Easy Access for All Types of Heat-Treating, Glaze, Bisque, Raku and Glass Firings!
Olympic TopHat models can be used for heat-treating, ceramics, raku and glass firings. The unique design of the kiln, with the lifted firing chamber, retains the heat within the firing chamber even when opened. Once the firing chamber is lifted by a hand crank, accessibility is available from all sides making it easy for loading and unloading of ware. TopHat models have lid elements for glass fusing and high fire to cone 10, 2350°F for pottery and ceramics. Models come in widths ranging from 18” to 28” and depths of 9” or 13.5”.
Included in the category of TopHats are the electric raku models. The 120 volt Electric Raku 1214-120E fires to cone 4, 2100°F and the 1823E Raku fires to cone 8, 2300°F on 240 or 208 volts. These models have the option for a lid element.