April Spotlight: Solidteknics
For those among you who have yet to discover this awesome Aussie brand, allow us to introduce you.
Solidteknics is the brainchild of MJ Henry, founder, inventor and mechanical engineer dedicated to creating heirloom-quality pans and forging long-standing family cooking traditions along the way. The result is exquisite – pieces that blend form, function and durability. The dream.
Two ranges are available: AUSfonte and AUS-ION.
The AUSfonte range is crafted from pure Australian cast iron. Cast iron distributes heat extremely evenly and retains it well. The usual side-effect of these qualities is a scorching hot pan handle. Not so with a Solidteknics pan. This issue is countered using pure design; vented necks effectively shed heat, extra-long handles further delay warmth, and indented grips make for a secure, natural hold.
The AUS-ION range uses low-carbon steel – one thick piece of metal is formed to perfection. It’s the lighter and perhaps more everyday line in the pan family. These pans remain strikingly light, around half the weight of their cast-iron counterparts.
MJ Henry and his team have been working away to evolve and innovate their AUS-ION range. Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing more details; in the meantime, Culinary Fanatic’s early review below ought to get your tastebuds tingling. What we can tell you is that the new additions to the pan family will be sold exclusively in the UK on BuyMeOnce.com. Stay tuned for the launch our new website coming to you very soon!
WHY WE LOVE SOLIDTEKNICS
If the fact that these pans are bona-fide heirloom contenders wasn’t enough, here are some more:
Their product is all natural – no synthetic materials are used at all. Not only is this better for our planet, but it’s also better for us humans too. Plus, such is the efficiency of natural non-stick, less oil is needed when cooking with a Solidteknics pan – great news for those of us who maintain a fairly consistent struggle with our waistlines.
You can cook with these bad boys pretty much wherever you want; any stove top source (including induction), oven, BBQ or open fire will do. Put these pans to the test – they can take it!
They tell us how to take care of the product. If you follow Solidteknics’ easy and detailed seasoning guidelines and their care instructions, these pans can and will go the distance. If your great, great, great grandchildren aren’t cooking up a Solidteknics storm in a couple of hundred years, it won’t be because of the pans.
Don’t just take our word for it though, chefs and cookery fans the world over share our enthusiasm. Stay tuned for our Solidteknics videos showcasing these babies in action – you won’t be disappointed!