Paragon Industries

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

Product: S823, Discontinued Kiln, Model/SKU: S823, Price: $0.00

S823, Discontinued

Low-Fire Ceramics    Porcelain and Stoneware   


  • Feature: Not available in 240 volt, 3 phase
  • Feature: frequency of use does not affect warranty
  • Feature: Optional color at no extra charge
  • Paragon S-82-3

    The S-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 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 S-82-3 is made of deluxe 3” thick firebrick in the lid and walls. The bottom is 2 ½” thick. Since the S-82-3 is designed for porcelain and stoneware, it can easily fire low-fire ceramics, china paint, decals and gold. It is an ideal size for firing porcelain dolls.

    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.

    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 S-82-3 Kiln

    • Kiln Sitter with Limit Timer comes standard
    • 2 infinite control switches
    • 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 accommodates optional Orton KilnVent
    • 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
    • Pilot light shows when Kiln Sitter is on
    • 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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    Breaker Size


    Circuit Wire Size

    6 gauge





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

    Control Type

    Infinite Switch with Kiln Sitter





    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

    Part Number

    S823   * 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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    Legend: * = Base Model

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