Posted on | April 24, 2013 | No Comments
I get a lot of emails asking polymer clay questions and one of the most frequent is what do I use to cure my clay. I’ve been using and sculpting with polymer clay for almost 12 years now and through trial, error, and many burned ruined pieces I have found a convection oven that works wonderfully for me.
For those starting out or wishing to work with polymer clay I hope this post can save you the hassles of working hard on a piece only to ruin it because of a faulty oven.
The Deni 10400 is a great convection oven for curing polymer clay pieces that are under 4-5” tall and lying down under 10”. Hot air circulates around the clay, cooking the clay evenly, and the non-breakable glass bowl is perfect for allowing you to watch your pieces cure. It also shuts off by itself. The oven includes base with handles, the non-breakable glass bowl, upper and lower racks, lid with timer and tongs for easy removal of racks. Clean up is a breeze with the built-in cleaning cycle. It’s also great for small spaces, studios, apartments. I’ve had mine for 5 years now with no problems at all. Lightweight, I’ve taken mine when I travel or vacation (never know when the mood to create strikes!).
What would make this a perfect oven is if it had a digital readout instead of dials. For that reason I would make sure to use an oven thermometer for accurate temperature control.
Happy Sculpting and as always feel free to contact me any time with questions!