|Jen-Ken Vitri Barrel Vitrigraph Kiln
|11" (width) x 9" (depth)
|10” Round Shelf - (not included)
|Fires to 2100° F
This Jen-Ken Vitrigraph kiln is the biggest option available! It's the deepest at 9" tall and 11" round so that you can place the biggest pot. Jen-Ken "supercharged" this kiln with a double layer of elements so that the increased depth is heated quickly and efficiently! There's no struggling to meet and maintain flow temperatures.
PLUS! This kiln is the ultimate transformer! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned glass worker, The Vitri Barrel can do it all! By adding a stand, shelf, and solid bottom, you can turn this kiln into a great fusing, casting, or ceramic kiln! Then, as you grow, the Vitri Barrel becomes the best vitrigraph kiln on the market, allowing you to pull loads of gorgeous cane for all your creations. It's a great 2-in-1 kiln purchase option for every level of glassworker!
The kiln lid comes hinged with a removable pre-drilled bottom, so you cannot fuse in this kiln unless you purchase a solid bottom as an add-on. The kiln does NOT include a shelf kit. The kiln can be ordered as 3 separate pieces but you must specify this in your order notes. You're gonna love it!!
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.
***Looking for a Vitrigraph stand... we suggest using the Seville Classics UltraDurable Commercial-Grade 5-Tier Steel Wire Shelving. Set it up using the top and bottom shelves only... and you are good to go! It's tall, portable, and perfect! This is what the pro's use, and you won't be sorry for getting it. Honestly, don't go trying to rig up a ladder and some boards, etc. because you don't want to spend extra dollars, or you think it will take up too much room. Whatever you set up will end up being an obstacle to you using your vitrigraph because it will be a PAIN to set up and break down. Trust us! We've been there. Save yourself some hassle!