The E-14A fires to 2000°F. Create breathtaking
jewelry or small keepsakes using almost any medium you can imagine:
enameling, china painting, glass, lost wax casting, and ceramics. Since
the kiln opens from the front instead of the top, it is ideal for copper
The E-14A comes with an infinite control
switch, safety pilot light, and pyrometer (temperature sensor). The
pyrometer simplifies kiln operation. It shows you what is happening
inside the kiln and helps you to become comfortable with firing. By
watching the pyrometer and adjusting the switch, you can even hold
(soak) the temperature.
The switch, pilot light, and pyrometer are
mounted in the kiln base (instead of a side switch box) to save table
space. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation.
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
Adjust the firing speed with the infinite
control switch. It cycles on and off through a bi-metallic timer. The
higher the switch setting, the longer the heating elements stay on
during each cycle. When the switch is turned to High, the elements stay
on continuously. (Note: The switch does not automatically hold a
temperature. It requires small adjustments to maintain a temperature
The E-14A heating elements, exposed in
dropped, recessed insulating firebrick grooves, are easy to replace. The
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.
Paragon kilns are built to be dependable.
They are loaded with attention to details, such as the costly
nickel-plated copper wire with high temperature glass-braided
insulation. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating
connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns.
Imagine the glass you could sag, slump, and
fuse with this kiln. Make bowls, platters, pendants, earrings,
cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics.
This kiln will give you years of creative enjoyment.
Becky Johnson, a glass teacher in Dallas,
Texas, describes opening the kiln: “I like to open the kiln with my
students so that we can review and admire each other’s treasures
together. The transformation of the glass inside the kiln is magical and
mystical. It changes from pieces of arranged cut glass to awe-inspiring
art. To be some part of that process is a true gift.”
“Paragon kilns just go on working forever,”
said Jeff Zamek, author of “What Every Potter Should Know.” He added,
“Paragon kilns have one of the lowest incidences of repair of any kiln
manufactured in the U.S.”