There's nothing like a cast iron skillet for searing meat or giving cornbread a nice, crispy golden crust. But the suckers can be hard to clean — especially since you're , both of which can strip the seasoned finish.
Sure, you can rinse the pan while it's still hot, then with kosher salt and a cloth. But that's harder than it sounds, and it doesn't always lift all the grime. Enter ($17, ), the cast iron cleaning tool people are obsessing over.
The super affordable, 7x8-inch mesh sheet is made of rustproof stainless steel chainmail, by machines that "were originally intended to protect police officers from stab wounds," reads the product description.
It works by scrubbing off everything from caked-on grit to burnt cheese and crust much more easily — and without stripping the seasoning like soap or leaving scratches like steel wool. According to the (many) five star reviews, it works just as well on glassware, stainless steel, and more.
When you're done, throw into the dishwasher, or quickly rinse with soapy water. It even has a handy little loop for easy hanging in the cupboard.