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Product: Caldera XL-KS Kiln, Model/SKU: S1223-1, Price: $912.90

Caldera XL-KS

Decals    Dolls    Glaze Testing    Porcelain and Stoneware   


Paragon Caldera XL-KS

Fire porcelain, stoneware, china, ceramics, and decals in Paragon’s Caldera XL-KS. Test glazes and glaze application ideas before running production quantities in a large studio kiln.

You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you eventually buy a larger kiln, continue to use the Caldera XL-KS for testing or small projects. Carry it with you to seminars or on vacation; hand lifts on the sides aid in moving the kiln.

The Caldera XL-KS in the Classroom

A Caldera XL-KS is a nice addition to school programs. A test kiln is relatively inexpensive. With the Caldera XL-KS, students can make gifts in time for a birthday or holiday instead of waiting until the school’s large kiln is fired. A test kiln creates enthusiasm for a clay program. Students can test glazes while they feel the momentum instead of waiting to fire them in the large kiln.

New teachers inherit bags of unlabeled clay in their classrooms. Many loads of clay have been ruined because they were fired to the wrong temperature. With a Caldera XL-KS kiln, you can easily test unlabeled clay. Teach your students to fire this little kiln as part of your clay program.

The Infinite Control Switch

The Caldera XL-KS operates without electronics or timers. It uses a reliable infinite control switch to adjust the heating rate. This switch has been proven for many years in Paragon kilns.

The infinite control switch contains a bi-metallic timer that cycles on and off. The higher the switch setting, the longer the heating elements stay on during each cycle. When the switch is turned to High, the heating elements stay on continuously.

The Orton Auto-Cone Shutoff Device

The Caldera XL-KS is equipped with the Orton Kiln Sitter Auto-Cone, a cone-activated automatic shutoff device. The Auto-Cone is dependable and accurate when loaded and fired properly.

A small pyrometric cone placed in the Auto-Cone bends to maturity and turns off the kiln. (A pyrometric cone is a small pyramid of clay that bends when the ware has received the proper amount of heat work. Cones and ceramic materials are rated by cone number.)

Note: Please monitor the kiln during firing and check it near the expected shutoff time. Do not completely depend on any shutoff device, mechanical or electronic.

Built to Last

The firebrick corners of the Caldera XL-KS are fitted together with L-shaped notches for extra strength. This type of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the "picture frame" mitered joint found on competitive brands.

The inner and outer lid surfaces and the top rim of sidewall firebricks are hardened and sealed with a refractory coating that protects the ware from dust. The firing chamber, including the lid and bottom, is made of 3” thick firebricks, 20% thicker than standard 2 1/2” bricks. A heavy steel base supports the brick bottom. No extra stand is needed.

We make the heating elements from the finest high-temperature wire available. Paragon uses heat-dissipating barrel-shaped element connectors refined and proven over many years in our kilns. The stainless steel case and lid band include case tighteners for easy maintenance.

Water-Base Paint

The Caldera XL-KS control box is painted with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We use water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.

UPS Shipping

The Caldera XL-KS can ship by UPS. Enjoy a lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.

Creative Satisfaction

The heat of the kiln offers wonderful surprises. Glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your masterpieces is a joy you will never outgrow. Get your family involved and create priceless memories using your kiln.

The Furniture Kit

The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for the Caldera XL or Caldera XL-KS. When estimating the price of the kiln, include the cost of furniture. The furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.

Made in the USA

The Caldera XL-KS is proudly made in Mesquite, Texas by skilled workers. Not only that, but phone calls during business hours are answered by a live person at the Mesquite factory. We are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Thursday. Our expanded hours allow us to serve customers in different time zones. Call us—we would enjoy hearing from you. Our customer service representatives will be glad to help you after the sale, even long after the kiln is out of warranty, and at no charge.

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.

Optional colors at no extra charge

Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.

 

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Product Videos

  • Watch & Listen to P001 The Paragon Kiln Factory Sheetmetal Department (3 min 40 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P004 The Paragon Kiln Factory Square Kiln Assembly Line (4 min 30 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P014 Paragon Caldera All Purpose Kilns (4 min 12 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D006 (Spanish) Demostracion Para Incrementar y Mantener La Temperatura Con un Control Sentry Xpress de Industrias Paragon (7 min 9 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D003 Sentry Xpress 3-Key Controller Advanced Features (5 min 17 sec)



  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2350F
    1287C

    Amps

    15

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    1800

    Nema

    5-15R

    Breaker Size

    20

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    12 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    Y

    CE

    N

    IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.

    Control Type


    Infinite Switch with Kiln Sitter

    Voltage

    120

    Hertz

    60

    Nema Details







    Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

    The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.

    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.29 CU.FT.
    8.21 litres

    Chamber Length

    7.50 IN
    191 mm

    Chamber Width

    7.50 IN
    191 mm

    Chamber Depth

    9.00 IN
    229 mm


    The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

    Outer Size

    17.00W x 20.00D x 17.50H Inches
    432W x 508D x 445H mm

    Ship Size

    27.50W x 20.50D x 24.00H Inches
    699W x 521D x 610H mm

    Ship Weight

    75.00 Lbs.
    34.02 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    17.00 Inches
    431.80 mm

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via UPS





    Part Number

    S1223-1   * Base Model

    Price

    $912.90

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    FSCaldera XL Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon Caldera XL, Caldera XL-KS, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    2 - C-7 Shelves (7” x 7” square x 5/8”)

    1” wide Square Posts,

    $61.20

    Lid Safety Switch

    The optional lid safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid. IMPORT

    $80.58

    Jade Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in jade instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The jade kiln shown here also may

    $0.00

    Black Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in striking black instead of the standard blue.

    $0.00

    Turquoise Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in turquoise instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The turquoise kiln shown her

    $0.00

    Berry Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in rich berry instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The berry kiln shown here a

    $0.00

    Navy Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in navy instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The navy kiln shown here also ma

    $0.00

    Hot Pink Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in bright hot pink instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The hot pink kiln show

    $0.00

    Purple Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in luxuriant purple instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The purple kiln shown

    $0.00

    Firing Safety Glasses

    Wear firing safety glasses whenever looking into the firing chamber of a hot kiln. Filters the infra-red and ultra-violet light. Reduces glare, makes pyrometric cones easier to see.

    Paragon no longer sells firing safety glasses. Instead, you

    $0.00




    Accessories

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  • Accessories
  • Wiring Diagrams

    Caldera XL-KS

  • Manuals
          Kiln Sitter / Auto-Cone Instructions, High Resolution version
          Caldera & FireFly Instruction & Service Manual


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