A traditional chiminea was basically the same as an old-fashioned potbelly stove, but modern designs are much more versatile and some even incorporate BBQ’s of varying sizes, to be used on your patio, deck, or in the garden. To mention only one of the benefits of a chiminea BBQ, the food cooks quicker and more evenly than on a conventional BBQ, because the surrounding heat complements the direct heat from the fire. Chiminea BBQ’s serve multiple purposes for outdoor heating, cooking, baking and making a BBQ. And they are much nicer looking than a BBQ. In fact, they come in many different styles and designs, with a whole selection of accessories. The design of a chiminea also makes it a lot safer than the customary BBQ and the heat is easier to control.