Kiln Performance Data

This page gives reported performance of various kilns, so people can see how they actually perform in practice.


Eco 45 Top Loader (13A) with B400 controller

Firing to 1200C, on Max from 600C upwards. Measurements taken manually off a graph of temperature versus time, so only approx.

Temp °CRamp °C/hrPower
900195 65
1000151 72
1100115 79
1150 101 83
1200 21 87



13A, 3kW top loader
Measured at 150C/hr to 1000°C.


Ecotop 43L with ST215 controller

I think the 43 and 43L are identical.
Ramp rate versus temperature. Readings were taken at 30 - 60 minute intervals, and the temperature is the average temperature of the time interval.

Temperature °CRamp °C/hr

TE 190 MCC+

The following data was taken when the elements were close to needing replacing. The bungs were out below 1096C.

Temperature °CRamp °C/hr


Fires to Cone 7 / 1243C at 150C/hr all the way with no problems. Power consumption 49kWh for a light load, 70-75kWh fully loaded. Measurements from kiln controller log file.



  1. Bisque Firing

Cone firing, medium 06, no hold. Details of the cone firing program not known, so ramp rates may be what is programmed in, or might be the best the kiln can do.

From temp °CTo tempMinutesRamp °C/hr


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