Looking for a robust, reliable, high performance kiln for your studio or school? The Kilncare Elite-fuser really delivers. The optional automatic vents offer faster turnaround of kiln loads and greater control. There is never any need to need to 'babysit' this kiln to vent it. It even has a WiFi enabled controller so you can monitor your firings remotely.
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Buy today to receive these fantastic benefits
|Platinum Loyalty Discount Status - 20% off future orders|
|Free Glass Coaster Starter Kit (sent separately from the kiln)|
|Unlimited lifetime technical support|
|Free delivery of your kiln to Mainland UK|
|4 year manufacturer's warranty - including elements|
A step up from the popular Pro-fuser, this British built kiln is the third member of the Kilncare Fuser family and is aimed at the serious and professional glass artist. The Elite-fuser is also ideal for schools due to the robust build, size and reliability. As with all Kilncare kilns, you can expect the solid build and high attention to detail in the design of this UK manufactured kiln that has made them such a success.
• WiFi enabled controller for remote monitoring of your firings
• 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
Shelf Kit (Optional):
2 x 780mm x 490mm shelves with props.
This kiln requires the installation of a circuit breaker. This should be fitted by a qualified electrician. We recommend you check the power supply to your kiln's location is suitable before purchasing.
*height increases to 1330mm when the optional automatic vents are fitted
The kiln is equipped with high performance, hard-wearing infra-red quartz elements and well-designed insulation. It has a fast react thermocouple and is also fast cooling. The elements are located in the lid for even heating; this also makes them easy to replace if required. The elements are switched off when the lid is opened by an automatic safety switch.
The kiln lid has two vents. The vents are closed with Stainless Steel vent flaps which are lined with insulation pads with an anti-dust covered surface for clean operation. Vents are extremely helpful to release moisture (for example when drying a mould at the beginning of the cycle). Opening the vents after the end of the firing cycle (for example for the final 150C or so) can reduce the final cooling time before the kiln can be opened, aiding a quicker turnaround of kiln loads.
Automatic Vents Option: As an option, these roof vents can be motorised and are then programmed via the controller to open or close at any point through the firing cycle or at the end of a firing cycle when the last 150C or so need to be shifted before the kiln can be opened. It could make the difference between coming in to a kiln that can be unloaded in the morning, or one that has still got 3 or 4 hours of cooling before it can be opened. The vents can also be automatically opened at the start of a crash cool then closed before annealing begins.
Shown in the above picture is Kilncare's unique vented stainless steel room construction which vastly aids cooling of the kiln.
The lid stays open once lifted, leaving you with both hands free to load or unload the kiln. There is a handle across the whole front of the kiln making it easy for either left or right hand lifting and a catch to hold the lid closed.
On the front of the lid are two large spy/vent hole with spring return, anti dust flap - great for keeping an eye on your firing.
The boards that make up the chamber are specially produced for Kilncare and are pre-fired to 1100c before inserted into the kiln to remove any shrinkage or warping that could otherwise happen.
Ultra Stable, Fast Cooling Floor Design
Under the floor is where the Elite-fuser excels. Under the brickwork, the floor structure is made from heavy duty walk mesh that expands with heat without distorting, offering superb physical strength. It also breathes so, as with the roof of the kiln, it aids cooling dramatically.
The bricks easily replaced if required as they are not cemented in.
The Elite-fuser comes with the KCR32CWIFI programmer which is a WiFi enabled 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).
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 145cm x145cm x 145cm and weighing approximately 238kg.
Ships free to any address in mainland UK.
Deliveries outside the UK: Delivery charges vary. While we subsidise delivery costs where we can, for some destinations we may have to request an extra delivery charge in addition to the one calculated at checkout. If this is the case we will contact you as soon as possible to agree this with you, and always before the kiln is dispatched.
Delivery is currently 6-8 weeks
This kiln will fit through minimum door width of 90cm (with minor disassembly - see page 5 of the kiln manual).