When it comes to choosing the perfect clay chiminea for your outdoor space, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. Here are four tips to help make the process a little bit easier:
1. Size Matters
2. Style Matters Too
3. Consider Your Environment
4. Get a Warranty!
Chimineas have been around for hundreds of years and were originally made from a metal can. These days, chimineas come in a variety of materials including cast iron, clay and steel, with the most popular being the traditional ceramic or “clay” versions. Clay chimineas are more expensive than their steel counterparts but they also come in a range of shapes and sizes that you can choose from – and the options are only getting better.
The first step to take when buying a clay chiminea is to determine what size would be best for your outdoor space and how much storage and portability you’re looking for. The size of your fire pit will directly affect the amount of heat it produces. The larger the fire pit, the more heat it will produce and the further away you can sit from it. A smaller clay chiminea will keep you closer to the warm glow of a well-made fire – but if space isn’t an issue, go for as large as you want.
Style Matters Too
Next up is style: how do you want your chiminea to look? There are countless shapes, sizes and styles of chimineas available with most manufacturers offering a range to fit all preferences. To start, you might want to consider the traditional round shape which can burn in more than one place when using it. But if you’re looking for something different, take a look at some of the other many styles available. A popular style is a half circle chiminea which allows you to sit around a more intimate fire with friends and family while still enjoying an open flame. Or perhaps you might prefer a square or hexagon-shaped chiminea for your outdoor space – whatever shape you choose, just make sure that it’s something that you enjoy looking at and that you’ll be proud to show off.
Consider Your Environment
Now the environment you’re planning on putting your clay chiminea in is something else to consider – especially if you want to place it somewhere less than sheltered, like a balcony or roof terrace. The best way you can protect against the wind and rain damaging your fire pit is to invest in a chiminea stand. These sturdy stands will keep your clay chiminea protected and life-long for when you need it most, so they’re definitely worth the investment.
Get a Warranty!
Last but certainly not least is to get a warranty: an extended warranty on your new clay chiminea can give you some extra peace of mind and save you money in the long run. They can be somewhat expensive so it’s always best to look after them as much as you can, but sometimes accidents happen… So if anything were to go wrong with your clay chiminea, an extended warranty will give you more than just peace of mind – it will save you money.
If you follow these four simple tips, you’ll be sure to find the perfect clay chiminea for your outdoor space.