This Tabletop Fire Pit Lets Me Make Perfect S’mores Indoors (It’s on Sale!)

updated Nov 28, 2023
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A hand holds two s'mores.
Credit: Photo: Jason Rampe; Food Styling: Amelia Rampe

I love living in New York City. There’s quite literally no other place I’d rather be, but man, I seriously miss having a backyard. At this rate, I’d take any sliver of outdoor space — and before you ask, my rickety fire escape doesn’t count. There’s nothing better than inviting some friends over and chilling out on the patio when the weather finally reaches that perfect temperature between hot and cold. That chill in the air means that it’s time to get the fire pit going — and to start making those warm, gooey desserts.

You guessed it: I’m talking about the simple, yet unbeatable, s’more. Sure, s’mores might be more closely associated with summertime campfires, but I find myself craving the treat way more around this time of year. But, without a backyard or a fire pit, I thought there was no chance I could get the perfectly toasted marshmallowy goodness that takes a s’more to the next level. (The microwave just isn’t the same.) Luckily, I had the chance to try out a device that completely changed the game: TerraFlame’s ingenious Indoor S’mores Roaster bundle, which is on sale right now!

What is the TerraFlame Portable Indoor and Outdoor S’mores Roaster?

If you’re backyard-less like me, or simply don’t have the room or budget for a full-sized fire pit, this miniature roaster is the way to go. You can recreate the campfire experience on your coffee table thanks to this portable, 8-by-5-inch gadget, and even if you do have a patio, you can move it from outside to inside with total ease. In a gorgeous vessel made of white or gray concrete with bamboo accents, you can place one of the three included jars of gel fuel, which, once you ignite it with a lighter, burns without any smoke. The gift bundle comes with four skewers and a three-sectioned bamboo tray for your ingredients, so you can have everything ready to go right away.

Credit: Morgan Pryor

Why I Love the TerraFlame Portable Indoor and Outdoor S’mores Roaster

First of all, since I first took this roaster for a spin, it hasn’t left my coffee table. Its sleek and minimalist design doesn’t look one bit out of place, functioning almost as a centerpiece, and with how often I want to use it, I don’t see the point in putting it away. After prying open the fuel can with a screwdriver and inserting it into the center of the donut-shaped device, I’m not going to lie — I was a little bit scared of igniting it with my lighter. Luckily, it went off without a hitch. Once it was lit, it produced a small, steady flame that I didn’t have to worry about getting out of hand (which was helped along by how sturdy the concrete is — there’s no chance of it tipping over). 

My roommate and I used the included skewers to roast our marshmallows, and I will say, due to the smaller flame, I think the max amount of people it can accommodate is two at once. It made for a seriously fun activity while we watched a movie — it can stay lit for up to three hours — and after extinguishing the fire by placing the lid on top, there was zero cleanup involved, aside from wiping the marshmallow off of the skewers. All in all, the ambiance that it created alone made it well worth the price. Plus, the bundle set makes for a great gift — as soon as your recipient opens it, they’ll want to try it out with the rest of the group.

For a limited time, you can snag the set on sale for only $120, so if you’re debating on getting one for yourself or someone else, this is your sign to do it ASAP! Now, I’m off to go plan an indoor s’mores party.