The issue of fire pits with outdoor kitchens came up a few years ago and I thought it was worth revisiting. There are a good number of ways to do this, so I couldn’t just list the one we use here.
There are two forms of fire pits that we use in our kitchen:
- Fire pit in the garden: We have one that we put on the patio and leave full sun to catch heat from the sun. The other one is at an angle in the yard, facing south (because there is no north). The idea is to use it to keep food warm during cooler weather (when we don’t want to worry about overcooked veggies).
- Fire pit with chimney house: This works well for those who have a chimney or hearth (for some reason), or for those who have an existing fire pit but need something more permanent (like a garden shed). A good set of plans is available here. You can also make your own chimney house if you know how.
Fire pit garden photos:
I also think it’s important to note that there are lots of other advantages to having your fire pit in any place where there is shade and lots of plants – like around trees, inside a grove, etc., so you should use it wherever you can.