The weather seems to have taken a turn for the better and after such a long winter, it felt really good to get out in our garden at the weekend, testing an outdoor product from Trueshopping.co.uk
If you aren’t familiar with this online department store, it offers a superb range of home and garden products at affordable prices.
The item we were sent to review is the ‘Flamba’ fire pit which is made of steel and comes with a spark guard, poker and a weather cover. We had to assemble it in as far as putting the legs on which was really simple and straightforward (and there are instructions enclosed). As well as looking stylish on the patio, we found it does a great job! We lit a fire in the 27″ fire bowl and it threw off a good amount of heat; even when the flames died down we had warmth for a long while.
A fire pit is great for an outdoor social occasion, perfect for sitting around with friends and family, keeping you warm during an evening in the garden. Having a mesh lid makes it a bit safer (but obviously you still need to be careful if there are children or pets around). We’ve never had a fire pit before so it is a great novelty and something we all enjoyed and will definitely get lots of use out of over the coming months. At £49.99 I think it’s great value. Next time we light it, the kids want to toast marshmallows. I’m looking forward to sitting beside it with a glass of wine late into the evening, as I tend to feel a bit chilly outside after dark – even in the summer with a blanket round my shoulders! My husband loves to sit outside until late, so I’ll be able to do the same this year.
It’s very low maintenance so once the fire died out altogether we simply emptied the dead embers and put the cover on which means it can stay out on the patio for convenience.
In addition to a selection of different fire pits, Trueshopping stock a wide variety of garden products including sun loungers, sheds and dining sets to bring a touch of luxury to your outdoor living space. Why not check out the range and get ready for spring/summer 2015.
Thanks so much to Trueshopping for sending us a complimentary firepit to review.