Urgent alert for cooks to share: new Australian-made AUSfonte pan models are available right now as limited FIRST EDITION castings, but only on Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, and only until February 17. After the campaign closes they will be available at retail in April, but without the words 'First Edition' cast underneath. If you're interested in securing a highly collectible piece of heirloom Australian cookware history, please don't delay!Read More
Australian engineers have invented perhaps the first handles for cast iron pans that achieve lighter pan lifting (shown in this gif). They also invented the first cast iron handle that stays cool on a stove-top, even with high gas flame. Two solutions that took thousands of years of cast iron cookware history.....and a fresh set of food-loving eyes.....Read More
The new Australian-made BIGskillet was aptly named....with a full 12" diameter of cooking surface for big families and big entertaining. This innovative cast iron pan also features two 'Love Handles' to reduce the lifting load, and a sanded-smooth cooking surface like the prized antique American pans.Read More
Bare seasoned cast iron cookware has been with us for thousands of years….since the dawn of the Iron Age. It fell out of favour in the second half of the 20th century with the successful marketing of synthetic coatings for convenience, then bounced back in a big way more recently in the USA, and now Australia.
So what has driven this big surge in popularity of cast iron cooking, and are the health benefits real? The answers here are 'cast in iron'!Read More
First pics: the new AUSfonte BIGskillet first prototype batch is sensational! A proud moment for SOLIDTEKNICS, and for Australian manufacturing. Share the good news!Read More
Lend a little hand on Australia Day....buy Australian-made and support a SOLID new Australian industry. SOLIDTEKNICS Australia's new AUSfonte pans are already acclaimed by top chefs in Australia and the USA, and they need your support to expand their range of advanced cast iron cookware.Read More
It's time to get serious about our cookware choices and support the brands that are locally made, environmentally sustainable, non-toxic while still non-stick, and last for multiple generations. Are there any?Read More
New AUSfonte cast iron pans are the only production cookware made in Australia, they're receiving rave reviews from chefs in Australia and the USA, and they need your support to help spread the good news to all cooks!Read More
If more consumers resolve to buy less disposable/impulse/cheap consumer junk, and take more time to select and invest in SOLID multi-century-durable products, corporate production, marketing and governmental policy will soon shift to follow the money in a more sustainable direction. We are all individually responsible for using our purchasing power wisely.Read More
A video tribute in honour of all our Kickstarter backers who made our FIRST EDITION AUSfonte Sauteuse pan possible. It was your faith in our vision and trust in our world-class capability that brought to life a whole new cookware industry for Australia in September 2014. We are forever grateful. Thank you!Read More
Our automated cast iron foundry in South Australia can produce 800 castings per hour. SOLIDTEKNICS AUSfonte cast iron pans: a whole new cookware industry for Australia, and 100% made in Australia from clean Australian iron.Read More
"Yes, I believe AUSfonte cast iron pans will become highly collectible in the coming years......and centuries.....in particular the First Edition and first year pans. They are already rare." MJ HenryRead More
Casting is complete for the rare and limited series AUSfonte(TM) pan that is set to become a much sought-after collectible. Most owners will probably want to keep their AUSfonte pan as a multi-generation family heirloom. Don't despair if you missed out: more collectible heirlooms available soon -- see below.Read More
Australian-made fonte cast iron pans, AUSfonte(TM) in full production today for the first time. Each innovative 24cm sauteuse pan is cast underneath with 'FIRST EDITION', creating a limited and valuable collectible heirloom for those fortunate enough to own one: all the wonderful backers of our Kickstarter project who brought this new Australian cookware industry to life.Read More
Innovative new Australian-made cast iron pans now a reality after successful crowdfunding support on Kickstarter.com....but collectible limited FIRST EDITION pans only available until Sept 21.Read More
The Fonte cast iron pan project today exceeded its Kickstarter project goal, with 9 days to spare.
The only pro cookware made in Australia, Fonte, is now officially a THING!!Read More
It's a matter of value.....and values.Read More
We made the above post to Twitter to hopefully motivate some of the journalists sitting on the fence there (and overwhelmed with all their deadlines, we appreciate). Shouldn't it be BIG news: an all-new cookware industry, using factories desperate to fill the hole from the withdrawing auto industry? Not just newsworthy because Fonte is the ONLY pro cookware made in Australia, but because it is now, we're quietly confident, the world's best cast iron cookware? Wouldn't that gain some column space in the food sections of the Australian newspapers?
You'd genuinely think so.....
We've been very appreciative of the efforts of @JohnLethlean at The Australian. His two articles hugely boosted interest in our Kickstarter launch, and our hopes of making our funding goal by September 21. Social sharing has also grown rapidly, but we're still tracking behind in our funding.
So if you know any journalists, please remind them we've got some historic news that needs mass media print attention.....for Fonte's sake.....and for the sake of a new Australian cookware manufacturing industry!
Check our progress toward the Sept 21 deadline here, and please pledge your support for this once-only FIRST EDITION Fonte pan:
Well-written advice on caring for cast iron cookware in the Weekend Australian newspaper 30/8/2014 by @JohnLethlean translates to boost in awareness (and pledges!) for the Fonte Kickstarter project.Read More
It is only with automation that we can manufacture Fonte pans in Australia and still retail at competitive pricing. The casting is fast and inexpensive, but the clean Australian iron, de-moulding and smoothing, pre-seasoning, packing....not so much!
Be sure to secure your piece of Australian cookware history by pledging for a FIRST EDITION Fonte pan on our Kickstarter project: