Skutt HotStart Pro glass kiln with digital programmer.
The Skutt HotStart Pro kiln is probably the best value starter glass kiln available. It plugs into a normal 13amp socket and costs less than 75p per firing. This 38cm chamber diameter kiln is produced by the world's largest manufacturer of hobby kilns and has the best programmer we have seen. Skutt have spent years perfecting this excellent glass kiln. We think that it's the perfect combination of top firing and straight forward programming which makes this kiln extremely hard to beat. Ideal for glass fusing, slumping and casting.
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The HotStart Pro is easy to use, whether you are a beginner or a professional glass worker. We highly recommend this for both quality and value for money. The HotStart Pro is similar to the Firebox 14, with the same great controller, but with a smaller chamber size.
The HotStart Pro comes with the excellent LT Controller and full accessory kit, including a stand, kiln shelf and supports. It comes wired with a standard UK domestic plug. This is a stock product.
The HotStart Pro is a top firing kiln, with the elements in the lid. The lid itself is a lightweight brick construction coated with refractory cement. It has a cool-touch handle and a prop to keep the lid open when filling or emptying the kiln. The chamber is also made from lightweight brick, which is used because it is able to expand and contract as the kiln heats and cools. It also helps reduce the overall weight of the kiln. The whole kiln is set on a sturdy metal stand.
One of the best features of the HotStart kiln is the reliable and easy to use Glassmaster LT 3 button controller which provides features for both the beginner and the advanced artist. Starting with simple factory set programmes can save a lot of time and a lot of glass. However, as you become familiar with the glass kiln this controller allows you to modify the settings during firing or design your own firings with five additional eight segment programmes, providing you with total programming freedom and confidence.
Helpful Videos: Click here for a VIDEO of how to take your kiln off the factory settings, here to learn how to program the kiln and here for a VIDEO of how to change your kilns display temperature.
The chamber is circular (actually heptagonal) with a diameter of 38cm. The maximum circular piece you can fit inside would be 34cm in diameter. The maximum square piece would be 26cm x 26cm. For example you could fit 4 standard coasters in per firing. The depth of the kiln is 16.5cm. The kiln comes with props and a circular shelf of 32.5cm diameter. See below for Kiln shelf information:
The HotStart Pro is supplied with:
- The excellent LT Controller
- A porcelain peep plug
- Full accessory kit, including- stand, kiln shelf, 3 shelf props, kiln wash and firing paper.
- It comes wired with a standard UK domestic plug. If you are using the kiln outside the UK, you will need to fit the correct plug for your region:
We use Skutts in our studio and service all warranties in the UK.
- Certified CE compliant
- Power rating 1.8 kW Breaker size 13 Amp Power supply 7.9 Amp, 240v domestic plug
- Weight Approx. 45kg
- Maximum Temperature 870ºC.
- Average cost of a firing less than 75p
- Inner dimensions 38cm diameter
- 16.5cm deep
- Outer dimensions 52 x 69 x 30cm (WxDxH)
- Requires approximately 1m x 1m floor space
- Kiln shelf supplied 32.5cm diameter, with props.
- Maximum sizes - largest square 26 x 26cm, largest circle 34cm diameter
- Length of cable: 1.8m
Delivery is to your door only and does not include installation. Please consider that you may need help to situate the kiln. This kiln can only be sent by the standard shipping option (e.g. 3 to 5 working days).
Manufacturer's Warranty: Skutt parts and labour 24 months.
Kilns contribute towards our discount programme but do not qualify to receive discounts.
Certified CE compliant.
Ships free to any address in mainland UK. Other destinations may vary.
For further information about this kiln call Veronica on 01934 756181.
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