Read the forums often and it seems US potters firing electric kilns favour 6/8/12 sided or oval, top loading kilns mounted at floor level....('bucket')
The ceramics supply websites also seem to favour them, though I have only seen one or two front loading, square/rectangular designed kilns raised up on stands ....('box') offered recently.
In Australia we favour the 'box' design (with or without kiln elements mounted in the door and almost always accompanied by an computer controller) with only our main manufacturer offering a 'bucket' line but these do not sell well. Not sure about Europe or UK but would love to know.
Have wondered why the difference? Is it just what manufacturers make? local/state availability? price? .....or is there a real difference in the firing?
Potters who have fired both kinds of electric kiln design please tell us your preferences... 'bucket' or 'box' design... and why, or when, you prefer one to the other? Manufacturers, your view?