Compare Campfires: Campfire In A Can vs New Frontier

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

We know time is precious, so we’ve tested 11 of the most popular models available today, and put together the website to help you compare campfires quickly and easily. So you can make the best choice for you and your family, without a lot of work. 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 an increasing problem, 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 New Frontier 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

New Frontier

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 Low
Heat Output High Low
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 & 7 piece ceramic log set
Fire Glass Included Yes No
Direct Access to Inventor Yes No
Insulation Materials Ceramic fiber pad & ceramic fiber ember chips Crushed Vermiculite
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 Yes
Owners Manual Yes – English and French Yes
Price Range $249.99 $147.77 – 189.99


Campfire In A Can

New Frontier Campfire

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. compare campfires new frontierCSA 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 new frontierWeight: 14 lbs. Diameter: 20 in. Height: 12 1/2 in. 

Level of Difficulty for Carrying and Storage

Difficult to pick up and carry beside you because the large diameter throws you off balance; nice size handle on the top; the hose hangs outside cover, handle and control valve permanently protrude from campfire; bulky to store.

Propane Hose

campfire in a canLength: 10 ft. Type: Soft Rubber
Hose stores inside campfire, wrapped around burner pedestal protected by canister top.
compare campfires new frontierLength: 10 ft. Type: Stiff Rubber
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 new frontier log setIncluded: Seven (7) lightweight high temperature ceramic logs, two large, 5 small. Logs require rearranging before travel and before using the campfire. Also comes with a bag of vermiculite. 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 new frontier burner Total Burner Surface in inches: 26 in. Burner Detail: Burner radius: 33 in.
Total burner length: 33 in. Burner Diameter: 10 in. Burner ring 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.
compare campfires new frontier insulationCrushed loose vermiculite spread under and around burner.Note: Source of vermiculite is unknown.



Flame Adjustment

campfire in a canFire Adjustment Valve: Yes
Attached to propane regulator, at the end of 10ft hose.
compare campfires new frontier Fire Adjustment Valve: Yes
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 new frontierMultiple 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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