Compare Campfires: Campfire In A Can vs. Ban Buster

Buying a new portable propane campfire can be confusing. There are SO many choices out there, and you need to make the decision that is best for you. We’ve put together a few comparisons to help you be better informed about the products available on the market today! So read on to compare campfires!

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 best choices are 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 Ban Buster 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

Ban Buster

campfire in a can
Certified to
CSA Standards
Yes Yes
Max BTUs 64,000 22,000
Natural Gas Conversion Orifice Yes No
Flame Profile Robust Low
Heat Output High Low
Safe to burn directly
on wood deck,
grass, patio mat
Yes No
Cooking Rack Yes Yes
Weight 16 lbs 21 lbs
Fire Accent Feature 1 pc ceramic log set, ember chips & Black Fire Glass; Vermiculite & 3 piece ceramic concrete log set
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
Yes. Can place campfire on lid to raise height
Threaded Fittings Yes No
Owners Manual Yes – English and French Not Available
Price Range $249.99 $159.99 – 199.99


Campfire In A Can

Ban Buster

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.

CSA Rating: 
22,000 BTU.
Clearance to Combustibles 

Bottom: non-combustible surface only.
All sides: 24″
Above: 60″ 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.



ban buster campfire
Weight: 20.8 lbs.

Diameter: 21 in.
Height: 9 3/4 in. 

Level of Difficulty for Carrying and Storage

Difficult to pick up and carry; two handles on the sides, 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 cover; handles permanently protrude from cover; bulky 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.
ban buster campfire top off
Length: 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
ban buster campfire logs
Three heavy ceramic concrete logs, one large center log, two medium size logs. Logs require rearranging before travel and before using the campfire.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.
ban buster campfire burner
Total Burner Surface in inches: 50 in.

Burner Detail: Four (4) prong burner
Each prong: 3 in. long
Total burner length: 12 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.
ban buster campfire
Crushed loose vermiculite spread under and around burner.Note: Source of vermiculite is China. 

Flame Adjustment

campfire in a canFire Adjustment Valve: Yes
Location: Attached to propane
regulator, at the end of 10ft hose.
ban buster 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. 
ban buster campfire
Multiple Use Cover: Yes
Cover doubles as stand, place campfire on top of cover, hook steel clips to top edge of campfire and snap bottom of clips onto handles located on the top.Note: Carefully snap clips to avoid injury to fingers.

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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