Paragon Kiln - TNF823 (READY to SHIP)

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Model: Paragon TNF823
Dimensions Inside: 16.5" (width) x 22.25" (depth) 
Dimensions Outside: 25.5" (width) x 28.3" (depth) x 37.5" (height)
Shelf Size: 15" Round Shelf - NOT INCLUDED
Elements: Side Elements
Max Temp: Fires to 2350° F 
Voltage: 240 volts 
Amperage: 30 amps
Watts: 7200 watts 
Receptacle: 6-50R 
Shipping Weight: 262# (freight)



  • FREE SHIPPING in the contiguous US!
  • Sentinel SmartTouch Controller
  • Long-life electrical system with high-temperature wire
  • Lock-in lid support with a positive catch
  • 2 wide-view tapered peepholes
  • Ventilated, louvered switch box
  • 2 hand lifts
  • Full-formed, galvanized steel base covers the entire brick bottom
  • Fall-away two-stage Prop-R-Vent for venting the ware
  • Coated lid, peepholes, and rim of firebricks for extended firebrick life
  • Operating instructions on the switch box
  • Heavy-gauge stainless steel case
  • Full firing capacity: fire ware directly on the brick bottom
  • Reversible brick bottom
  • Dropped, recessed brick grooves help prevent element bulging; eliminate the need for element pins; make changing the element easier and faster than some competing models that require element pins.
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-year Limited Warranty (The manufacturer's warranty as well as the optional add-on Extended Warranty Protection Plan do not cover a service contractor to provide in-home kiln repairs.)

OPTIONAL Tall Heavy Duty Rolling Stand, 18” Square x 12” High

A deluxe, rock-solid kiln stand with locking casters, is now an option. STANDS ARE NOT INCLUDED. Please check the options box if you would like a stand included with your kiln order. You will enjoy the convenience of effortlessly moving the kiln out of the way when not in use. The stand is rock solid. It fits together with interlocking components that assemble with one size of bolt. (Ships unassembled.)

The 12” tall stand raises the kiln to a convenient height for loading and unloading. Should you need a vent, merely slide the collection cup of an Orton vent into a mounting bracket on the top of the stand. 

Take advantage of the heat that radiates from the kiln. Load greenware on the lower shelf. The heat from the kiln will dry the ware to prepare it for the next firing. Save the time and electrical expense of drying the ware inside the kiln.

The digital automatic TNF823 Paragon kiln is large enough for most ceramic projects. Figured at the cost per cubic foot, it is among our lowest-priced hobby kilns. It uses the same circuit size as most of our studio kilns. Upgrade to a larger kiln later without having to install a new circuit.

This kiln now features the easy-access drop-down switch box. Remove two screws, and the box, hinged at the bottom, opens forward for easy maintenance. The 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 TNF823 is made of 3” thick firebrick in the lid, walls, and bottom. It is designed for porcelain, stoneware, low-fire ceramics, china paint, decals, and gold.

The Xpress models feature a 3-key electronic controller, while the TNF models are equipped with a 12-key Sentry 2.0 controller.

Notes about the Orton VentMaster Option

When ordering a Ready-To-Ship kiln with the Orton VentMaster Option, you will need to prepare your kiln to attach the VentMaster when it arrives.  The VentMaster installation process is outlined in the Orton VentMaster Instruction Manual.

Orton VentMaster Instruction Manual page 4 you will find the chart that helps you determine the number and size of holes to be drilled in the lid and floor of the kiln.  On pages 5 and 6 you will find diagrams to help you determine where those holes should be drilled for your kiln design.  Drilling these holes is SUPER easy and something anyone can do.  This does not require any special skills or knowledge base.  You'll just need some basic tools and you'll be ready to go!

Installing the VentMaster to your kiln is very easy and the directions are very clear.  Once the VentMaster is attached to your kiln you can then decide exactly how you want to direct the kiln fumes out of your workspace.

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    Suzanne H.
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    my pandemic paragon kiln :)

    I am a Skutt person. I have used skutt kilns at my school for years. In the spring when we were forced into insolation, I began looking for a personal kiln for home. My daughter, who is an Art major and currently working in clay, needed a way fire some pieces for submissions into art shows. Our solution was to find a kiln and work from home. Because covid, everything was hard to find. Daughter strongly recommended I look into Paragon kilns (based on her use with them in the studios at her school) I also wanted to shop "local" as possible, which in this case meant finding something in Texas. I found Kiln Frog online and a paragon that would be ideal for home use. And Paragon's are built in Texas! Fast-forward to my new kiln - I am very impressed. Easy to use and understand (based on prior knowledge of firing) Our first firing was for porcelain (whoa!) so we hit the ground running! I also want to say "props" to Kiln Frog for including a rolling stand as part of deal I got with my kiln. That's a game changer in itself. My one observation about the Paragon is that the controller box is overly big and sticks out from the body of the kiln (like a lot). Just different and a bit awkward to work around. Great service from the Kiln Frog peeps and overall I love my kiln :)