The Cress firemate is the most popular automatic kiln on the market today. Its design has been patented in 16 countries for its excellent and unique control system, which gradually increases power to the kiln throughout the firing process.
This provides the advantages of firing as rapidly as possible without heat shocking the ware, and are extremely energy efficient. The firemate even senses and adjust for room temperature and small voltage variations to give you highly repeatable and consistent firing results. The elements are electrically adjusted from top to bottom to give the most uniform firing possible.
The firemate automatically turns the kiln up when you are busy and forget. You have control; fire automatically or fire manually it is simple to operate.
These kilns include: Dawson kiln sitter & limit timer, superior lid brace, two position lid venting prop, insulated peephole plugs, instruction manual and permanently attached instruction plate, patented Cress Firemate control with reduced heath-shock firing curve, thumbwheel power adjustment, auto/manual firing mode switch, heavy gage elements electrically trimmed for superior temperature uniformity, pre assembled kiln stand, lifting handles, steel bottom safety plate, adjustable case clamps reinforced lid band, professional packing for safe deliver.