eFL Series Front-Loading Kilns

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The First Front-Loading Kiln for the Price of a Top-Loader

eFL Series Front-Loading Kilns are designed with the same arched bricks L&L has used successfully for 30 years in our square and rectangular DaVinci kilns. The sides and top are arched for super strength. The base, door and door frame are formed from precision sheet metal to be both lightweight and strong. Two shelves provide structural support. Rated for cone 10. These kilns ship easily by common carrier, are inexpensive to buy, install, and maintain. See this checklist for shipping.

eFL Series Front-Loading Kilns

Features & Benefits

Temperature Rating: Cone 10, 2350°F, 1290°C

Loading: Front loading

Door: Horizontal swing door. Heavy-gauge metal case with easily changed brick section. Hinge is adjustable in two planes. Includes extra insulation, and easy-to-use toggle clamps. The entire door is removable and swings 180 degrees to the case for easy moving of the kiln through doors. (This is a 3 person job - two to lift the door and one to align it).

Stand: Heavy gauge stand with two shelves. Levelling bolts and anchor holes included. Stand comes assembled in the US and Canada but can be disassembled for compact air shipment. Floor mounting brackets are included with all models.

Optional Casters: Optional metal wheeled locking casters with side mounted brackets can be added at at time of purchase or anytime later for $475. (Not available on the largest eFL2636 model).

Construction: Stainless steel wrapped around brick clamped with adjustable screw clamps. Sides and top are arched for super-strength.

Assembly: Door is easily removable. All models fit through a 31” wide by 75” high door. Stand is removable.

Insulation: 3” K23 firebrick. Extra 1” of microporous backup super insulation on door to balance heat distribution.

Brick Coating: Proprietary reflective brick coating included. This helps firebrick stay strong on the surface and helps prevent dusting.

Hard Ceramic Element Holders: Protect brick from loading damage, keep elements from falling out of grooves, make changing elements easy, and optimizes heat transfer to load. All with no element pins.

Automatic Control: DynaTrol with 4 Easy-Fire programs, 6 Vary-Fire programs, PreHeat, Delay, Program & Segment Review. Genesis control is optional.

Zone Control for Even Heating: Two in the eLF1616) or Three zones (in all other models) with separate thermocouples.

Control Panel: Controls and components are mounted in a separate control panel and piggy-backed to the element connection box. This separation helps keep the controls cool. The control panel is bottom-hinged for easy access and maintenance. Control box is easily removed for service. On/off switch and fuse included.

Thermocouples: Type K 8 gauge with ceramic protection tubes.

Element Design: Quad heavy-duty elements on sides and back. Low watt density for long life.

Element Connections: Proprietary all-ceramic element connection block makes changing elements easy.

Door Element Safety Switch: Honeywell limit switch turns power off to elements when the door is open. Included as standard equipment. 

Peephole Plug: One solid ceramic plug with heat-locked head. 1” diameter full-view non-tapered. Located in door center.

Instructions: Complete visual instructions.

Warranty: Limited 3 year warranty. (hotkilns.com/warranty).

UL 499 Listing: Planned for 2020.

Note on Receiving the Kiln: Although these kilns are much lighter than a Hercules or an Easy-Load kiln they still take some effort to remove from the pallet. If you do not have a forklift available be sure to have 4 strong people to help move the kiln off the pallet. If your kiln comes with the caster option then you will be able to move it immediately. A pallet jack can lift the kiln also once it is on the floor. Also note that the kiln is top heavy and be careful of moving it up or down an incline or steps. Again have 4 strong people available if you do not have the proper equipment like a forklift. See this checklist for shipping.

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eFL Front-Loading Kiln Features

Kiln Models

Model No Cubic Ft Inside Dim (Inches) Description
eFL1616 Front-Loading Kiln 4 17"W by 16"H by 26"D 3" brick
eFL1626 Front-Loading Kiln 6.6 17"W by 26"H by 26"D 3" brick
eFL2026 Front-Loading Kiln 8.6 22"W by 26"H by 26"D 3" brick
eFL2626 Front-Loading Kiln 10.2 26"W by 26"H by 26"D 3" brick
eFL2635 Front-Loading Kiln 13.7 26"W by 35"H by 26"D 3" brick