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Thread: Removing hot steel pans from kiln (metal clay)

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    Default Removing hot steel pans from kiln (metal clay)

    Does anyone have any recommendations for safest way to remove hot steel pans from a kiln? I've been looking around at heat resistant gloves, but am not sure they are protecting enough e.g. if you wanted to remove a pan of bronze pieces straight away to quench . I've also looked at firing forks - I see there's one on this site but it (and others I've seen on other sites) don't specify the dimension of the fork end, so I don't know if they'll be suitable to remove a stainless steel firing pan safely from the kiln.

    Are there any other tools that anyone uses to remove their pans safely?

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    Check out Kiln tongs on Google, there are many types that might suit you, like this type for sale on Amazon for 11, see; http://www.amazon.co.uk/T4J-Furnace-.../dp/B00B24333Y

    James

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    Thanks very much for your reply Goldsmith. I wasn't sure that type of tong would work well lifting out a square pan, as it's designed for curved shapes. I'm looking for something suitable for a square pan.

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