Caldera XL-KS Brick Kiln
Max Temp 2350 F Cone 10
8" wide, 9" deep, and 8" high inside. 120 volts 15 amps. Weight 75 lbs. Chamber Volume .33CU.FT. Needs a 20amp breaker. 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 Infinite Control Switch. 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 reversible brick bottom. No extra stand is needed.The Caldera XL-KS is equipped with the Orton Kiln Sitter Autocone, a cone-activated automatic shutoff device. The Autocone is dependable and accurate when loaded and fired properly. A small pyrometric cone placed in the Autocone bends to maturity and turns off the kiln. (A pyrometric cone is a small pyramid of clay that bends when the ware you are firing has reached maturity. 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.The heating elements are made from the finest high-temperature wire available. Paragon uses heat-dissipating element connectors refined and proven over many years in our kilns. The stainless steel case and lid band include case tighteners for easy maintenance.Can be shipped by UPS. Enjoy a lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.