Pod 30 Fire Pit Bowl
A classic fire pit that
instantly adds ambiance
Inspired by the shapes and forms of traditional pottery, the Pod Fire Bowl Series brings a modern update to the classic fire pit. Its smokeless fire provides a warm and inviting outdoor centerpiece to gather around and relax in front of no matter the season.
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Model SpecsTechnical information about the model and the included burner.
C&I ManualClearances & Installation information about the product.
Burner ManualInstallation, operation and maintenance manual.
Clean-burning and Sustainable
EcoSmart Fire’s when fueled by e-NRG Bioethanol are the single, most eco-friendly fires available today. With no smoke, soot, or ash your clean-burning, bioethanol fire can even be used indoors!
Fluid™ Concrete Technology
Our proprietary technology offers a streamlined yet sophisticated system that delivers exceptionally robust, handcrafted products. Learn More
Two Sizes to Choose From
POD Fire Bowls are available in two sizes – the smaller POD30 and POD40 its big brother.
Triple Fuel Technology
EcoSmart Fire provides you with unparalleled freedom and ultimate flexibility. With our Triple Fuel Technology, you get to decide on the fuel source that is right for you. Choose from Natural Gas, Liquid Propane, or Bioethanol.
Re-engineered from the ground up, our proprietary composite concrete formula is half the weight of traditional concrete and double the strength! Rest assured you’ll enjoy your fire for years to come.
Versatile and Re-locatable
When you select Bioethanol or Liquid Propane as your fuel source you’ll never be tied down! With zero hard utility connections, relocating your fire is a breeze. Entertain on your own terms with EcoSmart Fire.
Three Colour Options
Available in three concrete hues – Natural, Graphite and Bone
Three Flexible Fuel Options
- e-NRG Bioethanol
- Natural Gas
- Liquid Propane
- Fuel Comparison
Heats on Average
|Natural Gas||Liquid Propane||e-NRG Bioethanol|
||Our Natural Gas (NG) systems provide not only the lowest cost of operation, they require no refuelling of any type, ever. Offering a high heat output and the flexibility to adjust the height of the flame as you desire, our Natural Gas burners feature a push button ignition and are UL/ULC Listed.||Fueled by readily available propane, our LP solutions feature up to 65,000 BTUs of heat output while requiring no costs for installation. Our LP burners are UL/ULC Listed, include a battery powered push button ignition and offer the flexibility to relocate your fire feature as needed.||Eco-friendly and plant-based, our ethanol fuel technology is suitable for indoor or outdoor installation. Our UL Listed ethanol fires are installed and operated in a matter of minutes. Completely selfcontained, ethanol provides the freedom to relocate your fire as desired without any limitations.|
|Approved Use||Outdoor Only||Outdoor Only||Indoor or Outdoor|
|Can Be Relocated||-||Yes||Yes|
|Installation & Setup||Req. Certified Pumbles||Easy||Very Easy|
|Heat Output (BTUs)||65000 BTU/h||65000 BTU/h||20433 BTU/h|
|Burn Time||Unlimited||7-20 Hrs / Tank||7 - 11 Hrs / Fill|
|Operating Costs||$0.20 - $0.60 / Hour||$1.50 - $2.80 / Hour|
|Adjustable Flame / Heat||Yes||Yes||-|
|Fuel Source||Permanent Connection||External Tank||Self Contained Burner|
|Fuel Availability||Plumbed||Ready Available||Delivered to your door|
|Green / Eco-Friendly||-||-||Yes|
What is a bioethanol fireplace?
A Bioethanol fireplace is an open fireplace that is fueled by bioethanol. A real flame is produced by the lighting of bioethanol, with a by-product being heat in the process. It is a fireplace that needs no flue for exhausting emissions, no utilities such as electricity or gas connection, and it uses a sustainable fuel source.
How do I clean my EcoSmart Fire ethanol burner?
Cleaning of the ethanol burner should be done only after you have used 50 litres of fuel or as soon as you notice a black residue forming around or on the burner. Before starting, make sure the burner is off, empty of ethanol, and at room temperature. Spray a multi-purpose cleaner on the surface of the burner and wipe with cloth, making sure to wipe in the direction of the grain. If material has fallen into the ethanol fireplace burner use a vacuum cleaner to remove debris through the burner opening. If your burner smells unusually strong after extensive use, remove the empty and room temperature burner from its surround and wash in hot, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly under running water and wait until the burner is completely dry before placing it back into its surround and reusing. View this video of the simple cleaning process here: https://youtu.be/VqHg9mXOc0U
Note: Stainless steel will rust or corrode over time if contamination or debris is not cleaned or removed immediately. When not in use, we recommend that you protect your ethanol fireplace from water damage or corrosion with a protective cover and the regular use of the burner lid included with your model.
What are the benefits of using a bioethanol heater compared to heating your house with a reverse cycle air conditioner?
It’s important to understand the difference between “foundation” heating and occasional heating. Quite often these are two completely different yet complementary systems that work hand in hand. Reverse cycle air conditioning doesn't give you a beautiful flame and lifestyle benefits of an EcoSmart Fire. However, By combining reverse-cycle air conditioning and an EcoSmart Fire within your home you can have the ‘best of both worlds’ - effective heat and ambiance.
Why use bioethanol?
Bioethanol, a renewable energy, is the cleanest and most efficient fuel on the market, which means there are no emissions and no soot or ash to clean up.
Do I need to service my ethanol fireplace in any way?
Yes, normal maintenance and care is very important! Instructions are included in the Installation, Operating and Maintenance Manual supplied with your EcoSmart Fire product.
What maintenance is required for ethanol fireplaces?
Clean your EcoSmart Fire unit after you have used 50 liters [13.20 Gal.] of fuel or as soon as you notice black deposits on or near the burner of the ethanol fireplace. Black marks can be removed from the stone, solid surfaces or stainless steel with a mild abrasive washing product such as JIF or similar. It is recommended to test a small area first to ensure the cleaning product chosen is appropriate and will not mark or damage the surface. Burners can be washed as required in hot soapy water (even in your dishwasher) from time to time and the internal mechanics won’t deteriorate like some other brands as all internal parts are stainless steel.
Do bioethanol fireplaces produce heat?
Yes, although it does depend upon the size of the fireplace and also the size of the room itself. But a fire of an appropriate size can produce a good level of heat when considered properly in terms of its actual output and how it is positioned in the space. Bioethanol fires are a secondary source of heat that deliver a myriad of lifestyle benefits that can’t be achieved from primary heat sources such as radiators or reverse cycle air conditioning.
What is the difference between gel and EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces?
There are key differences between gel fireplaces and ethanol fireplaces in terms of operation and performance. Gel fireplaces are operated by inserting and lighting tin cans filled with gel. The cans act as the burner mechanism. Gel fireplaces do not produce a long coherent flame as known from ethanol fireplaces and can be difficult to extinguish. EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces use a clean burning liquid fuel made with fermented plants. The fuel is housed in a ethanol burner that allows for safe and easy operation. Ethanol fireplaces produce a beautiful, vibrant dancing flame. Gel fuel should never be used within an ethanol fireplace.
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