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Table Top Kilns

for Glassblowers, Beadmakers, Flameworkers, Lampworkers, Art Clay Silver and PMC

Table Top Kiln for Glassblowers, Beadmakers, Flameworkers, Lampworkers, and Fusers.

Vertical-Drop Door Kiln - Swings upward!

Why a Vertical-Drop Door? There is heat on the inside of a kiln door. Kilns with swing out doors expose you to the hot inside door. But this Vertical-Drop door swings up never exposing you to that hot door. A digital controller which includes a pyrometer is included with kiln. This bead kiln, made with insulated fire brick, can also be used for fusing glass, ceramics, copper enameling, or many different uses. All kilns should be kept 12" from any flammable materials. The fiber cloth door covering pictured, is included free with the kiln.


Anneal large glass figurines in this digital lampworking kiln. Raise the spring-loaded vertical-drop door to insert a glass figurine with a punty rod. Lower the door. The punty rod extends outside the firing chamber through the smaller punty rod door. This allows the glass to anneal safely.

You can make figurines up to 5" tall. Maintain the annealing temperature indefinitely with the Sentry Xpress 3-key controller.

The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold.

Specifications for the F11 Kiln
Specifications shown for F13 for comparison
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Model Outside Dimension Floor Inside Height
F11 20.5"W x 23"D x 20"H 10¾" x 11" 7"
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23.5"W x 18.5"D x 26"H 10¾" x 11" 13"

Model   Amps Volts Watts at full power Max Temp NEMA Plug Configuration Approx.
Electricity Cost per Hour at 1/2 power
F11 NEMA 5-15R 14
1800°F 5-15R 10¢
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NEMA 5-20R
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1700°F 5-20P 14¢

*If you are using a circuit with a 20 Amp circuit breaker than this F13 kiln potentially would work for you. Most often minor changes is all that is required. You should always check with professionals before working on electrical wiring.
Order# Description List Our LOW Price
F11 Vertical drop door with smaller punty rod door $1,675 $1,474
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Vertical drop door with smaller punty rod door $1,744 $1,535
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Important Shipping Information about Kilns
(Shipping Estimates Will Not Be Correct)

 The shipping estimate for your order that you are quoted in check out will not reflect the actual
shipping total of the kiln - kilns are drop shipped separately from the manufacturer, so the shipping totals for all orders that include kilns need to be calculated by our customer service representatives.

You will be contacted by one of our customer service representatives once your order has been processed and your shipping total has been figured.

If the manufacturer has the kiln you've ordered in stock it will be shipped fairly soon. However,
please note that shipping may be delayed 2-5 weeks if the manufacturer does not have the kiln
in stock. This is especially true during the holiday season and other busy times of the year.

Remember, the kiln is usually not at full power when it is used. Usually it runs at half power to anneal glass or when controller heats up the kiln slowly.

Why have a side door opening for a glass bead kiln?

  • Comfort. Sure, one could put a piece of glass or mandrel into any kiln. But when you lift the lid a blast of 1000°F heat will hit you. The unique feature of this kiln is small door in the large door.
  •   This allows you to insert beads or other glass pieces through the small door without much heat discomfort.
  • The side door is also great for preheating glass rods.
  • Premade glass pieces which will be intended to be removed for working in the flame can be passed to and from the kiln through the side door opening without much heat discomfort.

About the Digital Controller included with this kiln:
  • A 4 Segment Ramp-Hold
  • Delay Fire
  • Hold
  • Skip Segment and Program Review

Click here to download the manual for the Controller

f-11 open door

f-11 main door

Ease of operation will delight you. Never before has lamp work been so easy in this price range. Imagine the massive, award-winning figurines you will be able to make with this kiln.

The F-series lid elements use a new element groove that eliminates element pins. The element coils are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place without pins. The element is mounted in the top of the kiln for safety. There is no sidewall element to touch with a punty rod. With the element in the top, you can also fuse and slump glass.

Imagine the glass you could sag, slump, and fuse with this kiln. Make small bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of Dichroics. This kiln will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that you will enjoy for many years.


Kiln Type

Front Loading Square



Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

0.48 CU.FT.
13.59 litres

Chamber Width

10.75 IN
273 mm

Chamber Depth

11.00 IN
279 mm

Chamber Height

7.00 IN
178 mm

The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

Outer Size

20.50W x 23.00D x 20.00H Inches
521W x 584D x 508H mm

Ship Size

28.50W x 28.50D x 27.00H Inches
724W x 724D x 686H mm

Ship Weight

125.00 Lbs.
56.70 Kg.

Max. Temperature










Breaker Size


Circuit Wire Size

12 gauge

TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499




IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.





Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via Truck

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