Using a manual kiln requires more hands-on experience and knowledge of firing techniques. These kilns are commonly used by artists, hobbyists, and small-scale pottery studios. These types of kilns need to be closely monitored and adjusted to their firing process based on the clay type, glazes used, and the desired outcome.
Manual Kilns provides the advantages of firing as rapidly as possible without heat shocking the ware, and are extremely energy efficient.
Manual kilns can be more affordable compared to fully automated or digitally-controlled kilns. They have fewer complex components, which can result in lower upfront costs and potentially reduced maintenance expenses over time.
The firemate/automatic kiln models senses and adjust for room temperature and small voltage variations to give you highly repeatable and consistent firing results. The elements are electrically adjusted from top to bottom to give the most uniform firing possible. You have control; fire automatically or fire manually it is simple to operate.