Category Archives: Getting started with a clay chiminea

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, […]

Should I use sand, gravel or pumice / lava stones in a clay chiminea?

  A very common question that we get asked is whether you should use pumice stones (aka lava stones), gravel or sand in the bottom of a clay chiminea. So for those new to chimineas you need to add a layer of insulating material in the belly of your traditional clay chiminea (there are modern […]

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 […]

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 […]