Xpress-Q-11A Square Front Loading Kiln with Furniture Kit (Free Shipping)

by Paragon Industries, Inc.
$933.24
$829.00
OUR PRICE INCLUDES FACTORY RECOMMENDED FURNITURE KIT, AND FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONTINENTAL US.
Uses: Bronze Clay China Painting Crystalline Glazes Decals Dolls Enameling Fast Firings Glass Fusing Glass Painting Glass Slumping Glaze Testing Lost Wax Casting Low-Fire Ceramics Porcelain and Stoneware Silver Clay

The Xpress-Q-11A fires rapidly to 2350F. Create breathtaking jewelry or small keepsakes using almost any medium you can imagine: silver clay, enameling, china painting, glass, lost wax casting, ceramics, stoneware, and porcelain. Since the kiln opens from the front instead of the top, it is ideal for copper enameling. The Xpress-Q-11A is a true multipurpose kiln.

Imagine the glass you could sag, slump, and fuse with this kiln. Make pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics. This kiln will give you years of creative enjoyment. It is light-weight; take it with you to seminars or on vacation.

The Xpress-Q-11A comes with the Sentry Xpress digital controller, which is mounted in the kiln base (instead of a side switch box) to save table space. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation.

The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes Cone-Fire and 8-segment Ramp-Hold modes. (Note: Ramp-Hold and Cone-Fire on the Sentry Xpress do not include some of the advanced features of the 12-key Sentry 2.0.)

Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns
  • Fire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium or fast speed.
  • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Set a temperature alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid.
  • Design Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Add hold time in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Temperature Display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
  • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
  • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.

A 1/2” hole is stamped into the steel door case and includes a brushed stainless steel cover. We have left the firebrick behind the hole undrilled so that you can drill it to the exact size that you need for a peephole, vent hole, or extra pyrometer hole. (Most people do not need the hole and leave the firebrick undrilled.)

The Xpress-Q-11A heating element, exposed in dropped, recessed insulating firebrick grooves, is easy to replace. The 2 1/2” thick firebricks store plenty of heat for slow cooling through the glass annealing range. For small glass pieces such as jewelry, you can anneal without having to turn the elements back on during cooling. (Extra heat is necessary for annealing large pieces, however.)

Unlatch and open the door with one hand. No extra stand is needed; the built-in base stays cool during operation.

The Furniture Kit (Included)

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.

Q-11A, Xpress-Q-11-A & TnF-Q-11 Furniture Kit

1 C-2 (5” x 5” x 3/8”) Shelf

4 - 2” long 1" wide Square Posts

1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

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

12

Phase

1

Watts

1440

Nema

5-15R

Breaker Size

15

Circuit Copper Wire Size

14 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

Front Loading Square

Sides

4

Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

0.13 CU.FT.
3.68 litres

Chamber Width

6.00 IN
152 mm

Chamber Depth

6.00 IN
152 mm

Chamber Height

6.25 IN
159 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

11.00W x 15.00D x 18.00H Inches
279W x 381D x 457H mm

Ship Size

22.00W x 17.00D x 19.00H Inches
559W x 432D x 483H mm

Ship Weight

44.00 Lbs.
19.96 Kg.

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via UPS

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.