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We sure are! We Australian owned, and our cookware is manufactured in Sydney. In fact, we are proudly the only production cookware still made in Australia!
Just like old cast iron, you season our AUS-ION™ pans to create your own natural, healthy, forever renewable non stick. Seasoned iron is the only known natural, non toxic, non stick cooking surface. A healthy cooking surface that cannot be scratched, gets better with cooking and time, and will never need to be replaced!
For seasoning instructions, visit here.
AUS-ION™ is made from clean Australian iron. Just like old cast iron, you season AUS-ION™ to build your own healthy, natural non stick surface. AUS-ION™ is perfect for everyday oil/fat-based frying, grilling, roasting, stirfrying etc. Whilst you can cook anything at all in our AUS-ION™, acidic foods and liquids can erode the seasoning. Though the beauty of seasoned iron is it's forever renewable!
Our nöni™ range is made from ferritic, non nickel stainless steel. nöni™ is very low maintenance as it does not require seasoning - cooks like iron, cleans like stainless! Like all stainless, nöni™ is not considered 'non stick' though can work well with the right balance of heat and fat. nöni™ is ideal for all liquid boiling, slow cooking, acidic sauces, and is very low maintenance.
AUS-ION™ and nöni™ are designed to complement each other to cover all of your cooking needs. LEARN MORE
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AUS-ION™ vs nöni™ - Which should I use?
There are no hard and fast rules. Over time you'll determine for yourself what works best for you, given either pan can be used for any food. Here is a summary on how you could discern which range to use for what.
AUS-ION™ is ideal for all of your everyday frying needs such as eggs, pancakes/crepes, browning and caramelisation...especially proteins such as meats. It's also excellent for baking - ie pies, cakes, pizza, and bread. Roast vegetables, fried rice, frittata, omelettes, and toasted sandwiches are also perfect for AUS-ION™.
nöni™ stainless steel is best used for wet foods and acidic foods such as any slow cooking, pasta, rice, poached eggs, boiled or steamed vegetables, sauces, curries, soups, stocks, jams, paella, risotto, casseroles etc. It's also great for baking in.
If you’re just starting out, here are some basic cookware pieces ideal for any kitchen. They’re our most popular sizes, used by both professionals and home cooks:
Our AUS-ION™ is wrought into shape from a single sheet of clean, Australian iron. Cast iron is melted down (and often mixed with other metals) and poured into a mould. AUS-ION™ is half the weight and even more durable as it cannot crack. AUS-ION™ is also more conductive as it has the optimal thermal mass for cooking - very fast heating with much less energy input than cast iron, and plenty of thermal mass to take the biggest steaks without losing temperature.
RAW is just traditional raw iron, with no pre-seasoning or surface blasting. Coated in natural beeswax for rust protection, it's ready for your seasoning and cooking.
SATIN has been shot-peened and lightly pre-seasoned with natural rice bran oil, to make it even easier for your additional at-home seasoning. Safe to cook with 'out of the bag' though we do recommend further seasoning before use.
Quenched™ has been sandblasted then seasoned for you with natural rice bran oil, for ultimate convenience! Ready to cook with straight out of the box, it's never been easier. Launched on Kickstarter in early 2021, our Quenched range will be available on our online store in late 2021.
Both our AUS-ION™ and nöni™ cookware is suitable for induction and can be used across any heat source in both professional and home kitchens. Our pans are so tough, you can take them camping or use them in pizza or charcoal ovens! Our lids are unique in that each skillet-lid is also a high-performance skillet, crepe pan, baking tray, or griddle for all kinds of frying and grilling.
N.B. Induction cooktops can put high, almost instantaneous heat. Just as you should never put a hot pan under cold water, you should not expose a cold pan to intense, instantaneous stovetop heat (ovens are fine as the pan heats uniformly). We recommend warming on a lower temperature before turning up the heat, and as our cookware is so conductive, never using anything higher than a medium setting with induction. It's also important to correctly match the size of the burner to the pan.
Common with all good quality iron and steel pans, Solidteknics pans are designed with a carefully engineered concave to compensate for expansion/contraction when heated. LEARN MORE
Raw pans: our AUS-ION™ Raw pans are finished Raw - what that means is they are raw material coated in a light layer of oil or beeswax to protect them in transit from oxidisation. There aren't any synthetic coatings, thus any scratches are superficial and a result of machine markings hidden usually by synthetic coatings). As soon as you commence the seasoning process, your pans will take on their own appearance and gradually darken and get better with age and use.
Satin Pans: Just like our Raw pans, our Satin pans are clean iron, that has had two layers of natural seasoning applied (rice bran oil) to help begin the seasoning process. Again, this is not a synthetic coating, this is just natural seasoning on raw iron. Blemishes/machine marks are very normal and will soon disappear as you begin seasoning and your pan changes in appearance.
Pans will never be perfect in appearance unless they are synthetically coated. Over the lifetime you own your pans, they'll be scratched and scuffed many times by spatulas, knives, etc, though you can have complete comfort in knowing these are just superficial scratches in your seasoning (no synthetic, toxic coatings to worry about) and are forever renewable. Our pans are made to be workhorses for generations to come, not beauty queens.
Our handles are designed to dissipate heat through the vented neck gaps, making them fine to handle in normal stovetop cooking environments. The handles will, of course, get hot in an oven environment.
Some of our pans have a matching skillet-lid. Our lids are unique in that they are high-performance skillets/pans/griddles in their own right. For our pans that don't have a matching skillet-lid, they are made to be standard size so you should be able to find a lid either in your kitchen, online or from a good kitchenware store.
Please note that our style of the lid does not 'seal' shut. It's important to hold both sets of handles when moving the pan around to avoid the lid slipping.
For all seasoning related FAQs, click HERE.
Unlike synthetic non-stick coatings, you can use any utensil on our cookware - from metal to wood.
AUS-ION™ wrought iron (formed low-carbon steel) is made using clean Australian iron sheet, and our nöni™ range is made from premium non nickel, ferritic steel that's custom made for us Germany (as no stainless is made in Australia).
Our noni ferritic stainless steel is custom made from us in Germany. Ferritic stainless steel is considered the healthiest type of stainless steel available as it is non nickel and does not contain any other heavy metals.
All metals can leach some elements, but ours are safe for most people, such as iron, which is well known. Iron that's free of heavy metals has been supported by experts as the cleanest metal for centuries. To learn about the dangers of cooking with synthetic nonstick pans, and the negative impacts on our environment, click here.
Our materials are tested and show zero of any of the heavy metals. Like all manufacturers, we do not make them public to protect our IP (factories and materials). For those seeking to learn more, we encourage you to do your own research on iron and ferritic non nickel stainless steel.
For a comparison of different types of cookware, click here to learn more.
For best results, please visit our iron care page HERE
For best results, please visit our nöni™ care page HERE
For best results cooking delicate foods like eggs, bacon, fish and pancakes, keep your heat low. For more cooking tips and tricks, CLICK HERE
Iron is susceptible to rust if not seasoned or cared for properly. But don't worry, it's an easy fix! For rust removal, CLICK HERE.
Yes, we manufacture in both Australia and the USA. This helps lower our carbon footprint and allows us to access and support local material, labour and resources. All products on this site are Australian-made, and you can find our US-made products over on our American website.
Although we endeavor to produce products with the same specifications across both factories, the factories are not equipped with the same machinery, which may result in some differentiation. Although the products may differ slightly, the level of performance will be exactly the same.
We ship worldwide from our online store (with a few exceptions). Shipping will be calculated at checkout when you enter your country. Please note, all import taxes/duties are the responsibility of the customer. Some countries such as the EU and UK are known to have high import duties/taxes.
What makes the TSS special?
The TSS is our first ever Solidteknics Kitchentool! A multi-functional tool, designed to Turn and Scrape and Scoop!
Features and benefits:
My TSS is scraping my pan
The TSS has been designed specifically to work with our iron range and suits our noni range too. Scraping is important for seasoned iron. Most difficulties with sticking on seasoning arise from not being aware that all the fine black bumps are carbonised food, and not seasoning, and those bumps act as velcro for food. Scrape them down as you cook! Far more effective than rounded edge flippers. If it is scraping seasoning off too, just apply less pressure.
What makes the Titanium TSS so special?
Made from solid 3mm thick Titanium, our Titanium TSS is 40% lighter weight than our ferritic stainless steel version, has similar strength, though is softer for less abrasion on cookware. Titanium also offers ultimate corrosion resistance, is Inert and non-toxic.
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