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Chiminea questions

I can buy here in the Netherlands a BGE Chiminea. Officially they were new imported here except some grey import.

From when to when has the Chiminea been in production ?

I understand it has an old design Mini nest. Is it the same as from the Mini's ? I have also seen a Large nest fitted which seems more sturdy ? What other accessories were available ?

Any idea's on the overall use of the Chiminea or is it just a nice gimmick (for an EggHead ?)
Dutch EGGhead and proud owner of a Big Green Egg Mini and Large


  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,297
    Re: other uses, you could toast marshmallows in it, or take off the top section, put a grid across the top and cook on an open fire.

    I want one for my patio, but they are not available here, so I'm a little jealous :)

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,817
    I recall people saying it was somewhat of a gimmick.  Since the egg is well insulated, it doesn't really radiate much heat unless you are standing right in front of it.  I would only consider it if it were a great deal.  Otherwise, I would get a cheaper fireplace and a mini :)

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  • mhoutmanmhoutman Posts: 55
    thanks guys, perhaps more an collectors item. Yet some pf my questions remain unanswered.
    Dutch EGGhead and proud owner of a Big Green Egg Mini and Large
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,961
    Chimineas were a fire and burn hazard, that's why they diassappeared from the market as fast as they appeared. They didn't serve much purpose but allowing someone to have a little, somewhat contained camp fire on their deck. Bge's had a screen on the front, and was better insulated though. The cheap ones were very easy to break, spilling burning wood or charcoal everywhere when they did.
  • I have a BGE chiminea. What do you want to know?


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