Which Patio Heater Is The Best

Last updated on March 29th, 2020 at 07:58 pm

Say what you may but there is no denying the fact that we live in a country with different seasons each with its own unique and distinct characteristics, for instance the winter which occurs after autumn and before spring in each year is the coldest season in the country with temperatures dropping to sub-zero level and winter storms raging all over the country, during this period keep our bodies and house warm is not only a necessity but a survival tactic. Keeping our bodies warm requires us to dress in layers, wear insulated shoes, winter socks and what have you.

The crux of this piece is not to discuss how to keep your body warm but rather to help you in choosing the best propane gas heaters for outdoors to keep your surroundings warm whether you are outdoors with your partner enjoying a quiet bonding time or you are indoor enjoying a cup of coffee with friends and acquaintances. For this purpose, ten propane heaters shall be reviewed and we shall endeavor to objectively choose the best out of the ten propane heaters that would be reviewed. As you read this some questions might be ruminating through your head, questions like how reliable is this reviewer? While I do not subscribe to people blowing their own trumpet I make bold to say that my reviews are based on my own personal experience. Sit back relax and let’s take a brief journey down “review” lane.

Top 10 Best Propane Patio Heaters to Buy

1. Thermo Tiki Outdoor Propane Patio Heater - Commercial LP Gas Porch & Deck Heater – Black

This stylishly designed and easy to operate 7′ 6″ tall Thermo Tiki Outdoor Propane Patio Heater offers a comfortably wide field of warmth up to a 15′ diameter, the heater’s ceramic-glass heating column produces an extremely high, true-rated 38,000 BTU output which lasts for about 8 to 10 hours on high. It also features a built-in safety valve that will automatically shut off the fuel supply if the unit is tilted or tipped. The manufacturer should consider providing a larger reflector on top of the unit to dissipate heat throughout a larger patio area

2. AmazonBasics Commercial Patio Heater, Havana Bronze

Measuring approximately 18×89 inches, this sturdy Havana bronze amazon basics commercial patio heater with the durable powder-coated finish is brilliantly designed to produce a heat output of 46,000 BTU’s, and like the thermo tiki outdoor propane patio heater, it also features a safety auto shut-off tilt valve. Considering its rather smaller size this profane heater does not have a wide area coverage but can be used in a covered porch as long as it is well ventilated. Worthy of note is the fact that the heater uses Piezo ignition which is a type of ignition commonly used in portable camping stoves, gas grills and some lighters, and potato cannons. The wrench that came with it is not strong enough to fully tighten the bolts I suggest you use some real wrenches or sockets to put it together.

3. Uniflame Endless Summer, GLT1332SP, LP Gas Outdoor Fireplace, Firepit

Equipped with a 10,000 BTU stainless steel burner, a hidden control panel with electronic ignition, Slate finish with faux stone construction and a black fire glass. This elegantly designed heater provides endless warmth in its own unique way in order to achieve this the manufacturers endowed it with a 28″ fire pit which features a decorative base that cleverly conceals a propane tank and control panel, making it ideal for your outdoor living space. The major drawback is that the manufacturers use the smaller lantern propane canisters, which cost quite a bit more than the big 20lb tanks that are normally used on the larger fireplaces, but if you know that going in, then it’s just sort of a cost that’s baked into the cake, so to speak. These smaller canisters last roughly 4 hours at full flame, the simply screw into the bottom of the fireplace. It is tempting to use this heater to heat marshmallows while there is nothing wrong in using it to roast it but the heater will most likely get messed up and it can be difficult to clean.

4. Hiland HIL-FP-1108 42,000 BTU Aluminum Propane Fire Pit Inlaid, Large

Weighing 80 pounds this Hiland Patio Heater Fire Pit has a hammered bronze finish 49.5″ x 37.5″ tabletop, 22.5″ tall and a heat output of 42,000 BTU’s which covers approximately 15ft Diameter, it possesses a piezoelectric ignition, starter fiberglass, and a thermal couple flame failure device. The product is great, works perfect and gives a great even flame. Started right up with no issues. *The only issue is assembly. Good direction but long difficult assembly. Looks great when done. It is not very practical as a heat source it is more for people gathering perhaps to have a conversation in the cold.

5. Hiland HLDS01-WCBT 48,000 BTU Propane Patio Heater w/Wheels and Table

One of the keys and exemplary features of the Hiland Patio Heater is it’s high heat output which is about 48,000 BTU’s apart from that, the 39.7 pounds and 87-inch tall patio heater has a Hammered Silver powder coated finish, wheels for easy mobility and matching adjustable Table. The manufacturers seem to be certain of its quality and durability this explains the one year warranty against manufacturer defects that came with the product. The propane tank does not come with it but it rather takes the standard BBQ tank. One of the downsides of this product is the wheels seems not to be strong, the screws that hold the entire unit to the base are very small and not really suitable.

6. Outland Living Series 401 Brown 44-Inch Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit Table, Black Tempered Tabletop w/Arctic Ice Glass Rocks and Resin Wicker Panels, Espresso Rectangle

fire pit table

This coffee-colored heater with a dimension L 44″ x W 32″ x H 23″is a winner of an international design award, seeing its uniquely beautiful design and features one cannot but agree that it worth the award and the high price tag. It features a propane fire pit table with auto-ignition which conveniently conceals a standard 20-Lb propane tank within its base. The interior compartment can be easily accessed through easy to use access doors with chrome pull rings. The table does not come with a cover, however, that could be bought separately. One of the major pros of this product apart from its great design is the fact that it can be easily assembled. Overall this is a really stylish firepit and considered to be a top contender as one of the best propane gas heaters for outdoors which can be used on patios, decks or poolside.

7. Hiland HLDS032-CG HLD032-CG Portable Ta Patio Heater, 11,000 BTU

table propane patio heater

This 16 pounds, 20.9 x 37.8 x 20.9 inches Hiland Patio heater with a stainless steel finish features an access door design, a heat output of 11,000 BTUs, a thermocouple and anti-tilt safety devices, weight plate which provides additional stability and a burner screen guard. It also uses a 1 lb propane tank which lasts between 2-3 hours on high. It can be used anywhere even in a closed garage but users must sure that there is air exchange to prevent the inhale of dangerous gas which is the end product of combustion emitted through the burning of fuel. This product comes with a one year warranty for errors or omission made by the manufacturer, is this a sign of quality? I’ll leave the answer for you.

8. Fire Sense Hammer Tone Bronze Patio Heater

The fire sense hammer tone bronze patio heater has a dimension of 18 x 33 x 89 inches and a weight of 48 pounds Hammer, it features Durable stainless steel burners and double mantle heating grid, Piezo ignition. Tip over protection system, Safety auto shut off tilt valve, and wheel assembly for easy mobility. Like all the other heaters reviewed so far, it runs on propane gas which is housed on a standard 20lb tank although not included with the product about, its area of coverage is about a diameter of 9 foot. With a consumption rate of 10 hours and a heat output of 46,000 BTU, this heater is well suited and ideal for camping.

9. Hiland HLDSO1-WGTHG Pyramid Patio Propane Heater w/Wheels

This 3-sided pyramid style quartz has a thick single Quartz Glass tube, it also features an advanced “Rapid-Multi-Spark” Electronic Ignition System. With a heat output of 40,000 BTU which last for around 8 hours when high, your fear of freezing from cold is allayed.  To say the least this heater was brilliantly constructed with durable stainless steel with a non-rust aluminum frame this will ensure that it lasts for a long period of time. The product has a one full year warranty and also supported by a fully stocked part.

10. Lava Heat Italia - AMAZON-134 - Patio Heater - Hammered Black Finish - Propane Configuration

lava heat italia propane heater

The Lava Heat Italia Lava Lite Liquid Propane Gas Patio Heater with a heat output of 56,000 BTUs comes pre-assembled, this will save you from the stress of having to get neck deep in the instruction manual trying to assemble it. It features a solid-steel 3-sided frame which houses a shatter-proof Borosilicate glass tube which aids a wide area distribution of heat. There are also chrome reflectors at each inner corner of the unit, the reflector enhances the flame by churning out an all-encompassing light. It has a height of 8 ft. with a 5 ft. heat radius and a Matte Black Finish, to enhance safety the heater comes with a Tilt Switch Auto-Shutoff.


Choosing the best profane heater can be quite herculean and confusing considering the fact that they all have relatively similar features. The aim of this piece as we have been saying from the onset is to help you select the best propane gas heaters for outdoors from amongst the ones that we have reviewed above. Based on over a decade experience of using the propane heater and having used all the profane heaters reviewed above I can authoritatively and confidently say that the Outland fire table, 35,000 BTU propane, with black tempered glass tabletop is your surest bet if you are looking for a cutting-edge high-quality heater. Unlike all other heaters in the reviewed list, it is the easiest to assemble, requiring no special expertise or tool to assemble. The heater is endowed with precious tempered glass pieces that are both thick and sturdy which aids in providing top-notch ambiance and heat. Another brilliant thing about this heater is its elegant design which combines aesthetic with functionality perfectly no wonder the design is a recipient of an international design award, this heater is sure to beautifully adorn your home. It can also be conveniently used to roast marshmallows and make smores. The product comes with more than enough supply of rocks with which to fill the burn pan with. The rocks have a clear look which reminds one of ice cubes melting, producing an awesome and unique effect of fire and ice all combined. Although compared with other profane heaters the price is somehow on the high side I assure you that you get value for money.

I have a degree in engineering and am passionate in helping people find the best products for the money using my own personal experiences. I'm a father, son, brother, uncle, coach, husband, and engineer who loves to spend time with his two boys and beautiful wife. In my free time my passion is to help others. I love anything and everything technology and spend many hours researching products that I have interests in for myself, my family and friends. My hope is that my time spent researching products will help you save time and money so you can free up your time and spend it doing what you love to do most!

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