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Kilns - Olympic HB86E Hot Box Kiln

Olympic HB86E Glass Kiln

Olympic's Hot Box 86E is designed to be light and easy to use.  The lid removes easily for easy top-loading access.   The solid top allows this kiln to achieve temperatures up to 2350°F.  Since the lid is removable, it allows extra sections to be optionally added.  Add a blank collar or bead collar (with a door) that will add 4.5" depth to your kiln (but does reduce the max temperature to 2000°F.

Olympic Hot Box 86 Kiln

Top Loading

Olympic HB84 Bead Collar Example of Bead Collar
Olympic logoHB86E Glass Kiln specs:
  • Outside Dimensions: 17.5" x 13" x 16.5"H
  • Inside Dimensions: 8" x 8" x 6.5" Deep, .24 cu. ft.
  • Solid Top Fires to Cone 10/2350° F
  • Short Table Top Stand
  • Runs on 120 volts - 15 amps / 20 amp breaker
  • Top Lifts off for Top Loading
  • Peephole (Standard)
  • 3-key controller (Standard)
  • NEMA 5-15 plug
  • Instruction Manual
  • Shipping weight - 55 lbs.
  • 1 Year Warranty

  • Optional Upgrades:

    • 12-Key Controller
    • Genesis Touch Screen Conteoller
    • Additional Blank Collar (reduces max temp to 2000°)
    • Bead Collar with Annealing Door
    • Window in Lid (reduces max temp to 1700°)
    • 6.5" x 6.5" square shelf (2 lbs)
    • Furniture Kit  (see below for contents)

    Kiln Furniture Kit includes:
    • 2 - 6.5"x6.5" square shelves
    • 4 - 1/2" kiln posts
    • 4 - 1" kiln posts
    • 4 - 2" kiln posts
    • 1 - 1 lb. bag of kiln wash

Olympic Hot Box HB86E Kiln

$1,180.00 $944.00 Sale!

Click the Arrows to Choose Your Kiln Options:

truck This Kiln can be delivered via UPS Ground.  Call us and we can give you a quote for shipping right to your door.  UPS will email you a tracking number once your kiln ships.     Keep in mind that although optional shelves and furniture kits are additional dollars up front, they are much cheaper to ship to you with the kiln rather than as a separate shipment after your kiln arrives.

Choose Your Controller!

RTC-100 Controller
 *12-key Controller
*6 user programs, 8 segments for ramp up/down and hold times
*Thermocouple Type K


Genesis Controller
 *Touch Screen Controller
*12 user programs, 32 segments for ramp up/down and hold times
*Thermocouple Type K

Olympic's RTC-100 Controller is designed specifically for glass. This controller allows the flexibility to program "on the fly" and make changes to the program while firing. Stores up to 6 user programs with up to 8 segments per program. User programs 5 & 6 can be combined to create a 16-segment program if needed. The controller will add time in 5 minute increments, has 3 default speeds - slow, medium, fast - multi-zone control, delay start, alarm, error codes and computer interface is available.

Olympic's Genesis Touch Screen Controller is the latest technology in kiln programming. This controller makes firing easier by using a touch-screen technology for the user interface with easy-to-follow screen descriptions. It has different user-interface levels, which can be set to match the user’s firing knowledge. A graphical display of the firing process shows you where you are in the program and what is still left to do. Stores up to 30 custom user programs and can have up to 32 segments per program. Other features include ability to change temperature and skip segments during a firing, built in diagnostics testing for use with a current sensor, alarm, and had a Wi-Fi interface for easy software updating. Compatible with KISS computer interface.

Watch a video on how to program the 12-Key or Genesis Controller