In April earlier this year we released our largest Chiminea to date the AUSSIE INFERNO CHIMINEA™ and this month we are pleased to announce our latest addition to our chiminea range, the “AUSSIE INFERNO CHIMINEA MIDDY™”.
This new model chiminea is a 2/3 sized scaled down version of the AUSSIE INFERNO CHIMINEA™ for those wanting a smaller chiminea yet still looking to enjoy the warm ambience beside a generous size fire outdoors. All of the classic lines of its larger sibling in our range have been carried over into its design and features.
The Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ is 100% Australian made using Australia’s finest 5mm thick BlueScope Xlerplate™ Tru-Spec™ steel. It’s fully precision CNC laser cut with each face given a precision CNC unique radius bend towards the base creating a stunning rounded look in a 4 sided chiminea. It is fully internally welded leaving crisp, clear and defined flowing lines outside that taper away and downwards from the top outwards towards the fire bed then curve inwards and under the fire bed creating the innovative and functional inbuilt legs on which it sits. It requires no unnecessary separate stand and can be used directly on timber decks and patios. With a low centre of gravity, it is extremely stable on its inbuilt legs unlike other chimineas which require separate and often clumsy stands to be able to be used on timber decks.
Optional deck trolleys are available for ease of maneuvering it about if you like to change the position of use from time to time on your deck or patio. Our DECK ‘N’ PATIO™ 700 Trolley is the ideal model for this chiminea. All of our DECK ‘N’ PATIO™ trolleys have 360 degree swivel wheels (each wheel is 100kg load rated) for simple use and are a polyurethane compound that won’t mark or scratch surfaces also.
Being made from steel the Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ won’t chip, crack, split, break or crumble like inferior clay and cast iron chiminieas do over time and prolonged use. It also has a large fire viewing area and can take large pieces of firewood unlike most other chimineas on the market which only have small openings. A great feature too is that it comes supplied with a solid door or vented door (two options available) to close it up securely when retiring for the night and a rain lid too to completely stop any escaping left over embers. You can sleep soundly knowing the fire is completely sealed and safe to leave once the door and rain lid have been put into place. The vented door option has our unique “daisy wheel”, as optioned in our AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA™ (standard model), which can be fully closed too when retiring at night or regulated to slow the burn down especially handy with a new innovative cooking accessory we will launching later in the year for the Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ as well as for our other chimineas in our range.
The internal fire bed base measures 500mm W x 500mm D and will easily hold a large hot fire. The fire bed base is covered with a layer of around 40mm deep of fire bed sand when used just like the traditional Incan and Mayan chimineas of South America, 20kg of which is included with each Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™. Combined with the leg clearance of 150mm above the ground to the fire bed and fire bed sand little to no heat is transmitted downwards towards the resting surface so it’s safe to use on a timber deck or even lawn areas without damage to either. The opening to view the fire inside and feed firewood in through is 420mm wide at the base rising 330mm high and tapering to 260mm wide at the top. This generous opening is sealed with either door option (when required) that overlaps it by 25mm all around and the doors have two ergonomic handles for easy installation and removal with no hinges required and use our innovative lug locators to secure them in position.
As an added bonus each Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ comes supplied also with our original and unique AUSSIE INFERNO FIRE TONGS™ to maneuver and reposition burning firewood, a pair of XL heat resistant leather safety gloves and 20kg of fire bed sand. All you need is your kindling and firewood and you are ready to kick back and enjoy a glowing warm an ambient fire in your Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™.
As new the Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ is a steely dark grey/black to bluish colour (raw steel unpainted) and over time outdoors will patina firstly to a bright yellowish ochre colour then continue to a rich autumn orange and finely settle to a warm deep bronze red. This weathering process will vary depending on the exposure site and amount of use, with each chiminea taking on its own individual patina just like a fingerprint. You can slow this process down by covering your chiminea after use (once completely cooled) and also stop it by applying a light coat of quality organic food based oil over the entire exterior surface such as coconut oil if so desired. This later process needs to be maintained after each burn so it can become a chore. Each chiminea comes with this initial factory applied coating of coconut oil applied to the external surfaces which will burn off after its first use. There is of course the option of painting the exterior surface with a high temperature resistant paint such as exhaust enamel though over time this will still need to be maintained and repaired. The natural patina developed over time (no work required) is maintenance free and looks stunning in any “INFIREDSCAPED™” setting.
An extended heavy duty round flue with a 5mm wall thickness (optional accessory) and extended flue rain lid (optional accessory) to suit will be available shortly for the Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™. Stainless steel offset 45 degree bends, 900mm long stainless steel flue extension sections and stainless steel cowling hat will also soon be available shortly (optional accessories). A heavy duty flue extension adapter (5mm thick steel) and a simple cookware hob (5mm thick steel) will also follow too as optional accessories. You might also want to look at purchasing our AUSSIE KINDLING KRACKER™ for making kindling to get your chiminea burning or for any other fire you burn, it is one of the safest and simplest ways of splitting kindling. As you know the secret to getting a fire burning quickly, efficiently and naturally is good kindling.
With correct building design and our extensive range of accessories soon to be available for the Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ it will be able to be used outdoors in undercover areas also such as in alfresco areas, pergolas, covered decks, sheds, mancaves, princess palaces and many more applications. For advice on your particular application please feel free to contact us here direct at Slot Me In™.
Oh, and if you’re wondering about what cooking option accessories will be coming for this amazing chiminea as we hinted earlier here above, we can say the one coming for it will be a stunning combination of grill, bbq, roasting & baking oven, smoking oven, spit rotisserie and of course wood fired pizza oven all in one drawing its heritage from our KOOKABOX™ except this time all in stainless steel. Keep an eye out for its release shortly, oh and yes it will fit our full chiminea range too.
Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ Inclusions & Specifications:
● Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ Fire Body (830mm H x 530mm W x 530mm D and weighs 47.960 kg)
● Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ Solid Door Option (470mm W x 380mm H x 50mm D and weighs 5.280kg)
● Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ Vented Door Option (470mm W x 380mm H x 50mm D and weighs 5.580kg)
● Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy Rain Lid (142mm W x 142mm L x 80mm H and weighs 0.860kg)
● Aussie Inferno Fire Tongs™ (650mm L x 100mm H x 150mm W and weighs 0.400kg)
● Leather safety/heat resistant gloves XL (pair)
● 20kg of fine washed chiminea fire bed sand
Available exclusively from Slot Me In™ for $1,299.00 (solid door option) and $1,349.00 (vented door option) with FREE shipping to all of our transport depots in each capital city in all 8 states and territories of Australia, (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart) for you to collect from there. Regional Australian deliveries will be quoted at the best possible prices to regional depots based on distance and weight from our manufacturing base in Capel Sound Victoria. Please ring for a quotation or to arrange your own transport pick up if desired direct from our factory.
The Aussie Inferno Chiminea Middy™ package consisting of 6 items, chiminea body, door (either option), rain lid, tongs, gloves and sand and ships on a pallet 1000mm L x 700mm W x 800mm H and weighs 95kg. Accessories can be added with this purchase and “Piggy Backed” with FREE shipping also to all transport depots in Australian capital cities. Outside of capital cities in regional Australia please call or email for a shipping quote.