Chimalin AFC Chimineas – A Brief History

Continuing the theme of getting more background information about new chimineas we now move on to the most exciting innovation of all – Chimalin AFC (Advanced Fire Clay). These chimineas are guaranteed against cracking from heat (not from being dropped!) and even come with a 5 year guarantee from Gardeco the manufacturer. We spoke with Isabelle […]

Helios Chiminea – A Rough Guide

As the Helios cast iron chiminea range has arrived at Chiminea Shop we thought we’d take some time to learn more about these magnificent beasts. We spoke with Isabelle Harris, the MD of Gardeco, to find out what inspired them, and why the Helios chiminea range offers something new to the cast iron chiminea market. What inspired […]

Impossible? A clay chiminea which won’t crack

guaranteed for 5 years… and no curing either.   There’s no denying it, clay chimineas look great.   But not everyone wants the faff of curing it, then forever worrying about it cracking?   It may have actually put you off buying one. But not anymore …   Gardeco have launched a clay chiminea which doesn’t […]

Using a Chimalin AFC Clay Chiminea

The following post is by a Chiminea Shop customer who wanted to share his experience of using the brand new Chimalin AFC range of crack resistant clay chimineas. The model in this post is the Sempra Chimalin AFC Clay chiminea finished in mottled dark brown. Having recently purchased a new house, and spending significant time developing the […]

The secret to a roaring fire in your chiminea

Want to know how to get your chiminea blazing?  Here’s how I do it – without fail, every time: First off, no matter what your final, main fuel will be – charcoal, logs, etc – you must always start with the same 2 things: 1.  What you’ll actually light.  Lightly scrunched balls of newspaper work […]

How I found the right chiminea for me

The wife had been one about us getting a chiminea all last summer. So this year I relented. But – to be frank – I was clueless. I needed to know things like: • Which was the right chiminea for us – clay, steel, or iron? • How big a chiminea did we need? • […]