Yesterday I drove a couple of hours to pick up a new kiln. Well, new to me. She said she had used it a few times, but it looks pristine. I have another one exactly like this one. It is over 12 years old and still works like a charm, but I worry about what to do when it stops. They are no longer being made, and it is the best bead kiln I have ever used. Now I have a plan! Today I tested it- my excuse for making beads!