My wife and I recently purchased one of your Aussie Heatwaves, the service was excellent and delivery was right on the time specified it would arrive. My wife was home on her own and the whole thing was set up for her, so all we had to do was light it. Since then we have been perfecting the BBQ & pizza oven attachments, and last week I sent some pizza next door. Within minutes they were literally at the fence asking for more and saying they were the best wood oven pizzas they have ever eaten; and my neighbours are Italian!. Even today I received a text for more from my neighbours daughter..
Our Aussie Heatwave has transformed our outdoor area into a real communal meeting place and we often now sit outside with friends; fire going, wine in hand, and a pizza cooking. I make a big batch of pizza bases and freeze them, so if someone drops over it takes no time to make up a snack/light meal whilst we sit around and chat.
It was a great investment as we can now sit outside almost all year round.
Hi Liz and Andrew,
Just a quick note to let you know Caledonian Transport were terrific, and our chiminea is up and running. Despite the rain and mist, we decided to stoke it up the Friday night it arrived, and cannot believe how much we love it!
It burned away merrily for hours while we sat around it with wine and nibbles. Just couldn't bring ourselves to go indoors. No spitting, no guzzling wood, just steady, beautiful heat - so tranquil and relaxing on a Friday night. If everyone owned one of these there would be no such thing as high blood pressure! Aesthetically very appealing and so practical, I think it is going to get an awful lot of use. Thanks for such a great product. Love, love, love it!
Lisa and Bill Raymant - VIC 30/5/2013
Steve Webber - Canberra
I Love my Chiminea!
Hello, Last Sunday I bought one of your Aussie heatwave chimineas after finding you on the web. I didn’t really know what I was looking at, I just wanted something warm and fun for Canberra winter evenings outside. So I just took the risk and it sure has paid off. The Aussie heatwave is a beautiful looking fireplace and once the coals have settled it really cranks out the heat. I couldn’t resist firing it up the night it arrived. My thermometer read 2 degrees outside and it was raining. One meter away from the chiminea the thermometer read 9 degrees. With a jumper on and an umbrella we had a fun time sitting around eating our soup for dinner. We are going to get a lot of use out of our chiminea, we love it!
Thanks heaps, Steve Webber
Alan & Liz Coles, Ross, Tasmania
Just a quick note to let you know we received the Chiminea and have been using it constantly and we're delighted with the results and it's versatility.
Susan Grioli - St Albans, VIC
My husband and I back in September purchased a Chiminea - If you can recall It took a bit convincing to purchase the oven attachment. WELL WHAT CAN I SAY - You are right, the Chiminea together with the oven attachment is great just like you said.
We used the chiminea for five parties so far and everyone who attended could not believe how wonderful the oven cooks.
Pizza - A real hit (couldn’t keep up)
I believe you will soon be getting quite a few enquiries to purchase.
Again we would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance
Tanya - Terrigal - NSW
Hi Liz and Andrew!
Just wanted to say thanks heaps for the Chiminea, we have been using it most weekends and we love it! Initially my hubby didn't want to spend the money on it - but you should see him now, chopping wood and he love's preparing it for when mates come round for a BBQ - i just mentioned on the side 'um, we might consider getting the BBQ to go on top.
Barb & David Brownlow, Paynesville, VIC
We had to write and tell you how great our Aussie Heatwave is. I've enclosed a photo of it sitting on our decking looking fabulous. We entertain a lot at home and it's been fantastic. My husband's been cooking up a storm on the BBQ and the food cooked on it so tasty!
Noell McConnell - Mortlake NSW
Hi Liz, The Aussie Heatwave arrived and I'm very happy with the purchase. Thank you for your prompt and friendly service.
Andrew Friend - "Brumbies - Head Coach " ACT
Thanks for the great service & quick delivery!
We had a group of friends over last night fired it up and cooked pizza's and lamb chops. Everyone was warm and well fed. It's everything you said it would be. Awesome! Thanks for your help.
Rob McQuade, Paddington, NSW
Dear Andrew & Liz,
Just wanted to write to say how much we are enjoying the Chiminea we purchased from you recently.
We have it pride of place in our garden in Canberra and it's been terrific, perfect for our climate.
We have used it at least once a week and it looks great in our garden - really lovely on those autumn afternoons and evenings. Everyone who visits us loves it - particularly when we cook on it. Pizzas, roasts, seafood and BBQ's, a great way to get out of the kitchen!
Delivery went without a hitch, so thanks so much for organising that for us, excellent service all round.
Wendy Poyser, NSW
I just wanted to send an email to say how happy we are with our chiminea. The service was fantastic, delivery was easy and the chiminea has performed beyond our expectations. It has warmed our outdoor deck and we are able to extend the opportunity for outdoor dining and entertaining. thanks so much.
Kate Ceberano - Melbourne Singer, Musician
Kate says her Chiminea is one of her favorite things as reported by Sharon Bradley of The Age Good Weekend Magazine Nov 28th 2009 "I've had my Aussie Heatwave Chiminea for 2yrs and I just adore her. She's really toasty and I find it very calming to look into the fire and hear the cracking and popping. Especially when I come back from tour, I just have to be out there. I take a big fluffy rug, cup of tea, my dog and Gypsy ( my daughter). We string beads, eat apples, read books. It's Home"
Hugh Brodie, Leichardt, NSW
Thanks for all your advise and for delivering the chiminea to Sydney so quickly. The whole family are enjoying it and we use it heaps. We've decided to go ahead and order the BBQ & Hood. As discussed can you charge it to my credit card and mail it up to me.
Manny Schembri, Lancefield, VIC
Got the BBQ, Thank you so much!!
The BBQ worked fantastic!! It has been raining here, but we were so excited to try it before the weekend. We cooked some gourmet sausages, and it cooks so quick!!
We started with come Continental and Mexican Sausages first, then 3 fabulous Pizzas, being a plain with olives, a Mexican, and the last one a my Super Special Mexican!! Food tasted fantastic!
I am using Redgum Firewood, which is not what you prefer, but me being The Wood Bloke and it is what I sell. You are right in saying it is a slow burner as I had to make sure the sizes were smaller than normal, and the wood had to be very, very dry.
Kind Regards, Manny Schembri
Stephen Perez, Middle Park, VIC
Congratulations on such an Awesome Product! I saw you at the Melbourne Garden Show cooking Pizza's and roast lamb and I was so impressed I decided to buy one. I had clay chiminea a few years ago that fell apart and I was really impressed with your new Aussie Cast Iron one. It's way better than the old clay and the BBQ is awesome!
Hugh Fisher, Waterview Heights, NSW
Dear Andrew and staff,
My cast iron chiminea was delivered after Xmas, and I'm thoroughly stoked! So far, I've cooked steak twice and roasted a large chicken. Plenty of wood here, so the gas BBQ is now obsolete. After cooking and eating, everyone sits around the fire talking whilst enjoying the spectacle. This is in a sub tropical zone, so we're not doing it to keep warm. You can't do any of this with gas.
Thank you again for a great product delivered promptly. It's something that works as well as the advertising claims. I wish you a prosperous 2009, and may your company's fortunes go against the recessionary trend.
Best regards, Hugh Fisher
Leroy Stewart - Giralang, ACT
Hi, My name is Leroy Stewart and I live in Canberra and I bought one of your cast iron chimineas from the Melbourne Flower Show a few years ago. It's terrific.
I would like to buy one of the roasting hood/pizza oven attachments for it.
How much are they? Can you get it transported to Canberra? How do I go about ordering one?
Andrew & Liz Harrington - Satwell, TAS
Hi Andrew and Liz,
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for our chiminea. We love it. We were so excited when it arrived. I think the temperature outside must have been less than five degrees outside but we couldn't resist lighting it straight away. Our friends thought we were mad but we couldn't wait. We sat outside in the cold and wind and rain and loved it. We were mesmerised by the fire and its warmth.
Thankyou for providing such a quality product, we know we will have a lifetime of enjoyment.
Andrew and Liz Harrington, Stawell
Derryn Hinch, Melbourne , VIC - Extract taken from Hungry Hinch from Hinch.net
This has to be one of the best heat and food cooking inventions ever made.
I bought one. Stuck it on the apartment balcony, fired it up, and loved it.
Melbourne's Andrew Fenton imported Chimineas from Mexico and started a good business. But then he thought laterally. If Mexican clay could make a good Chiminea then what if you made one from Aussie cast iron? In one piece? Imagine the heat? Imagine the longevity?
And that's what they did. And now I have bought one of them. They have a twenty year guarantee. For good reason. They are virtually indestructible.
And they've improved on the original Mexican version and made the Aussie cast iron one I now have which a has an optional BBQ attachment that sit on top of the chimney and a metal cover if you want to roast a smoked chicken. Which I now often do on Saturday nights. In fact I am roasting a marinated one as I write this.
The Chiminea throws amazing winter heat. And gives you a great smokey charcoal taste for pizzas and steaks and lamb chops - and roast chickens basted in soy sauce and stock and hoisin and honey.
Burkes's Backyard - Website Link showing Thermal Imaging Camera test results showing Chimineas to be the most effective outdoor heater, both for heat and running costs. This test was independantly conducted on the clay prior to us having the cast iron so you need to keep in mind that the cast iron Aussie Heatwave will produce a lot more radiant heat.
Aron Coulter - Via Email Sept 2009
Hi Andrew and Liz
I turned 30 a couple of months ago, and instead of spending a heap of money on a big party, my wife and I decided to purchase one of your Aussie Heatwaves. I thought this would be something that we could use with friends and family, and something that would probably outlast me!
So far I have not been disappointed at all! When the heatwave was delivered, I was busting to fire it up straight away but I had to wait for the weather to dry up, and also someone to help me move it around the backyard! We ended up rolling it on an offroad skateboard as there was no way we were carrying it that far!
We've been using it constantly since getting it in the right spot, and I can tell you that the family loves it. We've cooked sausages, steaks, pizzas, chicken, baked potatoes and bananas with chocolate and they have all been fantastic. We had chicken on it a couple of nights ago, and I was amazed at how the chicken cooked without drying out at all. You have to manage the fire to get the right heat and not frazzle everything, but once you do it's fantastic.
It's just gone spring in Ballarat and we are getting some milder evenings, but even in winter it's enough heat to sit outside on a cold night, and it's a great social event. The kids absolutely love going out to light the chiminea and want to use it nearly every night. I have it sitting outside our back window, and so last Saturday I sat outside with the heatwave fired up, watching the mighty magpies beat Adelaide through the window, it doesn't get any better.
Anyway I'm rambling on a bit, but I wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying the heatwave and if people want a chiminea I'd thoroughly recommend to get this one!
A Special Tesimonial In Memory of Greg & Judy Sent to us by Greg's Sister Jill McIver 28/7/11
Hi Andrew & Liz,
I was just reading the Home magazine from July issue in this week's Weekly Times and there was a picture of your Aussie Heatwave chiminea.
My brother Greg and his wife Judy purchased one from you I believe after attending the 2008 Garden Show in Melbourne. Whoever delivered it to them would have remembered the steep driveway and views from the top of the hill.
Unfortunately Greg and Judy were fatalities in the Black Saturday bushfires at Strathewen in 2009. I now have the Aussie Heatwave which survived the heat of the bushfires. I had a look at your website and will probably purchase the cooking attachments for it for Xmas. My son and his mates love sitting around the fire.
We both visited Greg and Judy in September 2008 and sat outside by the fire. Greg really loved it, he was relaxed and happy poking around at it.
I have attached a photo of the chiminea in my back yard.
Kind regards, Jill McIver