FILLING THE DUTCHTUB
The Dutchtub is easily filled via the turbo valve by connecting it to a garden hose. A full tub contains about 650 litres of water.
LIGHTING THE FIRE
Inside the coil is a heating basket, this is where an open fire is created as a heating source for the water. During warm days it may be unnecessary to light the fire and the Dutchtub can then be used as a cold, refreshing bath.
HEATING THE WATER EFFICIENTLY
The Dutchtub is heated by natural circulation of the water. Water at the bottom of the tub will be sucked into the coil where it will be heated by the fire. Afterwards, the warm water will rise and flow out of the coil at the top of the tub. The water needs to be stirred every now and then for the warm water to be evenly distributed throughout the tub. Depending on the circumstances it takes about 2 hours for the water to reach a temperature of 38 degrees.
MAINTAINING THE TEMPERATURE
The double wall of the tub ensures a warm bath with as little effort and wood as possible. To keep the temperature of the water at 38 degrees, extra wood is needed.With one bag of wood, the water can stay at this temperature for about 4 more hours.
COOLING DOWN THE WATER
To cool down the water, no extra wood should be added to the fire in the basket. Another way to cool down the Dutchtub is by twisting the heating basket up the coil, so the fire heats less turns in the spiral.
COOKING IN THE DUTCHTUB
The fire of the Dutchtub is multifunctional: it can be used to prepare food as well. With the included wok pan all kinds of meals can be prepared on the fire. Food and drinks can be served at the tub with the separately available Side Table for the Dutchtub Wood.
DRAINING THE DUTCHTUB
The Dutchtub is equipped with a plug. By pulling out this plug, the tub can be drained within minutes. The water can also be reused for watering the plants or other purposes.