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Just got a brand new L&L E23S & getting ready to do the first 'test' fire. The manual recommends having kiln furniture in the kiln for this firing - but also says there should not be anything else (clay) so that there's nothing off-gassing that could affect the elements before they develop their oxide coating. (My previous kiln was acquired used, so did not have to do the initial element 'conditioning'.) I was going to kiln-wash my shelves (also new) so that the wash is fired on during the test-fire, instead of waiting to do it during my first bisque fire - but after reading the part about not having clay in the kiln during the test-fire, I'm wondering if I should wait ? Would there be enough off-gassing from the kiln-wash to possibly affect the elements ?