Olympic Square 186GFE
|Inside Dim:||18" (length) x 18" (width) x 6" (depth)|
|Outside Dim:||32" (width) x 26" (depth) x 33" (height)|
|Shelf Size:||16” Square Shelf - NOT INCLUDED|
|Max Temp:||Fires to 1700° F|
|Receptacle:||5-20R (dedicated circuit)|
|Ship Wt:||195# (Motor Freight)|
- FREE SHIPPING in the contiguous US!
- 3-Key Digital Bartlett Controller
- Peephole Plugs
- Mechanical Relays
- Instruction Manual
- Two-Year Warranty (The manufacturer's warranty as well as the optional add-on Extended Warranty Protection Plan do not cover a service contractor to provide in-home kiln repairs.)
*** This kiln is 120v but, requires a 5-20R DEDICATED CIRCUIT. Learn more about dedicated circuits HERE! ***
O.K... we're biased, we have used the Olympic Square 186GFE, and it's really great. It's big enough to slump a couple of wine bottles but ready to fire platters, candle bridges, big bowls and more. We cast in ours, we also did screen melts too. The shelf is 16" square so it fits nine 4" square plates at once.
The Olympic Square 186GFE requires a dedicated circuit, but still works on 120 volts. A toggle switch on the controller allows you to use your lid element or your side elements only, or you can switch on the fly from fusing with the lid coil to annealing with the side coils. We highly recommend this kiln. It's strong, does a great job, and it's extremely flexible. If viewing window or bead/punty door is added, the max firing temperature changes to only 1600°F.
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.
Check out the Olympic Kilns Electrical Parts Kits... never experience downtime again because you didn’t have a part on hand!
Purchase of an Olympic Kiln Square 186GFE
I am very happy with my purchase of my Olympic Kiln, The Team at Kiln Frog was extremely helpful in all of my questions as a first time Kiln owner. I would highly recommend them.
Great small kiln
I really like this kiln. Easy to operate, household current, excellent even heat. I highly recommend Kiln Frog.