- The Preheat feature can be used with the EASY-FIRE mode only.
- When Preheat is in use, the temperature ramps up at 60°F/hour to 200°F and then holds at 200°F for the amount of time programmed.
- If you start at a room temperature of 70°F, then it will take about 1-1/2 hours to reach 200°F at which time the hold segment in the Preheat will start.
- Preheat is automatically set to zero during EASY-FIRE programming and at the end of each firing, so if a preheat stage is wanted, it must be reprogrammed for each cone firing.
Preheat Example: Set a preheat time of 3 hours.
- Remember: You must choose and program an EASY-FIRE profile first, before you set the preheat time.
- IdLE, TC2 and a temperature must be flashing to start the programming the PreHeat.
- Press the PreHeat Button.
- See Alternately flashing 0.00 and HLd.
- Enter the time in hours and minutes. For 3 hours it will be 03.00. Press 3, then 0 and 0 again.
- Hit ENTER.
- The display will alternately flash IdLE, TC 2 and a temperature.
- The PreHeat is now programmed.
- When you press START/STOP the control will say -ON- and then start the PreHeat cycle. When the PreHeat cycle is done (say 3 hours in the this example) the Easy-Fire program will start from the end of the PreHeat cycle.
- To confirm that the program is firing correctly press the Review Prog button while the program is actually running.
- You will something like S-bC (for Slow Bisque if that is Easy-Fire program you are running), then PRHT , then the time that the PreHeat cycle is running, for instance 3.00, then the cone you are firing to and then various other kinds of information about your program.
- Note that once you are finished firing the program the PreHeat settings are erased. You must reprogram this every time you fire.