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Amazon Review December 25, 2014
Reviewer: Sandra J.
We are very pleased with the Cobraco Woven Base Cast Iron Fire bowl. This is an attractive addition to our patio. The assembly instructions are very straight forward and easy to follow. Also, the helpful tips on the back of the assembly instructions for proper maintenance should be followed. This unit is for outdoor use only and we have found that it works best with smaller logs. It is light enough to be moved but we prefer to leave it in a permanent location. The legs were in a bag by themselves. The guard spark handle, nuts and bolts were in a bag by themselves and in with the vinyl cover. With the proper care we plan to get many years use from the Fire Bowl.
Amazon Review December 16, 2014
Reviewer: D. S.
This is a very nice, sturdy fire pit that is ideal for use in situations where a smallish footprint is needed and/or the pit needs to be movable.
I think it's a very attractive piece. It doesn't look quite as nice with the included vinyl cover on it, but I'm glad to be able to keep the rain out. The cover has elastic at the bottom, and it seems to fit pretty snugly, but if you are expecting wind, you might want to weight it down or tuck the cover under the legs.
The kit includes a rod for removing the spark guard, and it doubles as a poker for moving logs around.
The fire bowl is removable from the base, so you can lift it out for dumping if you want to.
While burning a small fire (three small logs), the ledge remained cool enough for me to put my feet on it, but the fire was warm enough to keep us cozy on a chilly night. I had a crazy amount of fun toasting marshmallows. If I'd realized how much I'd enjoy it, I would have gotten a fire pit years ago. I can easily see us using this year-round, on all but the hottest or coldest evenings. We opted to fire ours up in front so we could enjoy our Christmas lights at the same time as the fire, and it was nothing short of magical. But I love that we aren't committed to that location and can easily move the pit wherever makes sense for next time.
My only wish would be for casters on the legs to make it even easier to move the fire pit around, but it might be a safety (or even just aesthetics) issue.
Amazon Review November 28, 2014
The fire pit is very classy. It's beautiful, well designed and add to the decor of your porch. It's made of quality material and durable construction.
The assembly is quite simple. You need to put together 4 things with the nuts and screws provided. First the handle ring at the top, and then the three legs with two nuts and bolts each. And that's it. It'll be nice if they ship with the two simple tools needed to assemble, but not a big deal.
It also comes with a cover to prevent rain from pouring in. And a stick with a hook to move the lid when it is hot.
I use Duraflame for burning material and it works perfectly in it.
I recommend it!
Amazon Review November 20, 2014
Reviewer: Phyllis Staff
I live in an area of “garden homes,” meaning smaller homes more suitable for retired people. So I really do not have enough room in the yard for many of the fire pits I’ve wanted. Because this particular fire pit is somewhat smaller than average, it’s perfect for my yard where it currently resides.
It’s heavy! Putting it together (it comes unassembled) was a two-person job for my daughter and me, but a strong man would have much less trouble than I. The woven base is very attractive, and the pit is a copper-washed cast iron that looks great in the yard. To protect home and neighborhood from flying sparks, the pits is covered with a mesh cover that appears to perform its safety function quite well. Note: We have used this fire pit only once.
We’re expecting heavy rains and severe storms this weekend, so I will cover the pit with the plastic cover included in the box. The cover is a nice touch for a very nice fire pit.
Smallish, study, and safety-minded pit that pleases me greatly!
Amazon Review August 22, 2014
Reviewer: Tammy Recor
Love this fire pit! It's pretty and big enough for large logs.
Home Depot Review September 04, 2013
Product looks nice and quality seems good. Shipped quickly. Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
Home Depot Review May 18, 2013
I like my fire pit. It's just the right size for my back yard. It can also be used as a BBQ pit. Easy to Assemble, Easy to Clean, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight
Amazon Review December 22, 2014
Given the wintry weather we've been enjoying in my corner of the country since November, conditions are not exactly ideal for testing out this fire pit. That will have to wait until the spring.
Until then, I will say that I was impressed with the pit's quality. I was a little worried about weight, since it's cast iron, but it's surprisingly light. The metal isn't all that thick, but it feels plenty sturdy. The color is a reddish brown that's really very nice, though I'm curious to see how well it will retain its color once it's exposed to the elements. The woven look of the base isn't just a stamped design; small strips of metal actually are woven together, which gives it a very nice look.
Capacity looks good as well. You can't exactly have a bonfire in it, but it'll fit nicely on our patio and will easily sit four. You could probably get six people around it, though any more would likely be a bit of a pinch. I'm looking forward to spending warm evenings outside enjoying a fire with my kids.
Amazon Review December 17, 2014
Reviewer: Rachel P.
This is an attractive and small fire pit. I think it's helpful to note, as other reviewers have, that it holds 2-3 logs. We are a family of four who isn't looking for a bon fire so this is fine for us. Assembly wasn't too difficult and it comes with a cover. It's not to heavy- about 40 pounds. Overall I think these type of products are expensive but if you are ok with a smaller fire pit / bowl it's a good value.
Amazon Review December 10, 2014
The Cobraco Fire Pit is a small, stylish looking fire dish, just the right size for small, cozy fires. There is some assembly required and it took us about 15 minutes to put it together. All the parts/screws needed were in the box. Instructions consist of a drawing showing how to assemble the pieces, and showing that the legs should be screwed to the base and the handle attached to the spark guard.
A couple of things I really like...
The SMALL SIZE is perfect for my yard. I don't build huge fires or want them burning for hours and hours, so a smaller fire bowl is ideal. Sure, we may need to add a few logs if guests or family hang out for a while, but for just my husband and me sitting outside after dinner, this is plenty.
I also like that it's LIGHTWEIGHT enough (about 40 pounds) for me to move it around but still has a solid, sturdy feel. I don't intend to take it out of my yard, but I have several sitting areas and it's nice to be able to move the pit to the back or closer to the house.
Concerns .... because of the lightweight materials I worry about rust. The cover provides some protection, but it also traps moisture underneath. Time will tell how well the pit withstands the weather.
Home Depot Review May 20, 2013
Great addition to our backyard fun! I am one of those people who research products for months before purchasing them. I read almost every review of all the fire pits Home Depot sells but didn't feel drawn to any of them. Too many of them had very small bowls or were too short. When I stumbled upon this cast iron pit I immediately loved 3 things about it; first, the style (I think it is very aesthetically pleasing), second, I love how deep and wide the bowl is (we are able to get a really nice fire going) and third, I like that it comes with a cover. We have used it about 6 times already and we really do love it. The mesh covering has shifted shape a bit (but every review of other pits had the same complaint), but not so much that it causes any potential danger. It was a bit more than we had allotted to spend and was a bit more than other brands/styles that seemed the same, but after testing out a few others onsite, we felt that this one was the most durable, most pleasing to the eye and the heaviest (we have 4 kids so we didn't want one that was flimsy and easily knocked over). Overall we are very happy with our new pit and look forward to many future spring, summer and fall evenings gathered around our pit as a family.
Amazon Review November 28, 2014
This cast iron base looks great at first sight, it has the right amount of weight to make it feel sturdy, but I have to mention that I did find it a little on the small size in order to feed it enough wood to keep a family of five warm and cozy. As far as it getting rusty, I think this will be a mayor problem, I will have to make sure to put a plastic bag over it when not in use to keep it away from the elements.
Overall, it's a good base if you're only planning to use it for a max of 3 people.