TNF-82-3 8-Sided Ceramic and Pottery Kiln

by Paragon Industries, Inc.

Uses:    China Painting    Crystalline Glazes   Decals    Dolls    Low-Fire Ceramics     Porcelain    Stoneware



The TnF82-3 Paragon kiln is large enough for most ceramic projects. Figured at cost per cubic foot, it is among our lowest priced hobby kilns.

This kiln now features the easy-access drop down switch box. Remove two screws, and the box, hinged at the bottom, opens forward for easy maintenance. The kiln features a top row of 2” high blank wall bricks. Since the brick is without element grooves, it is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved brick.

The TnF823 is made of 3” thick firebrick in the lid, walls and bottom. It is designed for porcelain, stoneware, low-fire ceramics, china paint, decals and gold.

  • The Optional 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.

    • Furniture Kit for S-82-3, SnF-82-3, TnF82-3
    • 3 C-18 Shelves 1 C-18H 1/2 Shelf
    • 1" wide Square Posts, 4 of each - 1/2”, 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths
    • 1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
    • Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 34 lbs.

    Optional Lid Safety Switch

    The optional lid safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid. IMPORTANT: The lid safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe.

    Optional VentMaster 120 Kiln Vent

    The patented Orton Vent Master not only vents fumes but also improves firing results. Click Here to learn more!

    Optional AOP Outlet

    The “Auxiliary Output” is available on most Paragon TnF kilns. The AOP is a relay-powered electrical receptacle mounted to the kiln. You can plug an Orton KilnVent into the AOP to control when the vent turns on during firing.

  • FEATURES OF THE GENESIS TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER -                                 

    *Touch-screen technology for the user interface
    *Easy-to-follow screen descriptions
    *Different user-interface levels, which can be set to match the user’s firing knowledge
    *Graphical display of the firing process right at the controller
    *Store up to 30 custom user programs
    *Up to 32 segments per program
    *Ability to make adjustment during a firing such as add segments, add temperature, and skip segments
    *Built in diagnostics testing for use with a current sensor
    *Error Codes
    *WiFi enabled for easy software updating
    *Register your Genesis on the manufacturer web site or mobile app for remote monitoring of your kiln


    The Kiln Stand

    Paragon Kilns are no longer shipped with a kiln stand at no charge.  In the "Available Options," please choose the Standard Kiln Stand (6" tall with mar-proof plastic feet), or the 12" Deluxe Rolling Kiln Stand (Recommended if you are adding a VentMaster Kiln Vent).

     Learn More About This Very Nice Deluxe Rolling Kiln Stand!

    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.

  • Features of the TnF-82-3 Digital Automatic Kiln
    • Long-life electrical system with high temperature wire
    • Lock-in lid support with a positive catch
    • 2 wide-view tapered peepholes
    • Ventilated, louvered switch box
    • 2 hand lifts
    • Heavy duty kiln stand with mar-proof plastic feet
    • Full-formed, galvanized steel base covers the entire brick bottom
    • Fall-away two stage Prop-R-Vent for venting the ware
    • Coated lid, peepholes and rim of firebricks for extended firebrick life
    • Operating instructions on switch box
    • Heavy gauge stainless steel case
    • Full firing capacity: fire ware directly on the brick bottom
    • Reversible brick bottom
    • Dropped, recessed brick grooves help prevent element bulging; eliminate the need for element pins; make changing the element easier and faster than some competing models that require element pins.
    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.

  • Specifications

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    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.





    Nema Details

    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Round



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    2.95 CU.FT.
    83.53 litres

    Chamber Width

    16.50 IN
    419 mm

    Chamber Depth

    22.25 IN
    565 mm

    The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

    Outer Size

    25.50W x 28.30D x 37.50H Inches
    648W x 719D x 953H mm

    The external kiln height includes a 9.5" tall stand.

    Ship Size

    36.00W x 38.00D x 43.00H Inches
    914W x 965D x 1092H mm

    Ship Weight

    262.00 Lbs.
    118.84 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    26.00 Inches
    660.40 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.

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