The Xpress-Q-11Afires rapidly to 2350F . Create breathtaking jewelry or small keepsakes using almost any medium you can imagine: silver clay,enameling,china painting,glass,lost wax casting,ceramics,stoneware,and porcelain . Since the kiln opens from the front instead of the top,it is ideal for copper enameling . The Xpress-Q-11Ais a true multipurpose kiln .
Imagine the glass you could sag,slump,and fuse with this kiln . Make pendants,earrings,cufflinks,and even bracelets . Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics . This kiln will give you years of creative enjoyment . It is light-weight; take it with you to seminars or on vacation .
The Xpress-Q-11Acomes with the Sentry Xpress digital controller,which is mounted in the kiln base (instead of a side switch box) to save table space . The front control panel is tilted for easy operation .
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 .
Set a temperature 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
Hold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold .
Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold .
Add hold time in Ramp-Hold during firing
Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing
Temperature Display throughout firingand cooling in your choice of ℉ or℃
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 firingmode .
Colorful,illustrated instruction manual . Downloadit from the Additional Information section below to review these features in more detail .
A½hole is stamped into the steel door case and includes a brushed stainless steel cover . We have left the firebrick behind the hole undrilled so that you can drill it to the exact size that you need for a peephole,vent hole,or extra pyrometer hole . (Most people do not need the hole and leave the firebrick undrilled .)
The Xpress-Q-11Aheating element,exposed in dropped,recessed insulating firebrick grooves,is easy to replace . The 2½thick firebricks store plenty of heat for slow cooling through the glass annealing range . For small glass pieces such as jewelry,you can anneal without having to turn the elements back on during cooling . (Extra heat is necessary for annealing large pieces,however .)
Unlatch and open the door with one hand . No extra stand is needed; the built-in base stays cool during operation .
The Xpress-Q11Acan ship by UPS . Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service . Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely .
Paragon kilns are built to be dependable . They are loadd with attention to details,such as the costly nickel-plated copper wire with high temperature glass-braided insulation . Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns .
Becky Johnson,a glass teacher in Dallas,Texas,describes opening the kiln: I like to open the kiln with my students so that we can review and admire each other's treasures together . The transformation of the glass inside the kiln is magical and mystical . It changes from pieces of arranged cut glass to awe-inspiring art . To be some part of that process is a true gift .
Paragon kilns just go on working forever,said Jeff Zamek,author of What Every Potter Should Know . He added,Paragon kilns have one of the lowest incidences of repair of any kiln manufactured in the U .S .
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 .
Q-11AXpress-Q-11-A & TnF-Q-11 Furniture Kit
1 C-2 (5 x 5 x 3/8) Shelf
4 – 2 long 1 wide Square Posts
1 lb . Bag Kiln Wash
Shipping Weight: 2 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 .