Pearl-18 Glass Fusing Kiln
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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.
- 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.
Optional Sentry 2.0 12-key controller
This kiln can be ordered with the optional Sentry 2.0 12-key controller instead of the standard Sentry Xpress 3-key controller. Click Here to learn more about this upgraded control panel.
Optional Sentinel touch-screen controller
This kiln can also be ordered with the optional Sentinel Smart Touch controller. Click Here to learn more about this exciting new technology.
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.
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 Square
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
27.00W x 34.00D x 21.00H Inches
686W x 864D x 533H mm
36.00W x 40.00D x 29.00H Inches
914W x 1016D x 737H 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.