From a simple fried egg to a simmering sauce or quick one-pan meal, the new Everything Pan by Kilne (maker of some of our fave knives) is the perfect non-stick homebase for any dish. Made in Italy with non-toxic materials so you can cook for friends and family with peace of mind, the design is environmentally-conscious, cutting energy consumption in the manufacturing process. The unique coating has the best non-stick performance ever achieved from a ceramic coating and makes both the cooking and cleaning process a breeze. We chatted with Kilne co-founder and president, Noelle Hjelte, to learn more. —Noa Nichol
Hello Noelle! Please tell us a bit about yourself to start.
I co-founded Kilne in 2020 with the simple mission: to empower home chefs. As a working parent I know that every moment counts, and as a home cook I’ve seen for myself how having quality items in your kitchen can save loads of time. The very first product we launched, The Kilne 6-Piece Knife Set, received five-star reviews 94 per cent of the time. Thanks to such an overwhelming response from our customers, and to our hard-working team, I’ve seen the company grow so much in a very short period of time. I’m excited to continue the journey as the brand expands even more.
Congrats on the launch of the Kilne Everything Pan! (Frankly, we’ve been waiting for this release!) What is it, and what are some of its key features? How is it a cooking game-changer, and why do we need it?
The Kilne Everything Pan is the perfect non-stick homebase for any dish. It has a one-of-a-kind non-stick coating, made with non-toxic materials so you can cook for friends and family with peace of mind. Not only is the pan beautiful, but it can be used in so many different ways from stovetop to in the oven. The increased heating speed reduces cooking time, and you can cook confidently knowing that the interior coating has superior resistance to scratching.
What makes Kilne’s Everything Pan different from/unique to other similar products currently on the market and in our kitchens?
Our unique coating has the best non-stick performance ever achieved from a ceramic coating and makes both the cooking and cleaning process a breeze. Seriously, I’ve cooked eggs in it without butter or oil (meaning healthier cooking!). The lid is also unique, it is self-basting, meaning it is constantly adding flavour back into your cooking.
Please tell us where/how the environmentally-friendly bit fits in?
Our Everything Pan, which is made in Italy, is thoughtfully designed to cut energy consumption in the manufacturing process. It’s also made to last, ultimately resulting in less in landfills.
Will there be an expansion of this product line down the road?
In addition to expanding our knife lineup, we have recently expanded our product line-up to include flatware, and other cookware accessories. Sign up to our newsletter and stay tuned to our socials to hear what we have cooking up next!
With three colourways available, do you have a fave?
My favourite is the meringue as it really blends into my kitchen.
Final, personal question: what’s your go-to meal to make in your Everything Pan?
I’ve been making tofu scramble for my kids almost every morning—they love it!