Skutt KM-1027

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Skutt KM-1027

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Skutt KM-1027
Kiln Dimensions Length x Width x Depth : 23.38"x 23.38" x 27"

Cone Ratings:

Single Phase / 208V rated to Cone 6, 2250 F

Single Phase / 240V rated to Cone 10, 2350 F

Three Phase / 208V rated to Cone 10, 2350 F

Three Phase / 240V rated to Cone 10, 2350 F

The KM 1027 has everything most potters need in a kiln. The chamber size is tall enough to fire a 23″ tall pot and wide enough to hold a 21″ platter. It comes standard with the smartest controller on the market (it will even calculate your cost of firing) and has a lid lifter to boot! The KilnMaster controller has long been considered the standard of the industry.

What is the KilnMaster Touchscreen?

The new KMT controller navigates with just a touch of a finger and allows us to guide you through programming with full sentences, helpful icons, and dynamic navigation.
The built-in WiFi makes it possible to download any software feature upgrades for free so it is like having a new Kiln Controller for the life of the kiln.
A Free App works in conjunction with the WiFi and allows you to monitor your kiln temperature and status from your smartphone.Think how comforting it will be not to get out of bed to be sure your kiln shutoff as expected.

Why You May Want To Upgrade Your Kiln With 3 Inch Brick

On some models, like the KM1027 208V 1PH, upgrading to 3″ brick will raise the Cone rating from Cone 6 to Cone 10. On other models, like the KM1027 240V 1PH, the power supply available (240V) already makes it a strong Cone 10 kiln. What you are gaining with the upgrade is energy efficiency and sometimes element life. With the added insulation the kiln does not have to work as hard to achieve peak temperatures so the elements are happier and the power meter spins a little less.

It is hard to say exactly how much you would save on your energy bill since it depends on your particular firing habits but on average of 15% is a reasonable estimate.

There are a few downsides. The first is, you lose one inch of shelf space on the interior of your kiln since the brick is thicker.

The second, which some people do not view as a negative, is that the kiln takes longer to cool. Artists working with high fire glazes like this because often times they slow cool their glazes anyhow. Unfortunately, the kiln still cools very fast during this range so in order to achieve the rich micro-crystal affect they like in their glazes, they will still have to program a slow cooling ramp. The only advantage is that the kiln may not need to cycle on as much to slow the cooling. Where the kiln cooling is really slowed down in its cooling is between 1000F and room temperature. Again due to individual firing habits it is hard to give an accurate estimate of how much longer it will take but if you are in production it could be the difference between being able to turn a kiln load in a day and not being able to.

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