|Model:||Jen-Ken AF3P 18-E 15 Glass Kiln
|Inside Dim:||18" (width) x 15" (depth)|
|Shelf Size:||15.5" Round Shelf (not included)|
|Max Temp:||Fires to 1700° F (glass) / 2150° F (casting)|
|Ship Wt:||175# (freight)|
Designed for the artist that has a passion for all the fired arts! This kiln can have BOTH Glass Fusing and Glass Casting firing modes. The Glass mode gives the uniform top blast of heat to evenly heat the glass on the shelf with some of the side coils working to help bring the kiln to temperature. The Casting mode is all side firing that is great for the ceramics and glazes. The Casting mode will help glass casters hold at 1700°F without overheating the lid coils.
Why Upgrade from Mechanical Relays to Solid-State Relays?
Mechanical Relays, which come standard on most kilns have internal moving parts which over time wear out and need to be replaced. Kiln manufacturers recommend you replace your mechanical relays approximately every 2 years. Solid-state relays have no moving parts and last far longer than standard mechanical relays and offer far better temperature control during hold times. Since solid-state relays also have no moving parts to wear out, they NEVER need to be replaced. You will notice that solid-state relays are silent. The only sound you will hear is just the reassuring hum of the heating elements. So, this factory upgrade saves you potential down time from having to wait for new relays to arrive, potential over-fires from relays sticking in the closed position, potential aggravation from having to learn how to remove and replace the mechanical relays yourself. We think this upgrade is well worth the cost and will save you time and aggravation over the life of your kiln.