The purpose of a chimenea is to provide heat while you are outside, whether in a garden or patio area or any other outdoor space. Chimeneas have a large, round bowl where the fuel is burned and a narrower chimney on top which usually has a removable lid.
Why Choose A Chimenea For Your Garden?
There is a wide range of outdoor heating available on the market, from patio heaters to fire pits, so why choose a chimenea? In addition to their practical use of providing heat, chimeneas are also a stylish garden feature in their own right. Choosing a chimenea instead of a patio heater will give you an attractive focal point to enjoy.
You can use your chimenea all year through. While we have found that many people enjoy them on balmy summer evenings or at Sunday barbecues, a chimenea will also help you to make the most of your garden during autumn and winter when the weather turns colder. Adding one of our bargain scented firelighters to the fuel will release delicious smells such as winter spice or clove, rosemary and hickory.
Many chimeneas also have the added function of a barbecue grill, so you can impress friends and family with freshly-cooked culinary delights!
Metal Vs Clay Chimeneas
We supply both metal chimeneas in cast iron and steel and clay chimeneas. If you are unsure which material is best for you, here are a few things to consider.
Style: Clay is a long-established material for chimineas so if you prefer a traditional, rustic style, particularly something as close as possible to the style of the original Mexican chimineas, clay is best for you. Steel or cast iron chimineas have a much more modern, contemporary look.
Colour/Pattern: In keeping with their modern style, metal chimeneas often tend to be monochrome (usually black, bronze and other similar colours) and without pattern. Clay chimeneas on the other hand come in a range of colours from terracotta to bright blue and frequently display a pattern or design.
Grill: If you are looking for a chiminea which also has a grill so you can use it for cooking, a steel or cast iron chiminea is best for you; most of these are supplied with a grill, whilst very few clay chimineas are.
If you have any queries or need further information about any of the chimeneas we supply, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We stock all the accessories you need to look after and get the most out of your chiminea. Our weatherproof covers will protect your chiminea from rain and cold and are available in three sizes so we are sure to have one which is the perfect fit!
Many chimineas are supplied with a handy grill for cooking food, but to make it even easier for you, we also supply a range of cooking utensils ideal for use with a chiminea, from pizza stones and toastie makers to roasting pans for chestnuts. Why not grab yourself a sturdy steel toasting fork and relax on the balmy spring and summer evenings with some delicious marshmallows toasting over the chiminea fire!
And of course, how can you enjoy all of this without a good supply of chiminea fuel? We offer a range of fuels and heat logs which will keep your fire going for several hours and are completely environmentally friendly.