What does it mean to produce casting pots out of stainless steel? How is it different?
Hesslebach’s process is fundamentally distinct from any cookware you’ve used before. The reason why it works so well and so elegantly is based on features only found with stainless steel—a premium enhancement that allows for both technical perfection and stunning design.
Our highly evolved cookware begins with SUS316, a superior grade of stainless steel considered the safest and most durable, especially for cookware. It far surpasses lesser grade SUS304, which is commonly used in other brand-name kitchen products. SUS316, by its very nature, is more chemically resistant and non-reactive— a critical consideration when working with salt or acidic compounds (tomato or lemon juice for example).
Hesslebach is ideally designed for today’s tightly constructed recipes, with minimal heat loss and exceptional ease of maintenance. It’s designed to satisfy the most discriminating consumers. Only Hesslebach can deliver a casting pot that show cases the safety and cleanliness of stainless steel and it's exceptional cooking capabilities.
The ancient art of cast iron dates back more than 1,500 years and has changed little over the centuries. At its core, it consists simply of pouring hot iron into a mold.
Hesslebach’s stainless steel precision casting method includes double polishing from casting to seasoning, three high-temperature firing processes at 800°C (1472° F), and two ultrasonic/nanobubble cleansing processes. The resulting cookware is especially contaminant-free and retains its full effectiveness and beauty over time.
The natural ceramic cover that characterizes Hesslebach cookware is made possible through a technology called fusing. The surface of each pot is meticulously coated with natural ceramics and fired at a temperature of 800°C (1472° F). This ionic bonding generates a chemical reaction that fuses the coating to the pot's body. Surface coatings can never seep into food or damage cookware. With Hesslebach, the savvy gourmet need not be forced to endure the wear and tear—and disappointment—of Teflon and other enamel coatings.
The Hesslebach philosophy can be summarized in one word: “Persistence.”
Each product represents over thirty intense and laborious processes developed over years of research and development. We made an extraordinary investment in developing new manufacturing facilities at our base in South Korea. Existing facilities wouldn’t allow for the sophistication and precision Hesslebach demands. Even a 0.1 mm error is unacceptable. To build something this revolutionary, we had to create a new facility that was beyond state-of-the-art.
We’re proud to say that Hesslebach casting pots are now being recognized worldwide for their standard of perfection.