Category Archives: How to choose a chiminea

Christmas Gift Fun – Why Not Buy a Chiminea?

Treat Someone you love to years of alfresco pleasure When you buy someone a chiminea as a gift, you’re not just buying a useful, practical object. You’re treating them to years and years of pleasure. Whether that means giving them the kit they need to spend time outdoors together around a real fire – romantic […]

How Big Do You Go? Your Chiminea Size Guide

There’s a huge choice of stunning, stylish chimineas to choose from, every one of which has what it takes to grace your garden and delight your senses. There’s something about that typical chunky, smooth, fat belly and slim chimney that balances beautifully, whatever the design, whatever it’s made of, from clay to cast iron or […]

Contemporary Chiminea – We pick the newest options

Chimineas have been used for hundreds if not thousands of years for cooking and warmth by cultures around the world, in Mexico and beyond. The shape is perfectly designed for the job in hand, and has never really been improved upon. But that doesn’t mean every chiminea has to be traditional in design – so […]

What is the Best Chiminea?

It’s a question we’re asked quite a lot: what is the best chiminea? The answer goes along the lines of ‘how long is a piece of string’. It depends on your outdoor space, your lifestyle, your aesthetic taste and what you want to achieve with your chiminea. A gadget that delivers perfectly-cooked foods? Something to […]

Cast Iron Chiminea Versus Clay Chiminea – How to Choose?

Cast iron is sleek, dark, good-looking and resilient. A cast iron chiminea shoves out enormous amounts of heat. Clay is smooth, beautiful and durable. A clay chiminea throws out vast amounts of heat. Hm. How do you decide which is best for you? About clay and cast iron chiminea We thought it’d be handy to […]

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 […]