Compare Campfires: Campfire In A Can vs Camp Chef Redwood

There are so many choices for propane campfires and backyard fire pits available today, so it can be really quite confusing trying to compare campfires!

We’ve tested 11 of the most popular models available today, and put together the website campfirecompare.com to help you compare campfires easily, making the best choice for you and your family. We’ll be sharing some of these comparisons here, on the blog, so you can make an informed decision. Fire bans are becoming a problem all over, and many of the currently available models, unfortunately, are not compliant for use during these bans (must be tested and 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 Camp Chef Redwood 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 going!

Campfire In A Can

Camp Chef – Redwood

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Certified to CSA Standards Yes Yes
Max BTUs 64,000 55,000
Natural Gas Conversion Orifice Yes No
Flame Profile Robust Moderate
Heat Output High Medium
Safe to burn directly on wood deck, grass, patio mat Yes No
Cooking Rack Yes No
Weight 16 lbs 22 lbs
Fire Accent Feature 1 pc ceramic log set, ember chips & Black Fire Glass; Lava Rock
Fire Glass Included Yes No
Direct Access to Inventor Yes No
Insulation Materials Ceramic fiber pad & ceramic fiber ember chips None
Hose Storage Inside Lid Loosely wrapped around campfire
Hose Length 10 feet 6 feet
Multifunction Lid Yes. Recess dimples allow it to serve as secure stand No
Threaded Fittings Yes Yes
Owners Manual Yes – English and French Yes
Price Range $249.99 $100 – 175.00

 

Campfire In A Can

Camp Chef Redwood

CSA Safety Standards Certification

Yes
Yes

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 camp chef redwood campfireCSA Rating: 55,000 BTU. Clearance to Combustibles Bottom: non-combustible surface only. All sides: 36″ Above: 84″ to combustibles.

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 camp chef redwood campfireWeight: 22.8 lbs. Diameter: 18 in. Height: 12 in. 

Level of Difficulty for Carrying and Storage

Difficult to pick up and carry, no handles; has a steel ring around the top to hold onto, must bend over to pick up using both hands, with both arms extended out in front of you combined with the weight, makes it difficult to maintain your balance. Hose hangs outside; the control valve permanently protrudes from campfire; bulky and difficult 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 camp chef redwood campfireLength: 6 ft. Type: Soft Rubber Storage: Hose stores outside campfire. Tends to uncoil when being carried or when being stored.

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 camp chef redwood campfire log setIncluded: Lava Rock. 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 camp chef redwood campfire burner Total Burner Surface in inches: 26 in. Burner Detail: Burner radius: 26 in.Total burner length: 26 in. Burner Diameter: 8 in. Burner perforated.

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.
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No insulation. 

 

Flame Adjustment

campfire in a canFire Adjustment Valve: Yes
Location:
Attached to propane regulator, at the end of 10ft hose.
compare campfires camp chef redwood campfire Fire Adjustment Valve: Yes
Location:
Attached to bottom edge of 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 camp chef redwood campfireMultiple Use Cover: No

 

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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