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 ).
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!"
AUSfonte cookware is the only production cookware made in Australia.
FOR MORE BACKGROUND:
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
‘SOLIDTEKNICS home’: www.solidteknics.com