Paragon BlueBird XL Kiln


Paragon BlueBird XL Kiln.

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Paragon Bluebird XL Kiln. Safely anneals glass beads to prevent breakage during cooling. Made in America by master kiln builders, this front loading square digital electric kiln offers much opportunity in beadmaking. Enjoy a full 508 mm (20”) of width with the 88.9 mm (3 1/2″) tall x 254 mm (10”) wide double doors. This is an ideal kiln for busy seminar teachers, it’s like having two kilns in one.

Package includes

  • Paragon BlueBird XL Kiln
  • Australian plug

Power: 240v – 1 Phase – 8 amps
Sides: 4
Internal size: (D) 203 mm (8″) x (W) 508 mm (20″) x (H) 114 mm (4.50″)
Volume: 13.31 liters
Maximum Temperature: 815 °C (1500 °F)
Outer size: (D) 508 mm (20″) x (W) 737 mm (29″) x (H) 432 mm (17″)

Suitable for

  • Glass beading
  • Glass bead annealing


  • Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key controller is mounted under the kiln in an ergonomically sloped panel for easy operation. Maintains the annealing temperature selected
  • Safety switch on front panel that turns off power to the controller when kiln is not being used. Switch can also be used to reboot the controller
  • 2x 88.9 mm (3 1/2”) tall x 254 mm (10”) wide doors mounted in a 107.95 mm (4 1/4″) high opening. Gap under doors filled by flexible, high temperature door gaskets, which help hold in heat
  • 50.8 mm (2”) thick ceramic fiber doors
  • Rare-earth magnets hold the doors open or closed
  • Sinusoidal “wavy” elements embedded near to the inner surface of the high-tech, vacuum-formed ceramic fibre top. Being mounted closer to the surface allows the elements to radiate heat quicker for extended element life
  • Advanced ceramic fibre walls and floor for faster heating
  • 203.2 mm (8”) deep firing chamber (measured with doors closed)
  • One single and one double mandrel holder. Single holder supports rods or mandrels from one point and double cradles the rods at two points. Holders held to kiln by magnets so you can adjust the height. They are sturdy and heavy duty for long life
  • Stainless steel glass rod warmer on top of kiln to allow pre-heating of glass rods, saving production time
  • Built in base that stays cooler even during longer hold times
  • Steel base supports the kiln in two layers. Upper steel base supports and strengthens the ceramic fiber floor. Lower steel base covers the entire kiln bottom where it rests on worktable
  • Electrical components mounted to the lower base, away from the heat of the firing chamber
  • Mar-proof plastic feet

Additional information

Weight 40.82 kg
Dimensions 61 × 78.7 × 55.9 cm


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