Testimonials for our Aussie Heatwave Cast Iron Chimineas

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Loving my Fire Pit!

Rob from Epping, VIC.


Loving our new firepit! Just christened it this evening and we're very pleased with it. Thank you Ari for your assistance and your suggestions.

Aimée and Julian

Just a quick email to say thank you to you and Liz for expediting the delivery of our Chiminea and accessories to Tasmania (you might recall from the Garden Show that we are heading oft France for 3 months so the delivery was very time critical). It arrived within 3 days days and has now provided us with great warmth and excellent food on a number of occasions. Your service and the quality of the product are both excellent, for which our most sincere thanks.

Kind regards,
Andrew and Susan


G’day Andrew,
Fired “Charlie” the Chiminea up for the third time this evening on the veranda. Couldn’t be happier with it and tonight I’ll give the cooker a try. Thanks for the great service and product.


I recently bought one of your Cast Alloy Chimineas - I cannot express enough how wonderful it is.

Your quick delivery, the way it was packaged etc was excellent. The fact I can move it around the deck on it's wheels is also perfect.

My friends are extremely envious and hopefully they too will purchase one!!

Thank you once again.

Sally G.


Loving My Aussie Heatwave !!

Thanks again!!

Warm regards,
Greg H.


Firstly, thanks for getting in our order for the wonderful chiminea prior to my 60th birthday last weekend. We collected it last Wednesday and that night we fired it up for its first test. Of course it was immediately successful and threw out the heat wonderfully with no smoke!

It then got two full days of work over the weekend and our guests loved it too. At the time of writing , Friday 19th June, we are once again sitting out enjoying the heater despite the cool Victorian winter nights!

Thanks again!

Chris and Sue

We are enjoying the heat in front of a brand new Chiminea.

Thank you Aussie Heatwave!




Thank you so much for our new cast iron chiminea we are so impressive with the quality and look. We have our first fire going and it’s working a treat.

On a side note Darren told me they are made at a foundry in Castlemaine. My dad did his apprenticeship at the foundry in Castlemaine which makes this even more special.

Thanks again - Katrina and Darren

Thank you for convincing me to buy the cooker!! Can’t say how happy my wife and I are with that purchase. The only thing annoying us is we’ve had several total fire ban days in our area, so we haven’t been able to use it on a few days but when we can, we are cooking on it constantly. Absolutely love it! Pizza”s, chicken! Lamb! All awesome. Have always been afraid to cook chicken on a bbq, but so happy with the cooker.

Thanks and All the best. Mick T.


Feeling toasting Warm with our new Aussie Heatwave chiminea.

Kerry B.

We are really enjoying our new chimmy in Lakes Entrance & shared the experience with our friend Bil from NZ who were staying with us for a couple of nights. There is just not anything comparable to your Chiminea!

Thanks, Ashley

Had our first pizza last night fantastic the Chiminea was a great purchase got the family outside on a chilly night away from the tv it was very nice thanks very much for delivering and your helpful advice Andrew all the best.

Regards Christopher Ferntree Gully

I just wanted to let you know that our Chiminea arrived in time for our gathering on the 28/6. Everyone loved the Chiminea and it works a treat. Since then we have enjoyed numerous nights sitting around the Chiminea enjoying the fire. It has been a great addition to our courtyard and we especially love having it on wheels so that we can move the fire where we need it. I cooked our first meal on it the other night, some Portuguese Espetata (meat skewers) over the coals on a grate and they were fantastic.

Well done on a great product and excellent customer service. On a dark night for us it brought light, warmth and joy and our Charlotte would have loved it.

Thanks again, Kyle


This is working too well! Beverage bills are up along with sleep deprivation and banked up unwatched taped movies. Absolutely zero smoke emissions from light up to final ashes. Happy Campers!! We luuuv our Aussie Heatwave Chiminea!!

David & Caroline

A year or more has gone by now since purchase and I love our Aussie Heatwave Cast Iron Chiminea BBQ and Pizza setup. Its a great social investment for my family of 6 when they have a Gath, the BBQ and Pizza setup works a treat when we have friends over and when their gone my Cast Iron Chiminea becomes a great part of my garden landscape.

Cheers Steve W.

Chiminea and BBQ attachement

Chiminea and BBQ attachement on balcony

The chiminea has transformed our inner city balcony. It’s brought the joy of camping to our daily life without the hassle of having to pack up and leave.

The human connection to fire is primal and instinctive. Our chiminea mesmerises us with its secrets and continues to reward us through food, warmth and good company.

Cheers Myles - Email received 18/11/18

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 iron

Cheers 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.

Hi Andrew,
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?

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.

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

Hi Liz,

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.

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!

Kind regards,

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!

Thanks heaps,
Steve Webber

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

Hello Liz,
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 Susan

Susan 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.
Rgds Andy.

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.
Cheers, Hugh.

Hugh Brodie, Leichardt, NSW

Hi Liz,
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

Manny Schembri, Lancefield, 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!

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 Fisher

Hugh 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