Open Thread: Belavi Wood-Burning Pyramid Chiminea

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If you’ve been to the American Southwest, there’s a chance you’ve seen chimineas. A chiminea is an outdoor fireplace, designed to do what fireplaces do but out in the elements. The flame and smoke can be controlled and contained, and the design makes it easier to keep the fire going even in inclement weather, like rain.

There are certainly plenty of ways to heat up a patio or outdoor space, and this is a potentially solid option. You can sometimes find these in local hardware stores in the spring or summer, but in 2022 Aldi decided to debut one as a limited buy.

What We Know:

Belavi Wood-Burning Pyramid Chiminea

The Belavi Wood-Burning Pyramid Chiminea (Product Code: 706496) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, at least until it comes back, whenever that might be. Aldi doesn’t have online ordering for products that aren’t in stock at your local store. 

At the time of this post, the chiminea costs $179.99. Chimineas online are all over the map on price, ranging from the low hundreds to several hundred dollars. So this one is on the lower end of prices, especially compared to ones that also have wood storage space.

According to Aldi, features include:

  • Steel construction for a sleek style
  • Powder-coated, rust-resistant finish to complement any décor
  • Includes poker and log grate
  • PVC cover included
  • Built-in log storage area
  • Dimensions: 18.9″ x 17.91″ x 59.72″

What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t tested this chiminea, so we don’t know how easily it assembles, how well it works, or how long it lasts out in the elements. That’s why we’ve created this open thread for users to share their experiences.


Do you have experience with this chiminea? Let us know in the comments.

About Joshua

Joshua is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at joshuaajohnston.com.

2 Comments

  1. I just assembled this unit over the weekend. Assembly was pretty painless, and took less than 30 minutes using nothing but an ordinary Phillips screwdriver. I have not use this yet, it feels relatively sturdy, the fire grate will not last very long as it is light gauge steel wire. I plan to fabricate or locate a chimney cap for it before use.

  2. Does anyone know the dimensions of the burn box?

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