What Is A Tabletop Indoor Fire Pit?
Tabletop indoor fire pits are small portable stone or cement bowls you fill with a clean burning liquid or fuel like rubbing alcohol or smart fuel.
Most indoor fire pits or fire bowls are small, portable, and can be used on a desk, table, or counter.
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It’s a fantastic way to make a space cozier and a unique decoration.
Indoor tabletop fire pits like the Anywhere Fireplace fire bowl even look good when not in use.
And the best thing about this kind of indoor fire pit? You can use it to roast marshmallows for smores!
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Colsen Indoor/Outdoor Fire Bowl
The Colsen concrete firebowl/indoor fire pit uses Iso-propyl alcohol (click to view on Amazon) that is clean burning safe to use when roasting marshmallows.
When lit it produces a tall hearty flame that burns clean and without smoke, so it’s safe to use indoors and to roast marshmallows over.
It’s different from a candle because it uses fuel to burn instead of wax.
While it’s a fairly simple product it’s made to last with thick high-quality concrete that looks great even when not lit.
The bowl is 5 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches tall.
The hole in the center is 2.75 inches in diameter and around 3 inches deep.
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To light always use a long match or lighter so you don’t get burned when the alcohol ignites.
To put out the flame either let the fuel burn out or smother it by using something flame resistant like a metal spatula.
The flame should go out fairly quickly when the hole is completely covered.
Before using be sure and read the safety guidelines below and the ones that come with the Colesen tabletop fire pit.
It’s a great concept and a great unique gift for those who love a good fire but also want to stay warm and cozy indoors.
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Colsen Indoor Tabletop Fire Pit
I’ve mentioned the marshmallow roasting capabilities of the Colsen indoor fire bowl a number of times but it is one of the best parts about this style of indoor fire pit.
Other styles aren’t made for roasting but this one is, which is the reason I think it’s one of the best out there.
When not lit the Colsen fire bowl makes for a very modern-looking decoration.
Safety Guidelines For Indoor Fire Pits
There are some great reasons to use an indoor fire pit to create a cozy evening instead of a candle but you do need to be very careful when using them.
It burns a small amount of flammable liquid that can potentially become a big problem if not handled properly.
The first basic safety precaution to take is to make sure the indoor fire pit is used in an open area at least 3 feet away from flammable materials such as curtains and table cloths.
Make sure the fire bowl is used on sturdy, level, stable surfaces like a table or desk.
Use only the recommended 70%, 91%, or higher isopropyl alcohol.
Light only with long matches or lighters.
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To put out the flame cover the reservoir hole entirely to smother the flame. Never use water or blow it out.
You can use something flat and non-flammable like a stone coaster, a flat rock, or anything else that is large enough to cover the hole to suffocate the flame.
Never leave the fire pit unattended when lit, and never allow it to be used by minors or around pets without careful supervision.
Store the fuel in a cool dry place in tightly sealed bottles and away from children.
Be sure and use common sense and follow all the safety guidelines.
Indoor fire pits are a fantastic way to roast smores indoors with the family or a neat way to create a cozy evening.
Much like any product that involves an open flame, there are risks involved. Please be careful.
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