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ADVANCER® Shelf Surface Maintenance and Care

Any glaze, clay etc. that is fused to the Advancer shelf surface can always be removed with care due to the extremely low shelf porosity of <1%. Removing glaze runs, halos and any debris is recommended whenever it appears. You may use sandpaper, a scraper or a GlazeEraser® Hand Tool. This will help avoid long term buildup that could ultimately cause your pots to stick (given enough residue). In more severe cases of buildup, an angle grinder with an abrasive disk can be used for removal. Additional information on this topic is covered in our “How to Clean an Advancer Kiln Shelf” video on Kilnshelf.com.

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ADVANCER® Kiln Shelf Surface

Every shelf surface is unique and can vary from shelf to shelf. This includes marks caused by the kiln furniture used to fire the shelves during manufacturing. Variations in color, gloss and surface lines from the slip casting process are common. Expect the color and glassy surface to change during the initial firing. The shelf surface will evolve over time, this includes surface healing over halos and dull spots that may appear from removing glaze or kiln debris.