What is a chimenea fireplace ?
A chimenea fireplace is an outdoor fireplace that has a bulbous or bowl-shaped main compartment with a single opening. From the top there is a single stack that allows exhaust to escape through the top, like a mini chimney. Not quite a patio heater, a chimenea fireplace is most often made of cast-iron, aluminum, ceramic, clay or terra, and are generally used to contain smaller fires. There are some models made of cast-iron however, that are designed for larger fires. Chimeneas and many other outdoor fireplaces are mainly intended for summer use if you live in an area where the winters get cold. A Chiminea fireplace or fire pit burns wood, charcoal, or pressed wood logs. Some assembly is required, but they are highly portable, and convenient for entertaining outdoors. If you are looking for a solution you can use year-round, you should consider an outdoor patio heater or similar option.