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Pearl 18 Digital Kiln - 240 Volt - Width: 18.0" - Height: 8.5" - Depth: 18.0" - Paragon

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The Pearl-18 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. 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,” said glass artist Judith Conway, who uses the Pearl-18 in her Washington, DC studio. “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.

Electrical components are mounted inside the base of the kilns. The Pearl-18 uses the digital Paragon Touch Express controller.



Features of the Pearl 18

- Heating elements in the top of the kiln are mounted in pinless grooves.

 - ¼" heavy duty sheathed Type-K thermocouple

- Paragon Touch Express digital controller

- Safety switch and pilot light

- Air pistons assist lifting the lid.

- Louvered switch box, heavy duty wiring

- Includes a built-in stand.


Thermocouple with “special limit” wire

The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. It is the small rod that extends into the firing chamber. The ¼” wide Type-K, 14-gauge, exposed-tip thermocouple is made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy. The exposed tip gives the controller a fast response time for even temperatures during holds. The thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.


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.


- Warranty: Two Year Limited Warranty

- Max Temp: 1700° F | 926° C

- Voltage: 240

- Amps: 17

- Phase: 1

- Hertz: 60

- Watts: 4000

- Cordset: Nema 6-20R

- Controller: Paragon Touch Express by Bartlett Instrument Company

- Kiln Type: Top Loading Square

- Sides: 4


Chamber Dimensions:

- Chamber Volume: 1.59 CU.FT. | 45.02 Liters

- Width Diameter: 18.0″ - 457mm

- Depth: 8.5″ - 216mm

- Length: 18.0″ - 457mm

- Outer Size: 27.0″W x 34.0"D x 21.0″H | 686W x 864D x 533H mm

- Ship Size: 36.0″W x 40.0″D x 29.0″H | 914W x 1016D x 737H mm

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