Cast iron cooking has resurfaced in popularity, and rightly so. Whether you’re cooking filet mignon or baking frittata in the oven, you’re in the store for a delicious, even-cooked meal. Once your pan has cooled, it’s time to clean up — but that can be a challenging task. A special steel cast iron cleaner is needed.
These chain mail sheets certainly look medieval, but they’re good enough to clean today’s cast iron pans. Due to their rugged texture, stainless steel cast iron cleaners can dislodge food particles and grease. It’s easy to clean these scrubbers as well because they’re dishwasher-safe and hung to dry.
PATENTED XL 8X6 DESIGN FOR DURABILITY. We don’t use just any chainmail. The Ringer uses premium grade never rusting stainless steel that is machine soldered and built for strength. The machines that manufacture our patented products were originally intended to protect police officers from stab wounds. When life is on the line, you can’t risk chinks in your armor. We bring that same strength to your kitchen sink and believe in quality that won’t let you down
MADE IN NORTH AMERICA. When you buy the Ringer, you aren’t going to be left with some flimsy, hand-crimped chainmail made overseas, which will pull apart and end up scratching your skillet with a rough ring edge. Most competing products are manufactured in China, leaving you with a low-quality scraper. We searched worldwide to find the best quality around, and we found it here in North America. Simply put, The Ringer is set to last as long as your cast iron skillet
TOUGH ON GRIT, GENTLE ON FLAVOR. Wash off the grit AND preserve the flavor with soap-less, detergent-free grit removal. You don’t need to fear your seasoning being stripped off by harsh soap or cleaners. The Ringer all you need is warm water, and you’re good to go. Let’s keep your flavors in the family, not with the fishes. Works great also with cast iron seasoning or cast iron conditioner
MULTI-USE SCRUBBER, DISHWASHER SAFE. Kitchen sponges are 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat with 10,000,000 bacteria per square inch. Gross, we know. Don’t worry; this multi-purpose scrubber can be used for cast iron, glassware, stainless steel, a pizza stone, plates, baking sheets. A teapot, cookie sheets, cauldrons, tortilla press, a hibachi, a waffle maker, a pie pan, a Dutch oven, grill, woks, and casserole dishes. To clean, just throw it in the dishwasher
IRON CLAD GUARANTEE. We’re confident that you’ll love The Ringer as much as we do. Used and loved by cast iron enthusiasts worldwide, we’re confident you will be just as obsessed. Aren’t Satisfied? Let us know, and we’ll get you taken care of
Cast Iron Scrubber Mini Buying Guide
Important Features to Consider
Stainless steel cast iron scrubbers are usually rectangle-shaped and measure 8 x 6 inches. Round scrubbers are also very popular and range in diameter from four to eight inches. Irrespective of its shape, stainless steel cast iron cleaners can either be used flat and folded around the pan or folded for deeper scrubbing.
Links that are machine-soldered are considered to be more durable due to the consistency of production. While handmade stainless steel cast iron cleaners are often made with exceptional craftsmanship, they are more susceptible to broken ties. It is not a detailed summary of each product, and you may need to contact the supplier directly for information.
The grade of stainless steel influences the toughness of the scrubber. Food grade stainless steel is grade 304, while 316 and 316L are also highly graded. As far as the difference between 316 and 316L is concerned, “L” refers to lower carbon. It has to do with the manufacturing process, as lower carbon means less chemical cleaning is necessary for production, resulting in lower prices for the consumer.
Entry-level stainless steel cast iron cleaners cost less than $10; however, they are compact and relatively durable. Mid-range cleaners cost more than $15 and made of high-grade stainless steel. If you’re a cast iron aficionado, invest more than $25 in a chef-quality cleaner.
Stainless Steel Cast Iron Cleaner vs. Other Cleaning Materials
Cast iron pans are very different in construction and texture than other pots and pans. Regular dish soap will harm and exacerbate their seasoning. As far as the sponges are concerned, the cellulose scrubbers are not too effective because the cast iron pans are porous. While some people are using steel wool, it is quickly worn out and can leave behind caked-on particles.
Stainless steel cleaners, in the form of chain mail scrubbers, are much more useful in the cleaning of cast iron. Just scrub away with warm water and watch the food residue flow from the pan to the sink. Once the pot has been cleaned, scrub the chain mail or put it in the dishwasher.
Tips for Cleaning Your Cast Iron Cookware
- Here are a few more well-seasoned tips from Lodge to keep your cast iron cookware in an heirloom-worthy condition.
- It’s not necessary to soak. If the residue remains after cleaning, reheat the pan and remove the silicone scraper.
- Always dry right away and rub with the oil. (Rust is the biggest enemy of you).
- After oil, place in a warm oven to help the oil absorb.
- Never put the cast iron in your dishwasher.
- Stop heavy detergents and metal scouring pads unless a rusty item is repaired.