SOLIDTEKNICS' innovative Australian-made 'Pan Grill-it' cast iron grilling inserts in new Kickstarter campaign

SOLIDTEKNICS Pan Grill-it cast iron insert converts regular flat pans into double-duty cast iron grills. FREE Pan Grill-its are now being offered on Kickstarter (only until April 20), when you pledge for sets with AUSFonte pans. These Limited First Edition Pan Grill-it castings are only available to Kickstarter backers. After two successful crowdfunding campaigns for innovative new Australian-made cast iron cookware, followed by retail and export success, Pan Grill-it is SOLIDTEKNICS' 3rd Kickstarter campaign.

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To be 100% clear, these Australian-made AUSfonte pans will never again be available as limited First Edition castings after Feb 17. A real once-in-a-lifetime thing!

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!

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Australian engineers discover how to make a BIG cast iron pan easy to lift, and how to keep iron handles cool.

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.....

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These health benefits are ‘cast in iron’…..and some are literally cast in iron in Australia

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'!     

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Personal resolutions? They can be powerful when adopted in sufficient numbers.....and simple.

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.

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Australian-made AUSfonte(TM), FIRST EDITION cast iron pans now in production!

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. 

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Wonderful social support online....and big yawn from Aussie print media!

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: