Extinguishing pot

The Dutch fire extinguishing pot (or 'doofpot') is a model of efficiency, featuring a pot with a lid designed to seal as tightly as possible, often mounted on legs. This pot is used to contain burning or smoldering wood, preventing it from continuing to burn. This method offers several benefits: it promotes efficient wood use, ensures kindling is always available, reduces the risk of fire, and decreases the emission of smoke and soot in the room by containing the smoldering fire. Typically placed within easy reach next to the fireplace or wood stove, the fire extinguishing pot also serves a decorative purpose. Explore our selection of fire extinguishing pots below. Also read: The Dutch 'doofpot' rediscovered for the fireplace

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Antique Extinguishing Pot made of 16,31,153
$246.70
Antique Extinguishing Pot made of 16,31
$309.49
Antique Extinguishing Pot made of 16,31
$246.70
Antique Extinguishing Pot made of 16,31
$246.70
Antique Extinguishing Pot made of 16,31
$264.64
Antique Extinguishing Pot made of 16,31
$264.64

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Pay attention to the craftsmanship

Our collection includes antique fire extinguishing pots mostly from the 19th century, each unique and often ornately decorated. Typically made from a blend of copper and brass, these pots are a testament to historical craftsmanship. While stone versions once existed, no new fire extinguishing pots are currently being produced. These antique pots have stood the test of time and are built to last.

Shape and origin

Fire extinguishing pots are uniquely Dutch and are all crafted in the Netherlands. They generally feature a cone-like shape and are available with or without legs. Pots on legs prevent the floor from heating up due to the glowing wood inside.

Pay attention to the size of the fire extinguishing pot

The size of the fire extinguishing pot should correspond to the size of wood pieces you intend to store. Our selection varies by length, width, and depth to accommodate different storage needs.

Using the fire extinguishing pot promotes sustainable burning

Using a fire extinguishing pot supports sustainable burning by conserving wood and reducing emissions of particulate matter from long-smoldering wood. It also significantly lowers the risk of fire, an important consideration if you have wooden flooring.

Pay attention to the decorative function of the fire extinguishing pot

Often placed next to the hearth, the fire extinguishing pot adds considerable decorative value. Choosing a pot that complements your fireplace or wood stove and coordinates with other fireplace accessories can enhance the overall aesthetic. These pots, typically made from copper and brass, vary in decoration and finish. An unpolished pot offers a more rustic look, fitting well in traditional settings. For more decorating tips, including how to enhance an unused fireplace, read this article.