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Great Studio Kiln

While today most people choose the KilnMaster version of this model, there are still those who prefer the manual control of the KilnSitter. The KS1018 is the perfect size for most home studios. It’s 23″ wide chamber will hold most large platters and it’s 18″ height can accommodate pots up to 15″ tall.

KilnMaster Controller

Kiln Sitter Controller

  • Uses specially formulated pyrometric cones to measure heatwork and turn off the kiln.
  • Skutt purchased The Original Dawson KilnSitter company in February of 2009. All parts are guaranteed original.
  • Now Standard – Safety Timer helps to prevent over-fires
  • Individual 3-heat switches on each section allow you to heat up slowly to avoid thermal shock.

Sectional Design

Sectional Design

Sectional Design is a good idea on so many levels.


Imagine trying to move a kiln into the basement or through a narrow door without being able to break it down into sections.

No more standing on your head in the kiln to replace those bottom elements or removing every brick in the kiln to get to the one you want to replace. Just disconnect the control boxes, unhook the buckles and place the section you want to work on on a table.

We hope nothing really bad happens to your kiln … but … if it does, isn’t nice to know you can replace one bad section instead of the whole kiln?

Kiln Elements split

Balanced Elements

A large amount of the heat you lose in your kiln passes to through the lid and slab of your kiln. To compensate for this, Skutt directs more heat to these areas when they design the elements. The fact that we have twice the element grooves in our kilns gives us more design flexibility than some of our competitors.

It also gives you more loading options since it is always recommended to have at least one element radiating between each layer of shelves. Oh and by the way, twice the grooves means you get twice the amount of element wire, which means each element doesn’t have to work as hard, which means longer element life! Whew!

The Warranty

  • Unlike most warranties, ours covers Parts AND Labor.
  • Never Pro-Rated.
  • Serviced by the most extensive, knowledgeable and talented distributor network in the industry.
  • Backed by a company whose mission statement is “We help you make great things”. When your kiln is down, you can’t make great things.

The Lid Lifter

  • Standard on all 10 and 12 sided ceramic kilns
  • Lift 100lbs with ease!
  • All stainless construction.
  • Easy and safe to tension.

And So Much More!

When you are buying a kiln, you are not just buying the equipment, you are also buying the service that comes before and after the sale. From the moment we cut that first brick to the day you open the box, to the day you are ready to retire it, our reputation is on the line and we take that very seriously. Get the whole story here.

Resource Links

Below you will find links to resources that are specific to this model:
Kiln Sitter Kiln Manual

Kiln Sitter Controller Manual

Kiln Sitter Operation Video

Model Phase Volts Amps Watts Temp (F) Cubic Ft Opening (in) Depth (in) Wire Awg NEMA Receptacle Ship Dims. (in) *Ship Wt. (lbs)
Download a KS-1018 1 Phase 240 Volts Product Spec Sheet
Download a KS-1018 3 Inch Brick 1 Phase 240 Volts Product Spec Sheet
Download a KS-1018 3 Inch Brick 1 Phase 208 Volts Product Spec Sheet
Download a KS-1018 1 Phase 208 Volts Product Spec Sheet
KS-1018 1 240 39.4 9460 Cone 10, 2350 F 4.6 23.00 x 23.00 18 6 6-50 37 x 40 x 35 250
KS-1018-3 1 240 39.4 9460 Cone 10, 2350 F 4.2 22.00 x 22.00 18 6 6-50 37 x 40 x 35 275
KS-1018-3 1 208 40 8320 Cone 10, 2350 F 4.2 22.00 x 22.00 18 6 6-50 37 x 40 x 35 275
KS-1018 1 208 40 8320 Cone 10, 2350 F 4.6 23.00 x 23.00 18 6 6-50 37 x 40 x 35 250
*Weights listed are only approximations. Actual weight will vary due to humidity levels and varying brick density.
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KM-1027 kiln

Chamber Capacity

Depth Opening Width Opening Length Cu. ft. Tea Bowls
18 in 23 in 23 in 4.6 26

Approximately 23 in. x 23 in. opening and 18 in. high: 4.6 cubic feet, 26 bowls.

Bowl, 6 inches in diameter and 3 inches high.

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Blank Ring

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EV2 Rolling Stand Adapter

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Contents List

Skutt Kilns should arrive fully assembled.

Packed with the kiln you will find the following items:

  • Kiln Stand
  • Operating Manual
  • Stand Feet
  • Warranty Card
  • Peep Plugs – attached to the kiln stand, enough to fill each peephole on your particular model.

Buying Skutt Products

All Skutt products, with the exception of parts, need to be purchased through an Authorized Skutt Distributor. To locate a Distributor just click on the Distributor Finder icon below.

If you are looking to purchase a kiln, you may want to use the Build A Kiln tool first so you are absolutely sure you are ordering the correct kiln with all of the accessories and upgrades you want.

If you want to buy parts, you are welcome to purchase them directly from Skutt however your local distributor may have them in stock which would save you money on shipping. Use the Parts Finder Tool to pull up all the parts available for your specific kiln. If you want to order directly from Skutt call (503) 774-6000

If you are an Architect or contractor who is looking to Specify a particular model for future purchase, use the Build A Spec tool to generate a Specification Sheet.