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Cast Iton pan cleaning

JMCXLJMCXL Posts: 1,236
edited March 11 in EggHead Forum
Am I the last one to buy one of these to clean your cast iron pans

any downside to using it.

seemed to get the baked on chicken no problem. Usually I just need a paper towel for cleanup but when things get stuck this seemed to work great

any thoughts
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  • What's the recommendation for using?  swirl around in the pan or use it as a hand scrubber?
  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 414
    I use salt to clean mine if brushing with a wok brush doesn’t get it all.  
  • JMCXLJMCXL Posts: 1,236
    What's the recommendation for using?  swirl around in the pan or use it as a hand scrubber?
    Yes, very simple 
    Northern New Jersey
    XL - Woo2, AR      L (2) - Woo     MM - Woo     Medium - Woo       MINI

    Check out https://www.grillingwithpapaj.com for some fun and more Grilling with Papa (incase you haven't gotten enough of me)

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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,490
    edited March 11
    I have one and never use it. Stuff never sticks to the Griswold.  I thought it was too hard on the seasoning that I was trying to build up on a Field skilet and various Lodge pieces. Water and a soft sponge is all I use these days 
  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 585
    Love mine!  Wife made a frittata in my bigger CI skillet, then left the nasties in it for like 3 days.  A little hot water and my chain scubber and it was all gone! Super easy.
    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,785
    edited March 11
    vb4677 said:
    Love mine!  Wife made a frittata in my bigger CI skillet, then left the nasties in it for like 3 days.  A little hot water and my chain scubber and it was all gone! Super easy.
    If I don't clean mine right away, I just put some oil in it and heat it up again and everything comes right off.

    Semi-related, I hate doing anything eggs in cast iron because the retained heat seems to do bad things to eggs.
    NOLA
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,426
    @tarheelmatt turned me on to "the ringer" as its called and I love it.  There are members of my family that abuse our  CI and that gets stuff off!
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,252
    JMCXL said:
    Am I the last one to buy one of these to clean your cast iron pans

    any downside to using it.

    seemed to get the baked on chicken no problem. Usually I just need a paper towel for cleanup but when things get stuck this seemed to work great

    any thoughts
    I got one potiental concern.....don’t ask how I know. That rascal works well for the cast iron. Be careful it doesn’t slip into the disposal. If you run it and the scrubber is in the disposal......you will have many little pieces to fish out. Still have one I can’t get.....
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • JMCXLJMCXL Posts: 1,236
    I have one and never use it. Stuff never sticks to the Griswold.  I thought it was too hard on the seasoning that I was trying to build up on a Field skilet and various Lodge pieces. Water and a soft sponge is all I use these days 
    That is my concern, it might take off some of the seasoning
    Northern New Jersey
    XL - Woo2, AR      L (2) - Woo     MM - Woo     Medium - Woo       MINI

    Check out https://www.grillingwithpapaj.com for some fun and more Grilling with Papa (incase you haven't gotten enough of me)

    Also, check out my YouTube Page
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,614
    Generally hot water and a paper towel works just fine.  If the crud is rougher than that I’ll use one of the scrubbers I use on my glass cooktop 

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,704
    I use one of those green/yellow scrubbie things with soap and hot water. After I scrape it with a metal spatula.

    https://www.seriouseats.com/2014/11/the-truth-about-cast-iron.html

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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  • BentgrassBentgrass Posts: 429
    Love mine. Warm water, scrub, dry
    1. Bettendorf, Ia with lots of time in Chattanooga, Tn.  LBGE, plate setter, ar, Looft lighter, maverick et-735, Rutland gasket, Smokeware SS cap, Kickash basket, and lots of cast iron.
  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 585
    So, the wife made a dessert in our regular pots and the sugar more than carmalized... it cemented itself to the bottom of the pot.  So I broke the 'ringer' out on it and it worked like a charm.  Nothing else I had tried even came close (hot water soak, dishwasher gel, plastic scraper..)

    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,006
    Used used one for years. Works great with salt for me. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,383
    Chain mail scrubbers have been around for years ..i have some from the early 1900s that are attached to a handle and still work great today.  I mostly use a sponge and occasionally a plastic scraper...my miniature plastic curved bowl scraper/dough divider works great and doesn't score the seasoning.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
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    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 29,859
    I have one, works great.  No worries about removing the seasoning.
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  • JMCXL said:
    Am I the last one to buy one of these to clean your cast iron pans

    any downside to using it.

    seemed to get the baked on chicken no problem. Usually I just need a paper towel for cleanup but when things get stuck this seemed to work great

    any thoughts
    I got one potiental concern.....don’t ask how I know. That rascal works well for the cast iron. Be careful it doesn’t slip into the disposal. If you run it and the scrubber is in the disposal......you will have many little pieces to fish out. Still have one I can’t get.....
    Would one of these do it?


  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 29,859
    JMCXL said:
    Am I the last one to buy one of these to clean your cast iron pans

    any downside to using it.

    seemed to get the baked on chicken no problem. Usually I just need a paper towel for cleanup but when things get stuck this seemed to work great

    any thoughts
    I got one potiental concern.....don’t ask how I know. That rascal works well for the cast iron. Be careful it doesn’t slip into the disposal. If you run it and the scrubber is in the disposal......you will have many little pieces to fish out. Still have one I can’t get.....
    Would one of these do it?


    Mine is non-magnetic SS.  So nope.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • chzplzchzplz Posts: 40
    JMCXL said:
    That is my concern, it might take off some of the seasoning
    Nope - don’t worry about the seasoning. The idea is that the chain mail slides around on top of the seasoning and knocks off any baked-on crud. I only use mine when a washcloth and water won’t work, but I use it frequently enough that I’ve never had to re-season any of my pans. 
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,946
    I use one, no issues with it
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,490
    chzplz said:
    JMCXL said:
    That is my concern, it might take off some of the seasoning
    Nope - don’t worry about the seasoning. The idea is that the chain mail slides around on top of the seasoning and knocks off any baked-on crud. I only use mine when a washcloth and water won’t work, but I use it frequently enough that I’ve never had to re-season any of my pans. 
    The ringer completely removed the seasoning from a #10 Gris and a #15 BSR that I bought. No pressure while using the ringer. I believe the folks who owned the pans prior seasoning with that useless flaxseed oil that the internet thinks is so great. 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,390
    i just hit a hot pan with a 1/4 cup water and run the spatula around it, let steam do the work
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,610
    kosher salt + paper towel + scrub works every time for me. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 29,859
    chzplz said:
    JMCXL said:
    That is my concern, it might take off some of the seasoning
    Nope - don’t worry about the seasoning. The idea is that the chain mail slides around on top of the seasoning and knocks off any baked-on crud. I only use mine when a washcloth and water won’t work, but I use it frequently enough that I’ve never had to re-season any of my pans. 
    The ringer completely removed the seasoning from a #10 Gris and a #15 BSR that I bought. No pressure while using the ringer. I believe the folks who owned the pans prior seasoning with that useless flaxseed oil that the internet thinks is so great. 
    I would be hard-pressed to call it "seasoning" if it came off that easily.  Possible it was flaxseed or whatever oil it was could have been applied over an oxidized (or otherwise compromised) substrate.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,252
    edited March 12
    JMCXL said:
    Am I the last one to buy one of these to clean your cast iron pans

    any downside to using it.

    seemed to get the baked on chicken no problem. Usually I just need a paper towel for cleanup but when things get stuck this seemed to work great
    any thoughts
    I got one potiental concern.....don’t ask how I know. That rascal works well for the cast iron. Be careful it doesn’t slip into the disposal. If you run it and the scrubber is in the disposal......you will have many little pieces to fish out. Still have one I can’t get.....
    Would one of these do it?


    No.....they are stainless and you get no sticky on the magie.

    Edit: Sorry saw Nola's response after i responded. He is spot on.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • dstearndstearn Posts: 1,313
    JMCXL said:
    Am I the last one to buy one of these to clean your cast iron pans

    any downside to using it.

    seemed to get the baked on chicken no problem. Usually I just need a paper towel for cleanup but when things get stuck this seemed to work great

    any thoughts
    I use mine all the time. Works great!
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,490
    chzplz said:
    JMCXL said:
    That is my concern, it might take off some of the seasoning
    Nope - don’t worry about the seasoning. The idea is that the chain mail slides around on top of the seasoning and knocks off any baked-on crud. I only use mine when a washcloth and water won’t work, but I use it frequently enough that I’ve never had to re-season any of my pans. 
    The ringer completely removed the seasoning from a #10 Gris and a #15 BSR that I bought. No pressure while using the ringer. I believe the folks who owned the pans prior seasoning with that useless flaxseed oil that the internet thinks is so great. 
    I would be hard-pressed to call it "seasoning" if it came off that easily.  Possible it was flaxseed or whatever oil it was could have been applied over an oxidized (or otherwise compromised) substrate.
    My scientific conclusion is that it was half assed work. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,490
    edited March 12
    I keep wondering what the heck people are cooking that sticks so much that it has to be hard scraped out. 
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,610
    I have to scrape the remnants of breakfast sausage patties out with a stiff spatula. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,490
    SonVolt said:
    I have to scrape the remnants of breakfast sausage patties out with a stiff spatula. 
    I had that issue with the Field Skillet I mentioned. I started using a dollop of old grease to get it going just like my grandma used to. 
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