The S-82 Paragon kiln is large enough for most ceramic projects. Figured at 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 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 S-82 is made of 2 ½” thick firebrick in the lid, walls and bottom. It is designed for low-fire ceramics, china paint, decals and gold. For porcelain and stoneware, select a kiln made of 3” firebrick.
A heavy galvanized steel base covers the reversible brick bottom completely. It folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.
The heat of the kiln is magical and offers wonderful surprises. Ceramic glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your treasures is a festive moment that you will never outgrow. Artists have said, “Woohooo! Opening a kiln is a celebration!”
Features of the S-82 Kiln
Kiln Sitter with Limit Timer comes standard
2 infinite control switches
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
Heavy duty kiln stand with mar-proof plastic feet accommodates optional Orton KilnVent
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 switch box
Heavy gauge stainless steel case
Pilot light shows when Kiln Sitter is on
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.
The Furniture Kit
The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for this particular model. 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.
Furniture Kit for S-82, SnF-82, TnF-82
3 C-16 Shelves (15 1/2” octagon x 5/8”), 1 C-16H 1/2 Shelf
1" wide Square Posts, 4 of each - 1/2”, 1”,
2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 50 lbs.
Not available in 240 volt, 3 phase
This model is not available in 240 volt, 3 phase power unless it is ordered with a digital controller. Thank you for your understanding.
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.
Top Loading Round
Understanding Chamber Measurements
The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom
25.50W x 28.30D x 37.00H Inches
648W x 719D x 940H mm
The external kiln height includes a 9.5" tall stand.
36.00W x 37.50D x 35.00H Inches
914W x 953D x 889H mm
Ship Method & Notations
This Kiln Ships Via Truck
S82 * Base Model
Find A Local Paragon Seller
Purchase your Paragon Kiln through one of our authorized resellers / distributors and get local service.