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Exemplary piece of Australian craftsmanship
This is a game changer in every word, it’s light , 1 piece Design , clean , use any where pan for which I would highly recommend it is exactly as stated on the site basically any kitchen I work in now i will be recommending.
Tips for seasoning follow the instructions go light on the oil Rice bran is what I used and give it at least 3 runs in the oven resting between runs.
Had 18 and 26 cm pans for 6 Months. Once seasoned per instructions pans just keep getting better. often cook in ceramic non stick pan at same time just to compare. The wrought iron pans win hands down. Always take the large pan when we travel. Often use it in xs of 200c for searing steak and no sign of warping. Would reccomend to anyone who likes cooking.
Love my new Aussie cookware
I bought the AUS-ION Satin 22cm Sauteuse Pan... and love it. It is a lot heavier than the cheap pans I've owned before but is so much nicer that it got it's own kitchen spot. It takes a good amount of work to seal it before use and you always have to remember to just wipe it out after and not use any scrubbing. I have used it in the oven and it still looks perfect. No warping, No melting. It makes a great little oven pie without having any other dishes used. I found the handle doesn't get hot if I use the smaller flame but the larger one that h...as more heat comes up the side and will heat it a little. No bolts to clean around or tighten is awesome and I love the Australia shape in the handle. Stuff does stick a bit but not that much that it bothers me.
Bought two pans, skillet and one a little bit larger? Very easy to use, still of course seasoning them, sure fried eggs tend to stick to every pan a little but then really stick! Countless seasoning etc, so now going back to real cast iron pans.
March 27th 2019 Update: Very average, liked the pans when first used, wow! Now after multiple seasoning, burning and sticking
The pans stick, stick after multiple seasonings, doing it now as we speak, easy to use pan, yes, sticky pans YES, can't even cook a fried egg or a piece of bacon, go back to ba...sics I guess stay with my "back up" real cast iron pans, a bit heavier but they are foolproof and work. April 22nd 2019 Update: Very average, liked the pans when first used, wow! Now after multiple seasoning, burning and sticking Pans are good, was using wrong oil to season them, now use rice bran which works perfectly, my stupid mistake, pans are fairly light easy to use, all in all worth the money, the handles can be a little warm but most manageable.
Best Skillet Ever
Solid teknics 26cm skillet/ frying pan is the best frying pan I've ever used. Just a little setting up to season with oil before you first cook in it. Then it's non stick and if you burn something or scratch a bit when cleaning just re season and good as new. The surface just gets better with use. Only criticism would be sometimes it's a little heavier than previous non stick pan. But so much better because it's pure and natural cast iron cookware. Nothing nasty!
They are very good pans , just a little of a pain to begin with as you need to season them but once this is done , they are excellent . Teflon Coated pans are carcogenic , it is worth the effort with these pans ..won’t have to worry about ingesting toxins.
March 3rd 2019 Update: The best cookware I have ever bought . Well done to this company.
While initially it is a bit of an effort to properly season the pans ( and gosh I learnt as I was going ) , really these are incredible the best pans.
Don’t make mistake I did however and let them soak...
Great Pan - if you know how to season
We bought our Solidteknics pan from Everten.com.au
Ordered in morning, it arrived by courier the same day (been using them for years, they're a fantastic Aussie family business).
I use this pan for everything from searing steaks to frying eggs and vegetables. It just gets better and better with more use.
Highly recommend you perform the seasoning process that's available on Everten's blog. With a bit of patience you really achieve a natural nonstick and ability to cook at far higher temperatures than traditional nonstick pans.
Also love that Solidteknics is an Aussie company.
Will be buying another one soon
Didn't suit us
Being fed up with the lack of longevity of non-stick pans and after reading many reviews I decided to give this a go so ordered one through Kitchen Warehouse. It arrived well packed in a nice little callico bag with a booklet which I read (as I do with all new purchases). It said nothing in the book about having to season the pan (and I'm no pro chef) so I went ahead and browned some mince and made bolognaise. Well it turned out ok but after washing up the pan smelt so awful, like a tin can. I found this really off putting. So I spoke to someon...e at the company who told me the pan was supposed to be seasoned first (a reminder, nothing about this in the leaflet) so I did as instructed and in my opinion, it just ended up worse. It's more of a camping pan now. So if my youngest son goes camping maybe he can use it. I went back to a well known non stick pan and I'm really thrilled with that at this stage. I see that otters are thrilled with theirs, unfortunately this was a horrible waste of money for us.
I never thought I could have a love affair with a frying pan
When I was searching for a new frying pan to replace the expensive 'non-stick' set I came across Solidtecknics. I have used cast iron on campfires for several decades and the idea of the the Aus-ion really appealed. I needed something that I could use on the ceramic cook top and the Aus-ion fitted this criterion as well as being lighter than cast iron. I ordered the 26cm Skillet (I'm not really sure when) and when it arrived I was like a kid on Christmas morning. I had to curb my impatience as I wanted to season the pan according to the dir...ections. I loved this pan from the moment I first used it. However, after several uses I found that the bottom of the pan had warped a little and it rocked slightly on the ceramic cook top. My daughter has a gas stove so my first Aus-ion became a family heirloom after a few weeks. Not to be deterred I bought another skillet and started the seasoning process again. This time I was determined to keep the heat down and I have found that at half heat or less the pan works perfectly. My only worry was that my wife or son might use the pan and either heat it too high or worse, stick it under the cold tap while it was still hot. To stop this happening I put the Aus-ion under the expensive pans which are rubbish anyway in the hope they will just grab the first pan they find. Today I decided I'd look at reviews for stoneware pans. None that I found got consistently good reviews until good old Mrs Google threw up ... you guessed it, Solidteknics. So now I know what I am going to buy myself for Christmas.
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I agree with all the other comments. I have the 26cm skillet. Australian designed and made from Australian steel. They are beautifully made and a pleasure to use. They are a very practical design, but also really attractive pans. I find this steel skillet is far less porous than the cast pans I use. I also don't get the "black residue" on food with this pan. All the benefits of cast with additional benefits. Very well priced for a lifetime product.
A small tip for those who are buying in shop. I would run my fingertips across the wh...ole cooking surface. They have a light season, but the surface is very smooth across most of the pan due to the way they are formed. You may find areas that are "furry" which is not quite as smooth. You should be able to pick the best pan by using this method. If you do have a little of that "fur" on your pan don't be alarmed. Once you have a few coats of seasoning on the pan (explained below), you will feel in your fingers this fur is fully covered by the seasoning. I found this very easy to season. It takes a little time, but very little work. I used the oven method with organic Flaxseed oil. Warm the pan to 60-80 degrees. Pour in a small amount of oil and hand rub into the surface of the base and sides of the skillet. Once rubbed in throughout wipe dry completely with paper towel. Place in oven and dial to 250 degree for 1.5 hours upside down. No drips as you've wiped dry. Let dry in the oven for 2 hours. Repeat this 5-6 times. You could repeat 20 times and the result will be amazing I am sure. This will be your go to pan!!
Everything I expected
Finally got myself a 30 and 26cm skillet. They look every bit as impressive in real life as they do on the net. They really are a piece of art. I took my time to season both pans, used sesame oil and even after only 5 heat ups they had a nice even dark coating. I use these privately on an induction cook top and because the are so conductive I rarely have to go above 7/10 on the heat and they are super flat on the heating surface so you get a perfect round simmer every time. I love these pans so much I now try to pick things to cook so they can...be done in these two pans. I have other more expensive cookware but they don't compare in the slightest and there's something about cooking in these pans that is just satisfying. If your looking to upgrade or just want to add to your arsenal then check these out you won't be disappointed. I'll be adding to mine again shortly. TB Mackay QLD
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first time I've been able to cook a steak or a hamburger by searing both sides for a minute or so and then finishing off in the oven using the same frypan. Fantastic results.
Haven't quite got around to properly seasoning it, but it works fine being easy to clean, quick wipe over with oil, and put it back in the bottom drawer.
Not cheap, but worth every cent.
Worth the effort.
Read the instructions and follow them. It takes a little while to prepare the pans for use but once prepared they work beautifully. This is not a non stick pan but a low stick pan. The bonus is that you will not have to throw it out after your first steak. In fact, cooking a steak at high temperature will probably improve the surface. If you're not prepared to invest a little time seasoning your pan then don't buy it. If you're prepared to put in a little effort then you will be impressed. This is the best pan I have ever had.
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I cook in my pan flatout, couldn't live without it!
I cook in my pan every day, from eggs over low hot plates to big T-bone steaks over a fire, I give this pan a rough time. It's easy to clean, it will last forever, I'll be passing it down to my kids and hopefully they can do the same. Knowing that I'm not adding to landfill, that I'm supporting an Australian company and I can cook great food is a win for everybody! My family, girlfriend and friends are sick of me telling them how good it is! Get one!
After additional seasoning and some cooking - this is almost non-stick and easy to clean
I bought this because of my concerns with teflon and have been replacing my non-stick products. I bought this because of the reviews (thank you Product Review and also the store I bought it from!!) Nearly all of the reviews of this were highest rating, except from 1 or 2 who admitted they did not take the time to season it properly. And thus I faithfully followed the instructions, and my fried eggs slide off and its easy to clean (but handwash only!). It is reasonably light in weight too.
This frypan will never have that look like an perf...ect non-stick pan - it looks like a well loved 'work horse' chefs pan in a restaurant, but also looks great sitting on the hob because it is well loved. The handle stays cool with the way it is designed (unless you put it in the oven of course). The pan is made in Australia and if you have any questions, the owner of SolidTechniks responds quickly on Facebook enquiries. I am currently buying another Aus-Ion pan
great cooking steel
I have been only using cast iron for cooking when camping and at home for over 20 yearsof due to my concerns over chemically treated cooking surfaces on pans. I have a cast iron wok and three various size pans i use at home and take away camping.,. Recently after reading reviews i purchased the small pan, big skillet and deep pan to fit the big skillet. WOW the difference is really noticable - better heat speard on the cooking surfaces, easy cleaning, and the quality is also visible - the other great thing is the double handles and the long...er handle on the small pan making then more user friendly in the kitchen due to their weight. . Terrific stuff and i use it every day and have my wife trained up to not scrub it to death and keep it seasoned. well worth the investment. and Australian steel, manufacture and design - what could be better ?
Love this pan
I missed the kickstarter promotion, but I ordered this crepe pan the day it came out at Kitchenwarehouse. I seasoned it twice before using it for the first time. The very first crepe...turned out perfectly and did not stick! This is a big thing for me. My crepes cooked quickly and evenly. I'm in love. I also ordered a couple of other skillets in the same line, but haven't really used them enough to write a review. I'm sure they will be great too.
The only thing I have to say is that although these formed iron pans are half the weight of cast i...
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I've recently purchased this frypan after being dissatisfied with 'non-stick' products that eventually lose their coating.
After only 3 cycles of seasoning as per instructions, I've found this pan to be at least as good as my old scanpan for cooking eggs and have done a few other dishes with pleasing results. It is nice to know you are buying an Australian made product that is unique in the market (handle formed with the pan, so no rivets to collect grime and bacteria, very nice).
Apparently they just get better over time, so I'm looking forward to a lifetime of use with this skillet.
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