Product Details

Product Information

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.

We do not recommend regularly firing over 820C in this kiln as it can shorten the life of the elements. If you wish to use high firing techniques such as pot melts on a regular basis, we would recommend a Kilncare kiln such as the Hobbyfuser.

The kiln comes with a 2-year warranty.

Why buy a kiln from Warm Glass?  

We have an experienced team who will support you every step of the way, including free technical help if you need it. Call us on 01934 863344, and we will find the best setup for you. If you find this kiln cheaper elsewhere, please contact us and we'll do our best to match it. 

Special features:

  • The excellent LT Controller
  • Ceramic Bung
  • Full accessory kit, including- stand, kiln shelf, 3 shelf props, kiln wash (200g) and firing paper.
  • Heptagonal chamber

For advice on choosing a kiln, visit our Glass Kiln Advice Page.

Technical Specification

Electrical: 1.8kw/7.9amp single phase, UK standard 13amp plug and cable.

Maximum Temperature: 870°C.


  • Internal dimensions: 380mm x 380mm x 165mm (w x d x h)
  • External dimensions: 520mm x 690mm x 300mm (w x d x h)
  • Weight: 45kg unpackaged

Shelf Kit:

  • 1 x 325mm x 325mm circular kiln shelf
  • Props

A shelf will fit 4 x 10cm coasters.

CE certified.


The reliable and easy to use Glassmaster LT 3 button controller 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.

Delivery Details

Delivery is to your kerbside only and does not include installation. Please consider that you may need help to situate the kiln. This kiln can only be sent by standard shipping (3 to 5 working days).

When ordering your kiln please state any access issues at the delivery address in the special instructions. Please also state which date you would like to take delivery (apart from Saturday or Sunday). Delivery will be between 9am and 5pm on your nominated day.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Julian Le Vay

I have had this kiln 7 or 8 years, excellent first kiln for novices, very easy to use and to programme and takes up very little space. Only reservation is that I am now experiencing serious problems and cannot find anyone who services them. The US manufacturer is extremely helpful and quick if you email them, but obviously, they can neither examine or test the kiln nor work on it, and parts can take a long while to obtain. That is an argument in favour of a British made kiln.

Linda Hallwood

I have had one of these kilns for a number of years and always found it most reliable. I had a problem of my own making and emailed the address on the instruction manual. Within hours I got a personal reply suggesting things I could do to put it right. I can not praise this manufacturer more. I thought it would be useful for those thinking of buying one to know what good support there is.

Ally Caldecote

I am pretty new to glass fusing and utterly love my kiln. I don't fully understand the increase and decrease in temperatures but the automatic programmes (full fuse, tac fuse and slump) mean that I don't need to worry too much about the details. The size is just right for me - the very biggest pieces take the whole kiln but mostly I fit quite a lot of small items in instead. At 50p per fire I feel like I can experiment a bit, and learn more as I go. This might not be great if you are an experienced artist, or want to make large pieces but if you're quite new like me then I recommend it.

Amanda Gumley

I am absolutely delighted with my kiln. It arrived well packaged and within the allotted time slot. It took me a while to take the plunge but i'm so pleased I opted the larger model. The Manuel is easy to follow and the programs are easy to set even for a complete beginner . I wouldn't be without it and can't rate it high enough!!!

Ian Watt

Delivered within 4 days of order. Kiln arrived well packaged and took only minutes to set up. Only tried the default programme settings thus far but simple to use and the results are excellent. Would recommend.