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Jen-Ken AF3 Digital Chili Pepper Kiln

9 Reviews
$775.00 Retail
$155.01 Savings


The Chili Pepper is the kiln of choice for many lampworkers. It features a healthy blanket for insulation and an industrial tubular coil to provide years of trouble-free glass annealing. It's compact size, large handle, and light weight (19lbs) make it ideal for taking on the road. This is a small kiln with big kiln features. 

This digital front loading kiln has a large 16” wide by 4” high opening. The elements are encased in quartz to prevent metal objects like a mandrel from contacting them.
Inside measurements are 16" wide X 6.5" deep X 4" high.
This kiln comes with an Orton Auto Fire 3 button series controller with 6 programs (8 segments each).
120 Volts, 8 Amps, 1100F max.

Ship Size: 31Wx16Dx16H Inches
Ship Weight: 30 pounds
This Kiln Ships Via UPS and is subject to a UPS oversize box charge.

The Chilipepper is covered under a 1 year warranty from Jen-Ken.

Ratings & Reviews

9 reviews

Don't wait

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This Mr. Chili Pepper is the kiln of my dreams. I have a kiln but the 2" door was a pistol. You could have one eek, and gonzo was your bead, knocked against the small opening. Not Mr. Chili Pepper. That 4" door and the less heat radiating in the room make this a dream. What really sold me aside from the programming ease, was at Hot Times, packing it up with over 40 or more beads with no losses. Go get one- NOW, don't wait.


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Chances are you are going to be doing a demo in the future, or you could just use more space. This kiln is perfect for me. I take all my equipment all sorts of places and the kiln being so small is perfect for travel. It's perfect!

#1 starter kiln

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Best kiln I've had, and the best kiln for a beginner needing an affordable starter kiln or a pro just needed somewhere to hold the prep work. This kiln heats up in under 15 minutes and can have 8 custom programs.

Love it

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Shipped quickly, Great kiln awesome size, heats up quickly and love the portability. If you are looking for a first kiln or a portable kiln then this is the kiln for you.


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I thought I would need a bigger kiln while starting making boro pendants, art, and functional glass but was gladly proven wrong. The programming takes only a couple trys to have down to a science, lol and I mean a couple. The power consumption is small and I notice no bad fiber smell at all. Love the size and has no problem fitting all my 6-10" pieces in a days work!

Don't waste money buy paragon

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There is not enough space for a full day of work even with smaller items. The fiber falls out easy becoming traped in your work also it doesn't hold heat very well causing the element to work hard and wear faster less than a year. Jen-kilns doesn't stand behind their product n a hassle to deal with do yourself a favor don't buy it

So happy with this kiln

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I LOVE my Chilipepper kiln. Reaches temperature fast, annealing cycle is perfect, no glitches in the 2+ years I've had it. Had another kiln and sold it when I got this one.

Works for Me!

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I would give this little kiln a five-torch rating were it not a bit difficult to figure out the programming. I'd give it a three-torch rating because of the programming, but the folks at Jen-Ken are so very helpful that their customer service makes up for it! So, 5 torches for the kiln, 3 for programming ease, and 4 for customer service. I like my Chili Pepper and feel it was a good investment.

Handy little kiln

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I have been running mine for about a year now with no complaints. gets up to temp fast. the front door is great for garaging more complex projects. The small counter footprint and light weight do not hurt either.