Compare Campfires: Campfire In A Can vs. Fire Dancer Campfire

Worried about a new fire ban in your area, and wondering how it is going to affect your outdoor experience this summer? A fire ban will most likely restrict the use of wood fires, which makes the use of propane campfires perfect for fire ban season. Take the time to compare campfires before making any decisions!

It is always going to pay to do your research before making your final decision because your new propane campfire will be an investment in your outdoor fun. The right fire will be able to be used in all sorts of conditions (including fire bans), and provide the warmth the whole family needs! Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be comparing many of the top sellers available today.

This week, we’re comparing the Fire Dancer to the Campfire In A Can.

We’ve got a side by side quick chart at the top, but if you want a bit more in depth information, please scroll below the chart to see all the details.

Lets get started!

Campfire In A Can

Fire Dancer

campfire in a can
Certified to
CSA Standards
Yes No
Max BTUs 64,000 Unverified
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 14 lbs
Fire Accent Feature 1 pc ceramic log set, ember chips & Black Fire Glass; Vermiculite
Fire Glass Included Yes No
Direct Access to Inventor Yes No
Insulation Materials Ceramic fiber pad & ceramic fiber ember chips Crushed Vemiculite
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 No
Threaded Fittings Yes No
Owners Manual Yes – English and French Not Available
Price Range $249.99 $105.95 – 149.00

 

Campfire In A Can

Fire Dancer

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.
fire dancer 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.

 

 

fire dancer campfireWeight: 9 lbs.
Diameter: 14 1/4 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 wraps loosely around middle of base; handle permanently protrudes from cover; fairly 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.
fire dancer campfire top offLength: 10 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
fire dancer campfire vemiculiteIncluded: Comes with a bag of vermiculite.
Other options:
Log Set

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.
fire dancer campfire burnerTotal Burner Surface in inches: 0 in.
Burner Detail: Has no burner, propane flows through a tube into a pile of vermiculite. In place of a burner; a piece of tube protrudes into the bottom of the base.

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. fire dancer campfire
The burner base is filled with a large amount of crushed, loose vermiculite.Note: Source of vermiculite is unknown.

Flame Adjustment

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

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.
fire dancer 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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