A good, trusty cast iron skillet is a must-have in any kitchen. It's a tool with near limitless uses, and it'll last you a lifetime if you treat it right. Luckily for all of us, "treating it right" isn't too hard! You just need the right tools and a bit of know-how.

The Tools To Keep Your Cast Iron Its Best

The Euroscrubby

This little scrubber is a wonder. It's super durable and works great on cast iron, but it can also find work to do all over the house -  from cleaning dishes and shower doors, to scrubbing potatoes and pool tile! Though it feels rough, the looped material is safe for glass, ceramic, non-stick cookware, and stainless steel surfaces, just to name a few.

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Caron & Doucet Cast Iron Cleaning Products

This line of cast iron cleaning and care products are gentle and natural, and designed to keep your cast iron cookware looking and working like new. They don’t use synthetic ingredients or anything abrasive in their products, and everything is approved for food contact surfaces.

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Knapp Made Chain Mail Dish Cloth

This fine mesh is made from surgical grade stainless steel, and it's a great tool for cleaning your cast iron. But that's not all it can do— it's gentle enough to clean crystal, glass and ovens, and durable enough to scrub food and grease from pots and pans. 

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Knapp Made Chain Mail Scrubber

High grade stainless steel is formed into 15 gauge wire rings and then linked together to form a nearly indestructible cast iron cleaning tool. The small rings easily remove stuck-on food bits from your cast iron pan without damaging the delicate seasoning.

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Resources From the People Who Know Best

For any questions related to raw cast iron, Lodge has a treasure trove of information on their website. Whether you have questions about cleaning your cast iron, seasoning it, or just want to bust some cast iron myths, they've got you covered.

If enameled cast iron is more your speed, both Le Creuset and Staub provide very helpful FAQs and care instructions for their cast iron.