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Chiminea

I bought one to add to my collection. Who likes their BGE Chiminea?
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  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 288

    What kind of premium does it have because it is a "BGE" brand?  Ive been looking for a chiminea but I imagine this is probably twice the price of a regular one?  I hope I am wrong.

     

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,464
    I wanted one, but was holding out for a much larger one that was in the development stage a few years back. The body of it was to be as large as an XL and use the XL nest. I heard they had cracking problems and finally scrapped the project.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,280
    busmania said:

    What kind of premium does it have because it is a "BGE" brand?  Ive been looking for a chiminea but I imagine this is probably twice the price of a regular one?  I hope I am wrong.

     

    You're not...
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  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 288
    henapple said:

    What kind of premium does it have because it is a "BGE" brand?  Ive been looking for a chiminea but I imagine this is probably twice the price of a regular one?  I hope I am wrong.

     

    You're not...

    What kind of price tag are we looking at?
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  • I bought my 'Smores oven at HEB for $60.

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  • HicHic Posts: 348
    We were talking to someone from BGE @ Eggtoberfest and according to that person, BGE will no longer be making the chiminea.

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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,052
    Hic said:
    We were talking to someone from BGE @ Eggtoberfest and according to that person, BGE will no longer be making the chiminea.

    Wow......I thought they dumped that thing 10 yrs ago.  I remember when they were all the rage many years ago, then BGE got into them.  I think we paid about $100 for our brown clay one in the late-90s.  They kind of went away when a bunch of kids got burned and decks caught fire......people switched over to those propane fired heaters that look like street lamps.

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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    My dealer had one for $299
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  • $300
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,280
    VI

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    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,413
    +1 with VI. Have had a red clay one for years. Use it mostly for 'S'mores and toasting marshmallows, however if the mosquitoes are bad, I'll throw in some pinion wood and it is a great repellant. Had it lit Sunday night to warm up on the patio. Unlike the Egg, with clay it needs to be put away or covered before the freeze/thaw cycle in the NE or it will crack.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,451
    Sorry if I sound ignorant, but what do folks use these for besides smores or ambience?. Is it effective as a patio heater? I've seen them at HEB (same one that VI has) but couldn't figure out if it was more decorative than functional. If its more functional than decorative, I might pick one up. 

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,413
    If you let it heat up for a while, and sit within a couple feet, it works as a patio heater (same can be said for the Egg). In front of the open firebox, one person can warm up pretty well.
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  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    I have two. My parents have a place in Harlegen TX. They go to Progresso Mexico all the time and buy them for $25-28 each.
    XL BGE
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  • caliking said:
    Sorry if I sound ignorant, but what do folks use these for besides smores or ambience?. Is it effective as a patio heater? I've seen them at HEB (same one that VI has) but couldn't figure out if it was more decorative than functional. If its more functional than decorative, I might pick one up. 
    Cal,
    I've used ours once.  I put some sand in the bottom because I thought that would be a good idea.  Then, I put in a log starter and two split oak logs.  It lit fine.  My nieces were over for dinner, and we made 'smores.  It worked great.  It it ever gets cold, I'll see if it puts out much heat.
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  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    Between the BGE and the Chiminea the other mornings 42 degrees didn't seem that cool.
    XL BGE
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,464
    caliking said:
    Sorry if I sound ignorant, but what do folks use these for besides smores or ambience?. Is it effective as a patio heater? I've seen them at HEB (same one that VI has) but couldn't figure out if it was more decorative than functional. If its more functional than decorative, I might pick one up. 
    There used to be a fellow who would remove the cone top, place a small grate in its place and grill burgers on his.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 648
    caliking said:
    Sorry if I sound ignorant, but what do folks use these for besides smores or ambience?. Is it effective as a patio heater? I've seen them at HEB (same one that VI has) but couldn't figure out if it was more decorative than functional. If its more functional than decorative, I might pick one up. 
    Ours definitely puts out some heat.  I like to fire it up in the cooler months.....kind of like enjoying a camp fire in the back yard.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,451
    Thanks for the input. We built a patio extension this summer, so a heater thingy might not be a bad idea for cooler nights. Maybe I'll swing by HEB and pick one up. Plus I can make burgers and smores on it!

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    A couple of things to consider. If your using on a wood deck, get a stand to raise it up, also a screen guard for the front and a spark arrester for the top. We use to sell (not BGE, but mexican ones) these 10 years ago, but quit when people didn't want to buy the safety items. We saw some bad results from them on wood decks with no protection.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • TixunauTixunau Posts: 71
    I would love to get my hand on one. Are they still available in Canada? I guess only over stock only right? If only I can find one within Ottawa driving distance.. 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,280
    I've seen them on Craigslist... Guy had one for $200.. I offered $100. He wasn't very open.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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