Chimineas were designed primarily as wood-burning stoves and in order to produce the best heat with the least amount of sparks you should burn hardwoods.
To clean rust from your cast iron chiminea simply take a wire brush and give it a really good scrub to remove excess rust, then use some sandpaper to finish off before applying a coat of suitable stove or BBQ paint.
A chiminea is a great thing to have in your garden or outside space offering heat on colder evenings and providing a real focal point, but do you keep the chiminea lid on or off whilst it’s burning?
Having recently read an article about a man who suffered severe burns when he tried and light his chiminea with petrol, we decided to write this article. We hope having read this you will have a better idea of how to light a chiminea safely each and every time.
A chiminea is a wonderful way to stay warm on a cool evening, regardless of the season. However, for some people, it’s not as relaxing as they would want because they have a chiminea smoking too much.
What is a Chiminea? – A chiminea is a century’s old cooking and heating device that originated in Mexico. Today they are popular outdoor fireplaces because of their portability and decorative qualities. You will find them in gardens and on patios all around the world.