No backyard barbecue or camping trip is really complete without a fire at night. But the biggest problem with floating in the fire or hanging around the fire is the smoke in your mouth, and the way the fire burns itself out, you still smell like smoke a few hours later. Enter the solo stove, a fireplace that claims to be almost smoke free and is the answer to this exact problem. We got our hands on Yukon, the largest fireplace in the solo stove, so we can see how smokeless this fireplace actually is.
The largest solo stove fireplace, designed to give you a smoke-free fire.
We tested the Yukon which burns the roaring heat and creates the experience of an almost smokeless fireplace.
Perhaps you’ve already found these interesting, stainless steel fire pits on social media or in a friend’s backyard. Although the look of a solo stove clearly sets it apart from other backyard fireplaces, the company claims that it has a 360-degree airflow design that really sets a solo stove apart.
Solo stove fire pits are made of double-walled stainless steel. Air is pushed through the vent holes at the bottom and top of the drum to add plenty of oxygen to the fire. The air above the fire pit creates a “secondary burn” and allows the solo stove to heat incredibly while emitting much less smoke than a competitive fireplace. This means that the wood you burn will reduce almost anything – just a small pile of ash and debris – a fairly simple process to clean. When your fire is extinguished and your solo stove has cooled, you turn it upside down to empty it. Airflow design is what makes a solo stove a solo stove.
A new solo stove is the Yukon Fire Pit.
Solo Stove started camping in 2011 with backpacking and wood burning stove. It sells three Fire Pits – Ranger ($ 199.99), Bonfire ($ 254.99) and Yukon ($ 449.99), which range in size from 15 inches to 27 inches. Both Ranger and Bonfire come with portable fireplaces and nylon carry due to their small size. Yukon, currently the brand’s largest fire pit, has entered the solo stove backyard fire pit.
The 27-inch Yukon Solo Stove Fire Pit came in a single, large box. And to our delight, it needs zero assembly after unboxing. We were immediately impressed by the simple design of the low-profile, solo stove. In addition to the Yukon itself, we chose the full backyard bundle. It includes a fireplace, a stand to protect what is at the bottom, a ield to keep out any sparks coming out of the flame, and a protective cover when your solo stove is not in use.
Solo stoves recommend using a stand under the fire pit when using it on certain surfaces such as composite decking and wood. Since the fire inside a solo stove is roaring hot, we felt safe using both the stand and ieldal during the test. You can get a stand for $ 39.99 to $ 69.99 and an ield for $ 99.99 to $ 199.99 depending on which Fire Pit you are buying.
A solo stove Yukon fire pit and stand.
To start the fire, we lit four pieces and then added to the logs. The instructions state that it is important not to fill the fire hole with too much wood so that the fire is contained between the drum and the upper and lower air vents.
Although we want it to be this way, a solo stove is not completely smokeless. When you burn wood on fire it will start smoking naturally because it is hot enough to burn on its own. If you are in the vicinity for the lighting process, you must be exposed to smoke until your fire reaches full temperature, which took 20 minutes during our test. But once that fire is roaring, you can sit around a solo stove and it will be almost completely smokeless. Hot Tip: Let someone else light a fire for you so you don’t have to smoke.
A solo oven Yukon fire pit and protective ield.
After an hour of smoke-free fireplaces, the solo stove brings another twist to the colorful fire. We added two color packs to our fire and literally saw the burning and color in the fire. The color packs say these can last up to an hour, but we found that the color of our fire lasted about 20 minutes. So what did we do? We added more color packs because we enjoyed it so much. You can buy 10 color packs for. 19.99.
Unlike other fireplaces used in your backyard, a solo stove is not left uncovered. If water fills the drum, it can negatively affect how the fire hole works, so it’s important to cool your solo stove and keep it covered or removed somewhere like your garage. This is certainly an additional step that you should consider, but it is not a contract breaker for us because you can buy a solo stove cover for this purpose. A solo stove isn’t hard to move, but these are a solid piece and it doesn’t have wheels, so the big Yukon may need two people to move it.
Yukon burn color pack in a single oven.
If you invest in a backyard or ultimate bundle, a shelter – aka cover – will be included with your purchase. The shelter is made from PVC-coated polyester and is much thicker than your average outdoor grill or furniture cover.
You want to think in advance about when you want to stop using the fire pit because you have to allow the flames to go out on their own. You have been instructed to put out the fire with water in the solo stove. When the fire in our backyard was extinguished, there was minimal ash left in the solo stove. We turned it upside down, threw the ashes and then covered our firepit. We could smell the faint smell of smoke as the light from the fire pit lit up, but it was nowhere near the usual intensity.
The -0 degree airflow technology inside a solo stove actually creates this truly unique fireplace. You don’t have to be camping aficionado to admire how a fire burns on a solo stove – or be fascinated. If you can’t really tolerate smoke from a fire pit, or you find yourself hosting a backyard bonfire almost every week, it’s worth considering a solo stove.
For just one Yukon Fire Pit, it will return you 4 450, and if you choose all the accessories, including the Yukon Ultimate Bundle, you can spend over $ 800. These are pretty big price tags, so it’s worth considering how much you want to invest in a backyard fire pit. That said, a single stove is definitely worth the splurge.
Yukon burn color pack in a single oven.
To get the whole yard fire experience, you can also buy accessories like roasting sticks, fire pit tools and color packs. A solo stove doesn’t come with a built-in tabletop, but you can buy an id to make the fire hole more efficient when you’re not using it. You can also purchase a Yukon Ultimate bundle, which includes everything except an id.
Single oven fried stick.