Compare Campfires: Campfire In A Can vs Patioflame

With so many choices for propane campfires and backyard fire pits available today, it gets pretty confusing trying to compare campfires!

We’ve tested 11 of the most popular models available today, and put together the website 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. 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 Patioflame 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


campfire in a can campfire in a can
Certified to CSA Standards Yes Yes
Max BTUs 64,000 60,000
Natural Gas Conversion Orifice Yes No
Flame Profile Robust Robust
Heat Output High High
Safe to burn directly on wood deck, grass, patio mat Yes No
Cooking Rack Yes No
Weight 16 lbs 35 lbs
Fire Accent Feature 1 pc ceramic log set, ember chips & Black Fire Glass; 5 piece ceramic log set & 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 3 feet (Steel Flex Hose)
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 $284.50 – 399.00


Campfire In A Can


CSA Safety Standards Certification


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. patioflame campfireCSA Rating: 60,000 BTU. Clearance to Combustibles Bottom: non-combustible surface only. All sides: 24″ Above: 78″ 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.

patioflame campfireWeight: 35 lbs. Diameter: 20 in. Height: 18 in. 

Level of Difficulty for Carrying and Storage

This product is transportable, but was not designed to be portable because of its weight, size, shape and log configuration.


Propane Hose

campfire in a canLength: 10 ft. Type: Soft Rubber
Hose stores inside campfire, wrapped around burner pedestal protected by canister top.
patioflame campfireLength: 2 ft. / 5 ft. Type: Steel Flex / Medium 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
patioflame log setIncluded: Five (5) lightweight high temperature ceramic logs, one (1) large center log piece, four (4) small logs, large and small pieces of lava rock. This campfire is transportable, but not designed to be portable. Other options: Fire Glass, Lava Rock

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. patioflame campfire burner Burner Detail: 8″ x 7″ Box shaped burner; Plus three (3) center spokes: 5 in. long eachBurner ring is perforated with round holes

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.
patioflame campfire
No insulation.

Flame Adjustment

campfire in a canFire Adjustment Valve: Yes
Attached to propane regulator, at the end of 10ft hose.
patioflame campfire Fire Adjustment Valve: Yes
At the end of the 36″ flex steel hose coming out 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. Multiple 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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