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Paragon S-99 Variable Size Kiln

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MSRP: $2,535.00
Price: Starting at $2,295.00
Manufacturer: Paragon Industries
Part No: S-99

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Paragon S-99 Variable size kiln

The S-99 center section can be removed to fire smaller loads. The height of the kiln without top section is 18”. The top and center sections plug into the bottom section. This eliminates the inter-connection electrical system found on competing brands.

The 10-sided S-99 comes in standard 2 ½” thick sidewalls and lid. The S-99 bottom is 3” thick. Since the S-99 studio kiln uses 2 ½” wall brick, we recommend it for low-fire ware, not for Cone 10 porcelain and stoneware.

The S-99 features sectional construction. Separate the kiln to repair bricks, change elements, or to move the kiln down narrow stairwells or through the narrowest doorways.

The 24” wide stand supports the brick bottom with framing that is 4 ½” wide across the top of each side. The stand accommodates the Orton Vent Master. The stand is rock-steady, with 16-gauge frame and heavy 12-gauge legs.

If you move your S-99 kiln out of the way when not in use, order an optional deluxe kiln stand with steel casters.

Something to consider if you already own a 12-sided kiln: Why purchase a 10-sided kiln such as the S-99 when you produce enough ware to fill a 12-sided kiln? It is because some ware fires more efficiently in a 10-sided kiln. Example: 10- and 12-sided kilns both fire four 10” wide bowls per shelf. When you own both sizes of kilns, you can choose the most efficient kiln for each size of ware. The 10-sided kiln is a good choice for those whose production depends on short firing cycles. Since 10-sided kilns are smaller than 12-sided, they can heat and cool faster. The 10-sided shelves are lighter than the 12-sided, and easier to lift.

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.

Optional 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. IMPORTANT: The lid safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe.

Other Features

  • Lock-in lid support
  • Large, tapered peepholes
  • Ventilated switch box
  • Hand lifts
  • Dropped, recessed brick grooves—no pins needed
  • Heavy duty elements
  • Dust-free coating in the peepholes, both sides of the lid and top rim of firebrick
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel case
  • Certified to CSA & UL Standard 499
  • Full-formed galvanized steel base plate

The Optional 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.

S-99 Furniture Kit consists of:

8 C-22H 1/2 Shelves, 21” round x ¾” thick
1 1/2” wide Square Posts, 8 of each -
1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash


Max. Temperature










Breaker Size


Circuit Copper Wire Size

6 gauge

TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499




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

Control Type

Infinite Switch with Kiln Sitter





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 Round



Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

7.00 CU.FT.
198.22 litres

Chamber Width

23.50 IN
597 mm

Chamber Depth

27.00 IN
686 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

30.50W x 34.80D x 42.00H Inches
775W x 884D x 1067H mm

The external kiln height includes a 9.5" tall stand.

Ship Size

35.50W x 37.50D x 41.00H Inches
902W x 953D x 1041H mm

Ship Weight

300.00 Lbs.
136.08 Kg.

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via Truck

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