Tips for Choosing a Chiminea for Your Patio or Backyard
Imagine that you want to stay warm in your backyard on a cool,
starry night. One of the ways you can do so is to invest in a
clay or cast iron chiminea. A chiminea is nothing more than the
modern version of a traditional Mexican outdoor fireplace. This
type of outdoor fireplace was used for hundreds of years as a
source of warmth and a place to cook. Nowadays you see them in
many backyards as sources of warmth and as accent pieces adding
charm to a patio or garden.
You can find chimineas made of clay, aluminum and cast iron.
Which one you choose depends on what style fits your patio or
backyard and how much money you are willing to invest. (Note:
There are several accepted spellings for a Mexican fireplace.
The common spellings are: chiminea, chimenea, chiminia,
Choosing a Clay Chiminea
When choosing a clay chiminea, you should look to see if the
fireplace was air-dried or kiln-dried. In general, an air-dried
fireplace is usually