Having a chiminea in the garden has become very popular in the U.K.
They are great entertainment when used safely as well as a talking point. There’s nothing quite like sitting around a roaring fire toasting marshmallows on a chilly evening. You can burn Pinonwood for its gnat repellent qualities and its nicer aromatic smell too.
Chimineas always used to be made of clay but these tended to lack strength and durability. Nowadays Chimineas are either made from cast iron, reinforced clay or even steel. Reinforced clay chimineas are also called Bushman Burners.
Chimineas [which is also spelt ‘chimeneas‘) are a front loading, freestanding fireplace. Their name comes from the word ‘chimney’.
The chiminea originated in Mexico where they were used on mass for cooking and keeping warm. In Mexico, when the cooking pot or chiminea cracked and fell apart, the people simply scooped more mud or river clay together and fixed the break.
Cast Iron Chimineas
Cast iron chimineas come in many styles and colours. Some have and additional grill so your chiminea can be used for flame grilling.
These chimineas are traditionally 100% sand cast in solid cast iron. Cast iron will surface rust over time which is cosmetic only and will not affect the function of your chiminea.
You can browse all of the chimineas we have in stock at Chimineas Direct.