Caldera-E Enameling Collar
The Caldera-E collar stacks onto the modular Caldera,adding 6 3/4 of height to the kiln . The Caldera-E collar has a 7½x 4 copper enameling door on the side . Now you can explore the exciting art of copper enameling without having to buy a front-loadng enameling kiln . The door is large enough for small enameling pieces such as pendants . The kiln ships with a rare earth magnet to hold the enameling door open,and a stainless steel bead mandrel holder . The mandrel holder attaches to the front of the kiln .
1500℉ maximum temperature
The Caldera-E collar has no heating elements . For this reason,the Caldera-E collar will slow down the firingrate of the Caldera and reduce the maximum temperature to 1500℉ (815℃) . The collar is made of 2½thick hand-selected insulating refractory firebricks . The firebricks,wrapped in heavy-gauge stainless steel,store heat for minimal heat loss after opening the door to remove a copper piece .
To strengthen the firingchamber,the firebrick corners are fitted together with L-shaped notches . This type of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the picture frame mitered joint found on competitive brands . Rugged construction makes this kiln a real workhorse . For each maintenance,the stainless steel case includes case tighteners . The quality Caldera-E is proudly made in the U .S .A .
Imagine the beautiful copper enameling you could make in this kiln . The Caldera-E bead collar will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that you will especially appreciate when life gets hectic .
The Caldera-E can ship by UPS/FedEx . Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service . Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely to your door .
Warning for the Caldera kiln equipped with a lid safety switch and collar
The Caldera kiln was intended to be a stackable kiln with a separate lid and bottom . However,the lid must be hinged to the Caldera body when a lid safety switch is installed . To stabilize a Caldera kiln that has a hinged lid,we attach the kiln body and kiln bottom together with two latches .
If an unlatched collar (enameling,bead,or extension) is mounted between the Caldera body and the kiln bottom,care must be taken when opening the hinged lid . Do not open the lid past 90 degrees (where the lid is straight up) unless the lid leans against a heat-proof support behind the kiln .
Made in the USA
The Caldera-E is proudly made in Mesquite,Texas by skilled craftspeople . We are open from 7 a .m . to 5:30 p .m . Central Standard Time Monday through Thursday . Call us−we would enjoy hearing from you . Our customer service representatives will be glad to help you after the sale,even long after the kiln is out of warranty,and at no charge .
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 .