Menards Backyard Creations® 23″ Smokeless Steel Fire Pit vs. Solo Stove Bonfire

Is the Solo Stove too round for your tastes? Maybe it’s too silver? Well, Menards is looking out for you with their Backyard Creations® 23″ Smokeless Steel Fire pit. We’ve shown you some copycat Solo Stoves lately, so I thought we would show an option that breaks from that formula and offers a different approach.

This unit has a black finish and a hexagonal shape that has a nice industrial look. It also comes with some accessories that will cost you extra with the competition.

We were curious how it stacked up to the Solo Stove, so we compared the numbers to see if the Backyard Creations® 23″ is an option that you should consider.


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Key takeaways:

Similar price
The prices are comparable with both units especially when the Solo Stove is on sale.

Bonus accessories
The Backyard Creations fire pit comes with a spark screen and stand, two options that will cost extra with the Solo Stove

Extra weight
The Backyard Creations fire pit comes in at a hefty 31 lbs. That’s 11 more pounds than the Solo Stove.

size

Solostove Bonfire: 19″
Backyard Creations® 23″ : 23.5″

price

Backyard Creations® 23″ : $229.99

Solo Stove Bonfire : $399 Click here to see current price

  

Material

Solostove Bonfire: 304 stainless steel
Backyard Creations® 23″ : unspecified steel

Features

Backyard Creations® 23″ : stand, deflector ring, spark screen, and 100% polyester cover

weight

Solostove Bonfire: 20 lbs

Backyard Creations® 23″ : 31 lbs

 

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