Aussie Heatwave Cast Iron Chimineas - Wood fired Patio Heaters
When you're ready for the best!
Check out the Chiminea BBQ Pizza Oven Attachment!!! It simply slots onto the top of the chimney. The flavour is fantastic and it rivals all other BBQs because you're cooking away from the direct flame, just using the heat with no direct flame touching your meat the food stays tender and juicy with a wonderful wood fired taste!
- Aussie Made
- 20 Year Guarantee
- Premium Quality Cast Iron - 15mm + thick
- One Piece Construction
- No joins, No vents, Grates or Bolts
- Is Safe on Timber Decks
- Optional BBQ & Pizza Oven Attachment
The Cast Iron Aussie Heatwave Chimineas are available in one size, two styles, CLASSIC & GRAPE Vine design.
They both stand approx. 1.25m high & weigh 100kg. The Cast Iron Aussie Heatwave Chiminea is a single piece heavy casting made from PURE cast iron (NOT BULKED UP WITH SAND AS IS THE ASIAN PRACTICE), have no moving parts, air vents or grates and are virtually indestructible.
Optional Cooking Accessories include a BBQ / Pizza Oven attachment that easily slots on top of the chimney.
The Aussie Heatwave* is an Australian made, virtually indestructible cast iron outdoor fireplace and is the ideal outdoor heater or patio heater, extending the use of your outdoor living area. It's a one piece casting and has no moving parts, bolts or grates resulting in a hotter, cleaner & more efficient burn. It's also the only Chiminea that is safe to use on timber decks as the base and legs stay cool and they don't spit or spark.
To add to it's versatility there is an Optional BBQ & Pizza Oven attachment which go on top of the chimney of the fireplace/heater to easily convert it into a wood fired barbecue & wood fired pizza oven. The Aussie Heatwave takes all the benefits of the traditional Mexican chiminea to make an even better chiminea. For a start it is virtually indestructible, made from cast iron it is cast in a unique way, in one solid piece, there are no moving parts, no air vents are required, no grates either, due to its clever design it draws perfectly giving a very efficient clean burn and as such has very little smoke and minimal ash. You will only need to clean out the ash approx every 3-5 yrs. All the ash burns away to nothing on the bed of sand leaving no mess and no hassle, no maintenance! Ideal as an outdoor fireplaces/patio heater.
The Aussie Heatwave is totally Pyromaniac Proof, adolescent kids & party proof and completely worry free. The cast iron Aussie Heatwave outdoor heaters come with a 20 year guarantee but they will last a lifetime and beyond. They come in a natural catalytic rust finish which is created by a special process that will look better and better with use and age - no maintenance or painting required!. They won't continue to rust, the surface naturally gets a protective coating and they will turn a dark brownish colour / patina similar to that of an old cast iron canon or a bollard at a pier that ships tie up to. Released in 2000 the Australian Made Aussie Heatwave is a cast iron Chiminea that is much hotter than clay chimineas, won't crack or break and comes with a twenty year guarantee but will last for generations!
Aussie Heatwave* Chimineas can be collected direct from us in Oakleigh Victoria or we can arrange delivery anywhere in Australia.
We offer a 14 day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee for all interstate customers and those who can't come to the showroom in Melbourne to view the products before purchasing.
Order an Aussie Heatwave* today!
Watch Chiminea YouTube Videos
We have two excellent videos showing the Cast Iron Chiminea in action. Simply click on the title link to view them and they will appear below.
This video shows a delighted client from the Northern Rivers region in NSW and the modification for shutting down his chiminea (Classic Style).
This video shows the use of the Aussie Heatwave Chiminea (Grape Vine Design) as a barbecueing alternative. It was recorded on Bourke's Backyard.
|Height on Stand||1200 mm (50 inch)|
|Height off stand||1000 mm (40 inch)|
|Width inc Lift Rings||630 mm (25 inch)|
|Depth widest point||530 mm (21 Inch)|
|Weight||100kg excluding stand & lid. (220lbs)|
Various accessories are avaiable including rain lids, fire pokers, wood storage racks, roller decks, heavy duty updrade stands & BBQ Pizza Ovens attachments
Chiminea Roller Deck - $200 . These are an optional accessory designed to enable you to move your chiminea with ease. The wheels are concealed to create the illusion of a floating platform which glides effortlessly making it easy to move your chiminea over paving, decking or any other relatively even, hard surface. The Roller deck can be retro-fitted to your existing stand but it's best suited to the 3 leg Heavy Duty Stand.
Pizza Oven and BBQ Attachments
You can have your own wood fired pizza oven / bbq & a patio heater by simply adding our optional cooking attachments.
It's easy, to convert your cast iron Aussie Heatwave chiminea into a wood fired pizza oven / BBQ by simply placing the BBQ & Pizza Oven attachment on top of the chimney. It slots into the top of the chimney & uses the heat from the fire to create wonderful wood fired Pizzas, BBQs, Roasts, Bread and more. Cook anything you would cook on a regular BBQ or in your oven at home but with way better results.
Our BBQ & Pizza oven cooking attachments rival any Italian wood fired pizza oven. It does the same job but way easier to use, portable and a fraction of the price.
You can cook regular BBQ food on the base grill or with the hood on, cook Roasts, Pizza's, Bread, etc.
Your imagination is your only limit.
Cook anything that you can cook on a regular BBQ or Oven, only better and with a fabulous wood fired flavour.
Even the most discerning foodies, "BBQ-Ologists" & Pizza lovers will be impressed!
BBQ, Pizza Oven attachment is $250 for the pair & includes the base grill & hood.
The Pizza stone in the photo is an optional extra & is $20
The BBQ/Pizza Oven is only suitable for use with the Aussie Heatwave Cast Iron Chiminea.
The Aussie Heatwave Cast Iron Chiminea on Bourke's Backyard
See Don Burke with Andrew Fenton and a Chiminea in action at The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show featured on Bourke's Backyard. The video shows the virtually smokeless cast iron Chiminea, The Aussie Heatwave, with the optional BBQ grill attachment.
Thank you 15 years later .... It Truly Stands the Test Of Time - Excellent Quality Chiminea
Just thought I would drop you a line to say thankyou.
I first saw you at Farmworld at Lardner Park in the early 2000’s and bought the classic chimenia from you when you were in Hawthorn. That was a while ago! So I have had my Aussie Heat Wave for 15 years and it gets used a lot. At the time there was not much disposable income in the household so it was a huge decision and a year of savings to invest in one of these. All these years later I am glad that I did! I feel sad when I see the cheap ones in the hardware stores you see out on the hard rubbish each year. That is not an option with the cast Aussie Heat Wave.
So now all these years later I must say that It looks even better than when we first got it because it is well seasoned. It is one full cast unit so there are no warps or cracks. And we have had it hot!! It has lived at three houses and it is tough!! Now we are in the country and have plenty of firewood to keep it going. It is terrific for our ranch balcony. Tonight I purchased our second one and plan to have them both going together under the large pergola. The BBQ and Pizza attachment is also amazing. Everyone loves it -. We have people around all the time and now need two Aussie Heat Waves because we run out of space for people with only one - everyone needs to be able to pull up a chair.....!
Those Aussie Heatwaves will outlive us! Just love full cast ironCheers Vee - Email received 28/5/17
Hi Andrew,picked up the wood rack from Emma today and very happy, picked up a cover from Bbq's galore, good fit had to send some pic's,good product,good deal thanks again.Regards John & Kaye Walsh.
Thanks for dropping off my new chiminea, I have cooked on it all weekend and love it. Chops, whole chicken, veges, sausages. Love it.
Hoping you can help, my local BP only sells redgum, anywhere else close ish that you can suggest for yellow woods?
Thanks Adam Lloyd
Hi, I have had my cast chimnea for over 15 years and it is the best investment i have ever purchased.what a great outside conversation piece to have a few coldies around. i have just moved house and cleaned all the sand out of the chimnea and need to know what is best sand to put back in.if you could let me know i would be very grateful.
Yours Doug Williams. - Sept 2014
We bought one of your chimineas at the Flower Show last week and it was delivered yesterday. We fired it up for the first time last night and it was INCREDIBLE! We bought the value pack, and cooked pizza and berkshire pork sausages for us and the neighbours in the pizza oven. The food was fantastic, better than our very good italian pizza delivery on our first go! No more delivery for us! Only issue we have is that our back veranda is going to be the neighbourhood hub now with everyone sitting around our chiminea, drinking red and eating pizza. Thanks so much, it's everything you said it would be and MORE! Thx Louise Scanlan
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.
Regards Steven Linham
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
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!
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.Alan & Liz Coles, Ross, Tasmania
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
Cheers SusanSusan Grioli - St Albans, VIC
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 loves 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.Tanya - Terrigal - NSW
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!Barb & David Brownlow, Paynesville, VIC
Hi Liz, The Aussie Heatwave arrived and I'm very happy with the purchase. Thank you for your prompt and friendly service.Noell McConnell - Mortlake NSW
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.Andrew Friend - "Brumbies - Head Coach" ACT
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.Rob McQuade, Paddington, 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.Wendy Poyser, NSW
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"Kate Ceberano - Melbourne Singer, Musician
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.Hugh Brodie, Leichardt, NSW
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.Manny Schembri, Lancefield, VIC
Kind Regards, Manny Schembri
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!Stephen Perez, Middle Park, VIC
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 FisherHugh Fisher, Waterview Heights, NSW
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?Leroy Stewart - Giralang, ACT
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 & Liz Harrington - Satwell, TAS
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.Derryn Hinch, Melbourne , VIC - Extract taken from Hungry Hinch from Hinch.net
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!Aaron Coulter - Via Email Sept 2009
A Special Testimonial 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
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