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ADVANCER® Shelves for Electric Kilns

ADVANCER® kiln shelves are available in 10 and 12-sided shapes to fit most top loading electric kilns (full and half), and are the only silicon carbide shelves tested and recommended for use in resistance coil element kilns. At only 5/16-inch thick, ADVANCER kiln shelves allow for significantly more stacking space when compared to conventional 5/8” and 1” thick cordierite kiln shelves. As photo above illustrates, it is easy to put 6 ADVANCER shelves in the height required for 5  cordierite shelves giving an additional 20% stacking space! At less than half the weight of conventional shelves, ADVANCER kiln shelves are far easier to handle and lift in and out of the kiln with less stress to your hands and back.

Lower mass and faster heat transfer (greater thermal conductivity) means shorter firing
cycles and reduced energy consumption. No wonder an increasing number of potters are improving productivity and saving money using ADVANCER kiln shelves in their electric kilns!

We stock ADVANCER® multi-sided electric kiln shelves in the following popular sizes:

20" X 10" X 5/16" Half Shelf for 10 Sided, 3" Wall Kilns         $168.00  (5 lb.)
20" X 20" X 5/16" Full Shelf for 10 Sided, 3" Wall Kilns          $277.00  (10 lb.)
21" X 10.5" X 5/16" Half Shelf for 10 Sided, 2.5" Wall Kilns   $178.00  (6 lb.)
21" X 21" X 5/16" Full Shelf for 10 Sided, 2.5" Wall Kilns       $282.00  (12 lb.)
26" X 13" X 5/16" Half Shelf for 12 Sided, 3" Wall Kilns         $193.00  (8 lb.)
26" X 26" X 5/16" Full Shelf for 12 Sided, 3" Wall Kilns          $373.00  (16 lb.)
13" X 26" X 5/16" Center Shelf fits most Oval Kilns               $273.00  (9 lb.)
16" X 26" X 5/16" Center Shelf fits Skutt Oval Kilns               $322.00  (12 lb.)
Please contact us to check for specific quantity pricing and availability.


If you are uncertain please call for the correct size to fit your electric kiln.

Typical Properties
 Cordierite  ADVANCER®
Max Use Temperature ºF   2372 – Cone 10  2642 – Cone 16
 Porosity (%)  30  1
 Strength at Room Temp. (PSI @ 68 ºF)  1,450  24,500
 Strength Under Fire (PSI @ 1250 ºF)
 1,305  25,500
 Thermal Conductivity (BTU-in./hr.ft2 ºF)  8  125

Weight of a 24" x 12" Shelf

 Up to 21 lbs.
 8 lbs.