Let us get this out of the way - XHD stands for Extra Heavy Duty. This heavy duty pan has superior heat conductivity and retention due to it's 4mm thickness; other Aus-Ion pans are 2.5 - 3mm thick in comparison. The XHD's walls are also higher and thicker than the 30cm skillet, making this a useful tool on the campfire or bbq - however it's equally as effective in the oven or on a stovetop.
The Solidteknics Quenched range of cookware have been precisely sandblasted, heated to temperature and then quickly drenched in chilled rice bran oil for a natural inert seasoning that improves over time. Acidic foods and detergents can still penetrate through the surface, but these seasoning can be easily touched up - remember, they're workhorses, not ornaments!
About Solidteknics: Solidteknics was founded in 2014 by mechanical engineer and keen cook Mark J. Henry. Tired of the disposable, synthetic-coated pans piling up in our landfills, Mark envisioned a whole new era in cookware. One that was better for our health, and our planet. It took two decades of R&D to launch the first of Solidteknics’ many world-first kitchenware innovations - a seamless one-piece pan, wrought from a single sheet of iron. Free from toxins, heavy metals, synthetic coatings, and durable enough to last for centuries.