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Evenheat HF 1818 Ceramic Kiln

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Original Price $2,790.00
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By far, Evenheat's most popular Cone 10, personal-sized Ceramic Kiln

Why? Seamlessly integrating into any compact studio space, this kiln's shelves are exceptionally user-friendly and simple to load. Coupled with its impeccable firing performance, the Evenheat HF 1818 stands out as the ideal cone 10 ceramic kiln!

Ceramic artists, elevate your studio's capabilities with a ceramic kiln that has been meticulously designed to meet the demands of personal porcelain and clay studios. This kiln is not just a tool; it's your partner in the artistic journey, enabling you to bring larger creative pieces to life and offering the capacity to cater to educational environments.

Firing as desired is the dream of every ceramic artist, and the HF 1818 makes it a reality. Equipped with state-of-the-art control options such as the RampMaster II, Icon+, and TAP I, these systems come standard with the innovative Swing View pivoting control enclosure. This feature revolutionizes the way you interact with your kiln, ensuring ease of use and optimal control visibility from any angle, enhancing your firing process.

If precision is your priority, consider the Quiet Drive Solid State output option. This addition offers you the nuanced control of temperature that your projects require, alongside a significant boost to the longevity of your kiln's elements. It's not just an upgrade; it's an investment in the quality and durability of your work.

With a generous firing chamber of 17.5" in diameter and 18" in depth, the HF 1818 is designed to accommodate a wide range of project sizes. It confidently reaches temperatures up to 2350°F and operates with a powerful 240V, 28A, 6672W power rating, ensuring that high-fire projects are completed to perfection.

This kiln is more than just an addition to your studio; it's the gateway to expanding your ceramic horizons. Whether for personal projects or teaching the next generation of ceramic artists, the HF 1818 is the ideal choice.

Chamber Dimensions 

17.5" Diameter x 18" Deep - 2.7 Cubic Feet

(44.5 cm Diameter x 45.7 cm Deep - 76 L)

Outer Dimensions

29.75" Long x 23.5" Wide x 32" High (includes the 8" stand)

(75.6 cm Long x 59.7 cm Wide x 81.3 cm High)

Maximum Temperature

2350°F (1288°C) - Cone 10 max.


240 Volts, 28 Amps, 6672 Watts, 60Hz, Single Phase

Power Cord Plug Configuration - NEMA 6-30

Consult with an electrician for proper fuse panel, service wire size, receptacle, and fusing requirements. It is possible that this model, when used as intended for its expected purpose, may be defined as "continuous use". Continuous use is defined as continuous, full power on for 3+ hours.

Model will operate properly on both 50Hz and 60Hz​.

Not available in 3 phase Delta or Wye designs​​.

Shipping Weight

155lb. (70.5 kg) - Approx.

Shipping Method

​Freight Truck​​

NRTL Agency Listing
TUV Listed United States and Canada - Designed and Tested to CSA & U/L 499
HF 1818 models may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. 

As Evenheat says: Better by Design!

Top Load

The HF 1818 boasts a vertical loading configuration with a chamber that measures 17.5 inches in diameter and 18 inches deep. Consistently a favorite among cone 10 ceramic artists, the HF 1818's dimensions are optimally designed. Its width and depth make loading shelves and ware effortless, and the firing outcomes are consistently stunning.

Lid Handle

The Evenheat 8" lid handle is ingeniously designed for optimal user comfort. Situated at the wide corner for easy access, the handle ensures a stable and comfortable grip, even when wearing gloves. Its unique design not only elevates the ease of use but also adds to the overall satisfaction of handling the device.

Multi-zone Control

The HF 1818 features an advanced multi-zone control system. This means the kiln employs multiple thermocouples (temperature sensors) to regulate the heat within the firing chamber.

By segmenting the kiln chamber into distinct heat zones, each equipped with its own thermocouple, the kiln achieves exceptionally precise temperature control in each section. This meticulous regulation culminates in a remarkably uniform temperature distribution throughout the entire chamber, from top to bottom.

Lid Vent

The HF 1818 is equipped with a cutting-edge two-position lid vent, masterfully engineered to expedite the cooling process with precision and grace.

Swing View Equipped

The HF 1818's temperature controls are seamlessly integrated into Evenheat's Swing View Adjustable Enclosure.

This feature is a swivel, lift-up enclosure that enables you to adjust the control panel to the ideal angle for easy viewing and programming. After use, simply lower it back into place for a clear view from anywhere in your studio. The process is straightforward and efficient.

The Swing View complements touchscreen controls such as the TAP I and Icon+ exceptionally well, allowing for the perfect alignment of the viewing angle. Its convenience is sure to be a hit.

3" Firebrick with No Loss in Chamber Volume

As kiln design history unfolded, the 2-1/2" firebrick was a foundational element. Yet, the emergence of high-temperature requirements heralded the rise of the 3" firebrick, leading many kiln manufacturers to adapt. They opted to shrink the firing chamber to accommodate the thicker insulation while keeping the kiln's external size unchanged.

Evenheat, however, charted a unique course. Rather than reducing the chamber's dimensions, they maintained its generous interior space and increased the external measurements. This innovative approach preserves the chamber's capacity, ensuring a flawless fit for standard kiln furniture. This thoughtful design decision embodies a dedication to upholding compatibility and user-friendliness.

Swing-Away Peephole Covers

Evenheat's kiln designs provide for swing-away peephole covers rather than traditional plugs.

Plugs have a tendency to go missing or break. Evenheat's integrated peephole covers, however, stay attached to the kiln, conveniently swinging open and closed. This design ensures they won't get lost or damaged.

Lid Prop

The HF 1818 is thoughtfully equipped with a lid prop bar, expertly crafted to maintain the lid in a securely open stance. This handy feature works in perfect harmony with our carefully engineered lid handle, together enhancing the ease and fluidity of the kiln's usage.

Relay Access Port

The HF 1818 showcases Evenheat's Relay Access Port, a brilliantly conceived feature allowing for easy and direct relay replacement without the need to disassemble the entire panel.

Users can simply remove the access plate to access the mechanical relays directly, avoiding the hassle of removing the control panel or dealing with complex internal wiring. The process is remarkably simple and efficient, needing just a screwdriver.

Recognizing that mechanical relays are inevitably prone to failure, Evenheat's introduction of the relay access port becomes an invaluable asset during such times.

While Pottery Pulse highly endorses opting for the Quiet Drive Solid State Relay system, for those working within a budget, this feature stands out as a practical and accessible option.

Full Stainless Steel Jackets

The idea behind creating multi-section, multi-jacketed kilns was to reduce production costs and simplify the setup process, aims that are certainly commendable. Yet, this approach often compromises the overall quality of the kiln, a compromise that Evenheat refuses to make.

The commitment of Evenheat to premium quality is clearly reflected in their kiln design. By choosing to use complete stainless steel jackets from the base up to the lid, they focus on lasting durability and robustness. This deliberate design strategy guarantees that their kilns are resistant to leaks, instability, or structural issues. Choosing an Evenheat kiln means selecting a product enveloped in full stainless jackets, where exceptional build quality isn't just a feature—it's a guarantee.

The HF 1818 comes with an array of Multi-Zone control options such as the RampMaster II, Icon+, and TAP I. These Multi-Zone controls utilize several thermocouples (temperature sensors) to ensure superb temperature uniformity within the firing chamber.

At Evenheat, they elevate the top control platforms by integrating Special Limits thermocouples for exact temperature detection and incorporating non-metallic faceplates to enhance Wi-Fi connectivity for online applications. Read on to delve deeper into the control systems and discover why they are the pinnacle of quality in the market.

RampMaster II

Born from the distinguished Bartlett Instruments V6-CF platform, the RampMaster II is specifically crafted with ceramic pursuits in mind. Defying the common trend towards touchscreen interfaces, the RampMaster II offers distinct buttons and a vivid display, resonating with enthusiasts who value the tactile feel of controls.

Mirroring Evenheat's commitment to top-tier quality, the RampMaster II incorporates a Special Limits thermocouple, providing meticulous temperature control. Coupled with the Quiet Drive Solid State Relay system, this device achieves optimal performance, perfectly marrying sophisticated technology with an intuitive user interface.


Emerging from the prestigious Bartlett Genesis platform, the Icon+ revolutionizes the user experience by incorporating Special Limits thermocouples, achieving unparalleled precision and establishing new industry standards. Its performance is further enhanced by a non-metallic faceplate that significantly improves Wi-Fi connectivity, facilitating flawless integration with the Bartlett online app and elevating its functionality to unprecedented levels.

The Icon+ is designed with a remarkably user-centric interface, ensuring seamless and intuitive interactions. When integrated with the Quiet Drive Solid State Relay system, the Icon+ delivers outstanding performance, pioneering new benchmarks in the industry.

The Icon+ embodies the fusion of Bartlett's mastery in control systems and Evenheat's forward-thinking design approach, resulting in a device that leads the industry in terms of control performance.


The TAP I emerges as the preferred control system for Evenheat's specialized kiln offerings, including our advanced multi-zone and salt bath models.

The salt bath heat treating process stands out with its distinctive requirements, demanding a set of features beyond what standard kiln controls offer. Recognizing this, SDS Industries developed specialized software to meet these unique needs.

The TAP I is equally adept in managing multi-zone kilns, accommodating their complex demands for multiple thermocouple inputs and relay outputs. Evenheat's HF series of ceramics kilns exemplifies this application.

In line with Evenheat's design ethos, the TAP I is equipped with Special Limits thermocouples that ensure low-error, superior temperature sensing. Pair the TAP I with the Quiet Drive Solid State relay system to achieve the pinnacle of precision in control.

Looking to navigate around the drawbacks of mechanical relay failures and their related maintenance expenses?

Embark on a journey with Evenheat's Quiet Drive Solid State Relay System, a pinnacle of innovation characterized by its absence of moving parts, promising a long-lasting, maintenance-free existence. Bask in its superior performance, delivering accurate and steady heating to maintain your kiln's optimal performance consistently.

Delving into Relay Technology: Solid-state relays (SSRs) stand out as a formidable and dependable alternative to traditional mechanical relays, characterized by their moving parts and electromagnetic coils. SSRs utilize a solid semiconductor mechanism, effectively eliminating mechanical wear and providing substantial benefits in kiln temperature management.

Advantage 1 - Supreme Durability: SSRs are renowned for their extended lifespan, resistant to the mechanical deterioration and electrical arcing common in mechanical relays. The familiar clicking sound of a kiln often signals mechanical relays at work, which over time, leads to wear and the necessity for costly repairs. Conversely, Evenheat's SSRs offer a silent and reliable operation that lasts in tandem with your kiln.

Advantage 2 - Superior Temperature Precision: Mechanical relays have limited cycling frequencies to extend their life, whereas SSRs can cycle as many as 120 times per second, allowing for swift adjustments and unmatched temperature precision. All Evenheat controls, including the standard Icon controller, benefit from the rapid cycling of SSRs to ensure accurate temperature control.

Advantage 3 - Extended Life for Heating Elements: SSRs feature Zero Crossing technology, engaging and disengaging at the zero-voltage point of AC power cycles. This greatly prolongs the life of heating elements by ensuring they operate at optimal voltage, thus reducing wear compared to mechanical relays without this feature.

Design Excellence - 30 Amp Capacity: Evenheat carefully selects SSRs with a 30 amp rating but operates them at a cautious 15 amps, providing a significant safety margin for steady, dependable performance. This practice ensures SSRs stay well within their derating curve, promoting cooler operation and greater longevity, all reinforced by Evenheat's commitment to quality.

Design Excellence - External SSR Heatsinks: Efficient cooling is crucial for the longevity of SSRs. Evenheat addresses this by externally mounting SSR heatsinks, enhancing airflow and preventing heat accumulation inside the control enclosure. This design strategy minimizes heat transfer between the control enclosure and the SSR, with standoffs creating a gap for cooling air. This meticulous approach ensures that SSRs function at their optimal capacity, as evidenced by a remarkable six-year history of zero failures.

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