Janus 1613 Glass/Ceramics/Pottery Kiln
Uses: Pottery Ceramics Glass Multipurpose
The new Paragon Janus-1613 can fire both pottery and glass. Heating elements are mounted in the top and sidewalls.
Select between glass and pottery with the flip of a switch. With the switch in glass mode, heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element. With the switch in pottery mode, heat comes from only the sidewall elements.
In the glass mode, fuse and sag large glass projects placed on a single shelf. In the pottery mode, fire to cone 10. You can also fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces using the pottery mode.
The elements in the lid are mounted in a firebrick “ball” groove that eliminates element pins. The element coils are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place without pins. The groove dissipates heat efficiently, evenly radiating heat onto the glass.
The thermocouple, which senses temperature inside the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life.
The Janus-1613 control box is finished in a durable high temperature, water-base blue paint. We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.
Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns. Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available.
A large, tapered peephole offers a wide view of the firing chamber with little heat loss. The peephole, both sides of the lid and top rim of sidewall firebrick are hardened and sealed with a special refractory coating to protect the ware from dust.
And, of course, the Paragon Janus-1613 is made in America with pride.
The Kiln Stand
Sentry 2.0 Digital 3-Key Controller
The digital Sentry 2.0 includes two modes: Cone-Fire with programmed slow cooling and 18-Segment Ramp-Hold. It is manufactured by the Orton Ceramic Foundation exclusively for Paragon.
The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly.
Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses? The digital controller can figure this for you with the press of a button. Find out how little a kiln actually costs to fire. Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load density, etc.
Janus 1613 Features
- Glass/pottery selection switch
- 3” insulating refractory firebrick walls
- Sidewall elements in dropped, recessed brick grooves are easy to replace.
- Tapered peepholes for a wide view
- A steel floor pan supports the entire brick bottom of each kiln.
- One year limited warranty
- Available in 240, 200, 208, or 380 volt, 50 or 60 hertz, single or 3 phase.
- Janus-24 and Janus-27: easy-access control box with folding support arm.
- Since the Janus-1613 is designed for porcelain, it also easily fires ceramics, china paint, decals, gold and, of course, glass.
The Furniture Kit
The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for this particular model. 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 Janus-1613, S-1613-3, TnF-1613-3
- 2 - C-18 (15” Round x 5/8”) Shelves, 1- C-18 1/2 Shelf
- 1" Square Posts, 3 each - ”, 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 6”
- 1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
- Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 28 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 Orton KilnMaster 120 Kiln Vent
The patented Orton Vent Master not only vents fumes but also improves firing results. Click Here to learn more!
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.
Circuit Copper Wire Size
TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499
IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.
Top Loading Round
Understanding Chamber Measurements
The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom
25.50W x 32.50D x 29.00H Inches
648W x 826D x 737H mm
The external kiln height includes a 12.25" tall stand.
36.00W x 36.00D x 34.00H Inches
914W x 914D x 864H mm
Ship Method & Notations
This Kiln Ships Via Truck
Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.
The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.