Renee kiln help!

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  1. Samantha's pet

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    Renee, or anyone else who has any experiences with kilns. I am looking for a small electric kiln for beginners wanting to work with PMC. I would like to get a kiln with as many other uses as possible, too, so I have several options with it. Something like the Kitiki mini-kiln (although i can't figure out how "mini" that one is) but I can't a place to order one. I don't wanna spend a fortune. Around $200 or less, maybe. I just can't find a whole lot online in the way of kiln-shopping or maybe I am just searching wrong. Any guidance would be much appreciated.

    This is the only one I can find

    http://www.cooltools.us/Amaco-FA5E-Enameling-Kiln-p/kln-710.htm

    I would like to at least see other options.
     
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    The kiln itself isn't that expensive, it's the controllers that are though.

    The one you're looking at should be adequate.

    If you can find a class, take it! PMC is expensive to make mistakes on.

    This one would give you more options, but it's going to run around $300 or so by the time you add the furniture it needs. http://blog.lorenaangulo.com/2012/02/playing-with-speedfire-electricmini.html
     
  3. Smkie may know of some good options, too.
     
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    I think Lilavati has taken some classes on PMC. Check with her as well.
     
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    I know nothing about kilns. I have had one PMC class but we just worked with the clay. We didn't get to see how the kiln works. I am starting to feel a little lost. Are all of those items listed necessary? Is there anything I can skip? I don't really know what most of that is. Kiln controls come separately? I don't understand. Is there a website that explains this? I get overwhelmed when i google "kiln".
     
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    What about the kilns for PMC that aren't electric? Is that a waste of money?
     

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