Does anyone out there have much experience with different Paragon
Kilns? I’m thinking about buying a small kiln for enameling in a
house or apartment. Paragon makes a “SC-Vista” model kiln with an
actual 2" x 2" “glass view port” window (!) in place of a mere
peep-hole. This excites me hugely; I can’t think of anything better
than gazing at my enamels fusing through a WINDOW, rather than
squinting my goggled eyes through a misaligned tiny peephole. Wow! I
want one! Anyway, has anyone ever used a kiln like this? Any
advantages/disadvantages? Any advice on kiln-buying at all?
I am in the market for a smallish, electric, 120-volt kiln… and
I’m pretty set on a 3-key Sentry digital controller rather than the
"infinite control" turn dial. (Actually, I have never used a kiln
without a digital keypad, and I cannot imagine going without. Do I
need to humble myself and consider going infinite?) I think VCellas
are out of my price range, though I’ve heard nice things. I know
also AMACO makes kilns, and also AIM, and of course, Thompson Enamel
puts out their own kiln… Any other brands I should consider?
Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks, J. Mueller