Stainless steel patio heaters are corrosion-resistant and durable. There is a variety of heaters made out of stainless steel, from freestanding to tabletop, and overhead.

There are different grades of stainless steel, the better one for the outdoor environment is 304 Commercial-Grade Stainless Steel. For beach-front installations, look for 316 Marine-Grade Stainless Steel.

Here's a list of gas heaters made from 316 Marine-Grade Stainless Steel Gas Heaters:

  • IR Energy evenGLO Propane Heater
  • BistroSchwank Gas Patio Heaters
  • SupremeSchwank Gas Patio Heaters
  • Calcana High Output Gas Patio Heater


Can patio heaters get wet?

Stainless Steel Patio Heaters are built to never corrode or rust in the rain. However, other types of steel may rust under extreme exposure to outdoor elements.

When choosing a patio heater, it's important to consider its IP rating. The IP rating, or Ingress Protection rating, indicates the level of protection a device has against intrusion from solid objects and liquids. In the case of patio heaters, a higher IP rating means greater protection against outdoor elements such as rain, dust, and dirt.

The first digit in the IP rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, while the second digit represents the level of protection against liquids. For example, a patio heater with an IP55 rating is protected against dust and moderate rain.

By choosing a patio heater with the appropriate IP rating for your outdoor space, you can ensure that it will operate effectively and safely for years to come.

Having trouble deciding which gas heater is best? Our guide on choosing the best gas patio heater or the best electric patio heater may help you out.