Paragon Caldera XL
Fire porcelain,stoneware,china,ceramics,and decals in Paragon's digital Caldera XL . Test glazes and glaze application ideas before running production quantities in a large studio kiln .
You will not outgrow a small kiln even if you acquire a larger kiln later . Continue to use the Caldera XL for testing or for small projects . Carry it with you to seminars or on vacation; convenient handles aid in moving the kiln .
The Caldera XL in the classroom
A Caldera XL is a nice addition to school programs . A test kiln is relatively inexpensive . Students can make gifts in the Caldera XL in time for a birthday or holiday instead of waiting until the school's large kiln is ready to fire . A test kiln creates enthusiasm for a clay program . Students can test glazes while they feel the momentum instead of waiting to fire them in the large kiln .
New teachers inherit bags of unlabeled clay in their classrooms . Many kiln load of ware have been ruined because they were fired to the wrong temperature . With a Caldera XL kiln,you can easily test unlabeled clay .
Built to last
The firebrick corners are fitted together with L-shaped notches for extra strength . This type of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the picture frame mitered joint found on competitive brands .
A steel base supports the brick bottom . The Caldera XL comes with a built-in steel stand . Use the switch on the front panel to reboot the controller .
Both sides of the lid and top rim of sidewall firebricks are hardened and sealed with a refractory coating to protect the ware from dust . The firingchamber,including the lid and bottom,is made of 3 thick firebricks,20% thicker than standard 2½bricks .
Heating elements are made from the finest high-temperature wire available . Paragon usesheat-dissipating element connectors refined and proven over many years in our kilns . The stainless steel case and lid band include case tighteners for easy maintenance .
Enjoy a lower shipping cost and faster service . Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely .
The heat of the kiln offers wonderful surprises . Glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln . Opening a kiln to view your masterpieces is a joy you will never outgrow . Get your family involved and create priceless memories using your kiln .
The furniture kit
The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for the Caldera XL or Caldera XL-KS . 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 .
Made in the USA
The Caldera XL is proudly made in Mesquite,Texas by master craftspeople . We are open from 7 a .m . to 5:30 p .m . Central Standard Time Monday through Thursday . These expanded hours allow us to serve customers in differing time zones . 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 .
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 .