This is not traditional cast iron. This is high-performance cast iron.

Seasoned bare cast iron has been well-known among experts for centuries, particularly in Scandinavia and the Southern USA, for the way they heat so evenly and hold heat, brown foods better than anything else, and for their ability to build a healthy, natural nonstick surface through seasoning. With a little care that seasoned nonstick lasts the life of the pan, which can be centuries. With all the concerns over synthetic nonstick coatings in recent years, there has been a big swing back toward the only known natural, healthy, sustainable nonstick.

The engineers at SOLIDTEKNICS have always loved those benefits of cooking with cast iron, but wanted to update the handle performance and make a smoother surface for even better nonstick performance, and cast them in Australia from clean Australian iron. 

All SOLIDITEKNICS cookware is compatible with all rangetop heat sources (being solid iron, they are perfect for induction), safe for glass tops (seasoned iron is much softer than enamelled iron), oven-proof, and tough enough to take camping and use over open fire pits or in high-temp wood-fired ovens. See our big 7L, 32cm DEEPan with BIGskillet as matching lid: the perfect modern camp oven, because it's also high-performance kitchen cookware you can use every day. 

How tough? Our written warranty on all AUSfonte™ AUS-ION™ cookware is multi-century: click here for details. 



SOLIDTEKNICS AUSfonte 24cm (9.5") Sauteuse

Features and benefits: see graphic summary below and video demonstration of remarkable heat-reducing handle here: http://youtu.be/tWdUCwmYHGM

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SOLIDTEKNICS AUSfonte 32cm (13") BIGskillet

Features & benefits:

  • Full 30cm (12") cooking surface diameter. Thin walls with reinforcing ribs to reduce weight and increase strength.
  • Matching pair: fits 32cm DEEPan as a lid for casserole, or as a base for dutch oven format. Fits in standard 600mm oven.
  • Wide low dual Love Handles reduce lifting weight by pivoting off the stove/bench (video demo: http://youtu.be/X0-xt-yjz1k )

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SOLIDTEKNICS AUSfonte 32cm (13") DEEPan

Features & benefits:

  • Big 7 Litre (7 Quart) capacity. Wide but not too deep: can be used as a regular pan for frying and browning, then covered for braising and slow cooking.
  • Thin walls with vertical reinforcing ribs to reduce weight and increase strength and horizontal heat-capturing ribs.
  • Matching pair: fits 32cm BIGskillet as a base for casserole, or as a lid for dutch oven format. Fits in standard 600mm oven.

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SOLIDTEKNICS AUSfonte Pan Grill-it, 18cm and 30cm

Features & benefits:

  • Converts regular flat pans into cast iron grills, for outdoor grilling, or indoors in any weather.
  • No need to buy and store a separate grill pan: switch between flat pan and grill pan in seconds.
  • Small 18cm Pan Grill-it fits AUSfonte 24cm Sauteuse pan base, and Large 30cm Pan Grill-it fits in BIGskillet base.
  • Also works in any pan of suitable diameter and resistance to the high heat required of real grilling/searing. Seasoned cast iron is best and easiest to clean (natural and safe high temp nonstick seasoning), but works in stainless steel, ceramic or enamel. Not suitable for synthetic-coated pans due to their toxic by-products at high temperature. 
  • For more details and instructions: http://www.solidteknics.com/pginstructions

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SOLIDTEKNICS AUSFONTE 16cm SKILLet

Successfully launched on Kickstarter in September 2015 ( http://kck.st/1VO1jMo ), and shipping to our retailers and online in November 2015.

Features & benefits:

  • Lightweight for cast iron with strong ribbed sidewalls and U-channel handle, with all the same heating and natural nonstick properties as the rest of the AUSfonte range.
  • Vented neck handle design disperses most of the heat so end doesn't get too hot for hand for most stovetop situations.
  • Straight walls and small radius for maximum cooking surface for a 16cm pan.

SOLIDTEKNICS AUSFONTE 36CM Combo RGBBF roaster/grill

Successfully launched on Kickstarter in September 2015 ( http://kck.st/1VO1jMo ), and shipping to our retailers and online in December 2015.

Features & benefits:

  • Huge 36cm square reversible combination Roast, Grill, BBQ, Bake, Fry. 
  • In grill mode, skirts underneath capture more of the convection heat.
  • Uses any oven heat source, or gas stovetop or any direct flame, outdoors or indoors.

What chefs and the food media are saying about AUSfonte(TM) pans:

  To see more of the buzz in the food media, click above or here: http://www.solidteknics.com/press-love  Apart from the wonderful support from chefs and food media, this is what our customers are saying about AUSfonte pans: www.solidteknics.com/testify  Note: all comments were independently expressed and none were sponsored.....all genuine enthusiasm for something new and extraordinary.

 

To see more of the buzz in the food media, click above or here: http://www.solidteknics.com/press-love 

Apart from the wonderful support from chefs and food media, this is what our customers are saying about AUSfonte pans: www.solidteknics.com/testify 

Note: all comments were independently expressed and none were sponsored.....all genuine enthusiasm for something new and extraordinary.

NEW TO CAST IRON, OR NEW TO AUSTRALIAN CAST IRON?

 

Bare seasoned cast iron is very different to synthetic-coated nonstick aluminium, different to enamelled cast iron, and everything else. Yes it takes a little learning and maintenance, but quickly you will find naturally that you want to cook almost everything in your cast iron pan. Just like the experts.

To get the most from your cast iron care and cooking, please read our guide for anyone who's a newbie to cast iron, or our particular new high performance Australian cast iron: http://www.solidteknics.com/blog/whats-it-all-about-tips-for-anyone-new-to-cast-iron-cooking-or-ausfonte-cast-iron 

What’s old is new again….the benefits of ancient wisdom are ‘cast in iron’

Cast iron cookware has been with us for thousands of years….since the dawn of the Iron Age. 

But what about the modern health-conscious and environmentally-conscious cook? There's been a big surge in popularity of cast iron in the USA in the last 5 years or so, partly because bare seasoned cast iron cooks everything so well, with even heating and best browning, multi-generation durability, healthy natural non-stick and corrosion-resistance without synthetic coatings, and much more.

Click here for the health benefits and more reasons experienced cooks love cast iron cookware......

 

cast iron Care instructions

The health and cooking performance benefits of natural cast iron justify a little extra maintenance upfront. And it’s easy….once you know how. 

 

AUSfonte(TM) pans come lightly pre-seasoned and can be used immediately, or more seasoning added before cooking for a much tougher non-stick and corrosion-resistant layer. It's easy, once you've seen how. Or, you can rinse and start cooking right away, old school style, but please read our instructions first:  Click here for our cast iron seasoning and care guide

The same cast iron pan: bare, unseasoned iron after casting (left), and well-seasoned (right).

The same cast iron pan: bare, unseasoned iron after casting (left), and well-seasoned (right).

RECIPES

We've put a few of our favourites here http://www.solidteknics.com/recipes, and many more great cast iron recipes can be found searching online. 

  ”Don't buy AUSfonte Tough Love pans as just a technically great product to last your whole lifetime. Invest in them as a family heirloom and spread the love down through many generations of shared cooking history."                                                MJ Henry, SOLIDTEKNICS founder & design engineer

 

”Don't buy AUSfonte Tough Love pans as just a technically great product to last your whole lifetime. Invest in them as a family heirloom and spread the love down through many generations of shared cooking history."                                               

MJ Henry, SOLIDTEKNICS founder & design engineer


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