Is it normal for my outdoor firepit to rust?

Answer: If your firepit is made from non-stainless steel materials it will rust over time. Rust is the result of the oxidation of iron in the presence of water and oxygen. Stainless steel outdoor firepits will not rust however they will turn yellow over time. This is a natural occurrence due to the heat of the fire on the stainless steel and can be reduced by using a high quality stainless steel polish.