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High BTU Fire Pit
Buying Guide

High BTU Fire Pits

Choosing a high BTU (British Thermal Unit) fire pit involves considering several factors to ensure safety, functionality, and the desired aesthetic for your outdoor space. DreamCast Fire pits offer up to 250,000 BTU for a dramatic impressive flame and a lot of heat at the same time. Meanwhile, most firepits available on the market only range from 25,000 to 50,000 BTU, often lacking sufficient heat output.

Follow our step-by-step guide below to help you choose a high BTU fire pit.

Understand BTU

BTU measures the amount of heat output a fire pit can produce. A higher BTU indicates a more powerful fire pit, which can produce more heat.

However, BTU alone isn’t the only factor to consider; the design and materials also play significant roles in the efficiency and safety of the fire pit.



Are you looking for ambiance or warmth? If you want to use the fire pit mainly for ambiance, a moderate BTU might suffice. If you’re seeking significant heat output for warmth, then a high BTU is essential.

Size of the Area

Consider the size of the space you want to heat. Larger areas will require a fire pit with a higher BTU to effectively warm the space.

Fuel Types

Fire pits with high BTU can be run on either natural gas or propane. Generally, they’re connected to a gas supply line because of their higher fuel requirement. While a compact propane tank offers portability, it often requires regular refills.

Best High BTU Fire Pit Designs

Zen Round Fire Bowls

Round firebowls are a patio favourite for a reason. Their beautiful organic shape lends to all outdoor designs both modern and classic. Our fire bowl series caters to all styles, and our Zen models are particularly popular for their many available sizes, elegant profile that pencils into any yard, and impressive flame. In terms of heat output, all Zen models are more than 100,000 BTU fire pits.

Out of 3 standard sizes, our Zen 36 Fire Bowl is the best selling fire bowl in our Zen collection. Serving as a striking focal point, the Zen 36 fire bowl captivates with its sleek design and mesmerizing flame, delivering both ambiance and heat. It effortlessly complements both contemporary and traditional outdoor settings.

Crafted with an all-brass burner, the Zen 36 emits up to 180,000 BTU of warmth and is backed by a lifetime warranty. 

Zen fire bowls are also available in two other sizes, Zen 34 up to 180,000 BTU and Zen 48 up to 240,000 BTU.

QUADRA Fire Tables

In our fire table collection, this is the most sought-after design. Quadra rectangular fire tables complement any outdoor living space providing both ample table space for entertainment and a cozy ambiance.

The all-brass burner in the Quadra 72 provides up to 210,000 BTU of heat and carries a lifetime warranty. Two other sizes that are also popular are Quadra 60 up to 150,000 BTU and Quadra 48 up to 110,000 BTU.

LINEA Fire Tables

Linea Fire Tables are the second best selling model in our fire table collection. Its long line of modern fire creates a stunning visual display and still keeps a comfortable 5″ of table space all around. This fire unit is perfect either for an entertainment space or to create a space divider.

The all-brass burner in the Linea 72 provides up to 250,000 BTU of heat and carries a lifetime warranty. Two other sizes that are also popular are Linea 60 up to 180,000 BTU and Linea 48 up to 155,000 BTU.


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Certified Appliance

All DreamCast high output fire pits with pilot systems are fully certified appliances, up to 250K BTU – ensuring your safety and peace of mind. This certification guarantees that our manual pilot ignition system is safe and reliable. You can trust that your fire pit meets strict safety standards, making it a smart investment for any homeowner.

ETL Mark

ETL Certification Program was developed by Intertek (the international company) to help manufacturers test their products’ quality and safety. The test usually takes place in an independent recognized laboratory that confirms the reliability and trustworthiness of the results. 

 Testing a full appliance goes beyond just a day at the lab.

  • All components of a system must meet strict standards for quality and performance.
  • Each fire pit system has been rigorously tested in all weather conditions from severe winds to heavy rain for safe operation.
  • The firepit control system itself must be safe to use.
  • Heat outputs are carefully measured and checked to enforce reliable heat performance
  • To maintain certification regular in-house testing must be conducted to ensure firepits maintain approved certification requirements
  • Our factories are visited regularly by 3rd Party Inspectors to ensure that there are no substitutions to approved critical parts and to check our operating procedures and systems.

Safety is an ongoing commitment – not just a piece of paper.

Why Concrete Fire Pits ?

Concrete is a great option when it comes to design elements like fire pits because it can be tailored to fit any space and aesthetic. It also has a timeless elegance that never goes out of style and is incredibly durable, making it perfect for high-traffic areas. Plus, since no two pieces are exactly alike, you can be sure that your home will have one-of-a-kind elements that make it stand out among other homes on the market. 

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Still have questions about fire bowls or fire tables? Give us a call at 1-888-616-4939, and one of our team will be happy to help!

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