ALDI Large Clay Chimenea £24.99 from 28th April
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ALDI Large Clay Chimenea £24.99 from 28th April

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Found 21st Apr 2016
My sons just bought a chimenea almost identical and paid £79.99 so this one looks to be a fantastic bargain pre order from 28th April onlline
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Don't waste your money these will crack and break
Spend a little bit more and get a metal chimney instead
Chim-chimenea, chim-chimenea, chim, chim, cheroo
I'm gonna buy one and you should do too!
pidgeofcdf

Don't waste your money these will crack and break Spend a little bit more … Don't waste your money these will crack and break Spend a little bit more and get a metal chimney instead


I bought one (not from Aldi) for my parents years ago. I think it lasted around 10 years and was still going strong until it finally cracked and shattered - but that was understandable as it was blown over in high winds and landed on the paving slabs!

Heat from me.
@RicardoFuller, Clearly your son paid too much for this item at £79.99 for an identical item. I bought this item last year from Aldi and its worth around £25.

For £79.99 your son could have got something 3 times better.

Mine not cracked and have used it a few times. You need to ensure its heated up gently at lower temperatures for the first few times.


Edited by: "peympeym" 21st Apr 2016
pidgeofcdf

Don't waste your money these will crack and break Spend a little bit more … Don't waste your money these will crack and break Spend a little bit more and get a metal chimney instead


That's how they keep selling these things.....
Don't metal ones rust?
We got a metal one - lasted about 6 months even with a cover over - was a rust bucket in the end! Will be buying one of these, cheers op
they fire clay in a kiln, surely it can handle a few sticks being burnt inside it
do aldi take the money straight away for pre-orders or when the item is despatched ?

thanks heat added
pidgeofcdf

Don't waste your money these will crack and break Spend a little bit more … Don't waste your money these will crack and break Spend a little bit more and get a metal chimney instead


A metal one will rust over a UK winter. A clay one will only crack and break if you:

a) don't season it properly (its anoying when you just want to enjoy it, but it makes all the difference)
b) overload it with too much wood, which is just common sense
c) knock it over when trying to chase the neighbour's stupid cat out of the garden because it keeps pooing on your lawn...
80 cm doesn't sem v. large less than 3 foot, Jane
Nanajane

80 cm doesn't sem v. large less than 3 foot, Jane


Yes, would be inclined to agree, its still a good price, but claiming its large is just silly.
honeymonster86

a) don't season it properly (its anoying when you just want to enjoy it, … a) don't season it properly (its anoying when you just want to enjoy it, but it makes all the difference)

Sprinkle generous quantities of salt and pepper over it? oO

But seriously... how do you do this?
Edited by: "repouk" 21st Apr 2016
honeymonster86

A metal one will rust over a UK winter. A clay one will only crack and … A metal one will rust over a UK winter. A clay one will only crack and break if you:a) don't season it properly (its anoying when you just want to enjoy it, but it makes all the difference)b) overload it with too much wood, which is just common sensec) knock it over when trying to chase the neighbour's stupid cat out of the garden because it keeps pooing on your lawn...



Or breaks when you throw it at the effin cat and it misses
repouk

Sprinkle generous quantities of salt and pepper over it? oOBut … Sprinkle generous quantities of salt and pepper over it? oOBut seriously... how do you do this?


You could try typing "season chiminea" into your favourite search engine and take your pick from the many results.
What is the point of these? Seriously if its cold come inside!
raefil

What is the point of these? Seriously if its cold come inside!


More tat to fill the garden with
Can you cook pizza in it.
Great find, just ordered one. Thank you
dude_1234

Can you cook pizza in it.



No it's not big enough, its smaller than it looks as its only 30cm wide and the mouth looks like 20cm? So you wouldn't have room for wood and pizza.

I'm making a traditional clay pizza oven ATM and its coming along great, its also really cheap to make because it's 2 parts sand to 1 part clay, do a Google search and make one its really fun and pretty easy

Edited by: "utopiangames" 21st Apr 2016
utopiangames

No it's not big enough, its smaller than it looks as its only 30cm wide … No it's not big enough, its smaller than it looks as its only 30cm wide and the mouth looks like 20cm? So you wouldn't have room for wood and pizza.I'm making a traditional clay pizza oven ATM and its coming along great, its also really cheap to make because it's 2 parts sand to 1 part clay, do a Google search and make one its really fun and pretty easy


Good to know mate
I got one of these last year from aldi only lasted a few months then fell apart. Only used it once I think!!!!
Had one crack after first use.waste money
peympeym

@RicardoFuller, Clearly your son paid too much for this item at £79.99 … @RicardoFuller, Clearly your son paid too much for this item at £79.99 for an identical item. I bought this item last year from Aldi and its worth around £25.For £79.99 your son could have got something 3 times better.Mine not cracked and have used it a few times. You need to ensure its heated up gently at lower temperatures for the first few times.



You seem pretty worked up about their son's spending. Chill
pidgeofcdf

Don't waste your money these will crack and break Spend a little bit more … Don't waste your money these will crack and break Spend a little bit more and get a metal chimney instead



Indeed - make sure it's cast iron as clay doesn't cope with high temperatures too well.
Bought one of these from Aldi last year - cracking little thing that costs loads more in other shops. Heat added.

dale86uk

You seem pretty worked up about their son's spending. Chill



And ...You seem pretty worked up about my comment. Chill
good shout was looking for one of these cheers OP
repouk

Sprinkle generous quantities of salt and pepper over it? oOBut … Sprinkle generous quantities of salt and pepper over it? oOBut seriously... how do you do this?



Haha! All chimineas should come with instructions on how to do this. Usually just consists of lightning two or three very small fires and leaving them to burn out.
ZEbbEDY

they fire clay in a kiln, surely it can handle a few sticks being burnt … they fire clay in a kiln, surely it can handle a few sticks being burnt inside it


In a kiln, the temperature is high, but it is raised and lowered gently and is even all around the object. If you light a fire in a cold chiminea you can get a very rapid temperature rise, which is also localised. The differential expansion is what can cause the cracking.
bought something similar from B&Q, followed the instructions about curing and sealing it,didn't overfill it and it lasted 4 months and then a huge crack,ending up at the local tip.
not saying they are all the same but something to consider
utopiangames

No it's not big enough, its smaller than it looks as its only 30cm wide … No it's not big enough, its smaller than it looks as its only 30cm wide and the mouth looks like 20cm? So you wouldn't have room for wood and pizza.I'm making a traditional clay pizza oven ATM and its coming along great, its also really cheap to make because it's 2 parts sand to 1 part clay, do a Google search and make one its really fun and pretty easy




Tempted to cook tandoori chicken though !!
I have a cast iron one including the flue. It has sat outsde for 15 years and its still going strong.
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