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SOLIDteknics USA Cooks with Crowdfunders, Raising more than $85000, for its new 12-inch, Lighter Iron Skillet on … |

SOLIDteknics USA Cooks with Crowdfunders, Raising more than $85000, for its new 12-inch, Lighter Iron Skillet on …

We’ve all seen the big movement away from synthetic nonstick pans in recent years, due to health concerns and disposability of their coatings, but the alternatives have always meant some compromise…until we introduced SOLIDteknics,


The new 12” US-ION™ wrought iron skillet for SOLIDteknics USA, crafted from one solid piece of USA iron, has raised more than four-times its campaign goal on Kickstarter – with crowdfunders investing more than $85,000 so far as the campaign enters its final 10 days.

“Our mission is to replace synthetic and disposable cookware with a healthy, multi-century-durable, locally made, innovative new world-first breed of patented seamless cookware, and we’re excited chefs and cooks are so receptive to our new cookware on Kickstarter,” said SOLIDteknics Founder Mark Henry.

SOLIDteknics wrought cookware is the first to come with a multi-century warranty, since the tough wrought iron will never crack like cast iron – and there are no rivets or joints to fail over time. The revolutionary cookware is created with a wrought process that involves working a flat sheet of iron into a complete pan in a proprietary new three-stage process – eliminating all rivets, welds and screws typically used in traditional pans with joined handles.

US-ION™ skillets are not only half the weight of regular cast skillets, being wrought iron means the skillets also feature all the same healthy seasoning and cooking benefits as cast iron – and without the arm strain.

SOLIDteknics’ wrought iron skillets offer many benefits over other pans when cooking:

  • Stainless steel is light, but too sticky for most types of frying.
  • Enamel cast iron really sticks when it’s worn, and it’s heavy.
  • Popular bare cast iron skillets cook great, and the natural seasoned nonstick you build yourself is non-toxic, but the pans are still heavy. Recent machined lighter cast iron pans are still relatively heavy, and susceptible to cracking.
  • French carbon steel pans are lighter, but come with rivets, and rivets mean gunk and eventually wobbly handles.
  • Ceramic coatings last about a year, then it’s another pan in the landfill.

Also, any skillets with screws get jiggly – and cheap, carbon-steel woks inevitably fall apart.

To eliminate that problem, Henry and the SOLIDteknics team developed a three-step method of forming a wrought pan from a single iron sheet, patented the method and started manufacturing AUS-ION skillets in Australia three years ago. The cookware quickly became popular with top chefs and home cooks and, with so much interest from American cooks, the company found a way to make the same pans in Chicago – using the same specification of iron used in Australia with the same patented method.

“We’ve all seen the big movement away from synthetic nonstick pans in recent years, due to health concerns and disposability of their coatings, but the alternatives have always meant some compromise…until we introduced SOLIDteknics,” he said.

The current campaign for a larger US-ION Skillet follows SOLIDteknics previous successful Kickstarter campaigns for its 7.5” and 10” US-ION™ skillets, which raised more than $311,000 from crowdfunders.

For more information and to pre-order the skillet at an early-bird discount during crowdfunding, visit the 12-inch SOLIDteknics US-ION Campaign Page on Kickstarter. Limited ‘First Edition’ engraved US-ION™ 12” Skillets are still available for $89 and ‘Try Me’ 7.5” Skillets are $59 – significantly less than the recommended retail prices.

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