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Fourth of July's not over yet! You can still snag this classy fire pit at nearly 50% off

The removable, swiveling grill grate makes it easy to cook hot dogs, burgers, steaks and more.

It's summertime and the livin' is easy, right? Well, if you want to slow things down a bit, try sitting around a bonfire under the stars, roasting hot dogs over an open flame and sharing scary stories over the glowing embers — just don't forget the s'mores. Our Yahoo Life senior home writer talked to experts to find the best fire pits for your backyard. One key takeaway? If you're in the market for one that doubles as a grill, the Bali Outdoors Wood Burning Fire Pit is the way to go. It has a removable grill grate for safe, easy cooking, and it's marked down to less than $100 during Amazon's 4th of July Sale.

(Psst: Want even more savings? Be sure to check out our roundup of the best 4th of July deals overall.)

The removable, adjustable grill grate is a s'mores-making, hot dog-browning, veggie-roasting dream.

$95 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal? 💰

The Bali Outdoors Wood Burning Fire Pit regularly sells for $180, but right now it's almost 50% off. Honestly, it's hard to find a quality fire pit for less than $200, so if you're in the market for one, this is a summery steal you don't want to pass up.

Why do I need this? 🤔

This top-rated model will bring a touch of rustic style to your backyard or patio, whether you're in the mood for contemplative gazing or quick-and-easy grilling. It comes with a removable and FDA-compliant alloy steel grill grate for firing up meats, veggies and more. The grill adjusts up and down, swings left or right and has handles at both ends. (Just make sure you wear oven mitts or protective gloves when the flame is roaring.)

The basic-black steel base matches most any home decor. And oh yeah: It comes with a poker and a log rack.

fire pit with grill grate on top next to two chairs outdoors
Whether you're looking to tuck into a juicy steak or just sit around chewing the fat, the Bali's got your covered. (Amazon)

What reviewers say 💬

More than 2,800 Amazon shoppers have posted glowing five-star reviews of the Bali Outdoors fire pit.

Pros 👍

"OMG! This product is awesome!" said one of them. "Not only is it great as a back patio fire pit, the swivel grill top cannot be beat! Hot dogs, burgers, steak — it doesn’t matter: How cool is it to cook whatever you want over an open fire? We love it! One of our better purchases!"

"This was fairly easy to assemble and gives off great heat, enough to keep six to seven of us warm with one bundle of wood from the grocery store," related this reviewer. "I love the additional burner for grilling. We’ve cooked corn, burgers and steak on this thing, and so far so good."

"I highly recommend this fire pit," announced a five-star fan. "The bowl is well-made and deep. Not flimsy, not even the grate-netting around it. The size is perfect for us and our little backyard. We didn’t want a teeny-tiny fire pit — we needed something that would just fit normal-sized logs and several at once, which this does! But at the same time, it’s not massive either. Just right."

Cons 👎

Some shoppers noticed that because it's all metal, it's susceptible to rust. You can help keep it dry in the rain with a waterproof and weather-resistant grill cover — just $26 at Amazon.

"We are overall quite happy with this fire pit," said one four-star reviewer. "It’s fun for toasting marshmallows and hot dogs. It was easy to assemble and it’s pretty sturdy. I’d have given it five stars if it didn’t rust so easily. We learned that within the first few days, so now we are careful to keep the sprinkler away from it and to cover it in the rain, and we are very happy with it."

"I like this fire pit. Looks very nice and after a couple of uses, I feel this is the one to keep," said another. "The only reason why I rated the sturdiness lower is because it's already starting to rust. I spray painted the areas I noticed that it was rusting with some rust-resistant paint. I would recommend just spraying it to avoid the rust."

You'll likely make your money back by summer's end, given all the fast food you won't be ordering in. As for those hours of fire-lit chats and dreamy contemplation, well, they're just priceless.

$95 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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