Hobbyfuser 3 Glass Kiln
Kilncare Hobbyfuser kilns are in stock for immediate delivery or collection from Bristol.
The Hobbyfuser 3 is the latest generation in this serious plug in glass kiln. Designed for for glass fusing, slumping, casting, paint and stain. A practical piece of studio equipment with a smart look in brushed stainless steel.
Creative Glass Guild offer FREE delivery to UK mainland addresses (excluding some remote and highland areas).
We offer you great discounts when you purchase a kiln from us - this kiln entitles you to 10% off glass and materials purchases for a year! (This excludes sale items, books and power tools).
- Inside dimensions: Width: 415mm x Depth: 415mm (16” x 16”) x Height: 200mm (8 ½") deep
- Shelf measures 380mm x 380mm
- Fires to 950 Celcius
- KCR2 controller with nine programs - pre-set with useful glass cycles for fusing and slumping System 96 glass as well as a bottle slumping programe and a couple of stain cycles
- High performance infra-red quartz elements - extremely hard wearing, strong and easy and cheap to replace
- Easy to open and close lid
- Kiln lid made from stainless steel and lined with non-ceramic fibre - this method of insulation removes the danger of brick dust or particles dropping onto the glass
- Three year warranty including the elements
- UK manufactured by Kilncare in Stoke on Trent
- We recommend a 300mm clearance all around to allow air circulation and better cooling efficiency
- Comes with a £50 voucher to spend on System 96 fusing glass
Also available with the following accessories
- Shelf and posts
- Powder coated stand
- Shelf, posts and stand
- Stand and wheels
- Shelf, posts, stand and wheels
Specific Kiln Information
- 240 volt
- Single phase UK 13 amp plug fitted
- Outside dimensions including stand Width: 29 1/2" x Depth: 29" x Height: 18" (750mm x 740mm x 460mm)
- Cable length 1.5 metres
- Maximum Temperature 950°C
- Weight 75kg
- CE marked, built to CE standards
We can recommend the Hobby Fuser kiln personally, as we have two of our own. Our experience has been excellent and our team are very familiar with the kiln and it's controller. Purchasing through us, you will have the benefit of our extensive experience should you ever need it.
Call us if you would like any further help with your choice on 0117 9588820.
We endeavour to keep these kilns in stock for immediate delivery, in the event we do not have stock on hand, delivery can take up to 5 weeks depending on factory workload. Please read the delivery information sheet for the Hobby Fuser kiln which will be attached to your e-mailed order confirmation at the time of purchase.
- * * * * *28/03/2018
Reliable & sturdy kilnBy Dawn Southworth
I've had my Hobbyfuser for around 8 years now, and remember I had excellent delivery and advice from CGG. James even programmed my control panel which I've used ever since! Although I had a good few years out not using it, I fired it up a few months ago to do my first piece of fusing - there were no problems and I was pleased with the result. Very good and reliable kiln and worth the investment to be able to hot glass when you like!
- * * * * *27/03/2018
Treat yourself!By Sarah Woodward
After careful consideration, I took the plunge and bought myself a Hobbyfuser 3 Glass kiln. And why not!
It is absolutely brilliant. The controller is so easy to use, and comes pre programmed with great options. I've slumped in it, done hot firings, even done a pot melt in it (using a split pot melt mould from Creative Glass), and that went really hot! It's a good size and is ideal for a starter kiln.
It is British built, and has been made to a very high standard. Another plus is that is comes with a 3 year guarantee and free delivery. You won't regret choosing this kiln, you really won't.
- * * * * *28/02/2018
Outstanding Kiln ChoiceBy Muna Zuberi
Being a pernickety sort, when I decided to get a kiln I did an awful lot of hemming and hawwing when I did my research. I wanted a kiln that was consistent, a decent size, reliable and cheap to run. The main things I wanted to do were glass painting and fusing – perhaps a bit of slumping (never tried it before) but the option to give it a go was important. You’d never know if you were a slumping wizard unless you had the tools to give it a go (I’m not, but that’s not important right now). The Hobbyfuser 3 seemed to fit the bill and one of the things that persuaded me was that Creative Glass Guild said that they used a couple in their studio. If they use it – it’s gotta be good – right?!
Was it consistent? YES – no hot spots that I’ve identified (and I’ve been busy – done about 40 firings thus far) and great results. You can store 9 programmes in the controller so, now I’ve done all my test firings, I just need to pick the right programme and away I go. Would I be a little over confident to say that I know what results I’m going to get before everything’s cooked? Probably but I can almost certainly discount kiln issues as the cause. Human error – that’s a different matter – in my case, those are frequent and frustrating but I can’t blame my tools.
Decent size? Indeed – I can get 9 coasters in or masses of pendants if that’s my menu for the day. If I’m feeling adventurous I can fire a glass painting up to 37cm square (a centimetre smaller than the shelf). There’s plenty of height to indulge in a bit of slumping too (if you’ll pardon the oxymoron).
Reliable? See consistent! Yes – what can I say – hasn’t let me down yet and I haven’t even had to speak soft words into it’s kilny ear. I have given it a name though (Big Bertha if you want to know). One of the things I looked for was how expensive it would be to repair if that became a neccessity – the Hobbyfuser 3 has elements you can switch in and out easily and you can also replace the bricks without cementing. Simples.
Cheap to run? Again, it’s a yes. The newfangled "infra-red" quartz tube heating elements must be quite energy efficient as I haven’t noticed an uplift in our electricity bill at all (well, not to do with the kiln anyway).
Other things I’ve noticed since I’ve become a proud kiln ower:
Top loading rocks – especially if you are fusing – you can see exactly what you are doing.
Kiln paper – treat it kindly and it will last several firings.
Plug in kiln – can’t emphasise enough how handy this is – the other half is a restless sort and keeps wanting to rearrange the conservatory (where Big Bertha lives). Moving the kiln is not a problem (the other half however...)
Controller – wow – scary to begin with and then quickly becomes laughably easy to understand.
In summation – if you need a decently sized, reliable and cheap to run kiln, the Hobbyfuser 3 is the bees knees.