When searching for the best fireplace tools, it’s best to start with your fireplace in mind. Or rather, the whole setup you have going on.
From a design standpoint, choosing the right fireplace tools to match your fireplace screen and your grate, as well as your room decor, is imperative to keeping the aesthetic of a room with a fireplace view. So, if you have sleek lines going on and a contemporary set up, you will want to choose a modern set of fireplace tools. If you have a log cabin-esque atmosphere going on, or perhaps some country decor, you will want to go for a more traditional-style of fireplace tools.
The next step to picking out the best fireplace tools is durability. You will be handling hot coals and firewood with theses tools, so whatever you choose needs to be able to take a beating and a burning. And, our 6 picks for best fireplace tools are more than up for this task as they are all made of heavy wrought iron or heavy-duty metal. So, we’ve made this part of the process of choosing the best fireplace tools easy for you.
Additionally, fireplace tools should be comfortable to hold. So, with a selection of fireplace tools featuring ergonomic handles or smooth rectangular-shaped handles, you will be comfortably poking the fire without the onset of hand fatigue.
And, of course, the best fireplace tools need to have a happy consumers. Therefore, we only chose the highest quality fireplace tools with the best consumer reviews. So, our final picks for best fireplace tools, are tried and true and occupy happy homes.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a fireplace grate to go with a set of fireplace tools, you can find our top picks and a perfect match here.
Best Fireplace Tools
Best Fireplace Tools
Plow & Hearth 36164-Brz 5 Piece
Our first pick for best fireplace tools is designed in a shepherd’s crook style. And, this is derived from a tool used by shepherd’s to keep predators from their flock. So, this set works well in a country or cabin-esque type of atmosphere. And, with the simplicity of this particular design, this set can also work well in a modern environment.
The Plow & Hearth 36164-Brz 5 Piece Fireplace Tool Set is made of wrought iron and features grooved beaver tail ends. In addition, this set is hand forged with a natural bronze finish or you have the option of choosing a black finish.
This set of fireplace tools measures 32.5 inches tall, 7.5 inches wide and it weighs roughly 16 pounds. But, if you would like a more compact set, you can find that here. The Plow & Hearth Compact Fireplace Tool Set measures 20 inches tall and 10.2 inches wide. And, it weighs roughly 10 pounds.
Lastly, this set comes with 4 tools and a stand. The tools include tongs, poker, shovel and a broom.
The Plow & Hearth 36164-Brz 5 Piece Fireplace Tool Set features a minimal, yet classic, design that will work well with just about every decor.
Furthermore, this set is made of solid wrought iron and is more than durable enough to endure the abuse we put our fireplace tools through. In addition, it’s durable enough to handle outdoor fires.
There was a complaint that the brush is a little on the cheap side. However, it is important to note, the overwhelming majority of consumers are very happy with this set of fireplace tools.
Panacea Fireplace Tool Set 5 Piece
This set of fireplace tools boasts a modern prairie-style that will work well with contemporary decor.
The Panacea Fireplace Tool Set 5 Piece is made of heavy-duty metal with a soft-mottled gray finish. This soft-mottled gray finish can be best described as a steel gray color.
This fireplace tool set features a rectangular frame with 4 tools. These tools include a poker, shovel, tongs and a broom. Furthermore, these tools come with thick, rectangular handles that are smooth to the touch.
Lastly, the Panacea Fireplace Tools Set 5 Piece measures 31 inches tall and 10.9 inches wide. And, it weighs roughly 16 pounds.
This fireplace set is well-built and sturdy.
Additionally, the handles are welded onto the metal shafts as opposed to screwed on, making this feature a feature which exudes quality.
The handles are comfortable, yet rectangular. However, they aren’t ergonomically designed which is for the preferred level of comfort.
Pilgrim Home and Hearth 18086 Sinclair Tool Set
This pick for best fireplace tools has a traditional shepherd’s hook design. However, this particular design works well with both classic and modern decor.
The Pilgrim Home and Hearth 18086 Sinclair Tool Set is constructed of heavy-duty metal and hand-forged with a Burnished Brass finish.
This fireplace tool set features a rectangular stand with 4 tools. These tools include a shovel, poker, tongs and a brush.
Furthermore, the Pilgrim Home and Hearth 18086 Sinclair Tool Set measures 29 inches tall and 10 inches wide. And, it weighs 20 pounds.
This company is well-known for making high quality products for over 65 years. And, this fireplace tool set tells of a similar story – it is extremely durable, well-designed and well-crafted.
In addition, the handles and the stems are all one piece, which attests to the craftsmanship and the construction.
The Pilgrim Home and Hearth 18086 Sinclair Tool Set may be a bit pricier than some of our other picks. However, due to the quality and construction, this set is worth every penny.
Minuteman International Shepherd’s Hook III Fireplace Tool Set
This next pick is a traditional-style fireplace set with a shepherd’s hook design. And, this particular set works best in a country or cabin environment.
The Minuteman International Shepherd’s Hook III Fireplace Tool Set is made of forged wrought iron with a black powder-coated finish.
This fireplace set comes with a stand with 4 different tools. These tools include a poker, shovel, hoe and a brush.
The Minuteman International Shepherd’s Hook III Tool Set comes with a base ranging from 6 inches to 10.25 inches wide and comes in 4 different heights to choose from: 22 inches, 26 inches, 33 inches and 38 inches.
This set is offered in 4 different heights which is sure to accommodate just about every consumer.
Furthermore, this fireplace set is made of solid wrought iron and extremely durable. For assurance, the 38 inch fireplace tool set weighs a whopping 30 pounds.
Some consumers have complained the broom is losing some bristles. Unfortunately, this is often the case with this type of broom. But, losing some bristles may give it some authenticity.
Uniflame 5 Piece Black Wrought Iron Ring Swirl Fireset
This set of fireplace tools is a traditional shepherd’s hook design with a continuous loop handle. And, this set will work best with traditional decor. Furthermore, the handles and the stand are twisted to give it an added flair.
The Uniflame 5 Piece Black Wrought Iron Ring Swirl Fireset is made of heavy wrought iron with a black finish.
This fireplace set comes with a stand and 4 different tools. These tools include a shovel, log lifter, poker and a brush.
The Uniflame 5 Piece Black Wrought Iron Ring Swirl Fireset weighs 19 pounds and measures 31 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
This fireplace set is heavy-duty and on the budget friendly side. Plus, it is made with wrought iron so you know it’s going to be durable. Additionally, the twisted design feature gives it some extra-added durability.
The broom isn’t all that functional. It can work but not all that well. Best to keep it for looks and have another one on hand for clean up.
Amagabelli Rustic Fireplace Tools 5 Piece
Our final pick for best fireplace tool set features a classic design that will work well with traditional decor. And, with the knob design on the handle, this is one of the more comfortable picks on our list.
The Amagabelli Rustic Fireplace Tools 5 Piece is made of black wrought iron. It comes with a base and 4 tools to choose from: brush, shovel, tongs and fireplace poker.
This fireplace set measures 31 inches tall and 7.1 inches wide. It weighs roughly 11 pounds.
Lastly, the Amagabelli Rustic Fireplace Tools 5 Piece needs to be assembled upon arrival. However, this set comes with a simple guide and assembly is extremely easy. The total setup should take no more than 5 minutes.
This fireplace tool set is easy to assemble. And, once screwed in, most consumers had no issues with the parts unscrewing over time.
Additionally, this set has ergonomic designed handles which makes it comfortable to handle and eliminates hand fatigue.
Because it’s a budget option, you’re not going to have the heavy-duty quality of some of the other fireplace tool sets on the market. For instance, this set only weighs roughly 11 pounds, whereas, most of our other picks weigh between 20 and 30 pounds.
Furthermore, some consumers have complained that the pieces weren’t threaded for screw-in and these consumers were not able to assemble the set. Additionally, there were also some consumers that had issues with the parts staying screwed in over time.
Overall, this is a decent set for the price. And, it’s the best fireplace tool set in this particular price range. However, if you’re looking for a heavy-duty option that’s going to last years to come, we suggest going with one of our other picks. You may be paying more, but in the long run, it’s worth it.