Napoleon Products makes an entire line of grills and fireplaces plus heating and cooling units.
They also make an outdoor fire pit table called the St. Tropez Patioflame.
First Let’s Talk About What I Do Like…
It is a contemporary-styled table that runs of a tank of propane gas (or natural gas), which sits underneath the table concealed from view. I like this simple design because it never goes out of style and can fit in with virtually any home decor.
The glass ember bed also gives this table a unique and colorful look. You can get fire glass in multiple colors too.
Fire Pit Table Size & Shape Matters
The tabletop provides a good amount of space for eating meals or enjoying cocktails. It can comfortably seat 4 adults. Actually, the square design lets you pack in up to 8 people in average-sized chairs, but this set-up is better for wine or coffee vs full meals.
The package also includes a cover for the fire pit, so you can use the entire 48″ x 48″ surface. This can come in handy if you want to play a game of cards or need extra space for food or drinks, etc..
Does the Napoleon Patioflame Give Off Much Heat?
According to Consumersearch.com, the average outdoor gas fire pit can raise temperatures between 10 and 25 degrees within a 9 foot radius of the flames. This can also vary depending on the weather, and in the winter these numbers are typically less.
The center fire bowl of the Patioflame table can generate up to 60,000 BTU’s of heat, which is great if you plan on using this table outdoors during the wintertime. Keep in mind that the higher the heat produced, the more gas is being consumed. This, therefore, increases the cost.
To keep costs lower, especially during the summertime when you don’t need the extra heat, turn down the flame so that less gas is used. This is an easy way to extend the life of a propane tank.
Don’t want a square table? Patioflame also come in a round version and rectangular table. You can also buy custom-fit windscreens for all tables. The company also sells a custom-fit custom cover separately.
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Specs for Patioflame Square Fire Pit Table:
Dimensions: 48″ Long x 48″ Wide x 23″ Tall
Weight: 128 lbs
What Do I Not Like About the Patioflame Table?
It costs about $1,300. If you want to save yourself some money (about $800), you can get a strikingly similar glass ember fire pit table for about $500 from Best Choice Products.
$800 can buy a lot of propane gas tanks.
The tabletop surface measures a few inches shorter on length and width, but the height is approximately the same. Both tables are made from aluminum, which makes them lighter in weight and easier to move. Compare them both and see what you think.