(PRE-ORDER) AUS-ION™ 'RAW' 31cm XHD wrought iron Skillet
(PRE-ORDER) AUS-ION™ 'RAW' 31cm XHD wrought iron Skillet
PRE-ORDER: This remarkable new-release pan is still in production (expected delivery late May 2019). Please also note that this pan is only available for purchase direct from Solidteknics (on this website).
This listing is for the 31cm XHD Skillet, which is a large, versatile pan that can live on your stovetop
If you already own our AUS-ION™ 30cm Skillet or 35cm Bigga Skillet, our new 31cm XHD eXtra Heavy Duty Skillet will feel like the perfect marriage of both. Get the perfect heating of the 4mm Bigga Skillet with less footprint, to match your burner sizes more closely, and higher walls and more even heating than our 30cm Skillet. That skillet is legendary for its conductivity, but 3mm solid wrought iron isn't quite in the same league as 4mm solid wrought iron...
60mm deep, Solid 4mm thickness for superior toughness and conductivity (full dimensions below).
‘Raw’ finish; wax coated, ready for seasoning.
Made in Australia in patented single piece construction.
Perfect for BBQ’s, baking, pizza ovens and everyday meals!
Each pan is engraved with the month and year of manufacture for heirloom collectibility.
Discover how easy it is to build-your-own healthy, non-stick and forever-renewable AUS-ION™ cooking surface here and never replace a non-stick pan again!
XHD Skillet - L 58cm, Diam 31cm, H of bowl 6cm, Weight 2.65 kg, Capacity 3.5L
Designed to fit in a standard 600mm oven.
What is RAW?
Our new AUS-ION™ RAW surface aims to reduce costs by eliminating the expensive Satin finishing and seasoning operations of our existing and immensely successful AUS-ION ‘Satin’ range, in order to offer a lower-priced option for our loyal customers. Ultimately both surface finishes (‘Satin’ & RAW)will end up in the same place with the correct care and lots of cooking. Aside from the surface finish and price, the two ranges are identical in every other way.
Background: We originally launched our AUS-ION™ pans in smooth pre-seasoned surface finish in 2015, and they were an immediate success. A year later we re-introduced them with a more expensive ‘Satin’ surface finish with pre-seasoning, and they just kept growing in popularity. The Satin finish made seasoning easier for all the cooks who were new to real iron pans in Australia (the rough surface grips seasoning better when the pan is new, making them easier for inexperienced seasoners - you can find AUS-ION™ ‘Satin’ pans in other sections of our store), however, this particular pan is only available in the RAW surface finish here. Ultimately both surface finishes will end up in the same place with the correct care and lots of cooking.
What is this seasoning you speak of?
If you are new to iron cookware seasoning is basically ‘build your own’ natural non-stick and it is the reason why bare iron cookware can become non-stick without toxic and/or disposable synthetic coatings. It involves a process called polymerisation whereby oil and fat is transformed by heat and bonds to the iron, creating a non-toxic natural non-stick surface that you build and maintain yourself over time. If you cook with fats and oils and wash carefully, your natural non-stick will keep renewing for many lifetimes.
Natural seasoning is healthy, non-toxic and forever renewable. Full care and seasoning instructions here
SOLIDTEKNICS AUS-ION™ wrought iron (low-carbon steel), and nöni™ ferritic stainless steel cookware are the only two production cookware ranges made in Australia. Both ranges are non-toxic, healthy, sustainable, and multi-century durable. AUS-ION™ and nöni™ are also World-first seamless, rivet-free, 1-piece wrought pans, with patents pending.
Ideally, every cook interested in healthy, non-toxic, and sustainable cooking will have a mixture of iron and stainless steel pans in the kitchen, because each has its strengths for different types of cooking:
1. AUS-ION™ Australian-made wrought iron professional cookware is perfect for everyday oil/fat based frying, grilling, etc. AUS-ION™ cooks and seasons like all bare cast iron cookware, but is half the weight. Seasoned iron is the only known non-toxic and forever-renewable non-stick. All other non-stick cookware is made with toxic and/or disposable synthetic coatings.
2. Our new conductive solid ferritic nöni™ stainless steel range is perfect for all liquid boiling, slow cooking, acidic sauces, and is very low maintenance.....and indestructible.
Both ranges are designed to work together as a complete set of complementary pans, on any heat source.
Please familiarise yourself with our Seasoning and Care instructions here before purchase, especially if you are new to bare iron cookware.
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SOLIDTEKNICS is a development engineering company, working hard at pioneering a new cookware industry for Australia. We are not an importer waiting with a warehouse full of generic imports to quickly fill your order, what we do is much more difficult, and we constantly strive to achieve more with less. However, please understand that we must do things a little differently in order to remain viable. As such, please choose carefully and note the following before placing your order:
We do not offer change of mind returns. Exchanges for incorrect purchases in as-new condition with packaging intact will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We strongly encourage you to watch our seasoning and care videos here so that you can make an informed purchase.
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