Chiminea - Keep Smoke From Blowing in Your Eyes
Chiminea - Chimineas date back to 17th century Mexico, where they
were used as ovens to bake bread and to make fires. Today most chimneas
are used primarily for outdoor heating and for grilling. To grill you
generally lift the chiminea's neck off and pop on the included steel grill.
This becomes a convenient cooking surface. Known for being well designed,
chimeneas provide fire-safety from sparks and blowing embers as well as
keeping people comfortable from the sting of smoky fires.
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Protect in winter with a cover!
The chimenea is as close a design to an indoor fireplace as any outdoor
heating fireplace. It is designed with two distinct features which includes
a single opening (mouth) and a chimney, where air is brought through the
mouth and transported up through the chimney.
The main consideration is material:
Aluminum is weather resistant and will not rust.
For cast aluminum using a high temperature paint when needed will bring
back the nice green, bronze or whatever the original paint finish. Otherwise,
there is very little maintenance and care for cast aluminum.
With a cast iron chimenea, rust is a problem and occasional painting with
high temperature stove paint will halt the process. Otherwise, quality
designed cast iron chimeneas are heavy duty and will withstand a lot of
With copper chimeneas, watch for rust on the cast iron stands. The natural
rust and patina of copper can be restored to its original shine, or left
to weather naturally.
To protect from fire and heat and to keep from staining your deck or patio
surface, buy a non-combustible hearth pad.
Also, protect from the weather with a chiminea
What is Available:
Outdoor chimeneas serve as popular backyard/patio accessories. Below
are several types of materials available. You can buy a wood burning hearth
or have the unit converted to include a gas insert (propane or natural
gas). If you are looking to buy a propane chimnea, there are several nice
choices around. Useful accessories include: hearth pad, poker, steel grill,
cover, firewood rack, pinion or regular firewood logs.
- Cast aluminum chimenea
If you're shopping for the best chimenea, cast aluminum cannot be beat!
aluminum is a weatherproof material that won't rust. Also, it is very
durable for safety.
- Cast iron chimenea
Makes a beautiful focal point and is great when set-out by the pool.
With many different styles (grape style, round, leaf) you should have
no problem finding one that you like. Check out Rooster chimineas (aka:
- Copper chimenea
Nothing shines like new copper. A favorite!
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