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Kilncare Hobbyfuser Gen4 Glass Kiln - FREE MAINLAND UK DELIVERY

Rating:
96% of 100

The Kilncare Hobbyfuser is an incredibly popular and extremely reliable kiln, preferred by schools and glass artists due to the robust build and large chamber. This is more than just a 'hobby' kiln, which is why we use one every day in our studio. Manufactured in the UK, the solid build and high attention to detail makes it one of the best plug-in kilns on the market. Ideal for a huge range of techniques including glass fusing, slumping and casting.

The Gen4 includes the KCR32C controller, boasting an amazing 32 programmes (each with up to 32 segments), giving your creativity huge possibilities. This also allows you to upgrade the controller with the exciting WiFi option, where you can monitor and control your kiln from anywhere in the world with an internet connection! 

  • Basic Full Fuse KwH: 5.2*
  • Average Cost of Firing: £1.77*
  • Quartz Elements & Hydraulic Compressed Insulation
£2,687.00 £2,239.17
SKU
XX-3581

Handbuilt and delivered in approximately 6-8 weeks.

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 Buy today to receive these fantastic benefits

silver discountSilver Loyalty Discount Status - 10% off future qualifying orders
free glass coaster kitFree Glass Coaster Starter Kit (sent separately from the kiln)
technical supportUnlimited lifetime technical support
free UK deliveryFree delivery of your kiln to Mainland UK
glass kiln warranty4 year manufacturer's warranty - including elements
 

Other Information:

  • The Kilncare Hobbyfuser is built for a long life span and the 4 year warranty covers all parts including the elements.
  • Fully complies with all European and CE requirements.
  • Kilns contribute towards our discount programme but discounts do not apply to kilns. 
 

New to Glass Fusing? Learn all you need to know to get started with the 'Beginners Fusing Course' available to purchase at the Glass School.

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Energy Credentials*:
  • Basic Full Fuse KwH: 5.2
  • Average Cost of Firing: £1.77
  • Quartz Elements & Hydraulic Compressed Insulation
*Information based on supplier testing with 6mm Bullseye Glass on a Basic Full Fuse, and will vary slightly between firings. Energy prices calculated using the UK energy price cap of 34p per KwH, correct as of the 1st October 2022.

Specifications:

  • Internal Size (WxDxH): 415mm x 415mm x 200mm
  • External Size (WxDxH): 750mm x740mm x460mm
  • Power Rating: 2.5kW
  • Power Supply: 240v
  • Plug: Standard UK 13 amp wall plug fitted, no special wiring required.
  • Power cable length: 1.7m
  • Maximum Temperature: 950°C
  • Weight: 75kg
  • Delivery dimensions: The kiln will be delivered boxed on a pallet measuring 110cm x 94cm

Elements:

Kiln Elements

The Hobbyfuser Gen4 utilises the latest technology "infra-red" quartz heating elements, designed for high performance and effective insulation. This means your Hobbyfuser will make the crucial ramp from 700°C to 800°C in as little as 9 minutes, ensuring the glass doesn't get "over-worked" by being in the heat longer than is required. The elements are located in the lid for even heating, which also makes them easy to replace if required. The elements are switched off when the lid is opened by an automatic safety switch.

 

 

Lid:

The stainless steel lid is powder coated and oven baked, then lined out with press cut, non-ceramic fibre.  This eliminates the risk of brick dust particles dropping from the lid, making for a very clean firing environment. This design enables the Hobbyfuser to retain heat when needed but still release heat rapidly during the all-important cool-down period.

The opening and closing of the lid is a single finger operation, thanks to a pair of well designed stainless steel springs at the rear of the kiln. There are also two handles for left or right hand lifting and a special catch design to hold the lid closed.

In the centre of the lid is a vent hole which comes with a matching plug. This is positioned to the rear of the chamber to avoid particle contamination on the glass.

 

Base: 

The base section of the chamber is made from refractory brick and made in such a way that the bricks can be easily replaced without the need for cement etc. With only approximately 2/3rds of the available height being in the base it means that access to the floor is not restricted by high walls.
  

Controller:

KCR2 Controller

The Hobbyfuser Gen4 comes with the KCR32C Controller which is a 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).

Optional WiFi Controller Upgrade: Monitor your kiln in real time, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection! The KCR32CWIFI is the same as the standard KCR32C, but with remote access to the Kilncare GATEway, enabling you to view the kiln status and temperature, review the program, create a library of firing schedules, view error faults and manually stop the firing if needed. For more details on the WiFi features of this controller, see the KCR32CWIFI Overview or contact our team on 01934 863344.

Features:

  • 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)

One shelf (38x38cm) and 4 props:

Kiln Shelf Information
Shape 1 x Square
Length x Width (or Diameter) 38 x 38cm
Biggest Circle (Diameter) 38cm
Biggest Square 38 x 38cm
Number of 10cm Coasters 9
Diagram
 

Stand (Optional):

Kiln stand

Available with or without castors, the optional Kilncare Hobbyfuser stand has two shelves, one for the kiln to sit on and one for your own use. It raises the kiln by 650mm to a comfortable working height.  It is made of steel and is powder coated in blue to match the kiln.  The stand is supplied ready for assembly.

 

 

 

 

Building on the global success and powerful design of the Hobbyfuser 3, the Gen4 edition retains the same impressive build. With the addition of the KCR32C controller, you can now boast an amazing 32 programmes (each with up to 32 segments), giving your creativity huge possibilities. This also allows you to upgrade the controller with the exciting WiFi option, where you can monitor and control your kiln from anywhere in the world with an internet connection! 

 

 

 

 

For further information about this kiln call the team on 01934 756181.

Delivery:

  • Delivery is currently within 6-8 weeks.
  • Delivery is kerbside 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 110cm x 94cm.
  • Delivery is free to Mainland UK. We subsidise delivery costs where possible, however some destinations may require an extra delivery charge. Additional charges may also apply if there is restricted access to property. Other destinations may vary - please contact for quote.
  • Deliveries outside the UK: Delivery charges vary. We subsidise delivery costs where possible, however some destinations may require an extra delivery charge in addition to the one calculated at checkout. If this is the case, we'll contact you as soon as possible to agree this with you, before the kiln is dispatched. 
  • When your kiln is ready for delivery, we’ll contact you to book in a date that is convenient for you. Deliveries are Monday - Friday and someone will need to be available at the premises to take delivery of the kiln. We are unable to specify a delivery time until the morning of the scheduled delivery.
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How much space do you recommend to have around the kiln and do you need to have extraction when firing it?

At least 30cm clearance all round is recommended. You need at least 30cm behind the kiln to be able to open the lid fully. No extraction is required but use in a well ventilated room.

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