The Ringer Cast Iron Cleaner Chainmail Scrubber Review
Fans of cast iron cookware know that establishing and maintaining the seasoning* on your pan is key to getting a good cooking surface. However, some of the more harsh cleaning methods out there could damage the seasoning and cause food to stick or the pan to rust. Luckily, there are tools out there that keep you cookware nice and clean without scratching up the pan or ruining your seasoning.
The Small Ring Chain Mail Scrubber, made from stainless steel, is easy to use and works with hot water to scrape food off of your cast iron. Because only the rounded edges are scraping at the pan, it won't damage existing seasoning. Additionally, the small rings are ideal for getting in the grooves in grill pans!
Once your pan is clean, simply wash the scrubber with warm, soapy water, or throw it in the dishwasher for super-easy clean up. The scrubber comes with a special reinforced ring from which you can hang it anywhere in your kitchen to quickly drip dry.
The scrubber is also great for glass bakeware. Beware though, using it on stainless steel, enameled cast iron, or copper will scratch and ruin your pans.
*For those new to cast iron, season refers to a thin layer of oil that is baked onto the iron that prevents rust and creates a nonstick surface. The fat from the oil bonds with the steel to form a hard, protective coating. If this coating isn't maintained properly, the pan could rust and your food will stick.