AUS-ION™ 'RAW' 30cm Wrought Iron Pan with helper handle
Australian-made healthy & multi-generational cookware
Please note: This exceptional product is only available for order directly from SOLIDTEKNICS online.
30cm AUS-ION™ RAW ‘workhorse’ Chef’s Skillet, 3mm thick Australian wrought iron, made in Australia in a patented single piece construction. Raw finish, wax coated, ready for seasoning. A large, versatile skillet that will never need replacing. Induction compatible and tough enough for any oven (except microwaves), any cooktop and open flame.
Each pan is engraved with the month and year of manufacture for heirloom collectibility.
L 58cm incl. handles, Diam 30cm, H at handle 10cm, H of bowl 5.5cm, Capacity 3ltrs, Weight 2kg
Designed to fit in a standard 600mm oven.
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.
Please ensure you are familier with our seasoning and care instructions here before purchase.
What is RAW?
'RAW' refers to the surface finish: Just traditional raw iron, with no seasoning or surface blasting. Coated in natural beeswax/vegetable oil for rust protection, ready for your seasoning and 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. Your pan will naturally darken in colour as the seasoning develops.
Natural seasoning is healthy, non-toxic and forever renewable. 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!
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 these AUS-ION™ ‘Satin’ pans in other sections of our store). However, ultimately both surface finishes will end up in the same place with the correct care and lots of cooking.
Eliminating the expensive Satin finishing and seasoning operations significantly lowers cost, and we hope this helps many more new cooks afford our healthy and sustainable multi-generation cookware. We also hope our current supporters can more affordably give the gift of heirloom wrought iron to the cooks they love.
SOLIDTEKNICS AUS-ION™ wrought iron (low-carbon steel), and nöni™ ferritic stainless steel cookware are the only two production cookware ranges made in Australia. All three 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.
Awesome Aussie made ProductBy: Mathew Kearns on 3 September 2020As advertised, awesome product, we will never buy another cheap pan again.
30cm panBy: Raelene Seymour on 30 July 2020Easy to look after and excellent cooking
I'm a convertBy: Rianna on 5 July 2020After hearing about this brand a few years ago, I finally decided to purchase when the non-stick on my current pan started flaking. I had never used a pan that needed seasoning before; I was a little apprehensive, but the website instructions were so comprehensive that I decided to give it a go. The first thing I cooked in my pan were vegetable fritters, and even though I had been warned not to expect perfect results so soon I was really impressed with how well the non-stick worked - better than my previous pan! It's also easier to clean and sits flatter on my cooktop than any other pan I've had. I've since cooked a few other things, and I know that it's only going to get better with continued use. I'd recommend this pan, and this brand, for sure. I'm already dreaming of expanding my collection.