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Paragon Xpress E9A Digital Brick Kiln
Paragon Xpress E9A

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This kiln ships free to destinations in the U.S.
The Xpress E9A features a double-wall steel case with a brick firebox. This double wall case keeps the outside cool even when firing for several hours. Notice that the firebox is high above the base of the kiln; keeping the space below the firebox completely cool. The firebrick insulation means a long, slow cooling time, perfect for glass annealing. The door includes a peephole for viewing the progress of your projects. This model has a very roomy interior and the height will accommodate one bronze clay firing box.

The Xpress E9A features the Sentry Xpress 4.0 controller by Orton. The Sentry Xpress is a 3-button controller that has 5 speed settings and 4 programmable, segmented settings. The speed settings can be used by entering in just the target temperature and hold/soak time, and the segmented settings can be used to program anything from a single segment firing to one with up to 8 segments. All this flexibility is very user friendly. Watch our video tutorial to see how easy it is to operate a digitally controlled kiln.

Keeping an eye on your work is important for glass and enamels. The Xpress E9A with the optional viewport includes a small peephole in the door with a metal cover for looking in on the progress of the firing. For a bigger view, order this model with a 1” x 3” Viewport. Having a viewport on your kiln can cause some heat loss during firing. A fiber plug is available to place in the window during firings which will help preserve the heat inside.

Furniture kit includes:
1 - 7" x 7" x 5/8" ceramic kiln shelf
4 - 1/2" x 1" kiln posts


The kiln is warrantied to be free of defects in workmanship for a period of 1 year from date of shipment. Manufacturer will repair or replace any parts that become defective under normal and proper use during the specified period.
Entire warranty can be read here.

Standard colors normally ship 1-2 weeks from order, but can take up to 2-3 weeks during promotions and holidays. Please allow at least 2 weeks time for your customized kiln to be built and shipped. When your kiln arrives, call us at 888-478-5060 for setup assistance if you need it. We'll have you up and running in minutes.

International Voltages
This model can be ordered in different voltages for destinations outside the United States. Please contact us to place a special order.

View our video (below) to learn how easy it is to operate a Paragon kiln using the 3-button digital controller.

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Paragon Xpress E9A Digital Brick Kiln

The digital Xpress-E-9A fires to 2000°F. Create breathtaking jewelry or small keepsakes in silver clay, enameling, china painting, glass, lost wax casting, or ceramics. Since the kiln opens from the front instead of the top, it is ideal for copper enameling.
Imagine the glass you could sag, slump, and fuse with this kiln. Make pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics. This kiln will give you years of creative enjoyment. It is light-weight; take it with you to seminars or on vacation.
The Xpress-E-9A comes with the Sentry Xpress digital controller, which is mounted in the kiln base (instead of a side switch box) to save table space. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation.
The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold.

Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on the Xpress-E-9A
  • Design programs with up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.
  • Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in the simplified Single Speed mode.
  • Ramp-Hold mode can store 4 programs.
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold. Experiment with Hold to improve color saturation of china paints.
  • Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Program the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature. Use this to remind yourself to check on the kiln.
  • Temperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
  • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
  • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
  • Colorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.
  • A 1/2” hole is stamped into the steel door case and includes a brushed stainless steel cover. We have left the firebrick behind the hole undrilled so that you can drill it to the exact size that you need for a peephole, vent hole, or extra pyrometer hole. (Most people do not need the hole and leave the firebrick undrilled.)

  • The Xpress-E-9A heating element, exposed in dropped, recessed insulating firebrick grooves, is easy to replace. The 2 1/2” thick firebricks store plenty of heat for slow cooling through the glass annealing range. For small glass pieces such as jewelry, you can anneal without having to turn the elements back on during cooling. (Extra heat is necessary for annealing large pieces, however.)
    Unlatch and open the door with one hand. No extra stand is needed; the built-in base stays cool during operation.
    The Xpress-E-9A can ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.
    Paragon kilns are built to be dependable. They are loaded with attention to details, such as the costly nickel-plated copper wire with high temperature glass-braided insulation. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns.

    Click Here to view the Kiln Manual.
    Click Here view the Sentry Express Controller Manual.
    Click Here to View the Sentry Express Controller Manual.

    Routine travel is not recommended for any kiln, but for short trips, this kiln can be laid on its back with the original foam pad between the door and the firing chamber to avoid abrasion from vibration. It's a good idea to keep the original box and packing material for long distance shipping. Packing your kiln just as you received it in the original custom fit box is the safest way to transport it.


    This model can be ordered in different voltages for destinations outside the United States.


    Our Xpress E9A digital kiln will ship directly from the manufacturer in Mesquite, Texas separately from the rest of the items in your order. Shipping is normally 1 week from order, but can take up to 2 weeks during holidays and sales. Please allow at least 2 weeks time for your kiln to be built. Some models may be in stock and ship sooner, however Cool Tools cannot guarantee exact date of shipment.

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