- Value: 16/20
- Functionality: 18/20
- Quality: 20/20
- Aesthetics: 20/20
- Smokelessness: 19/20
- TOTAL: 93/100
Like most of you, the only way I see friends these days is outdoors. Lunch at a restaurant? That now occurs under a makeshift yurt and in the middle of a bike lane. A playdate for my kids? See you on the playground…or in the park…or at that abandoned parking lot where they can ride their bikes.
And one of the cornerstones of my pandemic world has been my backyard, in which my husband and I have been hosting occasional socially distanced four-person gatherings since about May. But as the days shortened, the weather cooled and even a promise of my warmest mulled wine couldn’t convince my pals to put on their parkas and head over, we knew we had to upgrade our situation.
Enter: The Solo Stove Bonfire, which we added to our setup last December. Here’s my honest review—the good, the slightly less good and the mashmallowy.