Last Updated on July 9, 2023
EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2023.
Come fall season, outdoor fire becomes considerably more interesting. Cool fall temperatures are perfect for sitting in front of the heat: it’s not so hot outside that it’s uncomfortable, but also not so cold so that you’re freezing on one side while you’re cooking on the other.
Aldi has sold plenty of fire-related accessories. If you want to build a wood fire, you could score a fire pit or fire ring. If you’d rather do gas, there have been fire columns and fire tables. Now Aldi has a new fire option in the second category: a gas fire pit.
What We Know:
The Belavi Portable Gas Pit with Locking Lid (Product Code: 704421) is a Aldi Find. That means it’s only in stores for a limited time. Once it’s gone it’s gone, at least until it comes back, if it does come back.
As of 2023, the gas pit is $69.99, which is the same price as in recent years. Most ones I see online are well over $100, so this appears to be a pretty good deal for a pit. The pit connector in the picture appears to be the same one used in a 20-pound propane tank, like the ones you would use in a gas grill.
While the ad doesn’t list dimensions, a helpful reader wrote in to inform us that the pit measures 18.5″ L x 18.5″ W x 14.65″ H (46.99 cm L x 46.99 cm W x 37.21 cm H).
What We Don’t Know:
Other than a product code and warranty page, Aldi has no other information on this pit. In addition, since this is a product that is new to Aldi, we don’t know how easily it assembles, how well it works, or how long it lasts, especially under both the heat and the elements.
One possible clue? The Aldi model looks an awful lot like this Bond fire pit, and it might be a rebranded version of the Bond Aurora Fire Pit. That pit boasts 54,000 BTUs, an instant electric ignition, a flame adjustment knob, and … a locking lid. One product listing for the Bond version — which is more than twice the price of the Aldi model — suggests it may be 18.5 inches in diameter, made of steel, and might possibly come with pumice stones. The reviews of the Bond version are good, too.
That’s all speculative, though. We don’t know for certain, since the Aldi listing doesn’t say.
Do you have experience with this gas pit? Let us know in the comments.