Aluminum Chimenea

Written by Sierra Rein
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For those who have never heard these words before, an aluminum chimenea is an old-fashioned wood stove traditionally used to warm small room areas and as a source of cooking heat. They used to be utilized in kitchens and in the corners of bedrooms and living rooms until central heating was invented. The chimenea of the past were originally made of clay; however, these were easy to break and were often the cause of home fires.

Today, most chimenea are made of unbreakable, fire-proof aluminum and are primarily used outdoors for parties or small personal gatherings. The basic shape of an aluminum chimenea is much like a teardrop placed on top a small circular base or four supporting legs. A small chimney extends from a round potbelly stove, into which a small doorway is cut for the addition of wood and other burning elements.

The aluminum, heated from within, warms the immediately surrounding air and raises the average temperature to a more comfortable level. A chimenea can be square cut, rounded or even conical and can be decorated with any number of decorative aluminum designs and unique handles. More modern safety features, such as ember-catching chimney tops and a front grill, reduce the chances of stray sparks landing on someone or something and will keep rain and snow from soaking the wood when not in use.

More Benefits with an Aluminum Chimenea

In addition to its durability, an aluminum chimenea is more lightweight than its cast iron cousins. It will be easier to maintain throughout use and can be quickly stored during winterly off-season times. Finally, because aluminum does not rust, it will last years of harsh weather and rain.

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