We all want to spend more time in our gardens, particularly in the evenings and weekends when it’s time to relax and recharge, or in the late spring and summer evenings when the scents and colours of the garden seem to intensify. Outdoor heaters are a good way of making more of your garden, and chimineas have become particularly popular in recent years. They’re more eco-friendly than gas-powered patio heaters, and can be a design statement in themselves, while bringing the romance and warmth of a real fire into your garden.
You can use a recycled fuel or make your own with any of the log- or briquette-makers on the market, or burn dried garden waste, such as clippings, twigs, or cut and dried branches. Chimineas can be found in a variety of sizes, shapes, and finishes, and clay, cast iron, or steel chimineas are available. They are all efficient patio heaters and they are preferable to open fires in terms of safety and heating capacity as the shape of the chiminea protects the fire and ensures good airflow, meaning that the flame will burn for longer than in an open bowl or incinerator. All models can be used for occasional cooking, and some come with integral barbecue grills. Cast iron chimineas are particularly popular as they are sturdy, durable, and the cast iron holds heat for a long time. These chimineas are heavy for their size and are generally best suited for traditional gardens, while steel chimineas tend to be more modern in design, and clay chimineas often have a more ethnic feel.
If you’re considering buying a chiminea, you should take a few basic fire safety precautions and ensure you have space for a chiminea on a level, fire-resistant surface well away from overhanging greenery or awnings. There’s nothing like an open fire, and a chiminea, if properly cared for, should brighten up your garden for years.
Win a Granada Medium-Large Chiminea
Spring is coming up fast and we’re celebrating by joining with chimineashop.co.uk to offer you the chance to win a Granada medium-large cast iron chiminea with an all-weather cover. The Granada is one of their most popular chimineas and comes in a bronze finish. Standing 105cm high, it will fit most gardens and makes a great patio heater, and comes with a grill for occasional barbecues.
Clay chimineas originated in Mexico, and cast iron chimineas are a modern take on the original models. You can also use dried garden waste as fuel, making clearing your garden easier and more fun.
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