How To Clean a Cast Iron Skillet
Here’s the trick to cleaning cast iron and building up your pan’s seasoning… don’t use soap.
Another thing that’s not so great for cast iron… soaking it in water.
Water + Iron = Rust.
To build up a non-stick layer of seasoning you need to scrub off food while leaving the oils from whatever you just cooked.
The best thing you can do to improve your pan’s seasoning is to fry food in it.
When fat and oils are heated to frying temperatures they bond with cast iron to create a non-stick layer seasoning.
So how do you clean your pan without using soap that will strip off the oils that just bonded to your pan?
You need a chainmail scrubber!
The little rings are perfect for scraping off stuck-on food without scratching up your pans. Plus it’s made out of stainless steel so it’s dishwasher safe and won’t rust.
Chainmail Scrubber for Cast Iron Pans
Tough on Grit. Easy on Seasoning.
Makes cast iron cleanup quick and easy. The worst messes come off in seconds. Will not rust or scratch your cast iron pans. Dishwasher safe.
- BLASTS CRUSTY DRIED FOOD: Get 10X more scrubbing power without damaging your perfectly seasoned cast iron skillets, stainless steel pans, stoneware
- JUST THE RIGHT SIZE: Can be used flat, bunched up, or folded. Scrub by hand or place on the cast iron scrubber end of your kitchen brush. Cleaning is easy, just wash in soapy water and rinse
- HIGH QUALITY AND WILL NOT RUST: This cast iron skillet cleaner is made from premium restaurant-grade stainless steel so it’s extremely durable and will not rust
- TOUGH BUT NOT TOO TOUGH: The rounded stainless-steel rings are tough on food but not on your pans
I have to admit- I don’t use my cast iron skillet nearly as much as I’d like because the thought of having to clean it afterwards. So when I saw this little piece of chain mail, I thought “could this really be the answer?” Yes. Yes it is. The cast iron scrubber took off all the grease and grime, but did it gently enough so as not to ruin the pan. I was amazed that something so small and simple was so effective. So thank you Dapper & Doll for letting me be able to use my cast iron pans again!
I love cast iron pans but not the messy cleaning to be done after the cooking. This chain scrubber works like magician and makes the messy cleaning really easy.. also cleaning of the scrubber is too easy.. I love my cast iron more now and use it regularly, thanks to this scrubber.
I love cooking in the cast iron skillet and got couple of cast iron skillets. But the difficulty of cleaning up the skillet was making me to avoid using the skillet. This cast iron chainmail scrubber works like magic and now I no more think a second for using my cast iron skillets. All 5 stars for this chainmail scrubber.
It's surprising how well this works. Sometimes I avoid using cast iron because clean up is difficult - now, problem solved. Works as effectively on most everything, actually. Rinses easily, dries quickly for storage, and doesn't wear out (in my life time). Easier on hands, too., I purchased the larger size, but would think the smaller size would be just as good.
It's surprising how well this works. I sometimes avoid using my cast iron because of clean up difficulties - that's a problem now solved. And not just cast iron: it works well on most everything else. Rinses easily, fast dry for storage, no rust, doesn't wear out (in my lifetime, anyway). I purchased the larger size, but I suspect the smaller one would be just as effective.
This iron scrubber works great. I used it to scrub away heavy grease and stains after cooking. The iron scrubber worked well and I didn’t have to scrub as hard as I would with a normal sponge or spend nearly as much time scrubbing. I also like how easy it is to clean after use and that food doesn’t get stuck to this iron scrubber like it would with a sponge.