FireFly Portable Kiln (Analog - with Furnitue Kit & Free Shipping)

by Paragon Industries, Inc.
$607.82
$485.00
  • Description
  • Specifications
  • OUR DISCOUNTED PRICE INCLUDES THE FACTORY RECOMMENDED FURNITURE KIT, AND FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL US.

    Uses: China Painting Decals Dolls Fast Firings Glass Fusing Glass Painting Glaze Testing Low-Fire Ceramics Porcelain and Stoneware 

    The portable and convenient Paragon FireFly will give you unbridled freedom. It plugs in almost anywhere on a household 120 volt outlet. Take this kiln to seminars or on vacation.

    You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger kiln, continue to use the small one for testing or small projects. Perfect a new design in the small kiln before running production quantities in the large kiln. A small test kiln is invaluable in solving ceramic glaze problems.

    A Kiln is Magical

    The heat of the kiln is magical and offers wonderful surprises. Stained glass, enamels, and ceramic glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your treasures is a festive moment that you will never outgrow. Artists have said, “Woohooo! Opening a kiln is a celebration!”

    The firing results will thrill you. Create breathtaking glass bracelets and pendants in the 8" square x 4 1/2" high interior. Fire small glass casting molds and even drop molds. But you are not limited to glass. Fire porcelain or stoneware pendants and beads. Test glazes. The kiln has plenty of power to reach 2350°F (1287°C).

    The Paragon FireFly is an excellent choice for beginners. It fires rapidly. Yet you can slow it down with the infinite control switch. The pilot light glows brightly during firing.

    The FireFly Comes with a Digital Pyrometer

    Enjoy digital accuracy on a modest budget: Watch the kiln temperature on the hand-held, easy-to-read digital pyrometer, which is included at no extra charge. The pyrometer will help you determine the cooling rate of difficult glazes or know when to begin monitoring glass. It takes the guesswork out of firing.

    The reliable hand-held pyrometer weighs only 5 ounces and measures in degrees F up to 2350°F (1287°C). (Please note: If you fire hotter than 1999°F, you will need a pyrometer that reads higher temperatures.) The liquid crystal display is easy to read even in bright daylight. Replace the Type-K thermocouple in seconds with a simple plug-in connection.

    Watch the Interior Through the Optional Glass Window

    You can order the FireFly with an optional glass window in the top. The glass window is rated to 2300°F (1260°C), so it can easily withstand glass fusing temperatures. Please note, however, that the window reduces the kiln’s maximum temperature to approximately 2100°F (1148°C) and is meant for glass fusing. (You can still fire porcelain and stoneware even with the window, but you will need to plug the window with ceramic fiber.)

    Durable Paint

    The FireFly switchbox is coated with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose this type of paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution. The FireFly is made in America to exacting standards.

    A stainless steel heat shield inside the switch box protects wiring from contact with the case. Costly nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation. Louvers on the top, side, and bottom of the switch box circulate air for the long life of the electrical components while keeping dust inside the box to a minimum.

    The Furniture Kit

    The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for the FireFly or Digital FireFly. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom. The factory recommended furniture kit is included with this kiln.

    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.

  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2350F
    1287C

    Amps

    13

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    1560

    Nema

    5-15R

    Breaker Size

    20

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    12 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    Y

    CE

    N

    IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.

    Voltage

    120

    Hertz

    60

    Nema Details

    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.16 CU.FT.
    4.53 litres

    Chamber Length

    8.00 IN
    203 mm

    Chamber Width

    8.00 IN
    203 mm

    Chamber Depth

    4.50 IN
    114 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

    15.00W x 18.50D x 12.00H Inches
    381W x 470D x 305H mm

    Ship Size

    25.00W x 18.00D x 18.00H Inches
    635W x 457D x 457H mm

    Ship Weight

    45.00 Lbs.
    20.41 Kg.

    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.