Yes, you can believe what you have read. The new Chimalin range of clay chimineas are indeed crack proof and do not need curing like traditional clay ones.
Made from advanced Chimalin AFC fire proof clay, you can now use a clay chiminea as you would a cast iron one. Just place the chiminea on the stand and build a fire.
It really is as simple as that.
Seven years in development Gardeco are so confident that the clay is resistant to cracks from “thermail shock” (ie, cracks that develop from the clay getting too hot or cool too quickly) that each model in the Chimalin range comes with a 5 year guarantee.
This model has a pretty glazed mottle purple finish.
> sturdy steel stand
> rain lid
> Chimalin AFC clay
> Height: 108cm
> Width: 43.6cm