Rusty Metal Fire Ring with a Fire

Do you love to use your custom Fox River Fire Ring at your cabin, cottage or lake house? We must admit – it adds a touch of elegance to campfires with family, friends and neighbors – but we know you may have questions about care and durability. If you are anything like us, you do not spend all your time at the cabin and you may forget to put it in the shed or garage when you head back home for the week or maybe you have a more permanent fire pit at your cabin and you may ask – can I leave my outdoor fire ring outside all year?

How To Protect Your Outdoor Fire Ring in the Winter

You CAN leave your outdoor fire ring outside all year – but we do not recommend it. Fox River Fire Rings are manufactured with heavy-duty, high-quality steel with a high-temperature paint that can withstand the high temperatures of your campfire and extreme low temperatures in the middle of winter.

Rusted Fire Ring in a Backyard

With that said – it is smart to protect your outdoor fire ring from the elements when you are not around. Vinyl,cloth and plastic firepit covers are available to protect your outdoor fire ring from rain, snow and extreme temperatures. A firepit cover will protect your steel fire ring from excessive moisture to help prevent excessive rust and ensure that your outdoor fire ring lasts for years. If you do not have a firepit cover, you can cover the fire ring with an old tarp.

Do you live in Wisconsin, Michigan or Minnesota where extreme cold and heavy snow are common in the winter? You can prolong the longevity of your Fox River Fire Ring by putting it in a warm, dry location for the winter. Fox River Fire Rings are manufactured with a convenient, multi-piece design with hardware included. The easy-to-assemble design allows you to disassemble your outdoor fire ring in minutes and store it in a storage shed, garage or basement for the winter.

How To Clean Your Outdoor Fire Ring

Regular care and maintenance will help your wood burning outdoor fire ring last for generations and we have a few tips here at Fox River Fire Rings. Here are a few tips and tricks for the care and cleaning of your outdoor fire ring.

  • Remove and dispose of ashes after each fire.
  • Use a mild detergent or baking soda to clean the steel.
  • Use a citrus degreaser and scrub brush to remove stubborn stains.
  • Use a chimney cleaning product to remove built-up and stuck-on creosote.
  • Use a cloth or towel to dry the metal before you store it to prevent rust.

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Do you love to use your outdoor fire ring at your cabin? Do you live in a state where there is extreme weather and temperature changes? You may ask – can I leave my outdoor fire ring outside all year – and we can answer your questions at Fox River Fire Rings. Contact Fox River Fire Rings for more information on our custom steel fire pits!