$9,971.09 $8,973.98 $997.11
Item #: S0952-94
Kiln includes 18" rolling stand and 12-key controller.
The Dragon is an industrial furnace designed for pottery and ceramic studios. And considering its features, it is surprisingly affordable. Potters who struggle with top-loading kilns will enjoy the Dragon. The door swings open wide on a heavy 3/4" steel rod with sealed bearings. Two spring-loaded latches press the door tightly closed.
The Dragon exudes power. Its 16,500 watts heat the 24" wide, 24" deep, 27" high interior to cone 10 with ample power to spare. This results in long element life, because the elements do not 'struggle' to reach high temperatures. Dropped, recessed grooves seat industrial-gauge elements for long life. The elements are 'tuned', which means hotter elements are placed in areas of the firing chamber that need more heat. This results in superior heat distribution.
Extra insulation saves energy and lengthens cooling. The 4" thick walls, top, and door are made of 3" firebrick backed by 1" of ceramic fiber block insulation. The floor is 4.5" thick firebrick. The inner door is recessed to help seal in the heat. Because these kilns store heat so efficiently, elements last longer.
The Sentry 2.0 digital controller is standard on Paragon front-loading kilns. Results are repeatable from one firing to the next with astounding accuracy. The solid-state controller continually monitors the firing. This is almost like hiring an assistant.
Long-lasting mercury relays power the elements. A bank of built-in NEC/UL compliant high-amperage fuses protects the kiln and circuit wiring.
The ventilated switch box is generously louvered for air circulation for the long life of the electrical components -- yet dust is kept to a minimum. Hinged at the bottom, the switch box opens wide for easy maintenence. Open the box in seconds by merely removing two screws at the top. A folding support arm holds the box in the open position. There is plenty of working space around electrical components.
The Dragon will fit through a 34" doorway if the handles and back element cover are temporaily removed.
Grinding Brick with Handle
Heater Beater Gloves
Max Firing Temp: Cone 10 (2350F)
Inside Dimensions (inches): 24W x 27H x 24D
Cubic Feet: 9
Shipping Weight: 905 lbs