Hunker Down At at Home & get Back to Basics with a Chiminea or Fire Pit -  Something Your whole family will Love & Enjoy ! .... read article

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Chiminea Versus Fire Pit … What’s Best?

The answer is … that depends....

Chimineas have been on this planet for hundreds of years having been first crafted as far back as the Inca times.

You may well ask why is it they have stood the test of time?

The answer is simple ... chimineas were a clay vessel that was relatively easy to make which INCREASED the efficiency of a fire. The Incas discovered that you needed less wood, had less smoke, and gave out more heat than burning wood in an open fireplace or fire pit and they produced very little ash.

Chimineas were originally made from clay which was readily available and the fire when burnt inside actually cured the clay. Needless to say they did not last long but that did not matter ... just make another.

So back the burning question ... which one is better?

That depends on one thing only really, if you want to be able to see the whole fire and be able to sit around the fire the firepit is for you. BUT be prepared for smoke following you around, ash to be cleaned out and rain filling them up. If you don’t mind this go for a fire pit.

One more consideration is what surface will either one be placed on? If it is a timber deck the firepit has to treated with extreme caution as they get very hot underneath. Some chiminea designs on the other hand do not, due to their insulating sand base and stand designs. In addition chimineas are an enclosed fire so unlikely to spit  or spark or have ash fly out.

Summing up.....

Chimineas : Virtually smoke free, use less wood, no ash, safe on timber decks, enclosed fire, safer around children and excellent for cooking. Better for metro areas.

Firepits : 360 degree viewing of fire, appealing visually, creates a pleasing look when not in use. Good for large areas away from houses, great for country properties.

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For the duration of the 8 week Lockdown in Victoria Our Oakleigh showroom will be closed to the public however business will continue as usual online & by phone & email & we will be open to the Trade by Appointment . 

Freight within Victoria & Interstate will be unaffected and orders will be shipped as usual without interruption. 


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WE SHIP NATIONWIDE

Melbourne Showroom: Location map for Aussie Heatwave
41 John Street,
Oakleigh VIC 3166

MELBOURNE SHOP HOURS:

Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm 

Saturdays 10am - 5pm 

Stock Availability 

Re: Fire Pits: All fire pits are back in Stock and ready for immediate delivery or pick up ! 

Re: Chimineas :  Our Aussie Heatwave, Cast Iron Chimineas are backin stock & available for immediate Pick Up or Delivery !

COVID19  UPDATE : 

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR PHONE ORDERS & ONLINE ORDERS & PRE ARRANGED CONTACTLESS PICK UPS 

For the duration of the 8 week Lockdown in Victoria Our Oakleigh showroom will be closed to the public however business will continue as usual online & by phone & email & we will be open to the Trade by Appointment . 

Freight within Victoria & Interstate will be unaffected and orders will be shipped as usual without interruption. 


Visit our online showroom
We ship nationwide throughout AustraliaWE SHIP NATIONWIDE

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