Top 3 Things You May Not Know About Lab Ovens

1. A recent trend is that the market for high-temperature ovens, operating between around 400°C and 600°C, is heating up. High-tech materials manufacturers use large ovens in this temperature range to produce high-tech materials and coatings. The R&D labs supporting new materials development employ much smaller units, with volumes of 30 to 60 liters, to test product ideas and troubleshoot manufacturing.

2. Energy efficiency in high-temperature ovens is a must, as insulation drives the unit’s ability to support the heat it generates and to reduce the energy needed for maintaining temperature.

3. Most laboratory technicians know that proper safety procedures must be followed when operating lab ovens. However, accidents unfortunately still happen, as shown by a recent incident at UCLA in April 2014 when a student’s lab oven exploded during an experiment. The student’s face and neck were burned and he received chest injuries, but luckily recovered.

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Recently Released Lab Ovens

ED, FD and FED Series Lab Ovens

  • Provide excellent temperature uniformity and fluctuation for fast and even heating
  • Offer a large temperature range for a wide range of applications
  • Insulated chamber inhibits heat loss for eco-friendly operation
  • Size options from 0.7 to 25 cu.ft available
  • Features Ergonomic design for optimized productivity and stainless steel construction makes for easy cleaning
  • Accessories available to customize units


QAsh1800 Express Microwave Ashing System

  • Achieves a fast ashing time by combining effect of microwave and in-situ air flow
  • Features a large floor area to accommodate a large quantity of samples like polymers, oils, food, pulp, sludge, etc.
  • Software includes easy-to-build ashing recipe option with multiple heating steps and air control
  • Displays ashing process time and thermal changes graphically

Questron Technologies 

VacuTherm Vacuum Ovens

  • Provide excellent heat transfer and fast heating up to minimize operation time
  • Front window with double-paned safety glass provide unique implosion protection and modular system allows application-specific configurations through a wide range of equipment options
  • Available in jacket-heated models that range to 200C and shelf-heated versions up to 400C, sizes range from 25 - 128L capacity

Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Fi-Streem Vacuum Oven

  • Suitable for a variety of laboratory applications such as heating and drying, temperature related experiments, curing, vacuum embedding and plating applications
  • Oven features a compact footprint with a spacious 31 liter capacity rectangular chamber
  • Durable outer case is constructed of painted steel and the interior chamber is a robust light alloy aluminum casting


Lab Oven Manufacturers



Boekel Scientific 


Cascade TEK 


Jeio Tech 

Labnet International 



Lucifer Furnaces 



Questron Technologies 



SP Industries 

Ted Pella 

Terra Universal 

Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Yamato Scientific America