 but didn’t want to push it!

  10. I own a Solo stove Bonfire and just purchased the Aldi for 99.99 in Queensbury, NY. Used the Aldi stove last night and loved it. The fire bowl is not as tall as the Solo, nor is there a directing ring on top of the bowl. Because of this, you can actually look into the bowl while sitting around the fire and see the burning embers, something that you can’t do with the Solo stove unless you are standing up and looking down into the bowl. The Aldi has a gap all the way around the inside of the rim that provides air for the secondary burn (which is what reduces the amount of smoke produced by the fire), while the Solo has small holes along the inside rim. Both stoves do indeed create a secondary burn, but the Aldi appears more natural, as the Solo looks like the flame from a gas burner on a kitchen stove. The finish on both stoves is nicely done, I do like that you can disassemble the Aldi’s bottom plate for better cleaning. Both stoves did a great job in completely burning the wood used for the campfire. I also felt the Aldi was easier to load and start the fire in. Sorry I didn’t wait a year for Aldi to make this.

  11. I just picked up one for $100. It looks to be the exact same as the Hot Spot explorer that is available only online at Home Depot. It will probably be in store this fall. There are accessories available, spark screen, lid/cover and a grill

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