BACKORDER AUS-ION™ 'RAW' 35cm Wrought Iron BIGGA Pan
Australian-made healthy & multi-generational cookware
Please note: This exceptional product is only available here, directly from SOLIDTEKNICS online.
Our 35cm AUS-ION™ RAW BIGGA Skillet is our BIGGEST skillet. Made in Australia in a patented single piece construction. Raw finish, wax coated, ready for seasoning. Dual handles formed from 4mm thick wrought iron for very even heating and easier handling of heavy loads. Perfect for BBQ’s, baking, pizza ovens and everyday meals when there are many mouths to feed or big steaks to be cooked! This versatile pan can live on your stovetop, is just as at home in your oven, and can be used several times a day for all manner of food and cooking from breakfast to dinner!
L 44cm, Diam 35cm, H of bowl 5cm, 3.77 kg, 4.5L
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.
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Don't know how we survived without it!By: Peter on 24 September 2020Our large existing non-stick pan was ready for the bin, when I stumbled across Solidteknics and the BIGGA. With a family of 5, this skillet is brilliant. The seasoning and non-stick was simple enough and is impressive! Our favourite pan in the kitchen now and we use it for anything and everything. It looks great as well, so becomes a bit of a centre piece when placing dishes on the table. Even taken it camping a few times and used it over the hot coals. 3 more skillets on order now (18, 22 and 26cm), can't wait to build the collection.
Raw bigga panBy: Michelle Larsson on 2 June 2020We are over the moon with our first purchase arrived in a week and we have used it every day since - will be buying more awesome product
I found the best pan in 30 years of cooking.By: John on 23 April 2020I am writing to share about an amazing pan I recently purchased! The pan, a Bigga by Solidteknics www.solidteknics.com quickly became my favorite pan. Is is HUGE, made of raw iron in Australia and proved to be more efficient than my cast irons or my Scanpan (non stick). I loved it so much I purchased a 10 in skillet for my best friend in London. The customs forms accidentally rerouted the pan to me. When I emailed the company and explained the situation, a staffer named Kara responded timely and told me to keep the pan as their gift and they promptly sent out another one to my friend! Amazing cookware and amazing customer service. Incidentally, they opened a plant in Chicago and are now starting in with the same pans in iron but made in the USA!.
Wonderful all purpose skilletBy: Anna on 13 February 2020This is a fabulous piece of cookware. I use it for baking and frying and cooking of all sorts. The AUS-ion range are my absolute favourite pieces of cookware - high performance (makes my regular homecooked meals turn out like food from a fancy restaurant), fun, non toxic, and heirloom quality. I love everything about them. Plenty of help for seasoning available in the facebook group if needed, and plenty of great ideas for what to cook too!