Paragon Industries

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

Product: DRAGON24 Kiln, Model/SKU: 706111BA00, Price: $7,465.65


Crystalline Glazes    Decals    Fast Firings    Glass Casting    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
  • The Legendary Paragon Dragon

    The Paragon Dragon is an industrial-grade furnace designed for pottery and ceramic studios. Potters who struggle with top-loading kilns will enjoy the Dragon. The door swings open 160 degrees on a heavy ¾” steel rod with sealed bearings. Two spring-loaded latches press the door tightly closed.

    Quick to load

    If you fire ware that is similar in size from one firing to the next, you can leave the shelves and posts stacked in the Dragon between firings. Reach into the kiln to remove the ware and reload the kiln for the next firing.

    Since you are loading from the side, you can easily see how close the ware is to the kiln walls and the shelf above. Think of how much time this will save you.

    Loading sculptures

    Loading a tall sculpture into a top-loading kiln requires skill and care to avoid nudging the piece against the kiln wall. Loading sculpture into a front-loading kiln is faster and easier, because you can see what you are doing. There is far less risk of damaging the piece.

    Exceptional element life

    The Dragon exudes power. With 16,500 watts, there is ample power to heat the 24” W x 24” D x 27” H interior to cone 10. Having power to spare improves element life, because the elements do not “struggle” to reach high temperatures. The industrial-gauge heating elements are seated and protected in dropped, recessed grooves.

    The elements are “tuned,” which means hotter elements are placed in the top and bottom of the firing chamber where more heat is needed. This results in superior heat distribution.

    The benefits of extra insulation: save energy and benefit from down firing

    Extra insulation saves energy and lengthens cooling. The 4” thick walls, top, and door are made of 3” firebrick backed by 1” of ceramic fiber block insulation. The floor is 4 ½” thick firebrick. The inner door is recessed to help seal in the heat. Because these kilns store heat so efficiently, elements last longer.

    The extra insulation not only saves energy but also cools the kiln slowly without having to turn the elements back on. This gives the micro-crystalline structure and color of the glaze sufficient time for full development. Achieve dramatic shifts in glaze color such as iron reds and enjoy the richer look of gas firing with “down firing,” or slow cooling. Create breathtaking pottery in this exciting kiln.

    Hinged switch box for easy maintenance

    The ventilated switch box is generously slotted for air circulation for the long life of the electrical components. Hinged at the bottom, the switch box opens wide for easy maintenance. Open the box in seconds by merely removing two screws at the top. A folding support arm holds the box in the open position. There is plenty of working space around electrical components. A bank of built-in NEC/UL compliant high-amperage fuses protects the kiln and circuit wiring.

    The Dragon will fit through a 34” doorway if the handles and back element cover are temporarily removed.

    Dragon features

    • Saves electricity with extra insulation
    • Cone 10, 2350°F
    • 3” insulating firebrick and 1” non-organic block insulation in walls, top and door: 4” total thickness
    • 4 ½” thick firebrick bottom
    • Case temperature at cone 10: 170°F (compared to 400-500°F for standard firebrick kilns)
    • Two 1” non-tapered peepholes in the left side of the kiln
    • 1” space between switch box and kiln keeps electrical components cooler for long life.
    • Hinged switch box for easy access
    • UL/CUL & NEC compliant fuses for safety
    • Proportional power elements for more even heating


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    Breaker Size


    Circuit Wire Size

    4 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

    Front Loading Square



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    9.00 CU.FT.
    254.85 litres

    Chamber Width

    24.00 IN
    610 mm

    Chamber Depth

    24.00 IN
    610 mm

    Chamber Height

    27.00 IN
    686 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

    43.80W x 39.30D x 69.00H Inches
    1113W x 998D x 1753H mm

    Ship Size

    50.00W x 50.00D x 77.50H Inches
    1270W x 1270D x 1969H mm

    Ship Weight

    905.00 Lbs.
    410.51 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck

    Part Number

    706111BA00   * 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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