Paragon Industries

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

Product: XPRESS-1193, Discontinued Kiln, Model/SKU: 19211J1C00, Price: $0.00

XPRESS-1193, Discontinued

China Painting    Crystalline Glazes    Decals    Dolls    Glass Casting    Glass Fusing    Glaze Testing    Low-Fire Ceramics   


  • Feature: frequency of use does not affect warranty
  • Feature: 14 gauge thermocouple
  • We no longer manufacture this kiln model. However, you can still order parts. See the link below.

    Paragon Xpress-1193

    The heat of the kiln is magical and offers wonderful surprises. Stained glass, enamels, and ceramic glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Ask kiln owners . . . opening a kiln to view your treasures is a festive moment that you will never outgrow.

    The 3" wall Xpress-1193 can fire ceramics on a 120 volt, 20 amp outlet. With a temperature rating of 2300°F, it is ideal for small ceramic projects and glaze testing.

    Glaze test kiln

    The Xpress-1193 is popular in classrooms. Students can make gifts in time for a birthday or holiday without waiting until the school’s large kiln is fired. At many schools, a large kiln is fired only once a month.

    New teachers inherit bags of unlabeled clay. Many ceramic firings have been ruined because the clay was fired to the wrong temperature, which disappoints students. With a test kiln, the teacher can test unlabeled clay.

    Students can test glazes while they feel the momentum instead of waiting to fire them in the large kiln. A test kiln creates enthusiasm for a clay program. And a test kiln is relatively inexpensive. A glaze test kiln vastly increases students’ knowledge of glazes.

    The digital controller

    The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes Cone-Fire and 8-segment Ramp-Hold modes. (Note: Ramp-Hold and Cone-Fire on the Sentry Xpress do not include some of the advanced features of the 12-key Sentry 2.0.)

    Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns

  • Fire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium or fast speed.
  • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Program the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature. Set the alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid.
  • Design Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold. Experiment with Hold to improve color saturation of china paints.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Temperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
  • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
  • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
  • Colorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.

    Features of the Xpress-1193

      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.

    • Large enough to fire a 10” plate
    • Lock-in lid support with positive catch
    • Coated lid, peepholes & rim of firebrick
    • Heavy duty stand with mar-proof feet
    • Full-formed galvanized steel base
    • Wide-view tapered peephole
    • Fall-away Prop-R-Vent
    • Heavy duty elements
    • Cold rolled stainless jacket

    Ships by convenient UPS

    The Xpress-1193 can now ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.

    A kiln you won’t outgrow

    You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger kiln, continue to use the small one for testing or small projects. Perfect a new design in the small kiln before running production quantities in the large kiln. A small test kiln is invaluable in solving ceramic glaze problems and perfecting difficult glazes such as crystallines.

    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.

  • Specifications

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    Breaker Size


    Circuit Wire Size

    12 gauge





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

    Control Type

    Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key Cer





    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Round



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.56 CU.FT.
    15.86 litres

    Chamber Width

    11.00 IN
    279 mm

    Chamber Depth

    9.00 IN
    229 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

    18.00W x 20.00D x 22.30H Inches
    457W x 508D x 566H mm

    Ship Size

    26.00W x 26.00D x 22.00H Inches
    660W x 660D x 559H mm

    Ship Weight

    91.00 Lbs.
    41.28 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via UPS/FedEx

    Part Number

    19211J1C00   * 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.


  • Discontinued Models
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    Legend: * = Base Model

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