How to Clean a Fire Pit - Step by Step Comprehensive Guide

19 November 2023 by
Harley Thompson


Fire pits are a delightful addition to any garden or outdoor space, providing warmth, light, and a cozy atmosphere for gatherings. However, like any outdoor equipment, they require regular maintenance to ensure longevity and safe usage. This guide will walk you through the steps to clean a fire pit, with a special focus on steel fire pits, including the premium Corten Steel Firepits available at Daisy's Garden Supplies.

How to Clean a Steel Fire Pit

1. Preparation:

  • Ensure the fire pit has cooled down. Wait at least 24 hours after the last fire before starting the cleaning process.
  • Wear protective gloves to safeguard your hands from ash and any sharp debris.

2. Remove Ash and Debris:

  • Use a pair of tongs to remove larger debris.
  • Employ an ash scoop to remove ashes from the bowl. If you have a significant amount of ash, consider leaving about 3cm¬†as it can help insulate coals for your next fire.
  • For steel or metal fire pits, ensure all ash and debris are removed from the bowl.¬†

3. Cleaning Process:

  • Spray the fire pit with a hose.
  • For steel or metal fire pits, lightly wipe with a soap and water solution.
  • Turn the bowl upside-down and allow it to air dry.

4. Additional Maintenance:

  • Use a spark screen for safety and to reduce charring.
  • Consider using a vinyl or protective fire pit cover when not in use.¬†

Premium Corten Steel Firepits at Daisy's Garden Supplies:

Elevate your outdoor ambiance with our Corten Steel Fire Pit range. Celebrated for its durability and unique weathered look, Corten Steel stands as a symbol of premium build quality and timeless beauty. Over time, it develops a distinct rust-like patina, enhancing its beauty and resistance to corrosion.

At Daisy's Garden Supplies, our fire pit is more than a warmth source; it's a modern centrepiece, transforming gardens and patios into luxurious retreats.

Why Our Corten Steel Fire Pit?

  1. Aesthetic Evolution: The steel's unique patina acts as a visual delight and protective shield.
  2. Safety and Functionality: Designed for enhanced heat control, safety, and easy cleaning.
  3. Durability: Made with 2mm thick Corten steel, it promises longevity and resilience.
  4. Versatility: Available in multiple sizes to balance ample fire space with a cozy ambiance.
  5. Weather-Resistant: Built to endure varying weather conditions.


Regular maintenance and cleaning of your fire pit ensure it remains in optimal condition, providing warmth and ambiance for many seasons. Whether you have a steel, cast iron, or brick fire pit, following the above steps will ensure its longevity. And if you're in the market for a new fire pit, consider the premium Corten Steel Firepits available at Daisy's Garden Supplies for both functionality and style.

About the Authors: 

Harley Thompson Author

Harley Thompson

Harley is a second-generation journalist with a passion for gardening and a keen eye for detail.  Currently studying a double degree of Commerce and International relations at Monash University, Harley loves learning new things. He specialises in creating engaging content about garden advice, using experience in store, with our team and customers. His writing blends his academic knowledge with practical experience, offering informative and inspiring articles. 

Greg Fitzgerald

Greg Fitzgerald is a qualified horticulturalist with more than 30 years in the industry and 16 years at Daisy's Garden Supplies. He manages production and procurement for all our products, ensuring high-quality gardens and landscapes for our customers. His vast experience and qualification in horticulture make him a key asset to Daisy's. He offers valuable insights and a wealth of knowledge in terms of mulches, soils, pebbles and rocks, composts and many other products.