Iron Maintenance

The Ultimate Cast-Iron Skillet Accessory Is All of $3 Right Now


March 15, 2019 Deals By

Every person who has ever bought a cast-iron skillet, used it once, then stowed it under the countertop for the rest of time does so for one reason: it’s annoying as hell to maintain.

Seasoning is the first thing to complain about — why isn’t my skillet non-stick after one seasoning? Then, after you cook on it the first time, you’re left with a pan covered in bits of meat, potato and whatever else rooted firmly onto the pan. You can’t scrape it up with metal utensils or paper towels, so what do you do? You buy Lodge’s stupid-simple $3 plastic scrapers.

Best used while the pan is still warm, scrape up all the gunk from your cast-iron skillet without tearing up your hard-won seasoning. Today on Amazon, the scrapers are marked down from their usual $10 price tag to an even more acceptable $3. Lodge’s scrapers are marked down as an Amazon “add-on” item, which means you won’t be able to check out without at least $25 in your cart, so toss it into your next Amazon run (or buy a 12-inch Lodge skillet and be done with it.) If you want to get past this, a set of four scrapers can be bought separately for $8

Gear Patrol also recommends:
Scouring Pads ($8)
Chainmail Scrubber ($9)
Nylon-Grip Pan Scrapers ($13)
5 Accessories to Get Even More Out of Your Cast-Iron Skillet

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