Last Updated on July 9, 2023
EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2023.
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:
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.
This fire pit cost $119.99 in May of 2023, which is less than the $199 it went for in May of 2022. It’s an example of Aldi quietly dropping prices on certain Aldi Finds. 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.