Pearl-22 Professional Glass Kiln (with Furniture Kit)

by Paragon Industries, Inc.

Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping   

Glass must be fired on a shelf.  All of our Paragon glass kilns are priced with the recommended furniture kit included ($162.30 value)

Create breathtaking glass in the deluxe Pearl22 Professional Series glass kiln. The Pearl-22 is proudly made in America by skilled workers. The kiln includes features not found on competitive kilns.

The Pearl-22 top lifts away to give access to the shelf area. Air pistons assist in lifting the top. 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.

The elements in the top are mounted in pinless element grooves. Since the groove opening is narrower than the element coil, the elements stay in place without pins. This is one more reason your Pearl-22 will give you hassle-free firing. Enjoy the improved heat distribution of a side element, which is mounted in the top section of the kiln sidewalls.

Optional Ceramic Fiber Top (Retail $389.84 - Our price $320) add to cart

This kiln comes with an insulating firebrick top. You can also upgrade your kiln with the optional deluxe ceramic fiber top, which has the same type of pinless groove as the standard top. The fiber top helps keep the kiln interior even cleaner.

Electrical components are mounted inside the base of the kilns. Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation. The thermocouple, which senses temperature inside the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. The Pearl-22 uses the digital 12-key Sentry 2.0 controller.

A mercury relay is standard on this kiln. The relay sends power to the elements on command from the digital controller. The mercury relay in the Pearl-22 is industrial-grade and far outlasts mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.

The Digital Controller

The Sentry 12-key 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.

You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry 12-Key Controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln.

Paragon’s innovative controller will help you achieve consistent results from one firing to the next. The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly.

You may want to upgrade to the new Sentinel Touch Controller by Bartlett.  Please select that option in cart if desired.

The Pearl22 has a durable high temperature, water-base finish. 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.

Features of the Pearl-22

  • Heating elements in the top of the kiln are mounted in pinless grooves.
  • Heating elements in the top and walls for uniform heating
  • ¼” heavy duty sheathed Type-K thermocouple
  • 12-key Sentry 2.0 digital controller
  • Safety switch and pilot light
  • Air pistons assist lifting the lid.
  • Louvered switch box, heavy duty wiring
  • Includes a built-in stand.

The Pearl-22 Furniture Kit

Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom, so the Furniture Kit is required, and included in our price ($162.30 value).

1 - C-20 - 20” Square Shelf

4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long

1 lb. Bag Glass Separator


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 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.



Max. Temperature










Breaker Size


Circuit Copper Wire Size

8 gauge

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

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.


Kiln Type

Top Loading Square



Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

3.64 CU.FT.
103.07 litres

Chamber Length

22.00 IN
559 mm

Chamber Width

22.00 IN
559 mm

Chamber Depth

13.00 IN
330 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

32.00W x 37.00D x 26.00H Inches
813W x 940D x 660H mm

Ship Size

42.00W x 37.00D x 35.00H Inches
1067W x 940D x 889H mm

Ship Weight

320.00 Lbs.
145.15 Kg.

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via Truck