The concept of brazier comes from ember: the Coal wave firewood when they are lit. It is known as the brazier container in which the embers are placed.
Braziers, therefore, are small deposits of embers that are used to heat a place. The usual thing is that they are manufactured with metal, although there are also braziers of ceramics.
Generally, the brazier is concave in shape and has a foot that allows it to be located above ground level. The holes that you have in your top enable the exit of the hot that emanates from the incandescent embers.
In ancient times it was common for the brazier to be located in the center of an environment. Appealing to a paddle with holes, the embers were stirred when the combustion it was beginning to give way.
In the palaces and the castles of the monarchs, it was called brazier to the servant who, in the winter season, was in charge of depositing the embers in the corresponding containers. In this way it made possible the operation of the braziers.
Due to its characteristics, the brazier is a utensil that is dangerous. Many times they are unleashed fires when embers come into contact with textile products. In addition, the accumulation of carbon monoxide in poorly ventilated rooms can lead to poisonings.
With the arrival of the electricity to homes, the use of braziers became infrequent. From then on other forms of heating arose.
It should be noted that, in some countries, a brazier is called a portable stove that is used for cooking food. These braziers are often used as a grill for roasting meat.