Looking for a low cost chiminea for 2021...probably to use in our extended Covid lock-down periods! Well the good news is that you can pick up a traditional clay, or more modern metal/cast iron chiminea for less than a pretty reasonable price of £125.
A chiminea offers a great way to keep warm and cosy during the cooler and darker nights whilst still using your outside space. They also look pretty good, especially when you are entertaining and want a focus piece.
A good chiminea, when combined with the right wood fuel, should light easily, emit little smoke but provide a nice warmth and visual spectacle.
We would suggest that you consider the size/weight of the product as most people do like to be able to move them around their outside space. Also be sure to check out the size of the area you are looking to put the chiminea in….if its large you can get away with a larger product which will likely give out more heat but require more wood…
So here are our four chimineas under £125
First up is the MaxxGarden garden fireplace in black
A very contemporary looking, lightweight and modern chiminea. We like it because its strikingly different and looks great from all angles. Supplied with its own legs and standing ca 4ft tall (135cm) with a 58cm diameter it a good size for most settings. Constructed of alloyed steel its pretty light at only 7.8kgs so can be moved around and stored with relative ease.
At < £100 (at time of writing) it remarkable value.
My personal favourite is the Bentley Garden Large Aztec Clay Chiminea- a traditional clay-made product with some striking colours.
This large clay chiminea has a rustic terracotta finish in a blue and red colour and a Aztec pattern, it provides a great source of outdoor heat when its cooler in the evenings.
This chiminea is supplied with a stand and useful lid in case it rains and helps to create a relaxing cosy atmosphere when entertaining. Perfect for use in the garden!
A really lovely and functional product.
Next up for us is the lovely traditional looking Panama LA HACIENDA Cast Iron Chiminea.
This a traditionally styled chimenea with a brushed finish. This is constructed from durable steel (main body) and cast iron (Legs) and the brushed finish gives it an almost pewter like look.
Size wise it weight in at 7.2kg so can be moved generally speaking by one person.
Given its compact size this is perfect for the smaller garden/terrace.
This pick is slightly left field and certainly not a traditional looking chiminea but we can almost get away with it! Modern Cast Iron La Hacienda Kasu Fire Pit with Log Store
A striking, modern looking cast iron fire pit or buner with built in log storage.
This comes with a lovely good sized bowl (58cm diameter) and the total height form the floor is 40cm. Weighting in at 12kg when empty it has a feel of quality and laser cut finish is nice. The item does come in two packages and needs a bit of very simple self-assembly.
A different looking product and certain to enhance any setting!
All products are available direct from Amazon.
We do suggest that all clay chimineas are "cured" properly before using. We also recommend that only well seasoned/dry wood is burnt on them.
To prolong the life of them we further suggest that all are stored under cover when no it use- there are range of rain cover to fit all shapes and sizes of chimineas!