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Table Top Kilns


Glass Beadmakers, Lampworkers, PMC, Art Clay Silver, Flameworkers & FusersTable Top Kiln for Glass Beadmaking, Lampworking, PMC, Art Clay Silver, Flameworking, Fusing, and Ceramics.

This kiln uses common available household electricity, 115 volts at 14 amps. The cost of electricity to run this kiln for one hour at half power is approximately 9 cents per hour. A dial heat control switch (ICS) is included with each kiln. A pyrometer, purchased seperately, is necessary to measure temperature if you require annealing. This bead kiln, made with insulated fire brick, can also be used for fusing glass, ceramics, copper enameling, art clay silver or many different uses. This style kiln has the unique feature of being modular and stacking. This allows you to add accessories to turn the kiln into a crucible kiln, a casting kiln or kilns for other uses! All kilns should be kept 12" from any flammable materials.

Specifications for the HG6B6 Kiln
 Overall Height Outside Dimension Inside Height Dimension of kiln floor Largest kiln shelf Volts/Amps
 19" 14½" x 17½" 9" 6½" x 6½"  6" x 6" 120 / 14

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

  • Comfort. Sure, one could put a mandrel into any kiln. But when you lift the lid a blast of 1000 degree heat will hit you. The unique feature (invented by us) of this bead kiln is a side door opening. This allows you to insert beads through the side without much heat discomfort.
  • Safety. Sure you could place a mandrel into any kiln. But if you happen to touch one of the exposed elements with the metal mandrel you will get an electric shock. The unique feature (invented by us) of this kiln is a side door opening. This keeps the metal mandrel away from any electrical elements for safety.
  • Setting up your kiln for flameworking.
  • Setting up your kiln for glass fusing. (under construction)
  • Kiln maintenance

 HG6B6 Kiln with Dial Control Only  Kiln With 3 Key Digital Controller and Dial Control  Kiln With 12 Key Digital Controller and Dial Control

 Pyrometer - Temperature Gauge - for Kiln

Don't forget you may also need a pyrometer (Temperature Gauge)

 Digital Controller and Dial Control Temperature Gauge for Kilns Kiln with 12 Key Digital Controller and Dial Control
 $290  $590  $685

The HG6B6Table Top Kiln for Glass Beadmaking, Lampworking, PMC, Art Clay Silver, Flameworking, Fusing, and Ceramics.

HG6T Top - 2 brick - with single grip wooden handle $45
HG6F Heating ring - 6½" x 6½" inside - 120 volts, 14 amps - with dial control switch $175
HG6BE Bead Extension - 6½" x 6½" inside - with a 6½" wide by 2¼"high side door opening $75
HG6B3 Bottom - 9" x 13" outside - fits underneath HG6F or HG6BE $55
   Price if pieces sold seperate  $350
HG6B6 Complete Fusing Kiln - includes the above 4 parts $290
  Optional items for the HG6B6 Kiln
HGF4 Feet - Four 2" x 2" x 2" insulated fire brick blocks $6
RR4 Snap on Glass Rod Rest - stainess steel - 4½" wide $19
BR6 Built in Bead Rack details $14
  Fiber Cloth Door Covering Included
HFD6 Hinged Fiber Door Cover - Optional $24

Read the temperature of your kiln! Pyrometer digital or analog temperature read out. If you want to ANNEAL your glass, you mut be able to read the temperature of the kiln! You must select from one of the 3 temperature reading devices below.

PA1 Pyrometer - large face gauge - details $59
2242 Pyrometer - digital - details .......Regular price $89 $79
5555 Controller - 3 Key Pad - Fully automatic and digital, (Pyrometer is not needed - it is built into this digital controller - details Temp Out of Stock $300
DTC1000 Controller - 12 Key Pad - Fully automatic and digital, by Paragon - (Pyrometer is not needed - it is built into this digital controller) details $395

Check out this option!

Built in bead rack that holds many times more beads than any other kiln the same size!

View of the built in bead rack for kiln with an optional snap on glass rod rest. Close up view of the side opening.

Even though the opening is only 6½" wide by 2¼" high, many beads can be stacked upward. Notice from this picture how many beads are just on the left 2" of the kiln. (The photo is of the 9" kiln, the HG6B6 kiln will be 2½" smaller than what is pictured.) Pictured on the right is the optional glass rod holder. Place glass rods on this rack to preheat the ends. When you are ready to use that color, simply remove the rod and go directly into the torch flame. This eliminates the need to preheat the tip of the glass rod in the torch! See the web material at the top of the picture. That is a unique high temperature fiber cloth door flap. We pulled the cloth up to expose the inside of the kiln for this picture. This cloth door covers the door to keep much of the heat in the kiln. Because it is flexible, the cloth will bend around any mandrels or glass rods protruding from the kiln.

Kiln Setup and Maintenance

Why the HG kilns are better!

  • This kiln is made by HotGlass. They invented the front door brick kiln! We have evaluated the few worthy bead kilns now made and we found HotGlass to be the best quality, more features and at the best price! There is no choice or question what kiln is the best!
  • These HotGlass kilns can also be used for fusing, annealing glass, enameling or ceramics. Most other bead kilns do not.
  • These HotGlass kilns are priced lower than any other bead kiln on the market. Prices start under $268 for a kiln with pyrometer for reading temperature and a dial control switch for adjusting the temperature!
  • The HotGlass kilns are Fiber Free for those of you who do not like to have ceramic fiber in your studio. (Some of our HotGlass kilns come with a fiber cloth door, but this cloth is not necessary and can be easily removed.)
  • These HotGlass kilns have several unique features not found in other brand bead kilns.!
    • Fiber cloth door on some models. This feature is ingenious! This easy to open cloth door helps keep the heat in and wraps around any glass rods or mandrels sticking out of the kiln.
    • Optional Built in bead rack for glass beadmakers. And not just a regular bead rack. This allows one to stack across and upward so three or four times as many beads can be put in these kilns each beadmaking session! This makes our kilns three to four times larger than other kilns of the same size!
    • Wooden handles. Other brand kilns have metal handle lids or doors which are worthless when the kiln gets hot.

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