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Comparing Paragon (blue) and Sierra (white) kilns

 

Sierra Kilns

Paragon Kilns

Comes in 4 sizes

Comes in 2 sizes

Prices as of January 2005
Model    Chamber                  MED'A Prices
E91          4.5"x4.5"x4.5"h     $595    $536
E360       8"x8"x6"h                 $650    $585
E450       8"x8"x8"h                $750    $675
E1100    12"x12"x8"h           $1095    $995

Prices as of Nov. 2004
Model         Chamber              Suggested Price
SC2-1       8"x7"x5.75"h                 $575
SC3-4       7.75"x8"x7.75"h           $680

Clear Ceramic window in door for viewing work.  Good to 2012F

No peep-hole/vent in standard models.   Window may be avialable at higher price.

Durable baked on powder coat finish

Water base paint finish

Improved control buttons—easier to press and won’t wear out

Control buttons wear out quickly and are sometimes hard to press

Rocker power switch

Toggle power switch (sticks far out from front of kiln)

Angled control panel for easier use and visibility

Vertical control panel (more difficult to read and use)

Easy access front and rear panels for maintenance.

Case more difficult to open for servicing.

5 pre-programmed PMC settings
   Prog. 1: PMC+ Fast
   Prog. 2: PMC3 Fast
   Prog. 3: PMC3 Slow
   Prog. 4: PMC Standard
   Prog 5: PMC Gold
   Prog. --: Fully programmable mode with
                8 ramp up/down and hold settings

5 pre-programmed PMC settings
   Prog. 1: PMC+ Fast
   Prog. 2: PMC+ Slow 
   Prog. 3:  PMC3 Slow 
   Prog. 4: PMC Standard
   Prog. 5: PMC Gold
   Prog. --: Fully programmable mode with
                8 ramp up/down and hold settings

Maximum firing temperature 2012F

Maximum firing temperature 2012F

Runs on standard household current

Runs on standard household current

Ceramic fiber firing chamber with embedded elements.  Note:   the firing chamber walls are 1/2" thicker on the new E360 kilns.

Ceramic fiber firing chamber with embedded elements

No heating elements in the kiln floor (safer for glass fusing and enamels)

No heating elements in the kiln floor (safer for glass fusing and enamels)

Kiln doors open full 180 on durable hinges that won’t allow door to sag

Kiln doors open 180  (introduced in 6/2004)

Vent hole in top of kiln.  Older models have dual vents in top and door of kiln.

 Vent hole in top of kiln.   Older models have no vents.

Includes firing shelf and posts

Includes firing shelf and posts

MED’A Creations
San Pablo, California
Phone / Fax:  510-236-2313 
Web:  www.medacreations.com
Email:  mary@medacreations.com