Category Archives: Chiminea maintenance and care

Winter Chiminea Care – Put Your Chim to Bed for Winter

Many of our customers keep using their chiminea right through the winter, using it to enjoy the great outdoors in comfort even when the weather’s horrible. A few of you prefer to pack your chiminea safely away for the winter, saving it for spring, summer and autumn. So how do you stash your chim so […]

Help! Expert Chiminea Troubleshooting Advice

It’s all going horribly pear shaped, and you can’t figure out what you’re doing wrong. Here are our top tips for chiminea troubleshooting, designed to help you make the most of your chim. Chiminea troubleshooting – Top chiminea advice Do I really need to use a lid and stand? Oh yes. Whatever type of clay […]

How to Clean and Maintain Your Chiminea in Winter

The winter weather is your chiminea’s worst enemy. It’s easy enough to stash yours until spring, when things warm up again. But what if, like many of our customers, you fancy entertaining alfresco throughout the winter, weather be damned? Here’s how to clean and maintain your chiminea in winter, our simple guide to winter chiminea […]

Can You Put a Chiminea on Decking?

If we gathered together all the questions we’re asked about chimineas, the ‘decking question’ would be in our top five – ie “Can you put a chiminea on decking?”. What happens when you put a chim directly on top of wooden garden decking? Unless you’re incredibly careful you’ll end up with escaped ash and sparks, […]

How to Get Started With Your New Chiminea?

Congrats, you’ve got your new chiminea. Now we often get people contacting us to say their new chiminea has already started to rust, or the paint is peeling. It isn’t because there’s anything wrong with the chimineas we sell. Far from it. We don’t do cheap and nasty. Every chiminea we sell is top quality, […]

Common Chiminea Questions and Expert Answers [FAQ]

As chiminea get more and more popular, we’re asked a growing number of questions about them, what they’re for, how to use them properly, what to do in a wide variety of circumstances, you name it. Here are six of the most popular chiminea questions, and our answers. What is the purpose of a chiminea? […]

Spring tips for chiminea maintenance and care

If it’s been raining more or less non-stop since autumn where you live, you’re not alone. It has been a spectacularly wet and windy winter, and gardens all over the nation are looking well and truly ragged.   How to maintain a chiminea   You can use your chiminea all year round, of course. That’s […]