Paragon QuikFire 6 Kiln
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|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 QuikFire 6—From Zero to 1000°F in Five Minutes!
The QuikFire 6 brings instant gratification to ceramics, glass fusing, enameling, and china painting. Small glass pieces can be fired and cooled to room temperature in only 30 to 40 minutes. Small ceramic pieces take only 40 to 50 minutes. No more waiting to fill your larger kiln to test-fire a new technique or new glaze. No more waiting until morning to see freshly fired ware.
"The QuikFire 6 is a great kiln for checking a concept,” said Lynn Perry. “The last time I used the QuikFire, I wanted to confirm that a small new earring design would bend rather than just drawn into itself, and within 30 minutes I had my answer. I put together 80 pairs of earrings after the verification. If I had just taken a chance and not done a test, it could have been a very expensive mistake, because I would have not oriented the pieces properly on my forms and not gotten a bend."
Demonstrate the QuikFire to your family and watch their astounded reaction. Demonstrate it at craft shows, and crowds will gather.
Experimenting with the QuikFire is fun. Instead of risking a good piece of greenware on an untried technique, you can fire throw-away clay scraps and view the results in minutes. This kiln is a learning tool you will use over and over, whether you’re a beginner or a master.
The QuikFire is a ceramic fiber shell with an embedded element. It measures 6" x 6" x 6" inside. The shell rests on a ceramic fiber base with steel stand. The QuikFire is rated to 2000°F. It fires on 120 volts and needs no other heating source. At only 1560 watts, it uses less power than many hair driers.
To see how your work is progressing, tilt the shell up an inch for several seconds. Read temperature at a glance with the built-in pyrometer, which indicates when to start watching the ware inside the kiln.
You can make projects faster with two or more shelves. As the kiln is firing, prepare your next project on the spare shelf in the furniture kit. Remove the first shelf and insert the second. Leave items on the hot shelf that need slow cooling. The shelf keeps the pieces warm.
For European voltage, specify specify 240v.
The QuikFire 6 can ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.
“Everyone loves the QuikFire. While your main work is firing, you can have fun with the QuikFire.”—Dan Fenton, Fenton Glass Studio, Oakland, California
A QuikFire 6 That Went Around the World
By Betty Jean Scott (Las Vegas, Nevada)
“My Paragon QuikFire 6 has traveled with me around the world. After two years in Moscow, we were assigned to three years at the embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“I create lamp work beads over flame and use my Paragon kiln for annealing the glass. But mostly I create fused glass cabochons for my jewelry. I will often spend over an hour filling the 6” x 6” shelf with several completely different intricate designs before placing the hood on top and firing the glass.
“Because of the design of the kiln, it is very easy to raise the hood and use my tools to modify the shapes of the glass while it is hot. Firings take less than an hour, including the stepped flashing, and within three hours the glass is out of the kiln, and I am ready to create again.
“During our time overseas, I made many friends. There is something about ladies and crafts that provide a common bond. I used my kiln to introduce my friends to glass, and worked with each of them to bring their creations to reality. One of my honors was to be invited to bring my jewelry to the Australian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur for a show and sell.
“Many friends and their families, all over the world today, are wearing glass made in my Paragon Kiln. I am very happy with my Paragon Kiln, and I know it will continue to bring my creative ideas to life for many years to come.”
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 |
|Amperage 120 Volts||13|
|For electrical specifications other than 120 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com|
|Receptacle Type||NEMA 5-15R|
|Circuit Copper Wire Size||14|
|TUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499||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.|
|Control Type||No Control System|
|Kiln Type||Top Loading Square|
|Chamber Volume (Cubic Feet)||.13|
|Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)|| |
6W x 6D x 6H
|The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom||16W x 16D x 14H Inches |
|Ship Size||16W x 16D x 14H Inches|
|Ship Weight||14 lbs.|
|Ship Method & Notes||This Kiln Ships Via UPS.|
Options and Accessories
QuikFire 6 Furniture Kit
Please note: The furniture kit is optional and is not included with the QuikFire price shown.
2 C-2 Shelves One Haik Brush
1 lb. Bag Glass Separator
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Kilns are shipped on wooden pallets or crated in wooden boxes and delivery by a trucking company does not include unpacking the kiln, moving it into your building or hauling away any packing materials. If your kiln is being delivered to a residential location or a location without a loading dock we will request a lift gate so the kiln can be removed from the truck and placed on level ground. When the truck arrives the driver will unload the kiln and move it on the pallet or crate to a location near the truck. Most drivers are accommodating and will place the kiln in a reasonable location at your request BUT trucking companies are only required to unload the kiln from their truck so you should have a plan in place to move it to the final location. All kilns come with instructions on how to unpack and move your new kiln. For residential deliveries freight companies will schedule a delivery window with you in advance so you can be prepared to move your kiln to the final location.
Kiln Inspection and Damage
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- If damage is discovered after the driver has left, contact us IMMEDIATELY. If you do not contact us within 5 days damage claims CANNOT be made with the carrier and you will be responsible for repair costs. As long as damage is reported to us within 5 days we can file a claim to get it repaired. For this reason it is critical you open and inspect all freight deliveries before the window closes.
When you buy a kiln from Krueger Pottery Supply and you live within 150 miles of our location in St. Louis or staff typically delivers your kiln on one of our delivery trucks. Our staff will unpack your kiln and set it up in your building. We are not licensed electricians so we cannot do any electrical work on your home or businesses electrical system to install a kiln. Consult a qualified electrician to have a circuit run or check your existing configuration. We will also haul away all trash and packaging at your request. Cardboard and packaging are recycled if at all possible.