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{"id":617224732735,"title":"Paragon CS-16D Kiln","handle":"par_cs16d","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\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eParagon CS-16D Glass Fusing Kiln\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003eParagon’s square CS-16D digital glass clamshell kiln is easy to load, because the top lifts out of the way. The 16” x 16” interior costs only a little more than a standard 14” x 14” clamshell kiln, yet the CS-16D is 20 percent larger--and it fires on a 120 volt, 20 amp outlet.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eExplore the wonderful world of fusing by making glass murals, small glass bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Try out the newest glass techniques that you see in magazines or classes. Enjoy glittering dichroic glass. Make gifts that your friends will treasure. When you own an innovative Paragon CS-16D clamshell, you can experiment with glass fusing to your heart’s content. The possibilities are endless. Find rejuvenation at the end of a long work by creating artwork in your own kiln.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe CS-16D heats from the top for even heat distribution across the glass surface. The lid elements are mounted in pinless element grooves. Element pins are no longer needed because the element coils are wider than the groove opening. This innovation idea helps eliminate dust inside the kiln.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eKiln Lifts Out of the Way for Hassle-Free Loading\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003eThe kiln lifts up and out of the way so you can assemble glass pieces inside the kiln directly onto a shelf. Add stringers and frit to delicate designs. When the kiln is full, lower the kiln over the shelf. Imagine how easy that is.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe kiln is easy to open because of three counter-weight springs mounted under the kiln. The kiln base extends 4” in the back to support the weight of the kiln when in the open position. The base comes with mar-proof rubber feet.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe CS-16D is dual-opening: You can open the kiln by lifting the kiln body or by lifting only the lid. Lift the kiln body out of the way to assemble glass directly on the shelf; open the lid to load glass over a slumping mold.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe CS-16D can be opened by lifting the kiln body or the kiln lid, but never both at the same time. The kiln is equipped with safety latches on the side. The gravity-operated top latch holds the lid closed; the lever-operated bottom latch holds the kiln body closed.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eProtective Steel Lid Cover\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003eThe top of the lid is protected with a painted sheetmetal cover. The sheetmetal is bent to cover the sides of the lid and then welded at the corners. You will be amazed at the sturdy construction that has made Paragon kilns renowned among glass fusers. The self-adjusting lid floats at fusing temperatures.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOptional Ceramic Fiber Top\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003eThe standard CS-16D comes with an insulating firebrick top. You can also upgrade your kiln with the optional deluxe ceramic fiber top, which has the same type of pinless groove as the standard top. The fiber top helps keep the kiln interior even cleaner.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReliability at the Heart of the Kiln\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003eThe CS-16D has a two-year warranty. The temperature sensor, called a thermocouple, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel cover for long life. A heavy steel base supports the reversible brick bottom completely. These features are extra assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last. No extra stand is needed.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe reliable CS-16D has dual mechanical relays for long life. The digital controller sends a signal to the relays to turn on the heating elements. The two relays in the CS-16D last longer than the single relay of competitive kilns because of the reduced amperage going through each relay.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConvenient Features\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003eFor your convenience, flip the switch on the front panel to turn off power to the controller when the kiln is not in use. The large, comfortable wooden lid and kiln handles stay cool.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe CS-16D is painted with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eNote: The bead door and high-temperature glass window are not available on the CS-16D. However, they are available on the CS-16S.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe Ease of Digital Firing\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eYou will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.paragonweb.com\/Sentry_Digital_3-key_Glass_Control.cfm\"\u003eSentry Xpress controller\u003c\/a\u003e continually monitors the firing so you do not need to closely watch the kiln. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln occasionally during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) You can try out a demonstration of the controller on your computer by \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.paragonweb.com\/files\/videos\/sentry_xpress\/sentry_xpress_demo_web.html\"\u003eclicking here.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003eParagon’s innovative controller will help you achieve consistent results from one firing to the next. The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet the controller is also easy to learn. It comes with an instruction manual and Quick Start card.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eFeatures of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Paragon CS-series Kilns\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003eProgram up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eFire to a single temperature at a single speed in Single Speed mode.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eStore up to 4 programs in Ramp-Hold mode.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSkip a segment in Ramp-Hold without having to stop the kiln to reprogram. (For instance, you want to skip to the annealing segment.)\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eChange the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without stopping the kiln to reprogram.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eHold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eAdd Hold Time during firing without having to stop the firing to reprogram.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eEasily control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eProgram Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eProgram the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature. Program an alarm that will remind you to check on the kiln.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eTemperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eThermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSet the Delay to turn on the kiln at a time that best suits your busy schedule.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eError Messages report mechanical problems.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eThe sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eLED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eColorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review all the controller features in more detail.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eParagon kilns are made in America to exacting standards.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\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\u003e1700° F\u003cbr\u003e926° C\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eAmperage 120 Volts\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e20\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\u003e2400\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eBreaker Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e20\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eReceptacle Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eNEMA 5-20R\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eCircuit Copper Wire Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e12 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\u003eYes\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\u003eControl Type\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\u003eTop 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.96\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eChamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e \u003cp\u003e16W x 16L x 6.5D\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\u003e30W x 30D x 15H Inches\u003cspan\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e36W x 32D x 24H Inches\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Weight\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e186 lbs.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Method \u0026amp; Notes\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eThis Kiln Ships Via Truck.\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\u003e\u003cspan class=\"“headingText”\"\u003eGlass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003e1 – 14” x 15” x 5\/8” Shelf\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003e4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003e1 lb. Bag Glass Separator\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eGlass is fired in the kiln on a shelf. Coat the shelf with glass separator to prevent the glass from sticking to the shelf. Place short posts between the shelf and the kiln bottom to circulate heat around 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=\"Lid or Door Safety Switch\" alt=\"Lid or Door Safety Switch\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_lid_safety.jpg?v=1523469783\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLid or Door Safety Switch\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"Fusion Fiber Lid\" alt=\"Fusion Fiber Lid\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_fusion_fiber.jpg?v=1523469782\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFusion Fiber Lid\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Fusion-series glass kilns can be ordered with an optional ceramic fiber top in place of the firebrick top. Serious glass artists have long requested the fiber top for their firebrick kilns. 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Paragon CS-16D Kiln

$1,631.16 $1,812.39
Maximum quantity available reached.
Sku: PAR_CS16D
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 CS-16D Glass Fusing Kiln

Paragon’s square CS-16D digital glass clamshell kiln is easy to load, because the top lifts out of the way. The 16” x 16” interior costs only a little more than a standard 14” x 14” clamshell kiln, yet the CS-16D is 20 percent larger--and it fires on a 120 volt, 20 amp outlet.

Explore the wonderful world of fusing by making glass murals, small glass bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Try out the newest glass techniques that you see in magazines or classes. Enjoy glittering dichroic glass. Make gifts that your friends will treasure. When you own an innovative Paragon CS-16D clamshell, you can experiment with glass fusing to your heart’s content. The possibilities are endless. Find rejuvenation at the end of a long work by creating artwork in your own kiln.

The CS-16D heats from the top for even heat distribution across the glass surface. The lid elements are mounted in pinless element grooves. Element pins are no longer needed because the element coils are wider than the groove opening. This innovation idea helps eliminate dust inside the kiln.

Kiln Lifts Out of the Way for Hassle-Free Loading

The kiln lifts up and out of the way so you can assemble glass pieces inside the kiln directly onto a shelf. Add stringers and frit to delicate designs. When the kiln is full, lower the kiln over the shelf. Imagine how easy that is.

The kiln is easy to open because of three counter-weight springs mounted under the kiln. The kiln base extends 4” in the back to support the weight of the kiln when in the open position. The base comes with mar-proof rubber feet.

The CS-16D is dual-opening: You can open the kiln by lifting the kiln body or by lifting only the lid. Lift the kiln body out of the way to assemble glass directly on the shelf; open the lid to load glass over a slumping mold.

The CS-16D can be opened by lifting the kiln body or the kiln lid, but never both at the same time. The kiln is equipped with safety latches on the side. The gravity-operated top latch holds the lid closed; the lever-operated bottom latch holds the kiln body closed.

Protective Steel Lid Cover

The top of the lid is protected with a painted sheetmetal cover. The sheetmetal is bent to cover the sides of the lid and then welded at the corners. You will be amazed at the sturdy construction that has made Paragon kilns renowned among glass fusers. The self-adjusting lid floats at fusing temperatures.

Optional Ceramic Fiber Top

The standard CS-16D comes with an insulating firebrick top. You can also upgrade your kiln with the optional deluxe ceramic fiber top, which has the same type of pinless groove as the standard top. The fiber top helps keep the kiln interior even cleaner.

Reliability at the Heart of the Kiln

The CS-16D has a two-year warranty. The temperature sensor, called a thermocouple, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel cover for long life. A heavy steel base supports the reversible brick bottom completely. These features are extra assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last. No extra stand is needed.

The reliable CS-16D has dual mechanical relays for long life. The digital controller sends a signal to the relays to turn on the heating elements. The two relays in the CS-16D last longer than the single relay of competitive kilns because of the reduced amperage going through each relay.

Convenient Features

For your convenience, flip the switch on the front panel to turn off power to the controller when the kiln is not in use. The large, comfortable wooden lid and kiln handles stay cool.

The CS-16D is painted with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.

Note: The bead door and high-temperature glass window are not available on the CS-16D. However, they are available on the CS-16S.

The Ease of Digital Firing

You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry Xpress controller continually monitors the firing so you do not need to closely watch the kiln. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln occasionally during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) You can try out a demonstration of the controller on your computer by clicking here.

Paragon’s innovative controller will help you achieve consistent results from one firing to the next. The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet the controller is also easy to learn. It comes with an instruction manual and Quick Start card.

The reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation.

Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Paragon CS-series Kilns

  • Program up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.
  • Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in Single Speed mode.
  • Store up to 4 programs in Ramp-Hold mode.
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold without having to stop the kiln to reprogram. (For instance, you want to skip to the annealing segment.)
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without stopping the kiln to reprogram.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold.
  • Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the firing to reprogram.
  • Easily control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Program the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature. Program an alarm that will remind you to check on the kiln.
  • 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 at a time that best suits your busy schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems.
  • The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.
  • 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 all the controller features in more detail.

Paragon kilns are made in America to exacting standards.

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 1700° F
926° C
Amperage 120 Volts 20
For electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com
Watts 2400
Breaker Size 20
Receptacle Type NEMA 5-20R
Circuit Copper Wire Size 12 Gauge
TUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499 Yes
CE Yes
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.
Control Type Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key
Hertz 60
Kiln Type Top Loading Square
Sides 4
Chamber Volume (Cubic Feet) .96
Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)

16W x 16L x 6.5D

The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom 30W x 30D x 15H Inches
Ship Size 36W x 32D x 24H Inches
Ship Weight 186 lbs.
Ship Method & Notes This Kiln Ships Via Truck.

Options and Accessories

Furniture Kit
Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom.
1 – 14” x 15” x 5/8” Shelf
4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long
1 lb. Bag Glass Separator

Glass is fired in the kiln on a shelf. Coat the shelf with glass separator to prevent the glass from sticking to the shelf. Place short posts between the shelf and the kiln bottom to circulate heat around 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.)

 

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.
  Fusion Fiber Lid Fusion Fiber Lid
The Fusion-series glass kilns can be ordered with an optional ceramic fiber top in place of the firebrick top. Serious glass artists have long requested the fiber top for their firebrick kilns. The ceramic fiber lid includes a deluxe brushed stainless steel outer lid cover. (The photo shows the Fusion-8 but represents all Fusion models. Note: The price is only for a fiber lid ordered with a new kiln.

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