Paragon Pearl-22 Glass Fusing Kiln
Create breathtaking glass in the deluxe Pearl-22 Professional Series glass kiln. The Pearl-22 is proudly made in America by skilled workers. The kiln includes features not found on competitive kilns.
The Pearl-22 top lifts away to give access to the shelf area. 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. This is one more reason your Pearl-22 will give you hassle-free firing. Enjoy the improved heat distribution of a side element, which is mounted in the top section of the kiln sidewalls.
Electrical components are mounted inside the base of the kilns. Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation. The thermocouple, which senses temperature inside the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. The Pearl-22 uses the digital 12-key Sentry 2.0 controller.
A mercury relay is standard on this kiln. The relay sends power to the elements on command from the digital controller. The mercury relay in the Pearl-22 is industrial-grade and far outlasts mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.
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.
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 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.
The Pearl-22 has 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.
Features of the Pearl-22
- Heating elements in the top of the kiln are mounted in pinless grooves.
- Heating elements in the top and walls for uniform heating
- ¼” heavy duty sheathed Type-K thermocouple
- 12-key Sentry 2.0 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-22 Furniture Kit
Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom.
1 - C-20 - 20” Square Shelf
4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long
1 lb. Bag Glass Separator
Thermocouple with “special limit” wire
The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. It is the small rod that extends into the firing chamber. The ¼” wide Type-K, 14-gauge, exposed-tip thermocouple is made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy. The exposed tip gives the controller a fast response time for even temperatures during holds. The thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.
Designed for production
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.
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.
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