Had the wok and sautese pan for months now and they cook great. These are not cast iron but wrought iron from solid sheet stock. Lighter than cast iron and heats up way faster, but cooks very similar. Very unique in construction with awesome heat conductivity so it’s easy to overheat the pan compared to ordinary cookware until you get used to them. You won’t hurt the pan, just hurt the food you’re trying to cook if it’s too hot! Puts an awesome sear on a steak! There is a procedure with getting them seasoned for a level of non stick performan...ce initially prior to cooking, which is an easy thing to do and an ongoing process, as the more you cook and use them the better non stick they become over time. This is a skill that is learnt and once you know how it’s easy but doesn’t come naturally to everyone. This is a process not invented by the manufacturer but something humans have been doing since we started using heat and implements to cook. Don’t expect Teflon level of non stick - If you get it right it can be If you get the pan temperature correct and enough fats otherwise you will get sticking issues, (ie USER ERROR) but that’s the same for any non Teflon pan. Acidic foods like tomato based food will strip back your seasoning layers so you need to re apply the seasoning via the correct process. The handles get warm but don’t get too hot to the touch and are top quality Aussie made product made from Australian steel by Australians. Not show pony gear but true workhorse commercial kitchen grade quality that will last multiple lifetimes. I love my wok and 22cm sautese pan and have ordered more. Got my brother onto these and he’s bought 3 pans in the last 6 weeks already and loves them as well. If your happy to put in a little effort to move away from toxic synthetic non stick cookware give Solidteknics a go - but it may not be for everyone.
Induction hob? Do NOT buy this skillet.
Concave base, thin metal unsatisfactory for induction. Lower heat absorption. Inconsistent heat transfer. Hot spots at perimeter. Without care prone to severe overheating and damage to hob. Perfect for gas.
Purchased in February 2020 at Dish n That, Capalaba for A$150.00.
Just LOVE these pans!
I first heard of SolidTeknics cast iron pans online, had a look and thought "one day I'll get one". By the time I got around to getting a pan, cast iron was not being made anymore. So I got satin wrought iron instead. And LOVE IT. Have had these pans for two years now and they are always my go to pans. Handles stay cool, unless they go into the oven, but hey, obviously. Not many other pans would be happy on a fire, or in the oven. Non stick, light weight, easy clean... what more could you want? The company also has more help and morals than any other company I can think of. Really you can't go wrong!
Close to cooking perfection - if you're prepared to change your cooking style and learn to season.
I stumbled across Solidteknics (ST) back in 2015 after throwing yet another teflon supposedly non-stickpan out into landfill (gee I was tired of that)! I thought there had to be something better and as I surfed around I started learning just how toxic (and unsustainably disposable) teflon-coated non-stick pans ) and cheap mass produced wobbly handled stainless) are.
I found ST had just launched their satin wrought ion pan range on kickstarter. They are the only cookware company currently manufacturing in Australia, and the satin and raw i...on pans are very similar in performance to cast iron but half the weight. (Every other pan in the country is imported). So very nervously I took the plunge and supported the kickstarter project, bought my first pan and joined the ST FB group (whose support and advice has been invaluable for me). And I slowly, after a few bumps along the way, learned to cook fresh, whole, healthy food properly and to value it as it deserves. I struggled a bit to start with - particularly with seasoning. But like anything worth while it took practice, perseverance and a bit of effort to re-learn years of old cooking habits and techniques - and the ST group on FB was fantastic help as I got the hang of it. There are a couple of things you must do with these pans that our great grand-parents all did naturally with their cast iron pans, before those skills got lost. Firstly, you need to learn to season the ion pans properly (its NOT instant non-stick like toxic teflon). And then you need to remember to pre-heat pans (a simple splash of water sizzling tells you pan is hot enough) and to learn that 'medium' is your new 'high' heat. Master those things and you are well on your way. (the Noni stainless range don't need seasoning). If you are the impatient, instant gratification type who does not want to put the time into learning new skills and you expect perfection from the get-go then stay away from these pans - IMHO they are not for you. But if you really wish to learn clean, healthy cooking with pans with longevity that don't hurt you or the planet then the trick is to be open-minded, re-learn old habits and persevere. Once you master it you will never go back.
Purchased in September 2015 at Kickstarter for A$150.00.
A little love needed but these are the only pans I'll ever buy again
We have an 18cm, a 30cm and a Bigga and we use them everyday! Eggs just slide around, pancakes the same and when cooking meat, the pans produce an amazing crust. After cooking I brush under hot water then back onto the stove to dry, occasionally I wipe a tiny smear of oil to keep them happy and they're ready for the next breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Purchased in January 2017.
My favourite cookware.
I have the Bigga and a lid which doubles as a crepe pan.
Both are seasoned and don’t stick. Handles ok on stove top but get hot when used in the oven.
Much lighter than Cast Iron and easier to use. Multipurpose cookware. Bigga can roast, bake cakes, or cook on stovetop. Lid can cook on the stove top or be a baking surface in the oven.
Purchased in July 2019.
Fantastic for cooking eggs, meat, chicken and vegetables and veg burgers
Lighter than cast iron, handle doesn't get hot, has spoon holder built into handle
Follow seasoning instructions and use a little oil when cooking and the pan will last forever, sustainable
I have 2 of these that I use all the time and love (and a third that I bought s/h as an impulse buy and isn't a great shape for me). I really enjoyed the seasoning though and even though I am generally lazy I like caring for them and really appreciate them. Also I have never used teflon so these behave like a light cast iron which I have used a lot. If you don't like seasoning and expect them to be like teflon you may not like these. I did find the heavier pan (4mm) easier to season with a more powerful wok burner.
Purchased in June 2019 for A$200.00.
Australian made can't beat it!
These pans cook like cast iron but are steel. They are light and work on all heat sources. I have now brought four pieces and will continue to buy more. They come with multi life time warranty.
Purchased in May 2019 for A$200.00.
This is it. No other.
- Non toxic low stick pan (not carcinogenic)
- Use with any cooking heat source including into the oven.
- Incredibly durable
- Aus made
- Great heat spread on pan surface
- Beautiful 1piece design
- Reduce landfill - you won't be throwing this thing out.
Cons...- Requires investment of your time to season well at the very start and occasional top-ups ongoing depending on what you've cooked or how somebody else cleaned it. I kinda-of now enjoy this exercise/activity. Like sharpening a good set of knives and making a decent coffee. Just don't expect instant behaviour. - Expensive. But then is it expensive given how long they last? - Heavy. My youngest finds it a two hand job to deal with the griddle. No flipping pancakes unless you've got some very strong arms and wrists. - Extended high temps might see the handle get a little uncomfortably warm. I just lightly wipe down with a damp sponge if this occurs. We own a couple of these. Would love to have the entire range. After purchase of the 1st pan I became quite disappointed with the product and had regret in purchase. However, after continuing with the seasoning I now "get" how these things work and they are truly beautiful non/low-stick cookware. It's a rare day for me to publish a positive review for a product or service. But this one is deserving.
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