Paragon CS-19S Glass Fusing Kiln
Paragon’s square CS-19S digital glass clamshell kiln is easy to
load, because the top lifts out of the way. Load the shelf first and
then the glass onto the shelf.
Imagine the glass murals you could make with this kiln. Fire loads
of glass-fused bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even
bracelets. Try out the newest glass techniques that you’ve learned
from teachers and friends. Enjoy adding glittering dichroic glass to
your work of art. Make gifts that your loved ones will enjoy for
generations. When you own a Paragon CS-19S, you can experiment with
glass fusing to your heart’s content. Imagine the freedom to
experiment any time you want.
Deluxe Ceramic Fiber Top
The CS-19S clamshell heats from the top for even heat distribution
across the glass surface. The elements are completely embedded in a
lightweight ceramic fiber top. The top has no element grooves or
pins; this streamlined design helps eliminate dust in the firing
The top of the lid is protected with a painted sheetmetal cover. The
sheetmetal is bent to cover the sides of the lid and then welded at
the corners. You will be amazed at the sturdy construction that has
made Paragon kilns renowned among glass fusers. The self-adjusting
lid floats at fusing temperatures.
Kiln Lifts Out of the Way for Easy Loading
The walls and top, as a single unit, lift up and out of the way so
you can assemble glass pieces inside the kiln without hassle. Add
stringers and glass frit to delicate designs, often without using
glue. When the kiln shelf is loaded and you are ready to fire, lower
the kiln in place.
The kiln is easy to open because of three counter-weight springs
mounted under the kiln. This unique feature sets Paragon kilns apart
from the competition. The kiln base extends 4” in the back to
support the weight of the kiln when in the open position. The base
comes with mar-proof rubber feet. The walls and bottom are made from
hand-selected insulating firebricks.
The CS-19S clamshell top and kiln walls are one unit. If you need
the version with a separate lid, please see the CS-19D (double
Optional Glass Window and Bead Door
Enhance your glass fusing experience with the optional high
temperature 1” x 3” glass window. Simplify fusing by watching every
stage, from softening, to tack fuse, to full fuse. Watch the glass
to fine-tune a digital program. (Always wear green #3 firing safety
glasses while watching the glass through the window.)
You can even anneal glass beads with your CS-19S. Order the optional
double 2” x 6 3/8” bead doors, which mount to the front of the kiln.
Use your kiln to safely cool large, ornate beads through the
Reliability at the Heart of the Kiln
The CS-19S has a two-year warranty. The temperature sensor, or
thermocouple, is sheathed with high-nickel stainless steel for long
life. A heavy steel base supports the reversible brick bottom
completely. These features are extra assurance that your Paragon
kiln is built to last. No extra stand is needed.
The CS-19S comes with a mechanical relay, which sends power to the
heating elements. Or you can order the optional industrial mercury
relay for your CS-19S. The mercury relay is the longest-lasting
relay we sell.
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.
The CS-19S is painted with a durable high temperature, water-base
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.
The Ease of Digital Firing
You will enjoy the convenience of digital firing. The reliable
solid-state Sentry Xpress controller continually monitors the firing
so you do not need to closely watch the kiln. (Please remember,
however, to check the kiln occasionally during firing and to monitor
it near the expected shutoff time.) You can try a demonstration of
the controller on your computer by clicking here.
Paragon’s innovative controller will help you achieve consistent
results from one firing to the next. It will put you in control. The
controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet the
controller is also easy to learn to operate. It comes with an
detailed, colorful instruction manual and Quick Start card.
The reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller includes two modes:
Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. Control both heating and
cooling with simple 3-key operation.
Optional Shelf Kit: 1 - C-19 Shelf (17” x 17” x 5/8”) 4 - 1”
wide Square Posts, ½” long, 1 lb. Bag Glass Separator