Pearl-18 Glass Fusing Kiln

by Paragon Industries, Inc.

  • Introduction
  • Options
  • Specifications
  • Glass Fusing Glass Painting Glass Slumping




    The Pearl18 is packed with exciting features. The top lifts away to give access to the shelf area from three sides. Air pistons assist in lifting the top. Even though we sell optional stands, you can place the Pearl on a table without an extra stand.

    You can compose directly on the kiln shelf, then close the kiln top. There is no need to balance and carry a heavy kiln shelf from your work table over to your kiln, trying to load the shelf in the kiln while not disturbing the glass pieces in your design.

    Heating elements in the top of the kiln are mounted in pinless grooves. Since the groove opening is narrower than the element coil, the elements stay in place without pins.

    Key Features
    • ¼" heavy duty sheathed Type-K thermocouple
    • Sentry Xpress digital controller
    • Safety switch and pilot light
    • Air pistons assist lifting the lid.
    • Louvered switch box, heavy duty wiring
    • Includes a built-in stand.

    Electrical components are mounted inside the base of the kilns. The Pearl-18 uses the digital 3-key Sentry Xpress controller.

    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.

  • 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

    Optional Mercury Relay

    Order your new kiln with the factory installed mercury relay upgrade. The mercury relay is quiet and reliable. The life of a mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles. Mercury relays outlast the standard mechanical relays and are available as an option on new kilns.

    The Pearl-18 Furniture Kit

    Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom, so the Furniture Kit is required.

    • 1 - C-19 - 17” x 17” Shelf
    • 4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long
    • 1 lb. Bag Glass Separator
    Optional Ceramic Fiber Top with Ball Groove

    This kiln can be ordered with an optional ceramic fiber top to replace the firebrick top. (Please note that the price shown here is for a factory-installed optional lid on a new kiln.) Serious glass artists have long requested the fiber top for their firebrick kilns. The elements are mounted in "ball" grooves that eliminate element pins. The element coils are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place without pins.

    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










    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 Square



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    1.59 CU.FT.
    45.02 litres

    Chamber Length

    18.00 IN
    457 mm

    Chamber Width

    18.00 IN
    457 mm

    Chamber Depth

    8.50 IN
    216 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

    27.00W x 34.00D x 21.00H Inches
    686W x 864D x 533H mm

    Ship Size

    36.00W x 40.00D x 29.00H Inches
    914W x 1016D x 737H mm

    Ship Weight

    253.00 Lbs.
    114.76 Kg.

    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.