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Kilncare Hobbyfuser Gen4 Drop Out Glass KilnKilncare Hobbyfuser Gen4 Drop Out Glass Kiln

Kilncare Hobbyfuser Gen4 Drop Out Glass Kiln

Price £2,395.00 Inc VAT£2,195.00 Inc VAT (£1,829.17 ex VAT)up to8% off

4.8 out of 5 stars (5 Customer Reviews)

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Kilncare Hobbyfuser Gen4 Drop Out Glass Kiln with KCR32C Programmer. Internal Dimensions: 41.5cm x 41.5cm x 27.5cm - EXCLUSIVE TO WARM GLASS UK.

The estimated delivery time for this kiln is approximately 5-7 weeks. We will contact you with any updates.

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 Buy today to receive these fantastic benefits

silver discountSilver Loyalty Discount Status - 10% off future orders
free glass coaster kitFree Glass Coaster Starter Kit (sent separately from the kiln)
technical supportUnlimited lifetime technical support
free UK deliveryFree delivery of your kiln to Mainland UK
glass kiln warranty4 year manufacturer's warranty - including elements

The Kilncare Hobbyfuser Drop Out is an incredibly popular and extremely reliable kiln, preferred by schools and glass artists due to the robust build and large chamber.

This kiln has exactly the same build and high attention to detail as the hugely popular Kilncare Hobbyfuser Gen4 but has been designed in such a way that enables you to remove a level of bricks from the base to make the kiln 75mm deeper. Giving you the flexibility to use the Hobbyfuser Gen4 Drop Out kiln in the same way that you would the Hobbyfuser Gen4 for: glass fusing, glass slumping and casting with incredible efficiency, but also to make it deeper to master the art of fused glass 'Drop Outs'.  

This kiln also has the added benefit of a Drop Out viewing hole with door, so you can easily inspect your Drop Out visually during firing without opening the lid.

Building on the global success and powerful design of the Hobbyfuser 3, the Gen4 Drop Out edition retains the same impressive build. With the addition of the KCR32C controller, you can now boast an amazing 32 programmes (each with up to 32 segments), giving your creativity huge possibilities. This also allows you to upgrade the controller with the exciting WiFi option, where you can monitor and control your kiln from anywhere in the world with an internet connection! 


Kiln Elements

The Hobbyfuser Gen4 Drop Out utilises the latest technology "infra-red" quartz heating elements, designed for high performance and effective insulation. This means your Hobbyfuser will make the crucial ramp from 700°C to 800°C in as little as 9 minutes, ensuring the glass doesn't get "over-worked" by being in the heat longer than is required. The elements are located in the lid for even heating, which also makes them easy to replace if required. The elements are switched off when the lid is opened by an automatic safety switch.



The stainless steel lid is powder coated and oven baked, then lined out with press cut, non-ceramic fibre.  This eliminates the risk of brick dust particles dropping from the lid, making for a very clean firing environment. This design enables the Hobbyfuser Gen4 Drop Out to retain heat when needed but still release heat rapidly during the all-important cool-down period.

The opening and closing of the lid is a single finger operation, thanks to a pair of well designed stainless steel springs at the rear of the kiln. There are also two handles for left or right hand lifting and a special catch design to hold the lid closed.

In the centre of the lid is a vent hole which comes with a matching plug. This is positioned to the rear of the chamber to avoid particle contamination on the glass.


The base section of the chamber is made from refractory brick and made in such a way that the top layer of bricks can be removed to make the kiln 75mm deeper.  The bricks can be easily replaced without the need for cement etc. 

There is a Drop Out viewing hole with door, allowing you to inspect your Drop Outs during firing without opening the lid.

KCR2 Controller

The Hobbyfuser Gen4 Drop Out comes with the KCR32C Controller which is a multi-program controller targeted towards glass use with 32 programs each of up to 32 segments. Each segment is a controlled heating/cooling ramp followed by a soak. It is supplied pre-programmed with 9 typical glass programs (which can be over-written).

Optional WiFi Controller Upgrade: Monitor your kiln in real time, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection! The KCR32CWIFI is the same as the standard KCR32C, but with remote access to the Kilncare GATEway, enabling you to view the kiln status and temperature, review the program, create a library of firing schedules, view error faults and manually stop the firing if needed. For more details on the WiFi features of this controller, see the KCR32CWIFI Overview or contact our team on 01934 863344.



  • 32 programs - each with up to 32 segments
  • Each segment is a controlled heating/cooling ramp soak
  • Soak times up to nearly 100 hours
  • Ramp rates from 1 to 999°C/hour full
  • Programs can be reviewed or altered while firing
  • Program Pause & Segment Advance facilities
  • Keyboard lockable
  • Delayed start facility - up to 4 days
  • Power failure recovery
  • Energy used display
  • Event / Damper / Fan relay output
  • Alarm relay with alarm buzzer
  • Mains power switch

Stand (Optional):

Kiln stand

Available with or without castors, the optional Kilncare Hobbyfuser Gen4 Drop Out stand has two shelves, one for the kiln to sit on and one for your own use. It raises the kiln by 650mm to a comfortable working height.  It is made of steel and is powder coated in blue to match the kiln.  The stand is supplied ready for assembly.

Shelf with Props (Optional):

Shelf dimensions table



  • Internal Size (WxDxH): 415mm x 415mm x 275mm
  • External Size (WxDxH): 750mm x740mm x580mm
  • Power Rating: 3kW
  • Power Supply: 240v
  • Plug: Standard UK 13 amp wall plug fitted, no special wiring required.
  • Power cable length: 1.7m
  • Maximum Temperature: 950˚C
  • Weight: 90kg
  • Delivery dimensions: The kiln will be delivered boxed on a pallet measuring 110cm x 169cm

Other Information:

  • The Kilncare Hobbyfuser Gen4 Drop Out is built for a long life span and the 4 year warranty covers all parts including the elements.
  • Fully complies with all European and CE requirements.
  • The average cost of firing is less than 90p.
  • Kilns contribute towards our discount programme but discounts do not apply to kilns. 


  • Delivery is usually within 3-4 weeks.
  • Delivery is to your door only and does not include installation. Please consider that you may need help to situate the kiln.  The kiln will be delivered boxed on a pallet measuring 110cm x 169cm.
  • Delivery is free to any address in Mainland UK. 
  • Deliveries outside the UK: Delivery charges vary. We subsidise delivery costs where possible, however some destinations may require an extra delivery charge in addition to the one calculated at checkout. If this is the case, we'll contact you as soon as possible to agree this with you, before the kiln is dispatched. 

For further information about this kiln call Veronica on 01934 756181.

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Product Reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars Tuesday 18 June, 2019 By C Twomey - See all my reviews
I bought this as was so happy with my HF3 (non drop out) and wanted both a second kiln and one in which to do drop outs. Was pleased to find it has extra bricks so inside is same dimensions as non drop out, unless you remove them to do a drop out, thus performs same as HF3 non drop out in full fuse, tacks etc. Works just as expected from the off. Fab piece of engineering, and British too.
4 out of 5 stars Wednesday 08 May, 2019 By Bev Brown
I love my Hobbyfuser drop out and it's very versatile. The controller is very simple and the warm glass instructional video really helped me overcome my controller fears, very very easy to use and adjust after the programme has started. However I cannot understand why it comes with bumpers around the walls, this makes loading the supplied shelf painful from barked knuckles unless wearing gloves; you can't make up on the shelf and then load into the kiln. I think I will have to buy a smaller shelf. It's easy to remove the layer of bricks for deeper work. The stand is excellent and although the wheels are expensive they are chunky; I've had to move the kiln a couple of times due to workmen and I can move and lock into position. This will be my one and only video but if buying again I would definitely get a clamshell.
WARM GLASS RESPONSE - Hi Bev, Thanks for your feedback. The easiest answer to this is to use slightly taller shelf posts to support the shelf. I hope this helps!
5 out of 5 stars Wednesday 03 January, 2018 By CLAIRE MUNDAY - See all my reviews
Had my kiln for a year now. When I purchased it I was not far off from being a complete novice in glass work. This kiln is easy to use and to programme your own schedules in. I bought the deeper version knowing that I would be progressing to drop outs. It is a good size for a hobbyist. Love this kiln.
5 out of 5 stars Sunday 17 December, 2017 By Wendy Blake
Fantastic and versatile kiln. Well made and v easy to programme, even though has 9 set programmes to choose from. Prompt delivery after ordering Got it just 2 weeks after order -thank you kiln care and warm glass
5 out of 5 stars Sunday 29 October, 2017 By Lisa Montgomery
Absolutely Fabulous.....I cannot wish for anything better .
Thank you Warm Glass.

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Registered office: 5 Havyat Park, Wrington, Bristol, BS40 5PA, UK
Company Reg No. 5365166. VAT No. 791350132