Of those clear choices, which is best for your family's health, for the health of Australian manufacturing, and sustainable health of the planet? You're right: it's obvious.
Then why are so many cheap imported nonstick pans still bought and disposed every year, despite the environmental damage? Despite the question which remains about the safety of synthetic nonstick coatings, particularly at high temperatures?
Mostly just lack of knowledge. Australia hasn't had a history of cast iron cooking because we haven't had a cast iron cookware manufacturing industry like the USA and France. Now we do.
SOLIDTEKNICS Pty Ltd (Brisbane) is making AUSfonte cast iron cookware at a world-class foundry in South Australia from clean Australian iron. This is the only production cookware made in Australia, and it is being acclaimed by top chefs and home cooks in Australia and the USA (see http://www.solidteknics.com/testify/ ).
It is the mission of SOLIDTEKNICS to spread the word in Australia (and USA, and eventually Canada, UK and worldwide) that seasoned cast iron is good for your health, good for the environment, and it's easy to maintain the natural nonstick seasoning forever.
Video: How nonstick is seasoned cast iron? http://youtu.be/-wByB2yTq0s
Imagine: no more disposable cookware. Like the old cast iron pans, AUSfonte Tough Love pans are so tough they will last for many centuries, and can be handed down through many generations as a family heirloom. Unlike old cast iron pans, they have long and comfortable 'Love Handles' which actually stay cool during stovetop cooking.
Video evidence: world’s first stay-cool cast iron handle: http://youtu.be/tWdUCwmYHGM
If you agree this is all good news worth spreading, please help us share the word at this vital stage while we're still a small business without a big (or any!) marketing budget. We're just engineers focussed on making the best solid products of their kind in the world.
See our social media links below. Any sharing you can do is very much appreciated!
Best Regards and Happy Cooking,
Mark, Rebecca, Natasha and the SOLIDTEKNICS team
Video: Easy cast iron seasoning and care: http://youtu.be/fzvaw4b_zVc
Health and cooking benefits of cast iron: http://www.solidteknics.com/blog/whats-old-is-new-againthe-benefits-of-ancient-wisdom-are-cast-in-iron