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Comparing Glass Kilns

Glass Kiln Comparison Tables

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Plug-In Kilns - Internal Size up to 42x42cm
Large Kilns - Internal Size under full sheet size (89x51cm)
Extra Large Kilns - Internal size over Full Sheet Size (89x51cm)

 

Plug-In Kilns

Compare our full range of plug-in kilns with this handy table. If you want to know more about any of the kilns in our range, just call Veronica on 01934 756 181.

Kiln Skutt Firebox 8 Paragon SC2 Nabertherm MF5 Skutt Hotstart Pro Skutt Firebox 14 Kilncare HobbyFuser 3 Kilncare HobbyFuser Dropout
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Firebox 8

Naberthern MF5
Skutt Hotstart Pro

Skutt Firebox 14

Kilncare Hoppyfuser 3

Kilncare Hobbyfuser Dropout
Chamber Style Square Square Square Round (Heptagonal) Square Rectangular Rectangular
Door Style Top Loader Front Loader Front Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader
Internal Size WxDxH (cm) 20x20x12 20x20x14 - narrowing slightly at the back 22x24x10 38cm Diameter 36x36x17 42x42x20 42x42x27
External Size WxDxH (cm) 39x45x27 34x33x40 48.5x37x32 52x69x30 65x65x50 75x74x46 75x74x58
Largest Square (length in cm) 17.5cm 17.5cm 20cm 22.5cm 33cm 38cm 38cm
Number of 10x10cm tiles that can fit in kiln 1 1 2 4 9 9 9
Top Temperature (C) 1100C 1093C 950C 870C 870C 950C 950C
Power Information Power rating 1.73 kW; Breaker size 13 Amp; Power supply 7.5 Amp, 240v domestic plug Power rating: 1.68 kW; Breaker size: 13 Amp; Power supply: 7 Amp , 240v domestic plug Power rating: 1.6 kW; Breaker size: 13 Amp; Power supply: 240v domestic plug Power rating 1.8 kW; Breaker size: 13 Amp; Power supply 7.9 Amp, 240v domestic plug Power rating: 2.4 kW; Breaker size: 13 Amp; Power supply: 10 Amp, 240v domestic plug Power rating: 2.5 kW; Breaker size: 13 Amp; Power supply: 240v domestic plug Power rating: 2.5 kW; Breaker size: 13 Amp; Power supply: 240v domestic plug
Plugs into Domestic Socket? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Controller Glassmaster 3 LT Sentry Xpress 4.0 C290 Glassmaster 3 LT Glassmaster 3 LT KCR2 KCR2
Number of Programs 5, each with 8 programmable segments. Plus preset programs 4, each with 8 programmable segments. Plus 5 preset programs 9, each with 16 programmable segments 5, each with 8 programmable segments. Plus preset programs 5, each with 8 programmable segments. Plus preset programs 9, each with up to 9 programmable segments 9, each with up to 9 programmable segments
Start Delay No Yes Yes, plus segment skip function. No No Yes, plus pause and segment skip features Yes, plus pause and segment skip features
Elements 4 Sides. Resistance Wire 4 Sides. Resistance Wire Top. Infra Red in Quartz Glass Tubes Top. Resistance Wire Top. Resistance Wire Top. Infra Red in Quartz Glass Tubes Top. Infra Red in Quartz Glass Tubes
Vents/Spy Holes No No No 1 1 1 vent in lid 1 vent plus 1 spy hole
Bead Door No Optional Yes No No No No
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years 1 Year 1 Year 2 Years 2 Years 3 Years Including Elements 3 Years Including Elements
Average Cost Per Firing 60p 60p 60p 70p 90p 90p 90p
Lid Lightweight Brick and Refractory Cement. Cool tough handle and lid catch to hold open. N/a N/a Lightweight Brick and Refractory Cement. Elements in lid. Catch to hold lid open. Lightweight Brick and Refractory Cement. Elements in lid. Catch to hold lid open. Lightweight Press-cut non-ceramic fibre. Elements in lid. Easy opening design with stay open mechanism.  Lightweight Press-cut non-ceramic fibre. Elements in lid. Easy opening design with stay open mechanism.
Chamber Material Lightweight Brick Ceramic Fibre Lightweight Brick Lightweight Brick Lightweight Brick Lightweight Brick Lightweight Brick
Weight 22kg 16kg 15kg 45kg 55kg 75kg 75kg
Other Information   Optional Bead Door, Viewing window or both Designed specifically for bead work. Full depth of chamber is in the base. Stand included. Full depth of chamber is in the base. Stand included. Recessed chamber. Most of the chamber depth is in the lid for easy access.

Two layers of brick in the base. The top layer is removable to increase the depth of the kiln for dropouts.

Price inc VAT £655 £724-789 £1248 £890 £999 £1671 £2092
Discount Group Awarded Bronze (5%) Bronze (5%) Bronze (5%) Bronze (5%) Bronze (5%) Silver (10%) Silver (10%)
Image Firebox 8
Naberthern MF5

Skutt Hotstart Pro

Skutt Firebox 14

Kilncare Hoppyfuser 3

Kilncare Hobbyfuser Dropout
Kiln Skutt Firebox 8 Paragon SC2 Nabertherm MF5 Skutt Hotstart Pro Skutt Firebox 14 Kilncare HobbyFuser 3 Kilncare HobbyFuser Dropout

 

Large Kilns - Up to 89x51cm

Compare our larger kilns. These kilns are perfect for schools and for the serious glass artist. They must be wired in by a professional electrician. If you want to know more about any of the kilns in our range, just call Veronica on 01934 756 181.

Kiln  Skutt GM814 Skutt GM1014 Nabertherm GF-75 Skutt GM1214-3 Nabertherm F-75L Kilncare ProFuser Kilncare ProFuser​​ Extra Deep
Image Skutt GM814 Skutt GM1014 Nabertherm GF75 Skutt GM1214-3 Nabertherm F75L Kilncare Profuser Kilncare Profuser Deep
Chamber Style Round (Octagonal) Round (Decagonal) Square Round (Dodecagonal) Bathtub (Oval) Rectangular Rectangular
Door Style Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader
Internal Size WxDxH (cm) 44cm diameter, 34cm depth​ 59.5cm diameter x 34cm deep 62x62x31​ 71cm diameter x 34cm deep 75x52x23 (max) 85x51x22.5​ 85x51x33​
External Size WxDxH (cm) 57cm diameter, 67cm height​ 72.4cm diameter x 67cm height 110 x 96.5 x 131. This kiln will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly)​ 86.4cm diameter x 67cm height 95x88x68. Will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly) 125x81x54. Will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly)​ 125x81x63.5. Will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly)
Largest Square (length in cm) 28cm 34cm 55cm 45cm 44cm 47cm 47cm
Number of 10x10cm tiles that can fit in kiln 8 10 25 20 16 32 32
Top Temperature (C) 982C 982C 950C 982C 950C 960C 960C
Power Information

Power rating: 6.7 kW; Breaker size: 40 Amp; Power supply: 27.8 Amp, 240v

Power rating 8.2 kW; Breaker size 50 Amp; Power supply 34 Amp, 240v Power Rating: 3.6kW; Breaker Size: 20 Amp; Power Supply: 240V Single Phase Power rating: 10.1 kW; Breaker size: 60 Amp; Power supply: 42 Amp, 240v Power Rating: 3.5kW; Breaker Size: 32 Amp; Power Supply: 230V 1/N/PE single phase; 3-Phase, 5.5kW option also available on request (Model F-75)

Power rating: 6 kW; Breaker size: 30-32 Amp when single phase; Power supply: single phase or 3-phase and neutral (240V/415V N)

Kiln does not come with cable but this can be purchased from us at £10 per metre – on request.

Power rating: 6 kW; Breaker size: 30-32 Amp when single phase; Power supply: single phase or 3-phase and neutral (240V/415V N)

Kiln does not come with cable but this can be purchased from us at £10 per metre – on request.​

Plugs into Domestic Socket? No No No No No No No
Controller Glassmaster Glassmaster C440 Glassmaster C440 KCR16 KCR16
Number of Programs 6, each with 16 programmable segments, plus preset programs.​ 6, each with 16 programmable segments, plus preset programs.​ 10, each with 20 programmable segments 6, each with 16 programmable segments, plus preset programs.​ 10, each with 20 programmable segments​ 10, each with up to 16 programmable segments 10, each with up to 16 programmable segments
Start Delay Yes, plus skip to anneal feature Yes, plus skip to anneal feature Yes, plus pause feature Yes, plus skip to anneal feature Yes, plus pause feature Yes, plus pause and segment skip features Yes, plus pause and segment skip features
Elements Top and sides. Resistance Wire Top and sides. Resistance Wire Top and sides. Infra Red in Quartz Glass Tubes Top and sides. Resistance wire. Top and Sides. Resistance Wire Top. Infra Red in Quartz Glass Tubes Top. Infra Red in Quartz Glass Tubes
Vents/Spy Holes 3 spy holes with porcelain plugs 3 spy holes with porcelain plugs 1 3 spy holes with porcelain plugs Base Vent 1 1
Bead Door No No No No No No No
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years 2 Years 12 Months (excludes elements and thermocouple) 2 Years 12 Months (excludes elements and thermocouple) 3 Years Including Elements 3 Years Including Elements
Average Cost Per Firing £2.35 £2.90 £1.25 £3.50 £1.20 £2.10 £2.10
Lid Lightweight Brick and Refractory Cement. Elements in lid. Lid lifter. Lightweight Brick and Refractory Cement. Elements in lid. Lid lifter. Elements in lid. Easy open system. Lightweight Brick and Refractory Cement. Elements in lid. Lid lifter. Adjustable quick-release lock and padlock hasp. Elements in lid. Lightweight Press-cut non-ceramic fibre. Elements in lid. Easy opening design with stay open mechanism. Spy Hole/Vent in lid.  Lightweight Press-cut non-ceramic fibre. Elements in lid. Easy opening design with stay open mechanism. Spy Hole/Vent in lid. 
Chamber Material Lightweight Brick Lightweight Brick Lightweight fibre insulation Lightweight Brick Lightweight Brick Lightweight Brick Lightweight Brick
Weight 59kg 79kg 180kg 125kg 80kg 110kg 125kg
Other Information Depth of chamber is in the base. Depth of chamber is in the base. Flatbed chamber for ease of use. Stand with castors included.  Depth of chamber is in the base. Full depth of chamber is in the base. Stand with castors included. Flatbed chamber for ease of use.

Recessed chamber for extra depth. Most of the chamber depth is in the lid for easy access.​

Price inc VAT £1539 £2098 £3591 £2809 £2382 £3395 £3666
Discount Group Awarded Silver (10%) Silver (10%) Gold (15%) Silver (10%) Silver (10%) Gold (15%) Gold (15%)
Image Skutt GM814 Skutt GM1014 Nabertherm GF75 Skutt GM1214-3 Nabertherm F75L Kilncare Profuser Kilncare Profuser Deep
Kiln Skutt GM814 Skutt GM1014 Nabertherm GF-75 Skutt GM1214-3 Nabertherm F-75L Kilncare ProFuser​ Kilncare ProFuser​​ Extra Deep

 

Large Kilns - Over 89x51cm (Full Sheet Size)

Compare our largest professional kilns. These kilns must be wired in by a professional electrician and are all large enough to accommodate a full sheet of Bullseye Glass. If you want to know more about any of the kilns in our range, just call Veronica on 01934 756 181.

Kiln  Nabertherm F-110 Nabertherm F-220 Kilncare EuroFuser Nabertherm GF-190 Kilncare DeluxeFuser with Optional Automatic Vents Kilncare EliteFuser with Optional Automatic Vents Nabertherm GF-240 Nabertherm GF-920
Image Nabertherm F110 Nabertherm F220 Kilncare Eurofuser Nabertherm GF190 Kilncare Deluxe-fuser Kilncare Elitefuser with Auto Vents Nabertherm GF240 Nabertherm GF920
Chamber Style Bathtub (Oval) Bathtub (Oval) Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular
Door Style Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader Top Loader
Internal Size WxDxH (cm) 93x59x23 (max)​ 93x59x46 (max) 99.5x80x30.5​ 101x62x40 102x52x32 102x80x32 101x81x40 211x116x40
External Size WxDxH (cm) 112x95x68. Will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly)​ 112x95x91. This kiln will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly)​ 136x130x142. Will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly) 148x96.5x140 (inc stand). This kiln will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly)​ 142x89x130. Will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly) 142x117x130. Will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly) 148x115.5x140 (including stand). This kiln will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly)​​
258x152.5x140 (including stand). This kiln will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly)​
Largest Square (length in cm) 2 x 36cm (one on each shelf) 6 x 27cm (one on each shelf) 2 x 47cm (one on each shelf)​ 2 x 44cm (one on each shelf) TBC 2 x 48cm (one on each shelf) 4 x 44cm (one on each shelf) 110cm
Number of 10x10cm tiles that can fit in kiln 32 48 56 32 TBC 56 64 200
Top Temperature (C) 950C 950C 960C 950C 960C 960C 950C 950C
Power Information Power Rating: 7.5kW; Breaker Size: 32 Amp; Power Supply: 230V, single phase; 3-Phase (400V) option available on request. Power Rating: 15kW; Power Supply: 3 Phase

Power rating: 10 kW; Breaker size: 30-32 Amp when single phase; Power supply: single phase or 3-phase and neutral (240V/415V N)

Kiln does not come with cable but this can be purchased from us at £10 per metre – on request.

Power Rating: 6.4kW; Power Supply: 3- Phase (or Single Phase 240V)

Power rating: 9 kW; Breaker size: 30-32 Amp when single phase; Power supply: single phase or 3-phase and neutral (240V/415V N)

Kiln does not come with cable but this can be purchased from us at £10 per metre – on request.

Power rating: 10 kW; Breaker size: 30-32 Amp when single phase; Power supply: single phase or 3-phase and neutral (240V/415V N)

Kiln does not come with cable but this can be purchased from us at £10 per metre – on request.​

Power Rating: 11kW; Breaker Size: 50 Amp (or 16 Amp per phase); Power Supply: Single Phase 240V (or 3 Phase on request) Power Rating: 26kW; Breaker Size: 40 Amp per phase; Power Supply: 3 Phase, 400V
Plugs into Domestic Socket? No No No No No No No No
Controller C440 C440 KCR16 C440 KCR32 KCR32 C440 C440
Number of Programs 10, each with 20 programmable segments​ 10, each with 20 programmable segments​ 10, each with up to 16 programmable segments 10, each with 20 programmable segments​ 32, each with up to 32 programmable segments. ​ 32, each with up to 32 programmable segments. 10, each with 20 programmable segments​ 10, each with 20 programmable segments​
Start Delay Yes, plus pause feature Yes, plus pause feature Yes, plus segment skip function. Yes, plus pause feature Yes - up to 4 days, plus pause and advance features Yes - up to 4 days, plus pause and advance features Yes, plus pause feature Yes, plus pause feature
Elements Top and sides. Resistance Wire Top and sides. Resistance Wire Top. Infra Red in Quartz Glass Tubes Top and sides. Infra Red Quartz Tubes Top. Infra Red in Quartz Glass Tubes Top. Infra Red in Quartz Glass Tubes Top and sides. Infra Red Quartz Tubes​Tubes Top and sides. Infra Red Quartz Tubes
Vents/Spy Holes Base Vent Base Vent 2 3 vent/spy holes 2  - Option for these to be automated and programmable 2  - Option for these to be automated and programmable 3 vent/spy holes 4 vent/spy holes
Bead Door No No No No No No No No
Manufacturer Warranty 12 Months (excludes elements and thermocouple) 12 Months (excludes elements and thermocouple) 3 Years including elements 12 Months (excludes elements and thermocouple) 3 Years including elements 3 Years Including Elements 12 Months (excludes elements and thermocouple) 12 Months (excludes elements and thermocouple)
Average Cost Per Firing £2.60 £5.20 £3.50 £2.25 £3.15 £3.50 £3.80 £9.00
Lid Adjustable quick-release lock and padlock hasp. Elements in lid.  Adjustable quick-release lock and padlock hasp. Elements in lid.  Lightweight Press-cut non-ceramic fibre. Elements in lid. Easy opening design with stay open mechanism. 2 Spy Hole/Vents in lid.  Elements in lid. Easy open system. Lightweight Press-cut non-ceramic fibre. Elements in lid. Easy opening design with stay open mechanism. 2 Spy Hole/Vents in lid.  Lightweight Press-cut non-ceramic fibre. Elements in lid. Easy opening design with stay open mechanism. 2 Spy Hole/Vents in lid. 

Elements in lid. Easy open system.

Elements in lid. Easy open system.
Chamber Material Lightweight Brick Lightweight Brick Lightweight brick. Fast cooling strong mesh floor under the brick. Lightweight fibre insulation Lightweight brick. Fast cooling strong mesh floor under the brick. Lightweight brick. Fast cooling strong mesh floor under the brick. Lightweight fibre insulation​ Lightweight fibre insulation
Weight 95kg 115kg 240kg 245kg 240kg 210kg 250kg 850kg
Other Information Depth of chamber is in the base. Stand with castors included. Depth of chamber is in the base. Stand with castors included. The floor on the Eurofuser is recessed by 4cm - most of the chamber depth is in the lid for easy access. Comes on castors as standard. Full depth of chamber is in the base. Stand with castors included. Fast react thermocouples. Fast cooling. Recessed floor - Most of the chamber depth is in the lid for easy access.  
'Elite User' - Free half-day course worth £200 when you buy this kiln.
Fast react thermocouples. Fast cooling. Recessed floor - Most of the chamber depth is in the lid for easy access.  
'Elite User' - Free half-day course worth £200 when you buy this kiln.

Flatbed chamber for ease of use. Stand with castors included.​

Flatbed chamber for ease of use. Stand with castors included.​
Price inc VAT £2802 £3683 £5889 £5238 £5544 / £5993 £6286 / £6735 £6150 £13955
Discount Group Awarded Gold (15%) Gold (15%) Platinum (20%) Platinum (20%) Platinum (20%) Platinum (20%) Platinum (20%) Platinum (20%)
Image Nabertherm F110 Nabertherm F220 Kilncare Eurofuser Nabertherm GF190 Kilncare Deluxe-fuser Kilncare Elitefuser with Auto Vents Nabertherm GF240 Nabertherm GF920
Kiln Nabertherm F-110 Nabertherm F-220​ Kilncare EuroFuser​ Nabertherm GF-190 Kilncare DeluxeFuser with Optional Automatic Vents Kilncare EliteFuser with Automatic Vents Nabertherm GF-240 Nabertherm GF-920