Now the Australian continent has a tremendous amount if not the most number of extinct volcanoes (technically defined as ones that have not erupted in over 10,000 years) and no active ones. Well it did until this month when the SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA™ erupted onto the scene with our official launch of this exciting new product. It draws its origins from the ancient Mayan and Inca chimineas of South America and later from Spain in its principle function used for heating and cooking, only with a modern twist of design, new materials used and manufacturing process involved.
How appropriate with winter now officially here in Oz that we offer this new and exciting “Aussie Chiminea” 100% Aussie made from 100% Aussie materials and 100% Aussie owned. Suitable to be used on patio’s including timber decking as it has 4 inbuilt legs that keep it above the ground surface (no need for any separate stand to rest it in which can be a hazard if knocked and possibly topple over causing injury or damage to people or property). With a low centre of gravity and using the conventional chiminea sand bed as a base for the fire to be burnt on the SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA™ remains firmly anchored and stable directing heat upwards and outwards keeping you warm this winter and all year round, extending your outdoor entertaining hours, giving you, friends and family a great focal point to all gather around.
Precision laser cut from Australian 5mm thick BlueScope XLERPLATE™ TRU-SPEC™ steel it’s built to take the harsh elements of the great Aussie outdoors and capable of burning a large fire in it to sit around and enjoy the warmth by and even cook on. It is ideally suitable for home use, bistros, pubs, clubs, wineries, bars, cafes, mancaves and anywhere a contained fire can be used outdoors to add warmth, charm, comfort, ambience and character.
Unlike cheap imported clay and cast iron chimineas which can crack, chip and break before your very eyes and are often made from dubious materials with little or no quality control or the cheap imported thin steel types that end up burning out and can’t hold a decent fire the SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA™ is made from Australia’s finest steel. It will continue to be enjoyed year after year giving you real value for money.
Whether you choose to use it directly on your patio or deck and don’t require moving it or rather like the convenience of being able to move it around the choice is yours. Let’s face it with a fire bed of washed sand (it requires approx 15kg) and structure combined, it weighs a total of around 75.5kg, that’s not something you want to move on a regular basis. However if you do wish to move it around that’s where the great accessory of the SMI FIRE PIT/CHIMINEA DECK TROLLEY™ comes in so handy. Made from Australian 3mm thick BlueScope XLERPLATE™ TRU-SPEC™ steel the SMI FIRE PIT/CHIMINEA DECK TROLLEY™ (in a smooth or tread plate pattern) allows you to position the SMI AUSSIE VOCANO CHIMINEA™ on top and move it easily by the aid of the 4 (100kg each rated) heavy duty concealed wheels underneath and with a non-scratching heavy duty polyurethane compound tread and ball bearing race construction. There is plenty of room to stack your fire wood on the trolley as well. Furthermore there is also the optional SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA FLUE EXTENSION™ which adds another 700mm in height (150mm internal diameter and 5mm thick also made from Aussie BlueScope XLERPLATE™ TRU-SPEC™ steel) to the SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA™ (which measures 1180mm high on its own by the way). Add the SMI FIRE PIT/CHIMINEA DECK TROLLEY™ at 120mm high (950mm x 950mm in surface area with concealed wheels x 4) with the flue extension and you have an impressive 2000mm of height, clearly directing any smoke etc. away from eye height. There is even an optional slip on SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA “RAIN” LID™ (with handle) for when not in use which helps keep the sand bed/fire base dry and ready for its next use if stored in the open.
Available now as a “special order” from authorized SLOT ME IN stockist’s the SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA™ and its accessories will give you year after year of enjoyment. As we say here at SLOT ME IN…..”we make fire fun”.
BELOW ARE SOME SPECIFICATIONS OF THE “SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA™” AND ASSOCIATED ACCESSORIES.
* 1180mm high and 550mm square at the base tapering to 180mm square at the top, with 4 inbuilt legs 150mm high clear of the ground and weighing 60.5kg…note approx 15kg of clean washed sand is required on the base of the fire box to a depth of around 40mm minimum making the total weight around 75.5kg prior to adding firewood. Made from Australian 5mm thick BlueScope XLERPLATE™ TRU-SPEC™ steel.
SMI AUSSIE FIRE PIT/CHIMINEA TROLLEY™ $449.00 smooth or $489.00 tread plate pattern (plus shipping)
* 120mm high x 950mm wide x 950mm deep with 4 heavy duty concealed 100 kg rated each, non- scratching heavy duty polyurethane tread, 360 degree pivoting/swinging, ball bearing race wheels and made from Australian 3mm BlueScope XELERPLATE™ TRU-SPEC™ steel weighing 28.3kg).
SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA FLUE EXTENSION™ $229.00 (plus shipping) * 700mm above lid, 100mm below lid (eliminates accidental tipping or falling), drop in/lift out removable flue extension made from Australian 5mm thick BlueScope XLERPLATE™ TRU-SPEC™ steel and 150mm internal diameter weighing 12.3kg.It won’t burn out as it’s made from the same steel as the chiminea body.
SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA “RAIN” LID™ $49.00 (plus shipping) * Simply sits on top of the SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA™ when not in use to keep the sand bed/fire base dry if stored in the open. It has a downward folded edge which keeps it in place even if bumped and is made from Australian 5mm thick BlueScope XLERPLATE™ TRUE-SPEC™ steel with a handle (50mm high x 150mm long for ease of lifting) and weighs 1.4kg and measures 205mm wide x 205mm deep with a 30mm downward folded edge and total height of 80mm to the top of the handle.
The image here shows the SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA™ positioned on the optional SMI FIRE PIT/CHIMINEA DECK TROLLEY™ (smooth model) with the optional SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO FLUE EXTENTION™ inserted and optional SMI AUSSIE VOLCANO RAIN” LID sitting on the trolley. Also pictured resting on the firewood is the optional SMI MULTI-TOOL™ which makes a great fire poker among its many uses.