Paragon Industries

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

Product: TNF823 Kiln, Model/SKU: 8341111, Price: $1,886.25


China Painting    Crystalline Glazes    Decals    Dolls    Low-Fire Ceramics    Porcelain and Stoneware   


  • Feature: frequency of use does not affect warranty
  • Feature: Optional color at no extra charge
  • Paragon TnF-82-3

    The digital automatic TnF-82-3 Paragon kiln is large enough for most ceramic projects. Figured at cost per cubic foot, it is among our lowest priced hobby kilns. It uses the same circuit size as most of our studio kilns. Upgrade to a larger kiln later without having to install a new circuit.

    This kiln now features the easy-access drop down switch box. Remove two screws, and the box, hinged at the bottom, opens forward for easy maintenance. The kiln features a top row of 2” high blank wall bricks. Since the brick is without element grooves, it is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved brick.

    The TnF-82-3 is made of 3” thick firebrick in the lid, walls and bottom. It is designed for porcelain, stoneware, low-fire ceramics, china paint, decals and gold.

    A heavy galvanized steel base covers the reversible brick bottom completely. It folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

    You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.

    The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly.

    Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses? The digital controller can figure this for you with the press of a button. Find out how little a kiln actually costs to fire. Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load density, etc.

    The heat of the kiln is magical and offers wonderful surprises. Ceramic glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your treasures is a festive moment that you will never outgrow. Artists have said, “Woohooo! Opening a kiln is a celebration!”

    Features of the TnF-82-3 Digital Kiln

    • Sentry 12 Key Digital Controller, made by Orton Ceramic Foundation
    • Long-life electrical system with high temperature wire
    • Lock-in lid support with a positive catch
    • 2 wide-view tapered peepholes
    • Ventilated, louvered switch box
    • 2 hand lifts
    • Heavy duty kiln stand with mar-proof plastic feet
    • Full-formed, galvanized steel base covers the entire brick bottom
    • Fall-away two stage Prop-R-Vent for venting the ware
    • Coated lid, peepholes and rim of firebricks for extended firebrick life
    • Operating instructions on switch box
    • Heavy gauge stainless steel case
    • Full firing capacity: fire ware directly on the brick bottom
    • Reversible brick bottom
    • Dropped, recessed brick grooves help prevent element bulging; eliminate the need for element pins; make changing the element easier and faster than some competing models that require element pins.

    The Furniture Kit

    The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for this particular model. When estimating the price of the kiln, include the cost of furniture. The furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.

    Furniture Kit for S-82-3, SnF-82-3, TnF-82-3

    3 C-18 Shelves (15” round x 5/8”), 1 C-18H 1/2 Shelf

    1" wide Square Posts, 4 of each - 1/2”, 1”,

    2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths

    1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

    Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 34 lbs.


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    Circuit Wire Size

    8 gauge





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

    Control Type

    Sentry Digital 12-key Ceramics





    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Round



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    2.95 CU.FT.
    83.53 litres

    Chamber Width

    16.50 IN
    419 mm

    Chamber Depth

    22.25 IN
    565 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

    25.50W x 28.30D x 37.50H Inches
    648W x 719D x 953H mm

    Ship Size

    36.00W x 38.00D x 43.00H Inches
    914W x 965D x 1092H mm

    Ship Weight

    262.00 Lbs.
    118.84 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck

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    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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