I have this too, with the grates. Amazing. I've used it many times at home. It burns super hot and leaves little ash to deal with. Seems to give off a bit more heat than the washtub pit since the flame is more exposed. However it is more susceptible to wind with the low sides it has compared to a washtub. Hands down beats a standard campfire (unless you are going for the large bonfire for a big group).