The massive, 12-sided Paragon SnF-28-3 kiln is a profit center of the busy ceramic studio. It eats up stacks of low-fire ware. At a cost per cubic foot, the SNF-28-3 is one of the most economically priced standard kilns we make.
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.
During busy seasons when orders are backlogged, you will be grateful you own a dependable Paragon kiln. Studio owners call these kilns “real work horses.”
Paragon studio kilns have withstood years of abuse in school environments. High school ceramics teachers fire these kilns unmercifully, without remorse. Yet the kilns keep going. People swear by them.
The SnF-28-3 uses deluxe 3” thick firebrick throughout: in the sidewalls, the reversible brick bottom, and the 3” thick lid. The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon's patented “LiteLid,” which does away with cumbersome pulleys and cords and reduces lid weight to only several pounds of pressure. Most people can lift the lid with one hand. Unlike pulleys and weights, the LiteLid is self-contained on the kiln. No need to drill holes in the ceiling for pulleys. The LiteLid sharply reduces wear between the lid and top rim of firebrick. The truss and floating lid allow expansion of the lid. Ask competitors if their lid spring includes a truss and floating lid.
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 24” wide stand for the SnF-28-3 kiln supports the brick bottom with framing that is 4 ½” wide across the top of each side. The stand accommodates the Orton Vent Master. The stand is rock-steady, with 16-gauge frame and heavy 12-gauge legs.
If you move your kiln out of the way when not in use, order an optional deluxe kiln stand with steel casters.
- Lock-in lid support
- Large, tapered peepholes
- Ventilated switch box
- Hand lifts
- Dropped, recessed brick grooves—no pins needed
- Heavy duty elements
- Dust-free coating in the peepholes, both sides of the lid and top rim of firebrick
- Heavy gauge stainless steel case
- Operating instructions silk-screened on the switch box
- Certified to CSA & UL Standard 499
- Full-formed galvanized steel base plate
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-28-3, SnF-28-3, TnF-28-3, Viking-28:
8 C-24H 1/2 Shelves (26” round x ¾” thick)
1 1/2” wide Square Posts, 8 of each -
1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 164 lbs.
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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"I bought an SnF-28-3 20 years ago from a doll maker who thought she needed this horse to fire doll heads. Way too much kiln for that. I bought the kiln to fire bisque (best $800 I ever spent) when I was firing a Gas Kiln to Cone 10. Due to the price of propane, I switched to Cone 6 stoneware, and my SnF-28-3 was pressed into additional duties. I have fired this kiln well over 500 times for both 06 an 6 and it just keeps on trucking. I had to replace a few elements along the way and they were easy to change. I also have a used TNF82-3. This kiln is also turning out to be a workhorse as well." - John P. Houston, Ft Worth, Texas