|Model:||Paragon Fusion 16|
|Dimensions Inside:||16" (length) x 16" (width) x 6.5" (depth)|
|Dimensions Outside:||29.5" (width) x 24" (depth) x 34.5" (height)|
|Shelf Size:||14.5” x 14.5” x 5/8” Shelf - NOT INCLUDED|
|Max Temp:||Fires to 1700° F|
|Shipping Weight:||196# (Freight)|
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- Genesis Mini Touch Screen Controller
- On/Off Safety Switch
- Instruction Manual
- 2-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.)
*** This kiln is 120v but, requires a 5-20R DEDICATED CIRCUIT. Learn more about dedicated circuits HERE! ***
Paragon’s square Fusion-16 digital glass kiln operates on a 120-volt outlet and, its square firing chamber makes it ideal for fusing glass tiles.The Fusion-16 heats from the top for even heat distribution across the glass surface. The lid elements are mounted in pinless element grooves. The elements do not need pins, because the element coils are wider than the groove opening.
Optional Ceramic Fiber Top
The standard Paragon Fusion-16 kiln comes with an insulating firebrick top. You can also upgrade your kiln with the optional deluxe ceramic fiber top, which also has pinless element grooves. The fiber top helps keep the kiln interior even cleaner. The fiber lid is a result of our search for better ways to make kilns.
Reliability at the Heart of the Kiln
The Paragon Fusion-16 kiln has a two-year warranty. The temperature sensor, called a thermocouple, is covered with high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. A heavy steel base supports the reversible brick bottom. These features are an extra assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last. No extra stand is needed.
The reliable Fusion-16 has two mechanical relays for long life. (The relays turn on the heating elements after receiving a signal from the digital controller.) The two relays in the Paragon Fusion-16 kiln last longer than the single relay of competitive kilns, because less amperage goes through the dual relays of the Fusion-16.
In addition, you can order the mercury relay upgrade for your new kiln. The mercury relays are ordinarily found only on industrial kilns. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.
For your convenience, flip the switch on the front panel to turn off power to the controller when the kiln is not in use. The large, comfortable wooden lid handle stays cool.
An 18” tall stand comes standard on the Fusion-16. This stand raises the kiln to a comfortable height for loading and operation.
The Fusion-16 control box has a durable high temperature, water-based finish. We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.
Optional Glass Window and Bead Door
Beginners and even experts love the optional high temperature 1” x 3” glass window. Watch every stage of fusing as your pieces begin to glow orange and then progress from tack fuse through a full fuse. Watch the glass to fine-tune a digital program. (Always wear firing safety glasses, available from Paragon, while watching the glass through the window.)
You can even anneal glass beads with your Fusion-16. Order the optional bead door, which mounts to the front of the kiln. Use your kiln to safely cool even large, ornate beads through the annealing range.
Kiln was shipped quickly and arrived in perfect condition. This is the second kiln I have purchased from Kiln frog and will definitely use them again.
Great first kiln
Using the kiln had been great so far after a few months. I didn't get the instructions for the 12-key controller, but figured it out and found a guide online. Customer service has been quick to respond with any concerns I've had. I think the only thing I would have done differently is getting the fiber lid instead for cleanliness (some brick has crumbled and landed on a couple pieces). The kiln does run a little warm, so I've had to back off the full fuse temp 30-40 degrees, but every kiln is different, too. Would not hesitate recommending this kiln for small projects and new fusers!