Getting started with Quenched™
Thank you for supporting Solidteknics! Your support enables our ongoing development of world-class cookware innovations, manufactured right here in Australia. There's nothing specifically you are required to do with your pans before use though if you're new to Solidteknics we do encourage you to take the time and read the below.
Our Quenched™ finish means less time seasoning, and more time cooking! With a strong, resilient seasoning foundation, you can start cooking straight away, or do some quick stove top seasoning to fast track your non-stick surface. For a quick link on how to stove top season, the seasoning video below will help.
Our pans are highly conductive! In most cases, medium will be your new high. If you're new to our range, we recommend starting with a lower temperature before turning up the heat. With induction, you’ll rarely need to go above medium heat and avoid using the boost setting.
Remember: Quenched™ is real, natural seasoning. It is not a synthetic coating. It will change and develop as you cook! Like all natural, seasoned iron pans, acidic foods can strip the seasoning. But don't worry, it's always an easy fix! Just follow our stovetop seasoning instructions in the link below to build your seasoning back up quickly, and keep cooking.
The key to a non-stick, easy release surface is good heat and fat management! With these centuries-old tried and true methods, you'll be cooking like a pro in no time. Just like our ancestors did, long before the introduction of synthetic-coated, disposable non-stick cookware!
For seasoning instructions see below.
Seasoning is simply layers of oil that is baked onto the pan, through a process called polymerisation. Over time, this builds to form a natural, non-toxic, easy-release cooking surface that continues to get better with use. This ‘build-your-own’ seasoning is the only way to achieve a natural, non-toxic, non-stick surface. A well-seasoned pan will be dark in colour, though often patchy in reality. It's not about how they look, what's important is how they cook!
Remember, a well-seasoned pan is often patchy in reality. It's all about performance! Seasoning is forever renewable. If you get "stuck", our Seasoning FAQs will help get you back on track.
Some additional quick stovetop seasoning can help to fast track your superior non stick surface; especially great for cooks who prefer to use little fats/oils. The beauty of seasoned iron is that it's forever renewable. Stovetop seasoning can also be great for maintenance at any time through your pan's life, when it needs a touch-up.
A well-seasoned pan will often patchy in reality. Seasoning will change overtime, and will continue to get better the more you cook. Looks aren’t important - our pans are built for performance!
If you get 'stuck' (so to speak), and still haven't found what you’re looking for, please email us for one-on-one help from our awesome Solid service team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember: Seasoned iron is forever renewable. It's a marathon, not a sprint.
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