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Solo Stove make a great smokeless fire pit. As we saw in our review, what makes it even better is the accessories. Solo Stove has added to that robust accessory line-up by releasing a wood pellet adapter for their popular fire pits.
The adapter gives the flexibility to use different fuel types and the added convenience that wood pellets bring. Pellets are easy to store and you can purchase them, just about anywhere.
Specs and Features
- Retail price for the Ranger is $49.99 (check price), for the Bonfire it’s ($59.99), and the Yukon it’s ($99.99) – Solo Stove is always running sales though, so check the price
- Works with both the Solo Stove 1.0 and 2.0 fire pits
- Available for the Ranger, Bonfire, and Yukon fire pits
- Made from 430 stainless steel
What’s nice about pellets compared to firewood is the burn time is more predictable. Below is a chart from Solo Stove’s website that gives estimated burn times based on how full the fire pit is of pellets.
Pellets for the Fire Pit
You can burn many different types of pellets with the Solo Stove Fire Pit Pellet Adapter. If you are just using the fire for ambiance and warmth, go with heating pellets, which are available at a variety of hardware stores. Those are much cheaper than cooking pellets, like you’d use for a pellet grill.
If you plan on roasting marshmallows or cooking any other food over the fire, make sure to use food grade pellets. Solo Stove sells some that will work great, or you can use pellet grill pellets, which are widely available.
Once you fill the fire pit with pellets using the new adapter, you can light it by placing a series of fire starters on the time. While you can use as many as works for you, Solo Stove recommends the following quantities for a secondary burn within 15 minutes.
- Ranger – 4 Starters
- Bonfire – 5 Starters
- Yukon- 6 Starters
- Canyon – 7 Starters
Other Key Information
With the Solo Stove pellet adapter, you aren’t limited to just using pellets. You can mix firewood in with pellets by filling your fire pit with 3-4 inches first, lighting it, then waiting for the secondary burn to kick in. At that point you can add firewood.
It’s also important to know that it’s easier for a pellet fire to go out, because it doesn’t have the strong coal bed that firewood brings. When adding more pellets, do so at 2-3 cups of pellets at a time, so the fire doesn’t get smothered.
If the fire goes out and is super smoky, you can fix it with a long lighter. Light it and place it near the holes for the secondary burn. This will usually reignite the fire.