Calculating Kilns Firing Costs

Calculating Approximate Costs


Costing your kiln firing

This information has been provided by Potterycrafts and is a guideline only.  All kilns and firings are unique so these figures are an estimation only.

A = Kilowatt rating of kiln (see data plate).
B = Firing times in hours x 0.6 (since the kiln is only on full power towards the end of its cycle).
C = Cost per kilowatt/unit (taken fromyour electricity bill)

Example Calculation:

A x B x C = 5.5kw x 8 x (12 x 0.6) = £3.17p for a typical 8 hour bisque firing on a 5.5kw kiln appliance.

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