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I bought two of the 30cm Aus ion satin pans which arrived in December. Between then and now, they have been seasoned to the point that I can cook most foods, including eggs and pancakes, with no sticking at all. Cleaning the pan after cooking steaks, involves a light scrub with a soft scourer and hot water. I will NEVER use another pan! Apart from some slight sticking during the first couple of uses, nothing has stuck to this pan! I'm seriously impressed!
Purchased in December 2019 for A$300.00.
My new favourite pan!
I have had my solidteknics pan for a couple of months now and I am loving it! I was initially daunted by the seasoning process... but while it takes a bit of time it is actually not that hard. This pan cooks so much better than any of my other cheap non-stick pans.
Purchased in November 2019.
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.
Best Pans Ever!
I have used these pans now for 3 years and would not buy any other brand of pan. Follow seasoning directions and you are on your way to healthy eating (no toxic coating), great quality pans which are multi century. Do yourself a favour!
Purchased in October 2017.
A Future Family Heirloom
I bought my Solidteknics skillet when they were first released and it is my everyday pan. It’s light enough for a weak wristed woman, heats beautifully on a low temperature, perfect for meat or any fried or sauted food. Continued cooking builds up a lovely non stick seasoning and I keep the pan in good condition by occasionally giving it a light rub with olive oil after washing and drying. Highly recommended.
Love all my solidteknics pieces
Love these pans, they take a little bit to season, but nothing onerous, they are worth the investment as they will last forever, easy to use and season if you follow the instructions, they will loose a bit of seasoning if cooking acidic foods, but it’s a relatively easy task to remedy that. Just follow the instructions and check out their website for help, they are awesome and I wouldn’t buy anything else after having these
Purchased in August 2019 at Solidteknics for A$499.00.
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.
Safe for birds
Review of cast iron and wraught iron pans.
Yes these take more work than a non stick pan but after an extremely sad experience where the family pet budgies passed away from a tiny bit of smoke (from a teflon coated pan so obviously was toxic to their delicate respiratory systems), I decided to invest in pans without any teflon or other coating that could wear away into our food and be ingested (we all see the non-stick pans lose their stick!) or cause potential harm to our other pets.
I'm still mastering the process of seasoning (there's help...
Won't be buying anything else
Once you get the hang of seasoning the pans it's dead easy and the fact they'll last multiple lifetimes makes their purchase a no-brainer.
As expected, the pans are heavy compared to your regular Teflon ones, but not as heavy as regular cast iron.
The handles can get a little hot sometimes, but only if cooking something on high heat with some decent pre-heating time.
If you purchase, don't give up on it early because the seasoning process really is easy once you get the hang of it.
Toxic fumes when seasoning and damaged my oven
Wouldn’t recommend to anyone. Worst customer service. Toxic smoke when seasoning. Don’t waste your money please it’s the worst product I’ve ever bought. They are heavy, expensive and don’t do what they are supposed to do.
Purchased in June 2019 for A$400.00.
Best I’ve ever used- by a long shot
Absolutely love the non stick capabilities of this cookware! Not as heavy as cast iron, very very easy to clean and maintain. A bit of effort to season in the beginning (which I enjoyed) definitely worth it. I am a cook so I’ve used a few pans in my time and this Solidteknics one is by far the best one! I love that it keeps even temperature and doesn’t require a really high heat for caramelising/searing etc. I also love that it’s so quickly cleaned up and is one piece. I really wish I found it ages ago but oh well. Worth every cent!
Purchased in December 2019 for A$120.00.
Expensive, heavy, hard to season to a consistent non stick surface
Bought this at David Jones. Good design with no rivets and it weighs less than a traditional cast Iron pan but is still heavy compared to other pans. After following the instructions for seasoning, I found the non stick never really worked very well. I now use an Arcosteel teflon frypan I bought on sale from Woolies for about $17 and love the Arcosteel pan much more as it is lightweight, non stick, and inexpensive.
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Good with hard work
This company is no doubt innovative and cutting edge, but I should not have purchased their product. I realized it $2,000 later. It's not their fault. I just expected the pans to be easier to maintain and not so sensitive but I guess at the end of the day its cause they are just pans. I cannot expect wow. I got injured and wasn't able to keep up with the cookware. I feel dumb for wasting my money. These pans are so hard to clean, and I wish I had not bought them.
Purchased in September 2019 for A$2,000.00.
Where am I going wrong?
Was so excited to get this pan and followed all the instructions for seasoning to the letter using the oven and stove top many times. Persevered with cooking and everything was sticking. Usually cook with olive oil but changed to rice bran. Was I not using enough oil? Cleaning after use became a hassle. Hot water, wooden spatula etc. The base looked lumpy as if food had burnt on to it. Feeling frustrated I went back to my old fry pans. Yesterday I tried again as I had to fry up a load of onions for a BBQ, so used lots of oil. The result was ano...ther sticky mess and I had to resort to removing it with a scrubber and elbow grease...no detergent. So what now? I'm again trying to do the stove top seasoning as it is difficult to fit the pan in the oven. I use induction, heating slowly and never take it past 6 when seasoning, but it takes about 15 minutes to heat up. Should I be adding the oil before fully heating it or when it is very hot? Where am I going wrong? Would value any feedback before I waste more time and the pan hits the bin!
Purchased in January 2019.
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.
The BEST Cookware!
We have seven Aus-Ion pieces at the time of review. The excellent engineering helps keep the handles cool, however because they are 100% capable of being used over fire, on the BBQ and in the oven, having a good pair of oven mitts handy is basic safety.
The pans are completely solid, there is nothing that could break or snap off. I love the fact there are no rivets to clean around or eventually leak as a point of failure. The one-piece design eliminates any point of failure. Initial seasoning is straightforward, care is both easy and no need fo...
Purchased in December 2018 at Solidteknics.
Buyer beware - very disappointing. Stick to real cast iron.
Crap product , rude service & refuse to honour warranty. After 12 months of seasoning the pan rusts if left in the dish rack overnight this is the result. Stick to real cast iron.
Purchased in August 2018 for A$199.00.
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