Paragon Industries

2011 South Town East Blvd.
Mesquite, Texas 75149-1122

Product: PEARL18 Kiln, Model/SKU: 76611J3DPB, Price: $2,314.22


Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping   


  • Feature: frequency of use does not affect warranty
  • Feature: Optional color at no extra charge
  • Paragon Pearl-18 Glass Fusing Kiln

    The Pearl-18 is packed with exciting features. The top lifts away to give access to the shelf area from three sides. Air pistons assist in lifting the top. You can place the Pearl on a table without an extra stand.

    “You can compose directly on the kiln shelf, then close the kiln top,” said glass artist Judith Conway, who uses the Pearl-18 in her Washington, DC studio. “There is no need to balance and carry a heavy kiln shelf from your work table over to your kiln, trying to load the shelf in the kiln while not disturbing the glass pieces in your design.”

    The elements in the top are mounted in pinless element grooves. Since the groove opening is narrower than the element coil, the elements stay in place without pins.

    Electrical components are mounted inside the base of the kilns. The Pearl-18 uses the digital 3-key Sentry Xpress controller.

    The reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold.

    Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Non-Ceramic Paragon Kilns

    • Design programs with up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.
    • Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in the simplified Single Speed mode.
    • Ramp-Hold mode can store 4 programs.
    • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
    • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
    • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold. Experiment with Hold to improve color saturation of china paints.
    • Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
    • 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. Use this to remind yourself 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 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.
  • Heating elements in the top of the kiln are mounted in pinless grooves.
  • ¼” heavy duty sheathed Type-K thermocouple
  • Sentry Xpress digital controller
  • Safety switch and pilot light
  • Air pistons assist lifting the lid.
  • Louvered switch box, heavy duty wiring
  • Includes a built-in stand.

    The Pearl-18 Furniture Kit

    Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom.

    1 - C-19 - 17” x 17” Shelf

    4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long

    1 lb. Bag Glass Separator

  • Specifications

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    Breaker Size


    Circuit Wire Size

    12 gauge





    IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.

    Control Type

    Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-Key





    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Square



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    1.59 CU.FT.
    45.02 litres

    Chamber Length

    18.00 IN
    457 mm

    Chamber Width

    18.00 IN
    457 mm

    Chamber Depth

    8.50 IN
    216 mm

    The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

    Outer Size

    27.00W x 34.00D x 21.00H Inches
    686W x 864D x 533H mm

    Ship Size

    36.00W x 40.00D x 29.00H Inches
    914W x 1016D x 737H mm

    Ship Weight

    253.00 Lbs.
    114.76 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck

    Part Number

    76611J3DPB   * Base Model



    Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

    The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.


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