Fire Bowl Tips & Tricks

How do you take care of a fire bowl? Fireside Expressions has all the answers!

How do you take care of a fire bowl? Should I clean my fire bowl, and if so, how often? Will my fire media and burner need to be covered during inclement weather? Fireside Expressions knows how important your fire feature is, so we have answers to your most frequently asked questions concerning the maintenance of these lovely accents!

If you are planning on installing an outdoor fire feature, or perhaps converting your wood-burning fire pit to a gas-fueled option, you'll need to decide if you want to use natural gas or propane. What many people don't know is that there is a big difference between the two. So much, in fact, that additional ventilation and an air mixer are required in order to ensure that your propane accent is operating properly. Fireside Expressions is here to explain the difference between the two gasses, and why it is so important for propane to be properly aerated!

If you happen to live by the ocean, it can very tempting to fill your scupper bowl with salt water and bring that organic scent and ambiance to your nautical outdoor space. There are some important things you need to know about attempting this! Fireside Expressions takes a closer look at this seemingly harmless outdoor décor faux pas. 

Copper is a beautiful and durable material. We love the fact that so many of our outdoor products are fabricated from this brilliant metal. Over time, with constant exposure to the environmental elements, the natural oxidation process will encourage an aqua-tinged patina to form on the surface of your copper feature. A lot of our customers love the old-world look that this coating exudes. However, there are also those that prefer the shimmery, auburn appearance that this metal is known for. In order to restore copper to its original sheen and maintain its gorgeous look, simply utilize some everyday "staples" that you probably have inside your pantry or fridge! 

Inspired by nature...created by hand! We’ve found some incredibly cool fire pit ornaments that not only keep the emphasis on “natural” and “rustic”, but also kindle a sense of flashy ambiance that not many other forms of media can compare to! We’re talking burning bushes, blossoms that emit a flaming core, and logs that sparkle and shine when they become engulfed in flames! The best part is: they are totally compatible with propane! 

Handcrafted concrete fire bowls have been gaining popularity across the United States, and have even found their way into the backyard space of America's most controversial and prominent family, the Kardashian-Jenners! Discover how this trend-setting group of celebrity fashion icons have incorporated these products into their posh outdoor living space!

We've got detailed instructions with graphics showing you how to install a gas log lighter into your wood burning fire pit!  You'll never have to mess with stacking kindling into a tee-pee, twisting papers, and considering lighter fluid again once you have installed a liquid propane or natural gas log lighter into your fire pit. With just a twist of a wrist and a tossed in match, flames will engulf your logs and get them burning!

You've enjoyed the flames from your concrete fire bowl through the entire summer, but now the temperature is dropping and the weatherman is calling for snow. How do you maintain your concrete fire bowl so it will run beautifully for you next summer, as well? Fireside Expressions is here to help you get your fire bowls, pool scupper bowls, and fire and water bowls ready for a deep winter freeze.

Ready or not, winter is coming! Before that happens, there are a few things that need tidied up in your yard and around your home. Do these 8 things to get your outdoor space ready! If you need assistance preparing for winter, or are just ready to look ahead to spring, visit https://www.firesidexpressions.com - your outdoor fire experts.

All Weather Electronic Ignition Systems (AWEIS) are the most sought after ignition types at Fireside Expressions. They are easy to use and will keep your fire burning during all types of weather conditions. These ignition systems are also ideal for hard-to-reach fire bowls inside columns or fountains, or for lighting multiple fire bowls at once. See why so many of our customers prefer All Weather Electronic Ignition Systems.

As the temperatures outside begin to drop, nights spent around the fire pit go up. Outdoor hearths and fire pits don’t only extend your home outside, but they extend the season so you can enjoy it longer. The Hearth, Patio, & Barbeque Association (HPBA) states that patios and decks are among the top requested features by homebuyers and builders. If your outdoor entertainment space is missing a fire feature, here’s how you can add one before fall.