Arteflame only accepts returns within 30 days of customers receiving the product.
Custom (made-to-order) products are not eligible for refunds.
Requires authorized RMA form to be filled out and any custom (made-to-order) products are not eligible for refunds.
Fees: 30% Restocking Fee & Customer pays for shipping both ways.
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The Arteflame fire pit looks like a piece of art and doubles as a fire pit. The seamlessly spun bowl is crafted from a single piece of corten steel. Corten steel is also called "weathering" steel is designed to stay outside and develop a gorgeous natural patina that will last a lifetime. The design is modular so all other Arteflame 40" accessories fit this fire pit as well.
Uses both wood and / or charcoal
Fire bowl is spun from a single piece of corten steel without seams or welds
Can be left outside year-round; base develops a beautiful, maintenance free patina over time
Designed and Made in the USA using US steel
Arteflame base or other support stand needed for stable placement
DIMENSIONS: 40" Wide x 11" High, 70lbs.
Arteflames are all steel making them quite heavy. Complete product pallets can weigh over 500lbs.! Because of this, there are some UPS freight charges calculated before check-out.
Note: Bases, cooktops, and grill grates are available separately
The Arteflame insert replaces your stock grill grate with a combination grill and griddle. Inserts are perfect for grilling seafood, steaks, burgers, veggies and more.The griddle eliminates the slots through which the falls and looses all its juiciness.Perfect for getting that delicious smokey flavor without the burn.
Arteflame eliminates material imperfections and smoothes all steel edges so no food particles can lodge and hide... (yuck!). This method is more expensive than processes used overseas but it ensures all products are scale free, ready for cooking and guaranteed to be food grade.Does not contain lead like porcelain coated grill grates and griddles, will not break or crack when dropped like cast iron, does not contain Cadmium like plated grill grates do. The steel is extra thick and will last a lifetime.Makes for the perfect grill accessory gift for the griller in your life!
Why do I need an Arteflame Grill?
The Arteflame was designed to solve two issues; -1- traditional grills are unsightly and -2- they are never the center of any outdoor get together. Ever wondered why so many parties end up in your kitchen? That is exactly what happens around an Arteflame. It becomes the center of the outdoor party. People love seeing the fire and get mesmerized by the sight and smell of delicious food. Better get some extra utensils as everyone has a tendency to want to join in and start grilling as well.
Arteflame grills are also designed to be absolutely gorgeous. They are designed to be the centerpiece in any back yard. All Arteflame grills also double as fire pits giving them another unique function traditional grills just don't have.
Carbon Steel vs Cast Iron
Why use carbon steel cooktops rather than cast iron? What is the difference and why is carbon steel any better?
Carbon Steel and Cast Iron are very similar. This is why both are very good for cooking and grilling. The main difference is that Carbon Steel contains about 1% Carbon while Cast Iron contains 2% - 3% Carbon. This difference might not sound like much but the carbon effects the grain structure of the metal. As the Carbon gets added to the steel mix, Carbon has a tendency to clump together into lumpy carbides and form pockets of pure carbon (graphite). When this happens, the metal becomes very hard and very brittle. It disrupts the grain of the metal, making it irregular, brittle and prone to cracking. This is the reason why Cast Iron often cracks or breaks. When Cast Iron is heated unevenly, the heat differential causes stress in the metal as the thermal expansion is uneven. When this stress encounters a pocket of carbon, Cast Iron cracks. This is also why Cast Iron often breaks when it is dropped. The area of high carbon is extremely brittle and can’t stand the shock.
Because Carbon Steel has only 1% Carbon, this phenomena is negligible and much easier to control and prevent from happening. The grain structure in Carbon Steel is very uniform and virtually impervious to heat stress or shock. In addition to this, Carbon Steel is “rolled” in the steel mill. It is forced between heavy rollers while the steel is hot. After rolling the steel and getting it to the right thickness, the steel is “doused” with cold water that causes the grain structure to freeze in place. This makes Carbon Steel very strong and the choice material to cook on. Even with uneven heat loads or dropping Carbon Steel, it will not break or crack. This allows for a lifetime of use.
The larger the surface area and the thinner the material, the more prone Cast Iron is to cracking and breaking. In a grill, the heat is never uniform. This makes cast Iron an especially poor choice for grill inserts. For this reason, all Arteflame cooktops, inserts, griddles and Burger Pucks are made of Carbon Steel.
What is the Arteflame made of?
Every Arteflame grill is made from CORTEN steel or "weathering" steel.This steel is expensive but exceptionally tough and weather resistant.It is especially formulated to be outside and has a natural, beautiful patina that is permanent.There simply is no other steel like it.
All Arteflame cooktops, inserts and grill grates are made of carbon steel. This has proven to be the absolute best material to cook on. It doesn't break or crack like cast iron, it is not harmful to the human body like Aluminum and does not contain Cadmium like chrome plated steel grates do. It does not have lead as porcelain coated steel does either. This makes Carbon Steel the absolute best cooking solution.
Does it use wood for fuel?
Arteflame grills use wood and charcoal for fuel. Use hardwoods such as hickory, oak, maple, and fruit woods such as peach, cherry and apple. Hardwoods have an aromatic air and can be varied to add different flavors to your cooking. Lump charcoal, smoker pellets or charcoal briquettes are also good to use. Soft woods such as pine are to be avoided as the sap contained in soft woods is prone to smoking and spitting embers. Likewise, never use manufactured logs as they contain wax and fillers that can be harmful - especially if used for cooking.
What makes Arteflame different than other grills?
Arteflame uses a special manufacturing process for all grills and inserts. It ensures an accurate and precise fit and finish, eliminates material imperfections and smoothes all steel edges so no food particles can lodge and hide... (yuck!). This method is expensive but it ensures the quality we strive for and you expect.
We even descale and oil all our cooktops so they are guaranteed scale free and ready for seasoning and cooking. This manufacturing process guarantees the absolute highest quality products that last a lifetime. Arteflame is proud to be unique in having developed this process. We do not use cast iron as it cracks or breaks easily when dropped. We do not use porcelain covered steel as porcelain contains lead. We also do not use any chrome plated grates as chrome plating contains Cadmium. None of these things are good so we make everything out of good, honest, all American steel.
How do I season the cooktop?
Seasoning the cooktop is key to making it completely non-stick and to keep rust away. The easiest way to season the cooktop is by using the Arteflame Seasoning Puck. Alternatively, you c an use cooking oil. See recommend grapeseed oil. For detailed instructions, follow the instructions in the seasoning manual.
If rust does form on the cooktop, it is an indication that the seasoning has come off. In most cases, you can just heat up your cooktop to grilling temperature and scrape off all loose rust. Then wipe the cooktop using a rag and some cooking oil (we recommend grapeseed oil) until all the rust is gone. Now you are ready to preseason the cooktop. Since the cooktop is made of solid carbon steel, all rust is just surface rust. Sanding away any rust is seldom necessary.
To re-season your Arteflame, follow the same process as you did to get it seasoned.
What cooking oils can I use?
Any food grade cooking oil can be used. Keep in mind that future guests may have nut allergies so for that reason we do not recommend using peanut oil. For proper seasoning of the cooktop, we recommend using one of our seasoning pucks. (seasoning puck). When not in use, we recommend a light coating of the cooktop with grapeseed oil to keep it properly seasoned and avoid oxidation from forming.
Here is a short video on using the Seasoning Puck instead of oil.
How long does it take to heat up?
Depending on how much coal / wood you use, you will be ready to cook in 20-30 minutes. The easiest way to light your Arteflame is by using the Arteflame Airlighter. Light a mound of charcoal in the center of the Arteflame and add wood when the charcoal is hot.
Does it need a cover?
Once the cooktop is seasoned properly, oiled and cleaned after each use, you do not need to cover it. The Arteflame is intended to stay outside year round. We do sell optional stainless lids for the center of the grills as well as vinyl covers. The stainless lids avoid debris from entering the grill and smothers the fire when you're done grilling. The vinyl cover will keep your cooktop rust free for longer periods of time.
Is it safe for wood decks?
We recommend placement of tiles or a grill mat under your Arteflame should you decide to locate it on a wood / Tyvek deck or any other flammable surface. The tall Euro base or the tall round base of the Classic 40 do not get hot enough to pose any direct issue on flammable surfaces. The tall round base has an ash catcher so that any ashes are caught and do not contact your deck.
Should you choose, you may also put sand or stones in the bottom of your Arteflame to catch any loose embers. The low bases ARE NOT recommended for wooden or manufactured decks as they also function as fire pits and the fire bowl will transfer heat to the deck. We recommend using stone / concrete tiles or a grill mat underneath any Arteflame grill as a safety precaution.
How do I clean out the wood and charcoal ashes from my grill?
Will my Arteflame stain my concrete patio?
Every Arteflame is designed so that the corten steel never touches the surface it sits on. Euro grills come with a stainless steel footer and all other Arteflame grills come with screw in feet that lift the grill off the ground. This avoids stains and also allows air to flow into the grill from the bottom.
Will grease drain onto my patio?
Every Arteflame cooktop is slightly dished so that all excess grease finds its way to the center of the grill where it burns off.
Do I need to store my Arteflame inside during the winter?
No, every Arteflame is designed to stay outside year-round. If you do not plan on using it for long periods of time, we recommend regularly applying grapeseed oil to the cooktop to keep it properly seasoned. If you plan on using your Arteflame in the winter, covering it with our stainless steel or vinyl cover will prevent it filling up with snow. If after long periods of not being used you do see surface oxidization on the cooktop, make a fire in the Arteflame and get it up to temperature. Then scrape all surface oxidization off the cooktop and rub it down with cooking oil. This will clean and re-season the cooktop.
Why do prices in Europe appear different from those in the US?
In Europe, quoted prices are inclusive of all taxes. In many cases these taxes are substantial, sometimes as much as an additional 22%. In the US, we always sell excluding any applicable taxes. Then there are some exchange rate charges and shipping fees that differ from those in the US. When taking this into account, the price differences are actually negligible.
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We had to wait a little longer than expected for our shed to arrive. The style we got was a little complicated to put together, but my wife and I were able to put it together on our own. I put it on a wood frame, using the instructions provided.
Disappointed with the layout not being what I thought I was purchasing. On-line on the Backyard Oasis website it shows two 8' x 7.5' sheds, one model number with the door on the 7.5' side and one model number with the door on the 8' side. With the door on the more narrow side it would give a little more room to get around the shed with the lawnmower. I called Backyard Oasis prior to ordering to confirm that Model 60354 did have the door on the more narrow 7.5' side and the Backyard Oasis person confirmed this. Layout and assembly proved to be that the door would be on the 8' side. I called Lifetime 3 times to discuss and was told twice "just keep assembling, you will see". The third call (after KNOWING that the door could not be located on the 7.5' side) I was told that lifetime didn't make a shed with the door on the 7.5' side! Misinformed before ordering. I knew after assembling most of the shed that there is no second chance with the screws into thin plastic, you have one shot to get it right or hole the strips out if it didn't strip out the first time. So, I completed a shed while knowing it was not what I wanted and securing a few locations on the shed by bolting thru using fender washers.....I HAVE A PLASTIC SHED that is slightly more difficult to get around than desired but requires no paint. What can you expect these days. Three stars....I ordered A shed, I got A shed. They could have shipped a toaster or something.
Solid shed. Great space and delivery was reasonable.
Backyard Oasis was the only place I could find that had this specific size in stock. Showed up in a reasonable amount of time, packaged well on a pallet with no damage. Assembly was ok enough, just a lot of parts and screws. Some minor adjustments needed at the end to get everything square, took about a day and a half including building the platform for it to sit on.
Good looking structure. The height is much higher than I thought. Was able to put together with 2 people but would recommend 3. Some parts needed some force to put in and one pole was missing a hole for water to drain but other than those issues everything else was great. Hopefully they will make a retractable shade I can add on to the structure. Very pricey
I purchased the 8x5 Lifetime shed #6406. The shed was delivered in a very timely manner and without any damage. I have purchased 2 other lifetime sheds in the past and IMO they are the best resin sheds on the market. My wife and I assembled the shed in 1 day working together. The shed is very sturdy once assembled. We had a strong storm with high winds the day after assembly, the shed did not leak at all anywhere. The instructions are well documented overall, with just 1 exception. The left hand door rail needs better instructions. There was no mention which orientation it is installed. I subsequently installed it upside down and the door lock latch does not align and I can not lock the shed. The good news is that the door still closes and latches just fine but it does not sit fully inside the recessed door jam. I tried to remove the rail to invert but at the moment (Cold weather) it will not let me remove. I am hoping that with warmer weather it may allow me to remove and install correctly. The included floor is very durable and the shed is very attractive.
Thanks for the review here! I'll take some of the feedback about the instructions on the left hand door back to Lifetime.