Compare Campfires: Campfire In A Can vs Big Red Campfire

We know time is precious, and shopping for propane campfires and backyard fire pits today can be really quite confusing trying to compare campfires!

So we’ve tested 11 of the most popular models available today, and put together the website campfirecompare.com to help you compare campfires quickly and easily, right from the comfort of your home. You need to make the best choice for you and your family, without a lot of work. Over the next little while, we’ll be sharing some of these comparisons here, on the Campfire In A Can blog, so you can make an informed decision. Fire bans are becoming more and more prevalent, and if you are planning on using your new propane campfire during a ban, keep an eye open for a unit that is certified to CSA/ULC standards.

It is always going to be the best idea to do some research, because your new propane campfire will be an investment in your outdoor fun. Top choices are able to be used in all sorts of conditions (including fire bans), and provide the warmth the whole family needs!

This week, we’re comparing the Big Red Campfire to the Campfire In A Can.

There is quick, side by side chart at the top, but if you want a bit more detailed information, please scroll below the chart to see all the details. Lets get started!

Campfire In A Can

Big Red Campfire

campfire in a can compare campfires new frontier
Certified to CSA Standards Yes No
Max BTUs 64,000 Unverified
Natural Gas Conversion Orifice Yes No
Flame Profile Robust Moderate
Heat Output High Low
Safe to burn directly on wood deck, grass, patio mat Yes No
Cooking Rack Yes No
Weight 16 lbs 16.1 lbs
Fire Accent Feature 1 pc ceramic log set, ember chips & Black Fire Glass; 1 pc ceramic log set
Fire Glass Included Yes No
Direct Access to Inventor Yes No
Insulation Materials Ceramic fiber pad & ceramic fiber ember chips Ceramic insert
Hose Storage Inside Lid Loosely wrapped around campfire
Hose Length 10 feet 10 feet
Multifunction Lid Yes. Recess dimples allow it to serve as secure stand Yes. Can place campfire on lid to raise height
Threaded Fittings Yes Yes
Owners Manual Yes – English and French Yes
Price Range $249.99 $139.97 – 244.81

 

Campfire In A Can

Big Red Campfire

CSA Safety Standards Certification

Yes
No

CSA Ratings: BTU and Clearance to Combustibles

campfire in a canCSA Rating: 64,000 BTU. Clearance to Combustibles  Bottom: Zero clearance to combustibles. All sides: 18″ Above: 78″ to combustibles. compare campfires big red campfireCSA Rating: Not CSA rated or approved. All product claims are based on the manufacturer’s assumptions. 

Heat Output/Flame Profile

Weight, Size and Storage Considerations

Weight: 16.5 lbs. Diameter: 15 in. Height: 10 1/2 in.

Level of Difficulty for Carrying and Storage

Easy to carry; one handle on top, carrying arm stays close to your body making it easy to maintain your balance; hose
stores inside canister top; handle folds flat into a recess; compact, easy to store.

compare campfires big red campfireWeight: 16.1 lbs. Diameter: 14 1/2 in. Height: 9 3/4 in. 

Level of Difficulty for Carrying and Storage

Easy to carry; one handle on top, carrying arm stays close to your body making it easy to maintain your balance; hose stores inside canister top; handle folds over, lies in indent on canister top; easy to store.

Propane Hose

campfire in a canLength: 10 ft. Type: Soft Rubber
Storage:
Hose stores inside campfire, wrapped around burner pedestal protected by canister top. 
compare campfires big red campfireLength: 10 ft. Type: Soft Rubber
Storage:
Hose stores inside campfire, wrapped around burner pedestal protected by canister top.

Note:
 Same hose diameter as Little Red Campfire, just 2ft longer.

Fire Accent Feature

campfire in a can fire glass and logsIncluded: Large realistic one-piece lightweight high temperature ceramic fiber log set and ember chips. NEW, Also includes Black Beaded Fire Glass with storage pouch.
Other options:
Lava Rock
compare campfires big red campfire log setIncluded: Large one-piece lightweight high temperature ceramic log set.Other options:

None recommended by manufacturer.

Burner Size

campfire in a can burnerTotal Burner Surface in inches: 50 in. Burner Detail: Burner radius: 35 in. Plus three center spokes: 5 in. long each Total burner length: 50 in. Burner Diameter: 11 1/2 in. Burner ring and three center spokes are perforated.  compare campfires big red campfire burner Total Burner Surface in inches: 26 in. Burner Detail: Burner radius: 29 in. Total burner length: 29 in. Burner Diameter: 9 3/4 in. Burner ring perforated.

Note:
 Burner in the Big Red Campfire is the same size as the burner in the Little Red Campfire

Insulation Material

campfire in a can insulationHigh temperature custom made ceramic fiber pad under the burner ring fully
covering the burner base; high temperature custom made ceramic fiber ember chips evenly spread on ceramic fiber pad. Note: Pedestal design and a heat shield under the burner base further dissipates heat. 
compare campfires big red campfire insulationSmall ceramic piece fits inside center of burner but does not fully cover the burner base. Note: Pedestal design helps dissipate heat.Note: Burner in the Big Red Campfire is the same size as the burner in the Little Red Campfire.

Flame Adjustment

campfire in a canFire Adjustment Valve: Yes
Location:
Attached to propane regulator, at the end of 10ft hose. 

 

compare campfires big red campfire Fire Adjustment Valve: Yes
Location:
Location: Attached to propane regulator, at the end of 10ft hose.Note:Hose, Regulator and Gas Orifice are the same as what is used in the Little Red Campfire.

Multi-Use Cover

campfire in a can on lidMultiple Use Cover: Yes Canister top doubles as a stand, carry handle folds flat into a recess, safety dimples allow campfire to sit securely on canister top. compare campfires big red campfireMultiple Use Cover: Yes
Canister top doubles as a stand, carry handle folds flat into a recess.

 

Want to learn about other available models? We welcome you to check out Campfire Compare and get all the information you need to compare campfires!

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