I have had my cast iron skillet for years and love cooking with it. I feel like it is easy to cook with and I don’t need a bunch of skillets, just my one. The only problem I have with my cast iron skillet is that it was impossible to keep clean. Every time I would make eggs or something sticky it looked awful. The eggs would make such a mess I would wind up scrubbing at it for 10-15 minutes. Usually, I would give up and use soap on it. (I know! You aren’t supposed to use soap.)
I became so frustrated with the cast iron I almost bought a non-stick skillet to use instead. Then, this year for Christmas my husband bought me the awesomest cleaning tool ever! It is a little chain mail scrubber. It is absolutely amazing at cleaning the cast iron skillet. If you have been wondering how to easily clean a cast iron skillet look no further than this awesome tool.
Check out my skillet before cleaning it. I made two batches of eggs in the cast iron skillet. Then, got busy and didn’t clean out the skillet. I woke up in the morning to find this disgusting mess.
I put the skillet in the sink and ran some hot water to fill up the skillet. Then I ran the chain mail scrubber around the pan. The dried up burnt on eggs came off in under 20 seconds. Look at the difference it made.
Once the cast iron skillet it clean I like to dry it off and heat it up on the stove really quick. I have heard that because cast iron is so porous heating it up makes all the water evaporate.
I then rubbed on a little Crisco and my pan was clean and dry. The difference is amazing and the whole process took just a couple of minutes.
When you are done cleaning the cast iron skillet you will want to wash out your chain mail scrubber and lay it out to dry.
It really is that easy to clean your cast iron skillet. Just a minute or two of your time and your cast iron skillet looks like new again. Have a cast iron skillet? Just head over here to grab a chain mail scrubber and it will be clean in seconds.
- Chain Mail Scrubber (There are lots of different brands you can get, I have this brand)
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