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Skutt HotStart Pro Glass Kiln- FREE MAINLAND UK DELIVERY

Price £985.00 Inc VAT (£820.83 ex VAT)

4.8 out of 5 stars (12 Customer Reviews)
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Skutt HotStart Pro glass kiln with digital programmer.  Internal Dimensions: 38cm Diameter x 16.5cm Height​

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free glass coaster kitFree Glass Coaster Starter Kit
technical supportUnlimited lifetime technical support
free UK deliveryFree delivery of your kiln to Mainland UK
glass kiln warranty24 month manufacturer's warranty

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.

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 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.


Glassmaster LT

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 kiln's display temperature.

Chamber size: 

The chamber is circular (actually heptagonal) with a diameter of 38cm.  The maximum circular piece you can fit inside would be 32cm 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:

shelf size table

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:

Euroean plugs

We use Skutts in our studio and service all warranties in the UK.

Skutt logo

  • Certified CE compliant
  • Power rating: 1.8 kW
  • Breaker size: 13 Amp
  • Power supply: 7.9 Amp
  • Plug: Standard UK 13 amp plug fitted, no special wiring required.
  • Weight: Approx. 45kg
  • Maximum Temperature: 870ºC.
  • Average cost of firing - approximately 70p
  • 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 32cm 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.

Check out our page on Choosing a Glass Kiln.

Compare this kiln with others in our range.

Read our advice on Setting Up Your Glass Kiln.

Product Reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars Monday 17 September, 2018 By 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.
5 out of 5 stars Thursday 16 August, 2018 By 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.
5 out of 5 stars Wednesday 17 January, 2018 By Ally Caldecote - See all my reviews
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.
5 out of 5 stars Monday 14 August, 2017 By Alison Mascarenhas
14th August 2017
I have had this kiln for about 2-3 weeks now and am very impressed with it. It is easy to set up and use on auto settings. My first attempt was a simple picture of fir trees with snow and I nervously awaited for the grand first opening of the kiln lid when it cooled enough. The result was great! I phoned today to ask a few queries. Staff member was helpful and recommended one of the video tutorials on the site so I could adjust the temperature of a program. Successfully done! Delivery was excellent, even to the Isle of Wight, ordered on Wednesday afternoon and arrived Friday afternoon. The most difficult thing was opening the box as it was very well packed!
5 out of 5 stars Friday 19 May, 2017 By 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!!!
5 out of 5 stars Sunday 16 October, 2016 By 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.
5 out of 5 stars Monday 16 May, 2016 By Carol Fishwick - See all my reviews
This is my first kiln and it is truly amazing. From unpacking, to plugging in and first firing..... wow. It really is easy to use, and easy to understand. It makes complete firing a push button affair, especially for the beginner, with the option to personalize programmes for the more experienced.
5 out of 5 stars Sunday 06 April, 2014 By Richard Parry
As a complete kiln novice, I bought this purely for firing glass paint & silver stain, as opposed to fusing and slumping etc. It's a smashing little kiln, easy to set up and program with the excellent instruction manual. First results are great for both paint and stain. Excellent advice received from Veronica at warm glass and quick delivery too. If the first few days are anything to go by, the kiln and I are going to get on just fine!
Highly recommended from a novice point of view.
5 out of 5 stars Friday 14 February, 2014 By Kathy Mather - See all my reviews
Had this running practically 24/7 since it arrived on Tuesday.

Easy to set up, controller super simple to navigate with the help of the excellent manual. Set it to heat some frit balls at max speed and went from room temp to 816 in about 2 hours.

Love it.
5 out of 5 stars Thursday 14 March, 2013 By Anne Harris - See all my reviews
this is my first ever kiln, and I haven't been disappointed with the results! So easy to use and a decent size kiln allowing me to become a bit more adventurous with glass. 5 stars and great fun learning new techniques.
5 out of 5 stars Thursday 15 December, 2011 By Esbjörn Hedman
Har beställt en Hot start pro ugn och skulle vilja ha kontakt med en svensk person som kan automatiken samt en bruksanvisning på svenska.

If you would like contact with a Swedish person who can provide a manual in Swedish. please contact...
5 out of 5 stars Tuesday 20 September, 2011 By Julie lewis
A brilliant small kiln, great for beginners, and for anyone wanting to make bowls, plates or jewellery, I've had excellent results.

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Company Reg No. 5365166. VAT No. 791350132