TNF-23-3 10-Sided Ceramics/Pottery/Stoneware Kiln

by Paragon Industries, Inc.
$2,726.34
$2,060.00

Uses:  Crystalline Glazes    Decals    Dolls    Fast Firings    Low-Fire Ceramics    Porcelain and Stoneware   

If you have difficulty loading deep kilns, we recommend the 22 ¼” deep TnF23-3.

Paragon studio kilns have withstood years of abuse in school environments. High school ceramics teachers fire these kilns unmercifully, without remorse. Yet the kilns keep going. People swear by them.

The 10-sided TnF23-3 comes in deluxe 3” thick sidewalls, lid and bottom. This is 20% thicker than the standard 2 ½” thick bricks. Since the TnF233 is designed to fire porcelain and stoneware, it will easily handle low-fire ware.

The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon's patented “LiteLid,” which does away with cumbersome pulleys and cords and reduces lid weight to only several pounds of pressure. Most people can lift the lid with one hand. Unlike pulleys and weights, the LiteLid is self-contained on the kiln. No need to drill holes in the ceiling for pulleys. The LiteLid sharply reduces wear between the lid and top rim of firebrick. The truss and floating lid allow expansion of the lid. Ask competitors if their lid spring includes a truss and floating lid.

This 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 Kiln Stand

Deluxe Rolling Stand now shipped with this kiln at no extra charge!

A heavy galvanized steel base covers the reversible brick bottom completely. It folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

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.

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

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.

Other Features
  • Lock-in lid support
  • Large, tapered peepholes
  • Ventilated switch box
  • Hand lifts
  • Dropped, recessed brick grooves—no pins needed
  • Heavy duty elements
  • Dust-free coating in the peepholes, both sides of the lid and top rim of firebrick
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel case
  • Operating instructions silk-screened on the switch box
  • Certified to CSA & UL Standard 499
  • Full-formed galvanized steel base plate

The 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 Janus-23, S-23-3, SnF-23-3 & TnF233

6 C-23H 1/2 Shelves, 20” round x ¾” thick

1 1/2” wide Square Posts, 8 of each -

1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths

1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 77 lbs.

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.

Specifications

Max. Temperature

2350F
1287C

Amps

40

Phase

1

Watts

9600

Nema

6-50R

Breaker Size

60

Circuit Copper Wire Size

6 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

240

Hertz

60

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 Round

Sides

10

Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

5.10 CU.FT.
144.42 litres

Chamber Width

22.50 IN
572 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

30.50W x 39.50D x 44.00H Inches
775W x 1003D x 1118H mm

The external kiln height includes a 12.25" tall stand.

Ship Size

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

Ship Weight

366.00 Lbs.
166.02 Kg.

Doorway Clearance Needed

32.00 Inches
812.80 mm

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via Truck