Does using chain mail really work to clean cast iron skillets?

I recently saw an article about using chain mail scrubbers to clean cast iron skillets. Does it actually work? We use a brush, that gets gross pretty quickly. I would love to find a better solution! Thanks!

  • Posted by: Rachel
  • July 11, 2016
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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames July 11, 2016

Coarse salt works like a charm and does not harm the seasoning. ;o)

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Rachel
Rachel July 11, 2016

I've done that too!

Trena Heinrich
Trena Heinrich July 11, 2016

I find that the chain mail gets hot as I'm washing the skillet. However, it is helpful for cleaning cooked on food. I have a very sturdy brush with a handle, a cooks illustrated pick, that works very well for most jobs. The brush I use cleans up easily. Here's a link to amazon with the brush I use.
https://www.amazon.com...

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Nancy
Nancy July 11, 2016

What a question?!
Of course it works, if you put the knight wearing the chain mail to work on the skillets ;)
(sorry - is this too flippant? - couldn't resist)

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Susan W
Susan W July 11, 2016

Lol. That was perfect.

Niknud
Niknud July 12, 2016

Hahaha! I had the same picture in my head - a knight in his tunic and clunky boots scrubbing pots and pans.

702551
702551 July 11, 2016

Yes, this used to be a commonplace practice.

Here's the Google image search for "pan scrubber antique":

https://www.google.com...

I use the coarse salt technique myself.

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Susan W
Susan W July 11, 2016

I have the same brush as Trena. I use it exclusively on my Wok and cast iron. It's fabulous.

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scruz
scruz July 12, 2016

only if you hold your computer really close. nah, too risky. go with salt.

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