5 out of 5 stars Tuesday 21 February, 2017 By Jennifer Sibley
After attending a couple of half day workshops on glass fusing I was hooked! I bought myself a microwave kiln but found the results were not consistent. I took the plunge and recently bought the Firebox 14. As yet I have only used a couple of the preset programmes but have found them very easy to use and the results have been great! I would definitely recommend this kiln.
5 out of 5 stars Monday 09 January, 2017 By Jenn Gowney - See all my reviews
This is a great kiln, I upgraded from my little paragon. It's a really efficient kiln. I'm still getting to grips with it but so far so good!
5 out of 5 stars Thursday 03 November, 2016 By Kathy England - See all my reviews
I bought my kiln the last time there was a special offer, having been trying to justify to myself for some time that I really "needed" it. It is brilliant - I love the fact that it comes pre-programmed with basic fusing and slumping programmes, so I didn't even have to spend time setting it up before I could use it (unlike my Paragon SC2 kiln). I have successfully made several sets of coasters and slumped a couple of dishes, plus made some great pendants and earrings using these preset programmes. I am looking forward to Christmas when I will have a bit more time to "play"!
5 out of 5 stars Monday 19 September, 2016 By Alison Alford
Move over Daniel Craig, I have a new obsession in my life! I love this kiln - my first kiln and so so easy to use. Before i purchased it I was apprehensive about how I would programme. I needn't have worried - it is so simple even an idiot can use it, as I have proved. The size of the inner chamber is big enough for a large variety of projects and, in my opinion, a better option than a smaller kiln. If you can afford to spend a bit more on your first kiln, I would choose this one over a smaller one. Happy days.
4 out of 5 stars Saturday 23 July, 2016 By John Arrowsmith
Great programmer, but the fire brick the body of the kiln is made from seems a little soft and consequently grains of brick can drop off and become fused into your work.
From Warm Glass: All kilns use a soft brick as this provides the thermal insulation without thermal mass.
Our advice is to avoid vacuuming the inside of a kiln lid as this disturbs the surface and can cause issues.
5 out of 5 stars Tuesday 21 June, 2016 By Ian Donal - See all my reviews
Great item, my first Kiln I find it very easy to use, simple controller and fits in up to 9 coasters or a 30cm piece.
Although considered a starter Kiln I think I'll be using this for long time before I upgrade. Great value for money.
4 out of 5 stars Tuesday 14 June, 2016 By a baker - See all my reviews
I love this kiln, easy to use and easy to program. A good starter kiln which allows you to grow. As others have mentioned, you do need to be a little careful when closing as fine dust can fall on the glass below. However, dont let this put you off - its a good size too.
5 out of 5 stars Thursday 09 June, 2016 By Lisa cheung - See all my reviews
Love this kiln. Never got the plug in kiln before. I used to use microwave kiln. This kiln is making my life so easy. Will treasure it until the day I die.
5 out of 5 stars Tuesday 31 May, 2016 By Sarah Bridgland
This is my first and only kiln and it has worked brilliantly (hope this review doesn't jinx it!) and have now been using it for about 4 years now. I do find that it only needs to go to 790c for a full fuse.
My one quibble is that the painty stuff on the lid inside sometimes can drop off on to the glass which means you must remember to close the lid really carefully. Once it has fired it can spoil the smooth surface.
Great buy though and highly recommend.
5 out of 5 stars Sunday 29 May, 2016 By Jessica Dewey - See all my reviews
This is an upgrade from my Prometheus Pro 7 and I was initially concerned about having such a 'beast' in comparison but I needn't have worried! This kiln fires like a dream and has produced some lovely jewellery so far. It also takes half the time thanks to the lovely preset programs. I look forward to having this machine for a good many years, thank you!
5 out of 5 stars Wednesday 28 October, 2015 By Andrew Hunter - See all my reviews
This is my first and only kiln which I have had for two years now. It is simple to use and plugs into the mains electricity making it ideal for hobbyists. I run it over night on economy 7 and having a peep to see what's been fired before I go to the day job gets me out of bed in the mornings. I love it and can't recommend it highly enough.
5 out of 5 stars Wednesday 07 October, 2015 By Elaine Pratt
This is my first kiln and I love it! It was very quick to assemble, easy to use and does an excellent job. Definitely a kiln for someone new to glass, however my school also uses this model, so it is very flexible.
5 out of 5 stars Saturday 21 March, 2015 By Karen francis - See all my reviews
I love this kiln. It is so easy to use and the results are brilliant. I am a complete novice but found it easy to follow the instructions and use the set programmes. I am really pleased I bought it.
5 out of 5 stars Friday 27 February, 2015 By James Walls - See all my reviews
This kiln will automatically take your glass fusing to the next level.
I moved from a microwave kiln to this bad boy and it is without doubt the best thing and investment I have ever made.
You don't have to know about cycles, and ramps and holding temperatures. It has clearly defined starter settings and while you can easily bypass this and move on to your own programmes, you don't need to for a long time.
This kiln is idea for the home fuser who wants to bring new things to the table, I'm now using metalwork, inclusions, making huge pieces and slumping which is all I could ever have dreamt doing with my first kiln.
And it really is simple to use, please take my word for it this kiln is an investment for your hobby and will easily pay for itself
5 out of 5 stars Monday 05 May, 2014 By Margaret Telfer
I love it! I am not technically minded so this is bliss, I might even try to do some more advanced firing. So far everything has gone like clockwork. Thanks.
5 out of 5 stars Sunday 20 April, 2014 By serena rivers - See all my reviews
So easy to use, the inbuilt programmes are great. It's a real confidence builder and easy to create your own programmes. A great starter kiln, big enough to create some interesting pieces.
5 out of 5 stars Wednesday 11 December, 2013 By Jane Mason - See all my reviews
My first kiln and what a great time I had opening it the first time. 2 friends had come over to have a go at using frit and powder to make coasters whilst I made some jewellery. I opened it on Sunday morning and took the glass down to bell ringing and "wow" were they pleased. A great kiln and so easy to use, the pre-programming gave a perfect result.
5 out of 5 stars Thursday 21 November, 2013 By The Elms Junior School
This is an excellent kiln for schools,It has enabled me to extend the art experience my Y6 (10-11yr olds) have in art. They now make glass tiles as Christmas gifts and use them to create a legacy window with 100 tiles when they leave at the end of the year! I also have made some great things in it myself, just want one at home now!!!!!
5 out of 5 stars Friday 30 August, 2013 By Sheila Knight - See all my reviews
My first kiln and I am so pleased that I bought it. It is easy to use and, most of the time, the preset programs are all that is needed. I do like the flexibility it offers and how easy it is to save your own programs too.
5 out of 5 stars Saturday 03 August, 2013 By Laura Schlotel - See all my reviews
This kiln is very easy to use. The pre-set programmes are good, though the tack programme is a very prominent fuse. However, it is very straight forward to programme your own firing schedules if you don't like the pre-set ones. Considering it takes 9 coasters or a large dish it takes up very little room. I'm very pleased with it.
5 out of 5 stars Thursday 04 July, 2013 By Katrina Hourston - See all my reviews
Fabulous ! As a total self taught fuser I am finding this so simple to use !
5 out of 5 stars Wednesday 12 June, 2013 By Jill Bagnall - See all my reviews
Just plug and go! I love my Firebox. It was so easy to get started and with a good variety of standard programmes, which I use most of the time. Setting up and saving your own schedules is easy peasy too. Great entry level.
5 out of 5 stars Tuesday 08 May, 2012 By Cherie Lubbock - See all my reviews
I love my kiln because it is so easy to get started. There are set programmes that are perfect for most tasks for the beginner to use. It looks good in my studio and it doesn't take up a great deal of space. It is so well insulated that the surrounding area barely warms up, which is vital when you only have a small space to fire in.
5 out of 5 stars Wednesday 02 May, 2012 By Macclesfield College - See all my reviews
We are delighted with our Skutt Firebox 14. I was a virtual stranger to glass and I found your advice so helpful when setting up a glass area in our 3D room.
We chose this kiln, with your guidance, as it seemed like a good size and shape for what we needed. We fuse up to 9 pieces of work at a time (based on 10 x 10 tile size) and so far we have used the kiln exclusively for fused glass. The students love to open the lid and see the results the next day. The kiln is so simple to use and we tend to use the existing programmes set by the factory.
The kiln can be plugged into the mains, therefore it is very adaptable for home use.
I recently recommended you to a friend, who has bought one for her school.
5 out of 5 stars Monday 30 April, 2012 By Julia Lesser
After deciding that Warm Glass was the most efficient and friendly company to buy my supplies from I visited and spoke to Jess about kilns.
The Firebox 14 most suited my purposes in terms of external size and internal capacity. I was delighted not to have to get an electrician in, as it plugs directly into a normal socket. I was also pleased to be able to add my own firing programmes to those already pre-set. I'm very happy with the product and with being able to make anything from x9 coasters at one firing to sizeable dishes.
5 out of 5 stars Friday 27 April, 2012 By Katharine Brown - See all my reviews
I attended the fusing and slumping foundation course with a view to coming home with a kiln and this was the kiln that stood out for me. It was the most reasonably priced for what I wanted and offered me the flexibility of a range of auto firing schedules that gave me confidence as a novice glass artist.1 year on I am still finding that the firebox 14 is still the kiln for me as I am now brave enough to use the Pro settings and write my own firing schedules! I have found the square shape allows the kiln to slot neatly into a corner of my studio and I was impressed that it came with everything I needed to get firing!
5 out of 5 stars Thursday 15 September, 2011 By Judith Hannington - See all my reviews
I upgraded from my Paragon SC2b to a Firebox 14 because I needed a kiln with more shelf space for my glass fusing but still wanted a low-cost to run, not too large kiln due to space limitations. I also still wanted the option of annealing my lampwork beads straight from the flame. The programmer is great - all the pre-programmed factory settings have been successful with only a little tweaking of top temperature and hold times and programming your own firing / annealing cycles is straightforward. I am really pleased that I have moved from a front to a top-loading kiln as it means I can arrange small design elements on coasters, tiles and dishes in situ with ease. I also find the heat much more uniform across the kiln shelf which means that I can fill the kiln almost to the edges of the shelf - I do find that nine coasters (as the brochure recommends) is too much with too little space between but this is a minor detail. The contact I had with Warm Glass prior to purchasing my kiln was exceptionally helpful - they were happy to answer even my most silliest of questions which was great when thinking about spending this sort of money. I felt like I was making an informed decision and one that has proved correct - I would not hesitate in recommending the Firebox 14 kiln and Warm Glass to others.
5 out of 5 stars Friday 08 April, 2011 By Laura Greenacre
I love my new kiln! its so easy to use the automatic programmes are great for me as I'm still a bit of a beginner, I had wonderful advice from the lady on the phone and its like Christmas morning every time I open the lid!