Paragon CS-26 Glass Fusing Kiln
Paragon’s square CS-26 digital glass clamshell kiln is easy to loadbecause the top and walls lift out of the way,giving you full access to the kiln bottom . Assemble glass projects directly onto a shelf inside the kiln . Add stringersand glass frit to delicate designs . Since you can assemble pieces without having to move them before firingyou can often do away with glue . After the kiln shelf is loadd and you are ready to fire,lower the kiln top .
Imagine the glass murals you could make with the CS-26 . Fuse and slump glass bowls and plates . Imagine how many pendants,earrings,or cufflinks you could fire in one load Make your own glass bracelets . Try glass techniques that you’ve learned at seminars or online glass forums . Add glittering dichroic glass to your artwork . Make gifts that your love ones will display in glass cases and enjoy for perhaps generations . When you own a Paragon CS-26,you can experiment with glass fusing to your heart’s content . You will have the freedom to experiment any time you want .
The top is easy to lift
Heavy-duty air pistons lighten the top . The comfortable lid handle stays cool and extends across the width of the kiln for convenient opening . A woven rope seal mounted on all four sides of the top acts as a gasket and cushions the top . The mating surfaces between the kiln top and bottom are hardened and sealed with a special refractory coating .
The top of the kiln is protected with a painted sheet metal cover . The element connectors in the lid stay cool because of ventilation slots and a 3 air gap between the outer cover and a secondary inner steel cover . As you can see,we have gone all out in the sturdy construction of the CS-26 .
Quartz tubes help eliminate dust
The lid elements are protected in six quartz tubes for a cleaner kiln interior . There is less dust in the kiln,because there are no element grooves in the firebrick top,which is one continuous,smooth surface . The quartz tubes protect the elements from contamination with foreign materials that could shorten the element life . The tubes absorb very little heat,allowing the elements to heat the firingchamber efficiently . Quartz tubes also protect the user from contact with the elements .
Elements in the top and sides for superior heat distribution
For unsurpassed heat distribution,the CS-26 includes not only quartz-tube-enclosed elements in the top but also three rows of sidewall elements . The sidewall element coils are protected in dropped,recessed grooves for long life .
Easy-maintenance control panel
The sleek CS-26 is designed for easy maintenance . You can quickly remove the sloped front control panel for easy access to the electrical components . They are thoughtfully laid out for quick maintenance inside a large working area . The ventilation slots keep the control panel cool . The control panel includes an on/off switch and a pilot light . For your convenience,flip the switch to turn off power to the controller .
Reliability at the heart of the kiln
The CS-26 has a two-year warranty . A heavy steel base supports the reversible brick bottom completely . The base comes with mar-proof rubber feet . The walls and bottom are made from hand-selected insulating firebricks . These features are extra assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last .
Made in USA
Paragon kilns are made in America to exacting standards . As part of our relentless pursuit of perfection,Paragon kilns go through a rigorous inspection before crating .
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 .