Clay Chimineas originally came from Mexico, where a long time ago they were first used for cooking as well as for keeping the tribe warm. If a chiminea ever cracked the Mexican tribes people could fix it instantly by scooping up more mud or clay from the riverbed to mend it.
Clay chimineas radiate heat much more efficiently that a normal open fire so they played an important part of every day life.
Taking into account all of the chimineas in we have in stock, our clay chimineas are by far the most prettiest. Even though other chimineas are available nowadays, like cast iron and steel , the clay chiminea still stands out as the best. They look very natural and earthy on any English patio. A clay chiminea is a throw back to the days gone by of clay chimney pots when fire places were common place in every house.
Clay Chimineas need to be cured before you start using them properly. You start off by burning a small fire and then let it burn out. When the chiminea has cooled down, burn another fire inside – this time slightly larger. Keep repeating this until the clay hardens to prevent it from cracking. Don’t burn fires for too long inside a clay chiminea because it can become weak.
Mexican Clay Chimineas are free standing and quite light so they can be moved around your garden easily. Their only disadvantage is that they can crack or chip over a time because they are made of clay. If you really look after your clay chiminea though, it can last for many many years. You can protect it from rain but applying an extra water proof coat at the end of every summer. Always remember to pick up a clay chiminea by the bottom section rather than grabbing if by the long chimney. Its always best to use a garden trolley or wheel barrow to move it around.
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