I've had this kiln for over a year now and while it's handy for those of us who can't afford (and don't have the space for) a real kiln, it's unpredictable and shoddy at best. I have the temperature controller and the pyrometer, and maintaining consistent temperature is next to impossible. Today takes the cake though - the pyrometer read 1950F!!!! that's a whole 2000F more than it's supposed to go to, and I was ramping slowly to 1500 for FastFire BronzClay. Thanks to this little disaster of a kiln, I have had to throw out more metal clay than I'd like to count. It is inconsistent and gives you mixed results - one day it'll ramp up slowly, the next day it'll blow right off the charts.
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November 1, 2012
from Jonesboro, IL United States
This little kiln works hard for a little money. It is good at firing items w/o the pyrometer, but I bought the controller, and am learning by trial and error about firing. I want to fire silver and feel that I need a pyrometer, so I have ordered one. Overall, a great purchase.