The 9 Best Fireplace Tools For A Cozy Night At Home

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When it’s time to get a roaring fire going, it’s important to have a reliable set of tools to manage the flames and clean up the ash. The best fireplace tools come in sets that include a brush, shovel, poker rod, and/or tongs, along with a sturdy stand to hold it all. These tools are made with durable materials like wrought iron, cast iron, and steel, and they come in a range of decor styles.

Most of the picks on this list come with the basic tools you’ll need: a poker and/or set of tongs to safely reposition logs and coals from a distance, a brush for sweeping up ashes and debris, and a shovel that can be used to push around coals or scoop up piles of ash. Many fireplace tools are constructed from wrought iron, due to its durability and resistance to corrosion, but you’ll also find options made from materials like steel, which is cheaper to produce (and more affordable to buy). Just keep in mind that steel is a bit less durable, so it may not last quite as long.

When you’re not using your fireplace — which is a majority of the time — you want your tool set to fit in with your home’s overall look, so consider aesthetics when you’re buying. A hefty wrought iron stand will have a more antique, traditional feel, while a sleek steel holder will blend in seamlessly with contemporary spaces. You can also find elegant gold-brushed holders, or whimsical options like a set with wooden handles. So whether you’re cozying up your home on a winter’s day, or enjoying some s’mores the summer, the best fireplace tools have got you covered — and they can even elevate your space by adding some decor panache.

1. This Traditional Wrought Iron Tool Set

When it comes to traditional wrought iron fireplace tools, this set is the best of the bunch. The heavy-duty stand has four prongs for holding the included shovel, tongs, poker, and brush, and each tool has a ring design at the top that allows for easy hanging. The matte black finish on this set makes it versatile in design, so it’ll blend in with just about any decor. The set has an impressive overall rating of 4.8 stars on Amazon, with plenty of enthusiastic customers complimenting its sturdiness and durability.

According to a reviewer: “This fireplace tool set is sturdy and and add beauty to my fireplace. Well worth the money and easy to assemble.”

2. A Budget-Friendly Steel Set

If you’re looking for something budget-friendly, this industrial-style fireplace set is a great option with a contemporary aesthetic. The four tools — poker, tongs, brush, and shovel —are made from a combination of wrought iron and steel for cost-effectiveness that doesn’t sacrifice too much on durability. An added perk is the steel holder, which shields the row of tools from sight when you turn it around, which mean you won’t even notice they’re there — a bonus if you don’t want them on display.

According to a reviewer: “This set was priced well and seems made of good quality materials. It doesn’t take up much space, so I set it against the wall where you can’t even tell what it is. Haven’t had it very long, but I expect decent durability by its quality—design & manufacture. Pets and kids have not been attracted to it so far; which is what I was after. It’s just right next to my fireplace & it looks contemporary & not overwhelming.”

3. The Tool Set With Built-In Log Holders

The biggest advantage of this fireplace tool set is the two-tier rack for holding firewood. The double-level shelves are easy to assemble with the included screws, and you can hang the broom, poker, shovel, and tongs on either side of the holder, which keeps the shelves free for loading your logs. The powder-coated steel construction is strong enough to withstand both indoor and outdoor use, and the rack elevates your firewood off the ground, making it easier for you to grab a log when you need it.

According to a reviewer: “This rack can hold a good amount of firewood that can stay close to our woodstove. We love the size and sturdiness and also how it looks. All the tools can hang on the side and don't take an extra space. Worth the purchase!! I am definitely enjoying this item!!”

4. This Sleek Stainless Steel Set

Sleek and streamlined, this stainless steel fireplace set is a great option for those who want something more contemporary. The set includes a broom, shovel, tongs, and poker, and each one has a hole at the end of the handle for hanging on the stand. It’s rust- and corrosion-resistant, but keep in mind that tools made from pure stainless steel may be a little less durable than iron. Choose from options with a base made with metal or thick, clear glass.

According to a reviewer: “Great decor and very functional [...] Easy assembly, works great and it is very elegant.”

5. This Wrought Iron Set With Bronze Accents

This fireplace tool set has a timeless aesthetic, and it’s earned a near-perfect 4.7-star overall rating after 700 reviews and counting. Made from heavy-duty wrought iron with bronze handles and accents, the set is ultra-durable and can be used for decades to come. It comes with a brush, shovel, tongs, and poker, all of which hang on the included stand.

According to a reviewer: “It's heavier and more attractive than most, and the tools hang from a stand with a tray on the bottom to catch soot/ashes, rather than just a stand that lets the soot fall on the hearth.”

6. A Pretty Fireplace Tool Set With Leaf Details

Featuring an oak leaf detail along the middle of the stand that gives it an unexpectedly delicate look, this fireplace tool set might just be the piece of room decor you need. There are four hooks for holding the included poker, tongs, shovel, and brush, and the stand is designed to be put together in just one minute. The set is made from a strong, powder-coated wrought iron that’s suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

According to a reviewer: “Chose this one because it's nice looking and has good handles that are quick and easy to get on and off. It’s strong and sturdy.”

7. A Minimalist Tool Set With A Gold Finish

This set of wrought iron fire tools has a painted gold finish, and the convenient tray at the bottom of the screw-on base collects bits of ash and debris from the broom and shovel. The set also includes a poker and tongs, and each tool has a weighted handle that can hang on one of the rack’s four hooks. The golden hue gives this set a luxurious appearance, which means this is one set you won’t mind looking at every day.

According to a reviewer: “I wasn’t sure what to expect for the price, but I am really thrilled with our set. I've been using it a month now and it still looks fantastic. I love that it is one piece so the handles can't loosen over time. Light weight but extremely sturdy, exactly what I was hoping for.”

8. This Streamlined Set With Wood Handles

If unique is what you’re after, these fireplace tools are worth the splurge, and the set comes with a poker, brush, and shovel. Everything is made with painted steel, and the tools have wooden handles that give them a distinctly upscale look. The manufacturer doesn’t indicate whether these are appropriate for outdoor use — and it’s worth mentioning that there are no tongs included in this set, so it’s best for smaller fireplaces that are easily manageable.

According to a reviewer: “Love this sleek slim design so easy to assemble and takes up little space.”

9. A Slim Option With A Contemporary Look

This sleek fire tool set is made from solid steel with a matte finish, and since the various tools are designed to hang neatly in a single row on the slim hanger, you can place the stand right up against your wall to save space. The poker, shovel, broom, and tongs have shiny brushed steel handles, and one reviewer succinctly described the set as “well made, functional, and very stylish.” Plus, the whole set comes with a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer, so you should expect able to use this set for years to come.

According to a reviewer: “The sleek contemporary lines of these tools updated my fireplace without changing anything else.”

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