Open Thread: Gardenline Outdoor Fire Column

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When it comes to Aldi, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected. While we’ve gotten familiar with many Aldi products — and we even know when certain limited-buy Aldi Finds will appear — the grocer still manages to throw us a curveball from time to time.

We know Aldi sometimes carries grills. We know Aldi sometimes carries fire pits. We even know Aldi sometimes carries tiki torches.

But a fire column?

What We Know:

Gardenline Outdoor Fire Column

The Gardenline Outdoor Fire Column (product code 700535) is an Aldi Find, meaning it’s only around for a short time. At the time of this post, it retails for $99.99, which is less than most other fire columns (yes, other people make fire columns) that we can find. This year (2020) is the first time we can recall seeing this product in Aldi stores.

The column measures 29.3 inches high, or roughly 2 1/2 feet. It is constructed of a fiberglass-reinforced cast concrete, topped by a stainless-steel burner. The column runs on a 1-pound propane tank, which is not included but is easy to find at many big box retailers or hardware stores. The flame height is adjustable, with a 15,000 BTU heat output. It also comes with lava rocks.

What We Don’t Know:

Because this is a first-time product, we don’t know anything about it. We’re not sure who makes it or whether it comes with a warranty. We don’t plan to test it, which is why we’ve created this open thread, so if you have used it, let us know.


Have an experience with this fire column? Let us know in the comments!


About Joshua

Joshua is the Editor-in-Chief of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

8 Comments

  1. Cannot get this thing to light. Followed all instruction. One big flame and it goes out. Burned my hair!

  2. I bought this today and can’t get it to light. Don’t even hear the gas on.

  3. It lasts for literally 30 min per tank. Anyone else have this issue?

  4. Check to ensure the gas is properly attached. Just bought two. One wouldn’t light at first and the second lit up immediately. We then disconnected then reconnected the first one and it lit up just as fast. We did turn the knob to high, lit it then held the know until after the fire came on. These are cute but prob need to have multiple gas tanks on deck since they’re so small.

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