All Kiln Safety
Kilns can be quite safe to use when you follow some basic precautions; however, kiln safety is a must. Gloves should be worn when handling any part of a kiln (other than a control panel) while it is firing or cooling. Even after power or fuel has been turned off, kilns will remain hot for hours. Do not open or touch until fully cooled. Infrared glasses are imperative when looking into kiln spy holes. These protect your eyes from the radiant heat. (Please note that regular sunglasses are inadequate for this purpose and may actually melt.) Protective glasses may also allow you to see your cone packs more clearly.