Top 6 Best Patio Heaters

Patio season offers the best of everything – it’s a chance to bring people together, indulge in tasty food, and relax in the comfort of your own backyard. To help create the perfect outdoor ambiance, a best patio heaters ensures that even after the sun sets, you can relax outside. 

Best Patio Heaters

Outland Fire Table, Propane Fire Pit

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** It’s no wonder that Outland Living Fire Table is #1 Best Seller on Amazon

Sleek, elegant, and powerful – comes in 2 color choices: slate grey or espresso brown. 

With modern elements and traditional warmth, the Outland Living Fire Table can elevate an average backyard into a social haven.

Tons of positive online reviews made it one of our favorite picks for the best patio heaters.

It’s an expensive luxury, but if you’re looking to improve your outside decor it’s a lot cheaper than doing a full backyard remodel. (Typical backyard remodels can cost $10,000+)

** If you’re looking to impress your guests, this propane fire pit table will certainly do that. 

Highlights

  • Measures: 44 inches x 32 inches x 32 inches
  • Has an impressive 35,000 BTUs
  • Powered by propane with a clean, smokeless flame
  • Extremely safe and CSA approved
  • Easy to assemble thanks to its instruction manual
  • Includes 3 foot hose and decorative glass rocks
  • Stainless steel burner and stainless steel burn pan
  • Cover is water resistant
  • Color choices: slate grey and espresso brown

Potential Flaws

  • Super expensive (unfortunately, costs more than you’d think!)

Fire Sense 61322 Portable Patio Heater

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Produced by XtremepowerUS – this propane Fire Pit Table appears to be made of oak wood from a distance, but is actually constructed of hammered bronze steel. 

Measures with 17″ centre that can be powered by either propane or butane and produces elegant flames. You can obviously increase or decrease the amount of gas fueling it, but overall it’s very safe.

Also surrounding the fire pit is a wide steel border – perfect for resting your drink on. 

Power of the Fire Table is impressive with output of 40,000 BTUs of heat. Since it can fueled with either propane or butane gas, it should be convenient to keep ready all-year-round. 

Overall has a beautiful, aesthetic look to it. Also perfect size to take center stage on your patio – yet small enough to create an intimate gathering spot for 6-8 people when it gets a little cold. 

Highlights

  • Measures: 38 inches x 38 inches x 28 inches
  • Heat output is a whopping 40,000 BTUs
  • Finish is bronze steel – looks great on outside deck or patio
  • Middle of fire pit has a 17 inch square burn area
  • Includes a 19 inch square lid
  • For convenience, powered by butane or propane gas

Potential Flaws

  • Not as large as others – ideal for small gathering

Bali Patio Fire Pit, Propane Gas

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Bali Outdoors Gas Fire Pit is a great, inexpensive patio heater that’ll provide cozy warmth to your backyard.

While it is square in area, the base is wider than the top, giving it a bit of character.

The fire pit produces 50,000 BTUs, which is quite powerful for the surface size. It’s powered by propane gas and the fuel tank sits nicely in the compartment under the fire.

Reviews note how simple it is – especially with the  ON / OFF  dial controlling the propane output. 

Included in the purchase are lava rocks that go well with the overall décor. It is a neat feature that gives it a pleasant look even when it off. (so much better than seeing an charred pit or propane gas outlet)

But the best part is the price – it costs a lot less than others on our best patio heaters list. Also makes a nice patio table when not turned on. 

Highlights

  • Measures: 28 inches x 28 inches x 25 inches
  • Powered by 50,000 BTUS of strength for optimal heat
  • Tapered design has a wider base and a smaller top
  • Constructed with black steel
  • Includes lava rock to be placed around flame for added design
  • Control panel is hidden and has an electronic ignition
  • Uses propane to power the flames

Potential Flaws

  • Cabinet door might fit snug when closing

Outdoor, Montego Crystal Fire Pit

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Manufactured by Outdoor Great Room – this Montego Fire Pit is a top-of-the-line coffee table which happens to be one of the best patio heaters available. (fire pit table to be exact!)

Rectangular base is made from whicker while the top is a tempered glass.

To accent the flame, the product includes diamond glass fire gems. All together it creates a sleek, modern fire pit. When I think of romantic evening, it includes a fire table like this!

But there is a downside – the price. 

It’s really expensive and is definitely out of price range for the average person. But, if you can afford it, you’ll love the beautiful design and ambiance it brings to your deck or patio.

This patio heater will certainly “wow!” your guests.  True story. 

Highlights

  • Measures: 21 inches x 60 inches x 30 inches
  • Powered by 88,000 BTUs for a very high performance fire
  • Brown color with wicker base
  • Rectangular shape is great for large patio and decks
  • Burner cover is glass and burner is stainless steel
  • Includes diamond glass fire gems for a modern look
  • Includes gas valve, hose and regulator, natural gas orifice, burner cover, and metal flex hose
  • Fire is powered by propane gas
  • Comes with option to be powered by natural gas

Potential Flaws

  • Extremely expensive

Thermo Tiki Propane Patio Heater

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Tiki Patio Heater is loved by restaurants and rooftop bars.

In fact – it’s known as a best patio heaters for commercial use because of its big heat range and slender size. (doesn’t take up much space on a deck)

But if you read the reviews, consumers are loving it just as much!

As a deck heater or patio heater it doesn’t take up much space and can heat for larger parties of 12-16 people. That’s because it’s powered by a large propane tank and heats an area measuring 15 ft. in diameter.

(Also if you perfect if you need a porch heater that won’t take up too much real estate!)

Standing over 7 ft. tall, this patio heater has a glass enclosure that features a dancing flame. It comes in 3 color choices and the finish is able to withstand the harshest of environments – including heat and salt.

Big benefit — it’s on wheels making it super portable. Just another reason restaurants and bars consider it one of their best patio heaters. 

Highlights

  • Measures: 7’6” tall (7 ft. 6 inches)
  • Heat output can reach up to 15 feet in diameter with its 38,000 BTUs
  • Powered by propane gas for a clear flame
  • Glass enclosure is pyramid-shaped which creates a tall space for the flames
  • Made to be warm and stylish 
  • Finish is rust-resistant and fade-resistant so it will last a long time
  • Designed to withstand harsh elements including extreme heat and salty air
  • Extremely safe as it has a built-in safety valve and shut-off feature
  • Portable because it has wheels at the base
  • Easy to assemble thanks to its instruction manual
  • Features a push-button ignition for quick and easy operation  
  • Comes in 3 color choices: mocha, black, and silver

Potential Flaws

  • Heating range could be larger

Solo Stove Bonfire

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This bonfire pit has the highest star rating I’ve ever seen on Amazon – no joke!

With a modern look, this patio fire pit boasts “less smoke” making it so your clothes won’t smell. (If you’ve sat around your share of bonfires, you know this a huge concern)

The stainless steel design is perfect for backyards and patio decks alike. It sold over 1M units on Kickstarter.

What I really like is the ideal size – it won’t take up a ton of room and appears big enough for a 6-8 people to keep warm beside it. Size is 14” tall and 19.5” in diameter.

Writing this review, I’m actually temped to buy it right now! It’s definitely worth a gander!

** Note that it is firewood fueled; no propane tank

Highlights

  • Weights approximately 20 lbs
  • 14” Height x 19.5” Width
  • First released as a Kickstarter project
  • Unique airflow making it wood-burning efficient
  • (You’ll use less wood than typical)
  • Perfect for camping and backyards
  • 5-Stars on Amazon
  • Tremendous online reviews!

Potential Flaws

  • Not the largest patio heater 

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