|Jen-Ken AF3P 24-E
|24" (width) x 11" (depth)
|21" Round Shelf (not included)
|Fires to 1700° F
The 24-E will allow you to do a big 20" bowl or table top. For it's size, it is also pretty fast. We owned this kiln and nick named it the "Big Mama" because it held our hand and allowed us to take our first steps into 240v kilns. Great, guiltless size! Not too big, not small at all! However, if you want to do sinks or a very deep drop, you need to move up to the 15" depth.
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.