Every potter should have one of these. This one has a separate electronic controller (hanging on the wall behind it), newer ones have it built-in. Start with one of these and then graduate to having a large, second kiln. We have worn out many sets of elements in this kiln, firing it hundreds of times on each set. Ongoing testing is the key to constant development of product and quality.
Electric Hobby Kilns: What You Need to Know
Electric hobby kilns are certainly not up to the quality and capability of small industrial electric kilns, but if you are aware of the limitations and take precautions they are workable.
In ceramics kilns the firing schedule of a kiln is typically managed automatically by an electronic device called a kiln controller. These are especially common on electric kilns.
A test kiln is a must for all potters and small manufacturers, even serious hobbyists. Here is why.