This temperature controller is used with the UltraLite Studio beehive style kiln.
Through a dial, it gives you control over the temperature, and allows you to adjust it between approximately 350-840°C.
This is not an official UltraLite product, however we've found it works just as well. It doesn't come with any pre-set temperatures, so you need to test it a little to see what works for you. Simply turn the dial to find the right setting for what you want. When you find it, we recommend marking the spot on the controller with a a Sharpie marker pen so you can find it easily next time.
For firing Art Clay and PMC Fine silver clays we recommend using the highest setting, for Keum-Boo, turn it down to around 2 thirds (about 5-6 dots from the end).
What is the UltraLite kiln?
The UltraLite Studio Kiln is the ideal size for a jewellery bench top kiln. If you work with fine metals granulation, enamelling, and/or KeumBoo we're sure it'll quickly become your favourite studio buddy!
It's also perfect for drying and firing silver clay, fusing glass, fusing fine gold and silver, and more!
The Ultralite Kiln is a tiny (smaller than a football) open-top kiln with a lift-off metal lid. It is incredibly energy efficient, it will cost you less than 4 pence per hour! It is quick; it'll be at 650°C in about 20 minutes, and full temperature is reached in 45 minutes. It's not programmable, you just plug it in and it will do its job perfectly and efficiently. It will fire at a steady 840°C with the lid on, and 620°C with the lid off.