Get the most out of your fire pit with convenient accessories made for cleaning, cooking, and creating your fire.
"Overall, fire pit accessories are important for safety, convenience, protection, comfort, and ambiance," says Jordan Jehlik, the founder of Royal Fire Pits. "They enhance your fire pit experience and ensure that you can safely and comfortably enjoy your outdoor fires."
We researched the best fire pit accessories on the market to make your backyard bonfires easier, cleaner, and full of smores.
TAFEIDA Fire Poker for Fire Pit
Comes in two sizes
Breaks down into two pieces for easy storage
Well made and sturdy
No grip on handle
A great fire poker is crucial for keeping your flames strong when tending to your fire. This option from Amazon lets you move around your logs and leaves without burning your hands, so you can check on the health of your fire from a safe distance. The rust-resistant stainless steel can withstand extremely high temperatures and won't become damaged over time. We love that it comes in two sizes, allowing you to choose the perfect length depending on the size of your fire pit. Plus, it comes apart into two pieces, so it easily stows away in a backpack for toting back and forth to campsites or your backyard.
Price at time of publish: $10
Dimensions: 28 or 34 inches | Material: Stainless steel
Rocky Mountain Goods Firewood Tongs
Durable iron construction
Can hold up to 12-inch logs
Not long enough for large fires
Another crucial fire-tending tool, firewood tongs, are essential for carrying wood to and from your fire pit and rearranging the woods' positions in your fire for optimal results. These tongs from Rocky Mountain Goods can easily grab up to 12-inch logs. The reinforced wrought iron construction resists rust and damage over time, so you can guarantee you'll be reaching for these tongs for years to come. The sleek design allows you to grab logs with one hand while poking and tending with the other. We also love that they're suitable for indoor fireplaces as well.
Price at time of publish: $14
Dimensions: 26 inches | Material: Iron
Jolly Green Extendable Rotating Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
Can spin with your fun
Extends to over triple the length
Comes with heat-resistant bag
Tips can be a bit too sharp, especially for kids
What's a fire pit without roasting marshmallows? If you're prepping to make plenty of smores in your outdoor space, then you need these rotating roasting sticks from Jolly Green. These stainless-steel skewers actually spin with a flick of your thumb, so you can achieve an even burn on all sides of your hotdog or marshmallow. Unlike dirty sticks or disposable wooden options, these are easily cleaned and reusable. Bring on any fire, big or small: these skewers easily extend from 10 to 34 inches, so even little gets can safely in on the fun. The five-pack even comes with a heat-resistant carrying case to bring on the go.
Price at time of publish: $33
Dimensions: 10-34 inches | Material: Stainless steel, wood
Mighty Hand Kindling Splitter XL
Wide safety ring
Can split logs up to 8 inches in diameter
Solid and sturdy
Comes with blade cover
Blade can rust if left out
If you plan to chop your own firewood, you'll need a kindling splitter like this option from Mighty Hand. This solid, sturdy, and safe option weighs just 13 pounds with an extra-large 11-inch base for added stability. Upon opening, there is no assembly required. Simply anchor the device using the four bolt holes and start splitting logs up to 8 inches in diameter. A wide safety ring keeps your fingers away from the blade while chopping, while the blade cover minimizes injury in between chops. Now, you don't have to keep an axe at home where it may fall into the wrong hands.
Price at time of publish: $100
Dimensions: 11.5 x 11.5 x 14 inches | Material: Cast-iron
Breeo Outpost Grill
Adjustable and rotatable
Comes with carrying case
Prepare for summer nights cooking in your own backyard with a grill grate to go over your fire pit. This option from Breeo comes with a grill grate, a detachable Anchorpoint™ system for stability, and a convenient carrying case. The highly portable design anchors into the ground and rotates 360 degrees so your grill sits at the perfect point above your fire. There are two sizes available to match the size of your pit for even, controlled, and safe outdoor cooking.
Price at time of publish: $220
Dimensions: 17 or 24 inches | Material: 304 stainless steel
Sol 72 Maraca Round Fire Pit Spark Screen
Tames your fire
Multiple size options
Won't fit square fire pits
Safety should be your top priority when purchasing something for your fire pit. Especially when used around children, a spark screen is vital. Similar to the screen on a fireplace, spark screens control the flames of your fire and reduce the likelihood of a spark flying out and burning someone. This option from Sol 72 features a mesh design that lets the fire breathe without becoming out of control. The weather-resistant metal frame can be left out year-round, while the included handle makes it simple to place on or remove. Plus, it comes with a 1-year warranty in case anything happens.
Price at time of publish: $286
Dimensions: 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 36, or 40 inches in diameter | Material: Steel
Magical Flames Fire Color Changing Packets
Unique colors and designs
Can be used again and again for prolonged color
Can't cook over colorful flames
Add some excitement to a daily ritual with fire color-changing packets from Magical Flames. Simply toss one or two packets into the fire and watch the flames dance in multiple colors. The bright colors can last for a full hour before fading, but when that happens, add another packet for the magic to continue. Just be aware that the packets cannot be used in propane or artificial gas log pits, and it's not wise to open the packets before throwing them in. There are tons of colors and designs to choose from so you can enjoy a new colorful fire show every night with family and friends.
Price at time of publish: $18
Dimensions: 4.57 x 3.03 x 2.76 inches | Material: Not Listed
RAPICCA BBQ Oven Gloves
Three sizes available
Water, fire, and stain-resistant
Comfortable and breathable
Speaking of safety, ensure that your hands stay safe and burn-free while tending the fire or cooking over it with a pair of heat-resistant gloves. This highly rated pair from RAPICCA is made from water- fire-, and stain-resistant food-grade neoprene rubber that won't slip when handling food or tools. The cotton liner keeps your hands comfortable while still feeling breathable when safely dealing with hot tools, flames, or food up to 932 degrees. The 17-inch length protects your arms as well from sparks or splashes. Choose from three sizes and when they get dirty, just scrub them with a bit of soap and water and allow them to air dry. They'll be looking good as new.
Price at time of publish: $26
Dimensions: 14 or 17 inches | Material: Neoprene
Cuisinart 13 Piece Grilling Tool Set
Sleek carrying case
Multiple piece set
Suitable for grilling and open-fire cooking
Wood can peel over time
Grilling fanatics looking for another way to cook dinner will love this tool set that works equally well with grills and open-fire cooking grates. The 12-piece set comes with a spatula, a cleaning brush, a pair of tongs, four stainless skewers, and four corn cob holders. The brush easily cleans off your grill grate in between uses, while the skewers and spatula are perfect for cooking anything from hot dogs to grilled vegetables. The best part is the sleek carrying case made from recycled materials that keep everything organized and safe during the off-season.
Price at time of publish: $40
Dimensions: 20.5 inches | Material: Steel, bamboo, canvas
Snow Peak Fire Tool Set Pro
Compact and lightweight
Great for gifting
Comes with tending essentials
Perfect for gifting, this set from Snow Peak has everything you need to get started with your fire pit. Made of sturdy steel with attractive bamboo handles, the tools safely tend to coal or wood indoors or outdoors. The 4-piece set comes with a shovel, a poker, and tongs that fit securely in a stylish canvas case. It packs easily into your backpack or camping gear to take on vacation or to friends' houses. The whole set weighs just under 4 pounds, so you won't strain yourself toting the compact set to and from the backyard.
Price at time of publish: $110
Dimensions: 20.5 inches | Material: Steel, bamboo, canvas
Amagabeli Large Canvas Firewood Carrier Log Tote
Fits a lot of logs
Easy to store
Four color options
No sides so wood can slide out
If you're constantly chopping wood and carrying it back and forth to your fire pit and don't have the space or money for a firewood rack, you need this canvas firewood tote from Amagabeli. The 36-inch-long bag is the perfect size for toting logs, twigs, and kindlings to your fire without making several trips. The sturdy canvas material won't rip under pressure, and the heavy-duty stitching handles make carrying firewood more comfortable and easy. In between seasons, the tote easily folds up and stores away so it's ready for next year. We also love that the budget-friendly bag in four natural, attractive colors.
Price at time of publish: $20
Dimensions: 36.6 x 18 inches | Material: Canvas
Great Northern Popcorn Pit Popper
Long, cool handle
Pops in just minutes
Fun activity for the whole family
Doesn't come with kernels
On top of roasting weenies and making smores, you can also enjoy delicious popcorn popped right in your own backyard with this Pit Popper from the Great Northern Popcorn Company. You can make up to four quarts of delicious movie-theater popcorn in minutes over an open flame. The innovative handle extends up to 22.8 inches long to keep your hands safe from the heat without the need for an oven mitt. The unique design allows water to escape during the popping process so you're left with crunchy and tasty popcorn every time. Just add butter!
Price at time of publish: $28
Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 12 inches | Material: Aluminum
In the end, fire pit accessories depend on your lifestyle, your needs, and your specific fire pit. Some are required for safety and maintenance, such as the TAFEIDA fire poker. Others provide entertainment and excitement, especially for families with kids, such as the Jolly Green rotating skewers. Before you start looking for fun or hobby-related add-ons, we recommend determining which accessories are required for the safe and successful operation of your fire pit.
What to Look for in Fire Pit Accessories
For tools and accessories that actually touch the fire, you want the material to be fire-resistant so they don't burn or damage over time. Luckily, most tools are many from fire-resistant steel and iron that can withstand high temperatures. For example, these Amazon gloves we recommend can withstand up to 932 degrees.
Fire Pit Compatibility
Some accessories attach right to your fire pit, so you'll want to ensure the parts are compatible and fit together. When shopping for covers, snuffers, or spark screens, measure your fire pit before shopping to find one that will fit perfectly. Thankfully, many products on this list come in multiple sizes, including the Sol 72 Spark Screen. Others, like the Breeo grill grate, are adjustable in order to fit any size or model fire pit.
Since your fire pit is outdoors, you'll also want to ensure that your fire pit accessories are weatherproof in case of rain or other inclement weather. Steel and iron will hold up well in the rain and won't rust. However, you may want to put away tools with wooden or bamboo handles when you're not using them to ensure their longevity. Look for a tool or accessory that comes with an organization solution or carrying case, like the Cuisinart grill tools set, so that they can be easily packed away and safe from the element and any damage that could occur.
Do fire pit accessories rust?
This depends on the material of your fire pit accessories. Many are meant to resist rust over time, but it's important to practice proper maintenance to ensure the longevity of your tool. Steel or iron can rust when prolonged to moisture over time, but some come with a protective coating to prevent this. "Applying a rust-resistant coating or oiling them can also help protect against rust," says Jordan Jehlik, the founder of Royal Fire Pits.
"To minimize rusting of fire pit accessories, it's essential to practice proper maintenance, keep them clean and dry, and store them in a dry place when not in use," he continues. Luckily, there are ways to remove rust if it does form, such as rust removers, wire brushes, or sandpaper.
What fire pit accessories are essential to have?
Tools to safely tend to your fire are essential. This could mean a poker, a pair of tongs, or a pair of heat-resistant gloves. What's essential for you will depend on the size and needs of your fire pit. Be sure to follow the instructions or an expert's advice when first starting a fire in your new fire pit, and check if they recommend any certain tools.
Jehlike also recommends covering your fire pit when not in use. Most purchases come with a fabric or steel cover to utilize during the off-season or overnight.
It's important to always practice fire safety with proper safety equipment available in case of an accident. "Having a fire extinguisher, a fire blanket, or a bucket of sand nearby can provide an additional layer of safety in case of emergencies," Jehlik continues.
Other accessories are dependent on your interest and lifestyle. If you want to do more open-fire cooking, then look for a grill grate and cooking utensils. Magical Flames are a fun accessory to have to entertain kids and families. Consider who will be enjoying the fire each night and how you can better enhance the experience for you and your loved ones and go from there.
Why do I need fire pit accessories?
Most fire pit accessories are designed for safety, including fire pokers, tongs, heat-resistant gloves, and spark screens. "Fire pit accessories, such as fire pit tools and heat-resistant gloves, help you safely manage and maintain your fire. They allow you to rearrange logs, adjust airflow, and tend to the fire without risking burns or injuries," says Jehlik.
Others are non-essentials but may add to the experience to make your fire pit more enjoyable or functional. In the end, decide what accessories are perfect for you, your family, your lifestyle, and your needs.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was written by Julia Fields, an associate editor for The Spruce, covering toys, gifts, and the holidays. She's also covered similar topics in other roles, including toy reviews, product round-ups, interviews with experts, and more. For this article, she researched highly-rated fire pit accessories for cooking, cleaning, and tending the fire. She took customer reviews into account as well as the budget, compatibility, and material of the products, before compiling the final list.
Expert advice was provided by Jordan Jehlik, the founder of Royal Fire Pits.