MAXI / MAXIne Specifications

 Internal size 425mm (wide) x 155mm (deep) x 90mm(Chamber) 65mm (Opening) (High)

 External Size  675mm (Excluding Handles) (wide) x 315mm (deep) x 340mm (High) 

 Weight  21kg

 Power 1.25KW

 Amps  5.25A

 Voltage  230v

 Maximum Temperature  650°c

 Controller included KCR2

MAXI / MAXIne Features

  • Available in multiple colours.

  • Superb Efficiency.

  • Unique Lowered Floor.

  • Designed to service many areas of bead making.

  • Removable racks.

  • Detachable stabilisers

The MAXI has been designed for the serious beader or class application.
Major British beaders and flame workers have been involved in its development to ensure that nothing was over looked.


Unique Lowered floor

The kiln has a unique lower floor that enables the lower row of beads to be inserted at a slight down facing angle. This allows the kiln to house three rows of beads at differing heights on its unique real wall rack. The result is a possible 90 or more beads (size depending) to be annealed without touching each other or having to be moved. Many more if the racks are removed.

The kiln has to service many areas of bead  making and so it is designed to mix and match.
The perforated rear wall rack is in 3 pieces and any one can be removed and a lower rack inserted for larger flame work. 

  • Stainless Steel doors.

  • Thumb throw door catch.

  • Unique COOL door handle shething

  • Three years guarantee on ALL parts
    including the elements.

  • Designed and built by Kilncare in the United Kingdom.

Rod Stabilisers

The rod stabiliser on the front can be clipped off in either 1/3 or 2/3 sections. depending on rod size and length.



The internal rear rod racks are also in 1.3

sections with a spare, 1/2 height section

supplied for those much thicker rods

Mineral Insulated Element

In Kilncare tradition, the kiln is ultra-safe. The element is protected by a steel sheath making it impossible for the element to be accidentally touched. This also ensures that the kiln elements can be safely left running whilst the mandrel is placed


The real benefit of the design of this kiln though is its superb efficiency. Tests with its main competitor show that the MAXI uses between 35% and 40% less electricity over the same 8 hour garaging period and 5 hour annealing cycle.  

Addition Boards

2 additional half Boards are supplied that bring the lower floor level with the front edge so making for a flat floor which may be preferable for off mandrel applications. 


Stainless steel doors with thumb flick catch

The stainless steel doors cements the MAXIs position as the finest of ALL Bead Annealing Kilns.
The doors have a thumb throw door catch that automatically keeps the door in the closed position but opening of the door is still a single handed “flick” operation.
The handles are covered with our unique COOL handles heat resistant sheathing.



Pick your colour from the company that bought you the original PINK mainstream kiln, the MAXIne.

In standard form the MAXI is Kilncare Ultramarine Blue and the MAXIne is pink (this kiln set a trend across the world).

However, you can choose your prefered colour for a small colour change fee.

Simply get in touch with us with your colour requirement and if we have it in our swatch then we can do your kiln in it..


KCR2 Standard Maxi/Maxine Control

The KCR2 has been designed for ease of use. There are no menus or masses of buttons to confuse!
All values are accessed using the step (black) key, adjustments are done using the up and down (blue) keys and the controller is started and stopped using, the start/stop (green/red) key. Simple.

Whilst the KCR2 is controlling the kiln, it shows the kiln temperature, whether the kiln is heating or cooling, the present segment number and if the kiln is running or not.

The control has 9 fully adjustable program, each program has 9 adjustable segments, each segment consists of a rate of climb/cool, a target temperature and a hold time.
A start delay can be entered.

There is a pause feature the enables the user to "freeze" the temperature at any given time during the process. Whilst the controller is in pause mode the display alternates between the kiln temperature and "PAUSEd". An audible sounder also beeps every minute or so as a reminder that the kiln is paused.

The KCR2 will show how much electricity has been used during the present/last firing.

Whilst firing the controller can be forwarded to the next segment if required.

The KCR2 has all the usual safety features such as broken thermocouple detection, over temperature protection and various kiln fault alarms.


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Kilncare Limited, The Kiln Works, 907 Leek New Road, Baddeley Green, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, ST2 7HQ