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Bohemen

If you prefer to take a bath with your partner, friend or alone, a wood-fired bathtub is the best choice since it has fast heating and requires less water than a hot tub, you don't have to plan far in advance when to take a bath. Little effort and the joy of being spontaneous allows you to use it often. Our customers also highlight the minimal maintenance of bathtubs and durability as crucial factors in choosing between a wood-fired bathtub or the bigger hot tub. It should also be added that our customers value the design as well! And that makes us very happy.

No, no danger. The metal in the bathtub never gets hotter than the water. The stove pipe, on the other hand, gets hot, so we have equipped it with a heat protection.

Yes, it is ok because the stove is inside the tub. However, be sure to place it on sturdy, load-bearing joists - the tub filled with water and bath can weigh around 850kg.

 

Bohemen has two connections on the back , it is so that you can direct the water to a sand filter and lead fresh water back into the tub.

Water filtration placed over the edge of the tub is available, if you want to use the same water for a whole week. The filter removes particles and debris but not bacteria, for that you need to add salt tablets. Do not use chlorine in the water as it may discolor the aluminium. Hikki does not sell filters but they are available at spa shops. 

In two ways: not at all , or with crude linseed oil at regular intervals. If you do not oil the oak, it will eventually have a beautiful silver-gray color, and with oiling it retains its brownish-yellow color.

Your bathtub's interior is oiled with raw linseed oil upon delivery to you. It is entirely on your own responsibility if you want to try another vegetable oil. Remember to wipe off any oil that get on the aluminium as it can cause stains if allowed to dry. Clean the wooden interior with soapy water and a soft brush.

Allow the interior to dry completely before you apply oil. Make sure to oil the end wood of the wooden ribs thoroughly. The humidity depends on where in the country you live. You've probably gained an insight into it by seeing how the growth of organisms is on for example your outdoor furniture. You can grind away dark spots that occur on the interior of your bathtub and then apply oil. Some customers prefer that the wooden interior have a rustic character and if so, do not use any oil. Then it becomes completely silvery gray over time.

About 1,5 hours in summer and 2,5 in winter. If you use the accesoires Vinterpäls and Eldvakt, you shorten the heating time in winter by about 30%.

If you start with a water temperature of about 8 degrees it takes around 80-90 minutes. That's from spring to autumn. Winter time from 4-degree water takes about 120 – 140 minutes. It is good to use the accesoire Eldvakt and Vinterpäls to shorten the heating time. 

We have bathed when it has been-20 degrees without any problems, but you should wear a hat.

You need around 30 liters (10 kg) of firewood for a bath during the warmer season, a sack of firewood of the kind you find out in the shops. Wood from hardwood works best, preferably high quality dry birch wood.

 

 

Stir in the water at regular intervals while heating the tub. Measure the temperature with a bath thermometer. Stop fire when you have reached about 36 degrees and keep the fire at a level that maintains the heat. If it gets too hot, you can close the air supply to the stove. A comfortable bathing temperature is about 40 degrees. It's a good idea to use the stick for Bohemen when stirring the tub.

 

Yes there is cover for Bohemen in strong and durable marine textiles. 

The cover Regntyg prevents falling leaves, debris and rainwater from ending up in the bathtub. Regntyg is made of heavy-duty marine textile that is water- and dirt repellent. The cover is held in place by velcro at the corners and sides and the hexagonal wooden stick that holds the Bohemen backrest in place making a ridge when threaded through the cover, causing the water to drain instead of collect in puddles.

You connect a hose to the flange of the tap hole and divert the water to the appropriate drain. Check with your municipality what is best suited where you live. If you have your wood-burning bathtub on the countryside, you can let the water out on the lawn or drag the water to a ditch.

 

Bohemen is easy to move if you want to take your bath somewhere else. Remove all equipment from the tub to make it easier. Two people can easily carry an aluminum bathtub for a shorter distance. You can hardly do that with a hot tub!

It is of course possible to use it during the winter. If you want to winter store the tub, remove all loose parts. Oil the wooden frame with for example teak oil. Wipe off any spillage that drip on the aluminium. Lay out two rough wooden rails on the ground and place the tub upside down on them. Make sure that air can flow between the wooden frame of the tub and the ground. Oil the visibly exposed wood-edge of the tub. If you put a tarpaulin over the tub, you must not make a dense environment around it, it must be airy.

Clean and oil the interior after it has dried. Preferably store it in a cold storage room.

We want the bathtubs to be easy to move and able to age developing their own beautiful character over the years. Over time, scratches and stains merge with the surrounding surface. Aluminium is attacked by oxidisation and when attacked, it forms a protective layer with the effect that the aluminum gets self-healing. Clean your wood-burning tub with soap and use only soft cloths or sponges that cannot scratch the plate.

Warm and humid weather can cause the growth of black mold on wood but it is nothing to worry about, it is completely harmless. However, it can look unpleasant and you have two choices:

1. Do nothing

The wood will turn gray over time and the black mold will fade away during the process.

2. Scrape away

Remove with a scraper and do as the pictures show. However, be very careful not to cut yourself. Make sure the wood is completely dry before scraping it.

 

Black mold Take a new blade
Make sure you tilt the blade so that you scrape and not cut the surface Scrape off the black mold - it may take some work
The roots of the black mold go down a little into the wood, but keep scraping and you will get rid of them In the end you have a surface free of mold! Now you can oil the wood again.

 

Faster Greta

Lots of things! Pizza, bread, gratins, steaks and slow cooker - basically everything you can do in a regular oven. But Faster Greta is not only a baking oven, the lower part is also a grill. So when the fire has burned down, you simply push in the included grill grate and take care of the embers!

It depends on what to cook, but we usually say about an hour to get up to a good pizza temperature. There are also nice thermometers to buy that you can set in the oven part if you want a detailed check of the heat.

Faster Greta is made to stand free outdoors. We have many customers who use it on the terrace, but it is at your own risk. If you place it on the terrace, you should think about laying paving stones or concrete slabs underneath (4 pcs 50x50cm), and always have it well insulated around Faster Greta as it emits radiant heat, on all sides. Common sense and caution should prevail.

 

It works great as a fireplace! Start by removing both doors before firing. Sitting around a crackling fire with good friends on a cold autumn evening is magical. With our baking oven Faster Greta, there will simply be more time for outdoor enjoyment in autumn and winter.

No, on the contrary. Because it is made of corten steel, it can withstand being outside all year round, in all kinds of weather. The only thing you basically need to do is empty the stove part from coal and soot a little now and then, and brush the stones in the oven part with a wire brush when they get dirty.

 

It is not difficult, but it requires two people. The first thing you do is remove all loose parts - doors, stones, plates, etc. Then you lift it in the round bars that sit on each side. Once the corten steel has gained its patina, it colors easily, so wear clothes that are durable.

Newly made corten steel is gray and shiny. If the corten steel is contained outdoors, it will change color to reddish brown before it darkens even more. It is the effect of rain and moisture that gives the steel its rusty surface and depending on the surrounding conditions, this normally takes about 1-5 weeks.

During the first year, while the rust layer is being formed, the product can leave stains of rust on other materials that come into contact with the steel, for example on wood. This can be brushed off with a metal brush.

After approximately 1 year will the corten steel hardly emit rust anymore

 

Fyrbänk - table grill

You can use charcoal or briquettes. But if you want to take your grilling even further, we recommend that you read about different types of charcoal and its different characters. There is a plethora to choose from, some burn hotter and shorter time while others are cooler and longer, and all give their own taste character to the food.

We have designed the grill so that the hot charcoal is located in an inner chamber with an air gap to the sides and the lower plate of the grill. In this way, the outer plates are never as hot as the inner ones. This means that there is no danger if you accidentally bump your hand against the outer plates when you move your skewer. But they still get hot, so if you want to move the grill, use the wooden handles.

We have measured about 35 ° on the table surface under the grill when you have the charcoal grate turned with the back goose upwards and use a layer of charcoal. If you have the carbon rust turned in the other direction (like a cradle) and maximum with carbon, we have measured to about 48-50 ° on the surface.

One thing to keep in mind, however, is that there is always a certain risk that the coal can crack small fleas if you choose a "standard coal". If you want to minimize the risk of embers, we recommend that you choose a charcoal that bounces less, for example Birchotan from Kolektivet - a charcoal made of birch, made in the village Kurkkio in Tornedalen.

The construction of this grill is made so that it can withstand extreme heat. Only loosely joined plates (2 mm stainless steel) should be able to move as the material expands or shrinks. Therefore, it is not advisable to pour water into the grill as the water will carry soot and ash out of the grill.

Before emptying the grill. Make sure all the charcoal is really extinguished, remember that charcoal can glow for a long time after use. Start by lifting out the carbon rust by placing a fork on the short side and lifting up the carbon rust and scraping the carbon into a metal bucket or other metal container. Then grab both handles and empty the grill itself by placing it on its side, so that one short side is pointing down.

Always put the lid on when you have finished grilling. The grill is made of stainless steel so it can withstand being outside in all weathers. Nevertheless, we still recommend that you put it under a roof in case it should rain, as in the worst case, water can get into the corners that carry soot out.

No major maintenance is required other than emptying it of soot when required. If you want the wood details to maintain their warm brown luster, oil them in at regular intervals. But it is not necessary - if you let them be, over time they develop a beautiful matte silver-gray patina that interacts nicely with the metal.

If you want to clean the metal, we recommend a soft sponge (use the soft side, not the scrub side) and a mild organic soap.

Gömsle - baking oven

Newly made corten steel is gray and shiny. If the corten steel is contained outdoors, it will change color to reddish brown before it darkens even more. It is the effect of rain and moisture that gives the steel its rusty surface and depending on the surrounding conditions, this normally takes about 1-5 weeks.

During the first year, while the rust layer is being formed, the product can leave stains of rust on other materials that come into contact with the steel, for example on wood. This can be brushed off with a metal brush.

After approximately 1 year will the corten steel hardly emit rust anymore

 

Hetvägg - hotplate

It's a simple process - start by first cleaning and rinsing the hob thoroughly. Make a small fire in Lillhälla and place the hob in its holder over the fire. Drizzle on about a tablespoon of organic flaxseed oil (available in most grocery stores), and spread a thin layer over the hob with a lint-free kitchen paper. Wipe off any excess. When the oil heats up, it starts to smoke a little after a while. This means that it begins to harden, creating a thin, almost glass-like film over the metal. The metal can also begin to change color from gray to a warm brown hue. Dip a piece of paper into the oil and spread another thin layer and let it harden.

We recommend that you fry in three to five thin layers of oil before you start using the hob. Should the coating wear over time, you just fry it again.

 

When the hob has cooled down a bit, you can pour on some hot water and boil out the dirt. However, remember not to pour ice cold water on a really hot hob, then it can settle. Hot water is good enough, but if you still want to clean with detergent, we recommend that you take a drop in a sponge and work up a foam before scrubbing the hob, instead of dripping undiluted detergent directly on the metal. Then rinse the hob thoroughly and oil it.

No, no danger, however, tomato dishes and other sour ingredients (wine, vinegar, lemon, etc.) may have a tendency to wear on the patination you have built up. But should that happen, you can easily improve it by frying it with a few layers of flaxseed oil again, as described above.

No danger, it is in the nature of the material and is completely harmless - just scrub it off, rinse the hob and oil it. Feel free to oil it after each use to reduce the risk of rust.

Lillhälla - fireplace

Newly made corten steel is gray and shiny. If the corten steel is contained outdoors, it will change color to reddish brown before it darkens even more. It is the effect of rain and moisture that gives the steel its rusty surface and depending on the surrounding conditions, this normally takes about 1-5 weeks.

During the first year, while the rust layer is being formed, the product can leave stains of rust on other materials that come into contact with the steel, for example on wood. This can be brushed off with a metal brush.

After approximately 1 year will the corten steel hardly emit rust anymore

 

Basically nothing. As Lillhälla is made of corten steel, it can withstand being outside all year round. So the only maintenance you need to do is empty it of ash and clean the grill grate a little now and then.

Yes, it works really well!

Yes you can. But rather see it as a movable fireplace in your garden. It is made of 3 mm corten steel and weighs almost 20 kilos, so you do not take with you on an excursion.

About wood burning

Bohemen has a stove inside the tub - so no open fire. If you do not know what applies to wood burning, contact your municipality's environmental and building office to find out what applies exactly where you live. Describe how you intend to fire. Keep in mind that the smoke from wood burning can be annoying to neighbors.

Wood and other types of bioenergy are renewable energy sources that are part of the natural cycle. Biofuels, usually wood, are renewed within a foreseeable time and when they burn, carbon dioxide that goes out via the flue gases is released. The forest grows and uses carbon dioxide to build up new biomass and the carbon cycle is closed.

Read more about firewood and wood burning in the excellent book "Ved" (available in Swedish) by author Lars Mytting.

Yes, it works splendidly. Examples of websites that sell these products:

Briquettes- Jula

Eco heat logs- Amazon

Pizza and outdoor cooking

Faster Greta is a wood-burning oven suitable for all kinds of outdoor cooking. You can slow cook, bake bread, bake pizza or prepare gratin in the oven while grilling tasty accessories over the embers in the lower opening. Gömsle is specifically developed for baking thinner bread and pizza and reaches higher temperatures than Faster Greta.

So if you want a versatile oven for all kinds of cooking including pizza and which can also be used as a fireplace, Faster Greta is the one you should choose. And if you want to bake the best flatbreads or serve the perfect pizza with a wonderfully crispy base and fluffy edges, Gömsle is the right choice for you.

  Faster Greta Gömsle
Maximum temperature 350 degrees celsius degrees celsius
Fireplace Yes No
Bbq Yes No
Bakhäll Yes Yes
Material i bakhäll Bricks 8 mm kolstål
Material som ugnen är gjord av Cortenstål Cortenstål
Uppvärmningstid för pizzabak Ca 1 timme Drygt 30 minuter
Pris 23 900 kr 11 900 kr