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{"id":617232924735,"title":"Paragon Xpress Q-11A Kiln","handle":"par_xpressq11a","description":"\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003ctable style=\"width: 100%;\" border=\"0\"\u003e \u003ctbody\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" colspan=\"4\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAt no extra charge you can order your new kiln in one of the custom colors below instead of the standard blue or black! \u003cbr\u003ePlease note: colors may vary slightly. \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" colspan=\"4\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_turquoise_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_hot-pink_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Purple\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Purple\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_purple_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Berry\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Berry\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_berry_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTurquoise\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHot Pink\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePurple\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBerry\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Navy\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Navy\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_navy_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Jade\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Jade\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_jade_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Black\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Black\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/lgBlack-Paint-July2014-W1.jpg?v=1612791898\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNavy\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJade\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBlack\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003c\/tbody\u003e \u003c\/table\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eParagon Xpress-Q-11\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe Xpress-Q-11A fires rapidly to 2350F. Create breathtaking jewelry or small keepsakes using almost any medium you can imagine: silver clay, enameling, china painting, glass, lost wax casting, ceramics, stoneware, and porcelain. Since the kiln opens from the front instead of the top, it is ideal for copper enameling. The Xpress-Q-11A is a true multipurpose kiln.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eImagine the glass you could sag, slump, and fuse with this kiln. Make pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics. This kiln will give you years of creative enjoyment. It is light-weight; take it with you to seminars or on vacation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe Xpress-Q-11A comes with the Sentry Xpress digital controller, which is mounted in the kiln base (instead of a side switch box) to save table space. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes Cone-Fire and 8-segment Ramp-Hold modes. (Note: Ramp-Hold and Cone-Fire on the Sentry Xpress do not include some of the advanced features of the 12-key Sentry 2.0.)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eFeatures of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eFire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium or fast speed.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eProgram Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eSet a temperature alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eDesign Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eSkip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eHold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eControl both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eAdd hold time in Ramp-Hold during firing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eChange the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eTemperature Display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eThermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eSet the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eError Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003e12 Month Warranty\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eLED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eColorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eA 1\/2” hole is stamped into the steel door case and includes a brushed stainless steel cover. We have left the firebrick behind the hole undrilled so that you can drill it to the exact size that you need for a peephole, vent hole, or extra pyrometer hole. (Most people do not need the hole and leave the firebrick undrilled.)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe Xpress-Q-11A heating element, exposed in dropped, recessed insulating firebrick grooves, is easy to replace. The 2 1\/2” thick firebricks store plenty of heat for slow cooling through the glass annealing range. For small glass pieces such as jewelry, you can anneal without having to turn the elements back on during cooling. (Extra heat is necessary for annealing large pieces, however.)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eUnlatch and open the door with one hand. No extra stand is needed; the built-in base stays cool during operation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe Xpress-Q11A can ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eParagon kilns are built to be dependable. They are loaded with attention to details, such as the costly nickel-plated copper wire with high temperature glass-braided insulation. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eBecky Johnson, a glass teacher in Dallas, Texas, describes opening the kiln: “I like to open the kiln with my students so that we can review and admire each other’s treasures together. The transformation of the glass inside the kiln is magical and mystical. It changes from pieces of arranged cut glass to awe-inspiring art. To be some part of that process is a true gift.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003e“Paragon kilns just go on working forever,” said Jeff Zamek, author of “What Every Potter Should Know.” He added, “Paragon kilns have one of the lowest incidences of repair of any kiln manufactured in the U.S.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003ch4\u003eOptional colors at no extra charge\u003cbr\u003eBrighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eParagon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ctable border=\"1\"\u003e \u003ctbody\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eMax. Temperature\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e2000° F\u003cbr\u003e 1093° C\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eAmperage 120 Volts\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e12\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003eFor electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.paragonweb.com\"\u003ewww.paragonweb.com\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eWatts\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e1440\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eBreaker Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e15\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eReceptacle Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eNEMA 5-15R\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eCircuit Copper Wire Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e14 Gauge\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eTUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eYes\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eCE\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eNo\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003eImportant: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns. If you would like more information please contact us.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eInfinite Switch with Kiln Sitter\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eSentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eHertz\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e60\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eKiln Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eFront Loading Square\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eSides\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eChamber Volume (Cubic Feet)\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e.13\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eChamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e \u003cp\u003e6.25H x 6W x 6D\u003c\/p\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eThe Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e11W x 15D x 18H Inches\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e15W x 19D x 20H Inches\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Weight\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e45 lbs.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Method \u0026amp; Notes\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eThis Kiln Ships Via UPS.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003c\/tbody\u003e \u003c\/table\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOptions and Accessories\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFurniture Kit\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eRecommended furniture kit for the Paragon Q-11A, Xpress-Q-11A, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e1 C-2 Shelf (5” square x 3\/8”)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e4 – 2” long 1” wide Square Posts\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash\u003cbr\u003eShipping Weight: 2.00 Lbs.   ( 0.91 Kg.)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eWare is fired on the shelf and kiln bottom so you can fire multiple layers of ware in your kiln. Coat the shelf with kiln wash, which prevents glaze or glass from sticking to the shelf.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eParagon’s durable cordierite shelves resist warpage and thermal shock. They are volume-stable. (Note: The photo shows a general assortment of furniture rather than the exact contents of this shelf kit.)\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cstyle\u003e\u003c!--\n#col2{clear:right;display:block;min-height: 150px;}#col1{float:left;min-height: 150px;}\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"1in x 3in Glass Viewing Window\" alt=\"1in x 3in Glass Viewing Window\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_1x3_window.jpg?v=1523469781\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1in x 3in Glass Viewing Window\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe 1\" x 3\" window is available on the smaller kilns such as the E-9A and Q-11A. 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Paragon Xpress Q-11A Kiln

$999.50 $1,110.56
Maximum quantity available reached.
Sku: PAR_XPRESSQ11A
Product Description

 

 

At no extra charge you can order your new kiln in one of the custom colors below instead of the standard blue or black!
Please note: colors may vary slightly. 
 
Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink Paragon Custom Color - Purple Paragon Custom Color - Berry
Turquoise Hot Pink Purple Berry
       
Paragon Custom Color - Navy Paragon Custom Color - Jade Paragon Custom Color - Black  
Navy Jade Black  

 

Paragon Xpress-Q-11

The Xpress-Q-11A fires rapidly to 2350F. Create breathtaking jewelry or small keepsakes using almost any medium you can imagine: silver clay, enameling, china painting, glass, lost wax casting, ceramics, stoneware, and porcelain. Since the kiln opens from the front instead of the top, it is ideal for copper enameling. The Xpress-Q-11A is a true multipurpose kiln.

Imagine the glass you could sag, slump, and fuse with this kiln. Make pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics. This kiln will give you years of creative enjoyment. It is light-weight; take it with you to seminars or on vacation.

The Xpress-Q-11A comes with the Sentry Xpress digital controller, which is mounted in the kiln base (instead of a side switch box) to save table space. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation.

The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes Cone-Fire and 8-segment Ramp-Hold modes. (Note: Ramp-Hold and Cone-Fire on the Sentry Xpress do not include some of the advanced features of the 12-key Sentry 2.0.)

Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns

  • Fire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium or fast speed.
  • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Set a temperature alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid.
  • Design Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Add hold time in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Temperature Display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
  • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
  • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
  • Colorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.

    A 1/2” hole is stamped into the steel door case and includes a brushed stainless steel cover. We have left the firebrick behind the hole undrilled so that you can drill it to the exact size that you need for a peephole, vent hole, or extra pyrometer hole. (Most people do not need the hole and leave the firebrick undrilled.)

    The Xpress-Q-11A heating element, exposed in dropped, recessed insulating firebrick grooves, is easy to replace. The 2 1/2” thick firebricks store plenty of heat for slow cooling through the glass annealing range. For small glass pieces such as jewelry, you can anneal without having to turn the elements back on during cooling. (Extra heat is necessary for annealing large pieces, however.)

    Unlatch and open the door with one hand. No extra stand is needed; the built-in base stays cool during operation.

    The Xpress-Q11A can ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.

    Paragon kilns are built to be dependable. They are loaded with attention to details, such as the costly nickel-plated copper wire with high temperature glass-braided insulation. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns.

    Becky Johnson, a glass teacher in Dallas, Texas, describes opening the kiln: “I like to open the kiln with my students so that we can review and admire each other’s treasures together. The transformation of the glass inside the kiln is magical and mystical. It changes from pieces of arranged cut glass to awe-inspiring art. To be some part of that process is a true gift.”

    “Paragon kilns just go on working forever,” said Jeff Zamek, author of “What Every Potter Should Know.” He added, “Paragon kilns have one of the lowest incidences of repair of any kiln manufactured in the U.S.”

Optional colors at no extra charge
Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.

Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period. 

Max. Temperature 2000° F
1093° C
Amperage 120 Volts 12
For electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com
Watts 1440
Breaker Size 15
Receptacle Type NEMA 5-15R
Circuit Copper Wire Size 14 Gauge
TUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499 Yes
CE No
Important: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns. If you would like more information please contact us.
Infinite Switch with Kiln Sitter Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key
Hertz 60
Kiln Type Front Loading Square
Sides 4
Chamber Volume (Cubic Feet) .13
Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)

6.25H x 6W x 6D

The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom 11W x 15D x 18H Inches
Ship Size 15W x 19D x 20H Inches
Ship Weight 45 lbs.
Ship Method & Notes This Kiln Ships Via UPS.

Options and Accessories

Furniture Kit
Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon Q-11A, Xpress-Q-11A, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:
1 C-2 Shelf (5” square x 3/8”)
4 – 2” long 1” wide Square Posts
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
Shipping Weight: 2.00 Lbs.   ( 0.91 Kg.)

Ware is fired on the shelf and kiln bottom so you can fire multiple layers of ware in your kiln. Coat the shelf with kiln wash, which prevents glaze or glass from sticking to the shelf.

Paragon’s durable cordierite shelves resist warpage and thermal shock. They are volume-stable. (Note: The photo shows a general assortment of furniture rather than the exact contents of this shelf kit.) 

 

1in x 3in Glass Viewing Window 1in x 3in Glass Viewing Window
The 1" x 3" window is available on the smaller kilns such as the E-9A and Q-11A. Watch the bright red kiln interior through the optional 1” x 3” high-temperature glass window. (Note: always wear firing safety glasses when viewing the kiln interior.) The glass window is guaranteed up to 2300°F.
The window is especially useful for glass fusing and copper enameling. Conveniently watch your glass treasures progress through every stage from tack fuse to full fuse.
Enamelists have said, "I can't live without the window!" As you look through the window, angle your line of sight so that the glow from an element reflects off the surface of the enameling piece.
First, the enamel will appear granulated. As the glass particles begin to fuse, the surface will resemble an orange peel. Remove the rack when the copper piece appears a rosy red and the reflection of the glowing element is smooth.
Lid or Door Safety Switch Lid or Door Safety Switch
The optional lid or door safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised or door is opened. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid or front of the door. IMPORTANT: The lid or door safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe.
 

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Important Information about free shipping

If you are located within our local delivery area (125 miles from our location) we will most likely delivery your order using one of our two delivery trucks. We will contact you to schedule a delivery time. 

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