I have been using this table with a Solo Stove Bonfire Fire pit. Quick note, the inner dimension of the table is about 26.5”.
1) This table can be used to entertain 4-6 people while maintaining reasonable social distance. But could really entertain 8-10 folks.
2) The grill table is on the small side but I’ve managed to cook about 6-8 burgers at a time.
3) I’ve used to cook paella and have cooked hotpot as well.
4) With some care, the table should last a lifetime. And should anything go wrong, my local sheet metal shop should be able to make any repairs.
5) Good balance between safe distance from the fire pit and proximity to the heat.