The Blue Rooster Company Chiminea "A Better Outdoor Fireplace"
Original heavy duty Chiminea outdoor fireplace designs of solid cast construction that are built to last.
For reference, "Chiminea" is an american word derived from the spanish word "chimenea" meaning fireplace. "Chiminea" refers to a single opening moveable outdoor fireplace design with a stack or chimney to draft air into a fire and smoke to be drawn out the top of the stack.
#1 All Outdoor Fireplaces are not the same.
Before purchasing a chiminea, there are many factors to consider. Keep in mind that you are buying a "Outdoor Fireplace" and the safety for your property, your family, and possibly your neighbors will depend on it.
#2 Your Chiminea size and style does matter.
When comparing Chimeneas and other Outdoor Fireplaces, look closely at the fire area size before height.
#3 Maintenence needs to be considered.
Chain store and mass marketed chimineas are made out of copper, sheet steel, or clay, don't provide the safety or longevity of cast aluminum or cast iron .
# 4 Compare the weight of an Outdoor Fireplace to others of the same material.
To compare Chimeneas and other outdoor fireplaces be sure to check the weight. Many outdoor fire places are manufactured by weight, so you should buy by weight.
#5 The benefits of a Cast Aluminum Chimenea Outdoor Fireplace.
Cast aluminum is the best product for the typical Chimenea purchaser. Compared to a cast iron chimenea, a cast aluminum Chimenea will not rust, is very low maintenence, can be easily moved during a wind change or patio re-arrangement. A cast aluminum chimenea will not stain your deck or patio.
#6 Clay Chimenea saftey concerns.
There are websites that claim there is increased danger in using a metal Chimenea versus a clay Chimenea. From our experience you can get burned by a hot clay Chimenea just as fast as a hot metal Chimenea.
#7 360° Surround View Outdoor Fireplaces and Raised Firepits.
Surround 360° view fireplaces and firepits are not Chimeneas. Most surround view outdoor fireplaces are built of very light materials that if tipped over will send embers, ash and fire everywhere.
#8 Your Chiminea and what to burn in it
Hard woods are the primary fuel for Chimenea enthusiests. Other sources are manufactured firelogs, propane, natural gas and gel inserts. Pinon wood, pronounced "pin-yon", is commonly recommended by Chimenea owners for it's pleasant "pine aroma". It also helps to repel mosquitoes and other flying insects. In the Southwest, piñon is a common fireplace and stove wood. It keeps an active flame, produces good heat, and burns well with other woods.
#9 Chiminea Safety
When using any outdoor fireplace make sure safety is your #1 priority. Have a fire extinguisher, a bucket of water or other water source available.
#10 Enjoyment of your Chiminea
A Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace will enhance your life. At the end of the day a nice toasty fire will do wonders for your state of mind.
Our Outdoor Fireplace products may be duplicated, but our quality and service can't. If you see our Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace designs elswhere they are not Blue Rooster Originals unless stated. When you call us, you can talk to someone that knows our products and can answer your questions.
Call toll free 1-800-303-4312 we look forward to hearing from you.
The Blue Rooster Company
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Toll Free: 1-800-303-4312 Direct: 1-320-564-3597
Tours By Appointment Only
If you would like to find out more about our chiminea Outdoor Fireplaces, please see the frequently asked questions page or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.