There are a number of Prometheus Kilns on the market, but what are the main differences between them? We investigated, and reported our findings below.

   Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro-1 With Digital ControllerPrometheus Mini Kiln Pro1-prg Programmable with TimerPrometheus Mini Kiln Pro1- prg Preset For Metal ClayPrometheus Kiln Pro-7-prg-bd Programmable With Timer
Product code855 1004855 1005855 1009855 1006
Price£359.99  (Inc. VAT)£424.99 (Inc.VAT)£449.99 (Inc. VAT)£699.00 (Inc.VAT)
Outer dimensions H x W x D280mm x 225mm x 220mm295mm x 225mm x 240mm295mm x 225mm x 240mm435mm x 360mm x 370mm
Firing Chamber Dimensions115mm x 130mm x 70mm115mm x 130mm x 70mm115mm x 130mm x 70mm205mm x 230mm x 155mm
Weight5.7kg5.7kg5.7kg22kg
Max. Temp.1000°C1000°C1000°C1100°C
Guarantee2 year2 year2 year2 year
SuitabilityMetal Clay, enamels, glass fusing, low fire  ceramics, china painting, annealing, hardening of precious metalsMetal Clay, enamels, glass fusing, low fire ceramics, china painting, annealing, hardening of precious metalsMetal Clay, enamels, glass fusing, low fire ceramics, china painting, annealing, hardening of precious metalsMetal Clay, enamels, glass fusing, low fire ceramics, china painting, annealing, hardening of precious metals
Requires additional kiln shelfYesYesYesYes
TimerNoYesYesYes
FeaturesEven heat distribution from 4 embedded heating elements. 90° opening door. Cool touch handle. Digital temperature Control. 3 pin British plugEven heat distribution from 4 embedded heating elements. Programmable timer. 9 pre-programmable settings. 90° opening door. Cool touch handle. Digital temperature Control. 3 pin British plugEven heat distribution from 4 embedded heating elements. Programmable timer. 8 pre-programmed clay settings, plus 1 extra programmable setting. 90° opening door. Cool touch handle. Digital temperature Control. 3 pin British plug Drying programmeEven heat distribution from 4 embedded heating elements. Programmable timer. 9 programmable setting. Bead door. Cool touch handle. Digital temperature Control. 3 pin British plug

Prometheus kilns have been specifically designed to be used with precious metal clay. They all contain four embedded heating elements which provide constant and even heat distribution with the aim of producing consistent and dependable results every time, perfect for metal clay work.

Your choice of kiln will undoubtedly be determined by a number of factors and Cooksongold carry a small but comprehensive range to suit all requirements.  Principally all Prometheus kilns contain the same great features; you just need to decide what your priorities are for example; do you need a timer? Would you prefer pre-set programmes or are you happy to programme the details yourself? Would you like a drying programme? Or are you just after the most cost effective solution? The answers to these questions will help you decide which model is right for you and the comparison chart above will help you to evaluate these features side by side, at a glance.

If size is the most important consideration then the Prometheus Kiln Pro-7-prg-bd Programmable with Timer (855 1006) has the largest firing chamber along with a bead door to enable easy loading and unloading of larger items. It is also the only model capable of reaching the slightly higher temperature of 1100°C. Interestingly it is also a whopping 16.3kgs heavier than the other models so be sure to read the small print before committing to buy anything. (If portability is one of your main priorities this is not the model for you!)

All of the kilns can perform other tasks beside metal clay work, namely enamelling, annealing, low fire ceramic firing and glass fusing but for any more specific questions or requirements please phone a member of our team on  0345 100 1122 for more advice.

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Author: Joanna Varney
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Joanna Varney

Joanna has worked in and around the jewellery industry for well over 20 years. She has designed and created her own pieces as a designer maker, as well as working in jewellery retail on a much larger scale, producing designs and NPD for some of the UK’s largest high street retailers