Paragon Industries

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

Product: TNFH17A Kiln, Model/SKU: 1761111G00, Price: $0.00


Crystalline Glazes    Decals    Low-Fire Ceramics    Porcelain and Stoneware   


  • Feature: frequency of use does not affect warranty
  • Feature: 14 gauge thermocouple
  • Feature: Optional color at no extra charge
  • Paragon TnF-H-17A

    Schools and potters have long recognized Paragon top-loading square kilns as the ultimate choice in studio electric kilns. Their even temperature and s-l-o-w cooling produce dramatic effects in stoneware and pottery.

    Ceramists who fire these kilns enjoy the thrill of glaze depth and texture. During slow cooling, the microcrystalline and color transformation of the ware is given sufficient time for full development. The result is vastly improved ware that some potters think is possible only in gas reduction firing.

    Two inches of high temperature block insulation line all four sides, the lid, and bottom behind the firebrick of each model. Combined with the 2 ½" thick firebrick, total insulation thickness is 4 ½".

    The lid fits inside a recess around the top of the kiln. For extra strength, the TnF-H-17A sidewall firebrick are cemented together in rows. Steel supports reinforce the steel base of the TnF-H-17A. Steel covers the top of the lid. 3" heavy steel casters are optional.

    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.

    • Coated lid, peepholes & rim of firebrick
    • Heavy duty elements
    • Lock-in lid support with a positive catch
    • Available in painted gray or stainless steel
    • Dropped, recessed brick grooves
    • 2 ½" firebrick and 2" of block insulation

    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.

    HS-17A, TnF-H-17A Furniture Kit

    3 C-17 Shelves (16” x 14” x 5/8”), 1 C-17H 1/2 Shelf

    1" wide Square Posts, 4 each of -

    ½”, 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths

    1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

    Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 50 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

    Sentry Digital 12-key Ceramics





    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Square



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    3.34 CU.FT.
    94.58 litres

    Chamber Length

    17.00 IN
    432 mm

    Chamber Width

    17.00 IN
    432 mm

    Chamber Depth

    20.00 IN
    508 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

    34.50W x 32.00D x 31.00H Inches
    876W x 813D x 787H mm

    Ship Size

    36.00W x 38.50D x 40.00H Inches
    914W x 978D x 1016H mm

    Ship Weight

    353.00 Lbs.
    160.12 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck

    Part Number

    1761111G00   * 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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