After decades of searching for a way to manufacture seamless one-piece iron pans to eliminate the rivets/welds from commercial steel cookware, the engineer-cooks at SOLIDTEKNICS Australia have succeeded.
AUS-ION introduction video
See the AUS-ION brief intro video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcfgNAPuEQ4
Kickstarter launch success
On September 16, AUS-ION pans launched to the public on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, and rocketed to full funding in just 3 days of the 37 allocated. In the campaign, which continues to run until October 23, SOLIDTEKNICS offers a series of limited edition AUS-ION pans engraved with 'FIRST EDITION' and the manufacturing date, in return for pledges from backers to help fund the high cost of production of the new Australian pans. See the Kickstarter campaign here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/400294490/aus-ionseamless-1-piece-australian-iron-pro-chef-c
Fine Foods Sydney launch success with Australian Culinary Federation:
At Australia's key hostpitality show, Fine Foods Sydney Sept 20-23, the first pre-production batch of prototype AUS-ION pans were a hit with chefs, in action in the two salon culinaire chef kitchens, and displayed in the lounge of the ACF (Australian Culinary Federation). We were very proud to be selected by Australia's peak chef representative body for this launch, and for an ongoing sponsorship partnership to take the news to the chefs that they don't necessarily need imports: Australia now makes the most advanced steel commercial chef pans in the world.
After a long development period, including testing by some of the nations top chefs, and a rocketing launch on Kickstarter, SOLIDTEKNICS is quietly confident the AUS-ION pans will be well-received by the chefs of Australia, USA, UK, Canada, and beyond, for many years and generations to come.
Mark J. Henry, founder and development engineer, said: "For two decades I've wanted to eliminate rivets and welds from commercial pans and make a seamless one-piece pan in Australia. I wasn't sure it was possible, but we found a way. The classic rivetted French steel pans are in every good restaurant kitchen in the Western world, and we want to be there too. We think we've got game-changing features in our AUS-ION pans, but only time will tell if the chefs of the world agree!"
AUS-ION cookware represents a whole new category of pan - seamless one-piece steel - and a whole new Australian industry for commercial cookware. That is good news for chefs, and keen home cooks, and great news for Australian manufacturing!
SOLIDTEKNICS Australia launched a whole new cookware industry for Australia with four successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns for AUSfonte cast iron cookware. Until now, AUSfonte was the only production cookware made in Australia. AUSfonte has been acclaimed by experts and enjoyed rapid success in Australia and exports to the USA. See http://www.solidteknics.com/blog/good-news-for-australian-manufacturing-new-australian-made-ausfonte-cookware-outsells-all-the-old-import-brands