I’m regularly asked what cookware I recommend and my answer is always the same – stainless steel and cast-iron because it’s safe, durable and sustainable. But recently I’ve been wishing for a non-stick pan, that isn’t as heavy as my old cast iron one so my young kids can be more hands on with cooking and handle it easily. You see my daughter has really taken an interest in cooking breakfast; eggs fried in ghee is her favourite or an omelette or veggie pancakes and she’d rather have no assistance at all during the process (she’s ferociously independent).
Buying a non-stick pan is out of the question for me. Perfluorinated chemicals (PFOA) used in non-stick cookware (and food packaging) have been linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorders in children (Gump et al, 2011 and Stein and Savits, 2011). Recent studies indicate they may act as hormone disrupters also. So, it was like an answer to my wishes when I stumbled upon a wonderful and innovative Australian company called Solidteknics.
A safe, yet lightweight pan that my kids can handle
As well as a stunning cast iron range, Solidteknics also produce the most beautiful formed iron (steel pans). Both are 100% made in Australia from Australian materials, both are durable and pre-seasoned bare iron for natural, non-toxic nonstick cooking (their stated warranty is multi-century).
AUS-ION™ is the world’s only seamless one-piece steel chef pans. Chefs and cooking experts agree that Solidteknics has radically improved on the centuries-old French steel pans preferred by top chefs all around the world.
Why this is the only non-stick cooking range I will ever buy or recommend:
- For my families health. I’ve covered safety above, I simply won’t risk exposing my food and family to the chemicals found in conventional non-stick cookware.
- Sustainability. It’s time to break the wasteful and damaging cycle of imported disposable synthetic-coated cookware, sadly still thrown in the landfill by so many households after only a few years of cooking, or less (immediately if destroyed by overheating, or scratched/flaking). The Solidteknics seasoned steel remains nonstick for the life of the pan, with a little care. With their multi-century warranty, you will never need to replace your AUS-ION™ pan, and nor will many future generations who cook with it. That’s true sustainability.
- For use on/in any heat source. These pans are suitable on/in any heat source, from induction to electric, gas, bbq, and fire pits, any oven (except microwave!) while remaining warp-free and multi-century tough, even in restaurants.
- Initiate change. Make an informed choice to ‘vote with your wallet’ for a healthier and more sustainable cookware future. Importers and manufacturers will ‘follow the money’ and drop the synthetics, but only if consumers do so first. Meanwhile, they will keep shipping whatever we’re buying…..so change must be led by the ‘voting’ public. We’re all responsible. Having said that, these pans are NOT expensive at all.
To find out more about Solidteknics stunning range, CLICK HERE.