How to Cure your Clay Chiminea to Prevent Cracking

by Joanna Hazelton on April 10, 2018 · 0 comments

in Chimineas,Garden Lifestyle

curingIt’s important you season or cure your new chiminea before use.

Curing a clay chiminea hardens the clay, helping prevent cracks forming when it is being exposed to high temperatures.

Step One

Put a few inches of sand in the bottom of your chiminea and build up a small fire slowly using balls of paper.

Allow this fire to got out naturally and the chiminea to cool down.

Step Two

Build a slightly larger fire using small pieces of wood or kindling. Again, allow the fire to go out naturally and the chiminea to cool.

Step Three

Repeat Step Two a further 2 times, gradually increasing the size of the fire and making it a little hotter each time.

It is important that you allow the fire to always burn out naturally and the chiminea cool down.

 

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