Australian-made Solidteknics cast iron cookware range expands with solid crowdfunding and retail support

On the night of August 19, 2015, Australia's SOLIDTEKNICS passed another milestone in their rise as aspiring major cookware brand: successfully funding their fourth Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for two new AUSfonte cast iron pans. But it's not over yet.....

The Kickstarter campaign is still raising crowd funds until the September 6 deadline to help fund the addition of an innovative (and huge) 36cm square combination roaster/grill pan: www.kickstarter.com/projects/400294490/solidteknics-ausfonte-16cm-skillet-australian-made 

The two pans now on Kickstarter will take the AUSfonte range to 7 gorgeous Aussie-made cast iron pieces (see the existing range at www.solidteknics.com/products ).

Showing it's size: The Combo RGBBF just fits inside a standard 600mm domestic oven, and was developted by SOLIDTEKNICS to handle almost any cooking technique, except deep liquids. From the acronym: Roasting, Grilling, BBQ, Baking, Frying. The lower front wall allows for easy tool access when frying, while still catching shallow liquids. As a baking tray nothing browns crusts like seasoned bare cast iron, and you can flip it over and fit a lot of steaks on that 36cm square grill!

Showing it's size: The Combo RGBBF just fits inside a standard 600mm domestic oven, and was developted by SOLIDTEKNICS to handle almost any cooking technique, except deep liquids. From the acronym: Roasting, Grilling, BBQ, Baking, Frying. The lower front wall allows for easy tool access when frying, while still catching shallow liquids. As a baking tray nothing browns crusts like seasoned bare cast iron, and you can flip it over and fit a lot of steaks on that 36cm square grill!

Founder and development engineer Mark Henry said, "We are so grateful for all the support from the cooks of Australia and the USA who got behind our Australian cookware vision from our first Kickstarter launch in September 2014. For this fourth campaign we're still hoping for a lot more support to help fund those hugely expensive Australian-made moulds for the newly-added big Combo pan. Launching it was a risk, for sure, but one well worth taking to create the coolest reversible grill/roaster we've seen!" 

"We've got a long way to go to become a 'household name', but we're already the #1 selling cookware on Australia's biggest kitchenware site, KitchenwareDirect.com.au, outselling all the established old import brands. We're also very popular in the gourmet independent cookshops, and exports to the USA are growing rapidly with the strong support of some big names in cast iron cooking there. We think that's something worth celebrating for a new Aussie brand!" 

What's in it for Kickstarter backers? SOLIDTEKNICS ships backers the new pans as limited First Edition castings in return for their pledge of support at different levels. First Edition castings are only available during the Kickstarter campaign. A thoughtful feature that has proven very popular among AUSfonte supporters, who expect these pans to be handed down for many generations as treasured family heirlooms. In fact, the company's stated warranty is 'multi-century'!

What's in it for Kickstarter backers? SOLIDTEKNICS ships backers the new pans as limited First Edition castings in return for their pledge of support at different levels. First Edition castings are only available during the Kickstarter campaign. A thoughtful feature that has proven very popular among AUSfonte supporters, who expect these pans to be handed down for many generations as treasured family heirlooms. In fact, the company's stated warranty is 'multi-century'!

AUSfonte cookware is the only production cookware made in Australia.


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Key SOLIDTEKNICS news stories:

      Australian manufacturing, retail and export success: http://www.solidteknics.com/blog/good-news-for-australian-manufacturing-new-australian-made-ausfonte-cookware-outsells-all-the-old-import-brands

      Video summary of features of AUSfonte high performance cast iron cookware: https://youtu.be/KR08V2EX76c

      For cooks new to cast iron – what to expect: http://www.solidteknics.com/blog/whats-it-all-about-tips-for-anyone-new-to-cast-iron-cooking-or-ausfonte-cast-iron

      Madrid Statement about dangers of synthetic nonstick: http://www.solidteknics.com/blog/dont-believe-us-about-dangers-of-nonstick-pans-weve-got-something-to-sell-believe-the-unsponsored-scientists

      Health benefits of cast iron cooking: http://www.solidteknics.com/blog/these-5-health-benefits-are-cast-in-ironand-4-more-are-literally-cast-in-iron-in-australia

Video links (search for Solidteknics channel on YouTube):

      Easy cast iron seasoning and care video: http://youtu.be/fzvaw4b_zVc

      How nonstick is seasoned cast iron? http://youtu.be/-wByB2yTq0s 

      Australian foundry BIGskillet and DEEPan production: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNg0wACI4IQ  

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