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12 Must-Have Cast Iron Accessories

Love your skillet? You're going to be obsessed with all the amazing cast iron accessories we’ve uncovered!

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Striped Hot Handle Holdersvia amazon.com

Handle Covers

Sure, you could use a dish towel to keep hands off your cast iron’s super hot handle. Or you could do it in style with these Lodge handle covers. Find our entire cast iron cooking guide.

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Cast Iron Grill Pressvia amazon.com

Grill Press

Make the best ever burgers with this durable grill press. Not only does it help you achieve those picture-perfect grill marks, but it creates a nice, even patty. We love it for paninis, too!

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Grill Pan Scrapervia amazon.com

Pan Scrapers

Don’t scratch your skillet during the cleaning process! Use these gentle scrubbers instead. Curved edges help you reach every inch of the pan, and a heat-resistant material lets you work while the skillet is still warm.

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Magnetic Trivetvia surlatable.com

Magnetic Trivet

You never want to set your cast iron directly on the table because the heat can damage the surface. This Staub magnetic wooden trivet will protect your table and countertops. Bonus: The magnets ensure that your skillet won’t move around as you set it down. Don’t forget to bookmark our most popular cast iron recipes!

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Pot Protector cast iron accessoriesvia amazon.com

Pot Protector

If you’re planning to stack your cast iron pans to save storage space, you’ll need to protect the insides from getting scratched up. This six-piece pot protector set is a great way to keep the pans from locking, and it’ll help protect the pans from chipping, too.

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Dutch Oven Totevia amazon.com

Dutch Oven Carry Bag

The next time you bring food to a potluck or a family gathering, don’t worry about transferring your food to an easy-to-carry dish. Use this Lodge carry bag instead to easily transport your entire Dutch oven! Choose the right bag for your cast iron: 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch or 14-inch.

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Steel Cast Iron Cleanervia amazon.com

Stainless Steel Chain Mail

You worked so hard to get the perfect seasoning on your cast iron. Protect it by cleaning it with The Ringer stainless steel chain mail. It’ll remove the toughest dirt and grime without damaging your pan. And, since it’s made from stainless steel, it’ll last as long as the pan.

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Silicone Oven Mittvia amazon.com

Maximum Heat Oven Mitts

These maximum heat oven mitts will be especially handy if you use your cast iron in the oven. (I know I always use mine to make cornbread.) They’re heat-resistant to up to 450°F and they have a comfortable, quilted cotton lining so your hands will be nice and cozy.

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Lodge Seasoning Spray cast iron accessoriesvia surlatable.com

Seasoning Kit

This Lodge seasoned cast iron care kit contains everything you need to keep your favorite cast-iron pan working at peak performance. It comes with oil to enhance the nonstick properties, a silicone handle holder, a scraper and a brush for cleaning. See the cast iron mistakes everyone needs to stop making.

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Cast Iron Scrub Brush cast iron accessoriesvia surlatable.com

Long Handled Scrub Brush

If you prefer a longer handle for cleaning your cast iron, this Lodge cast iron scrub brush is perfect. The 10-inch handle keeps your hands far away from the greasy mess while the nylon bristles firmly (but gently) scrub away the toughest built-on grime. Is your cast iron too far gone? Here’s how to restore a rusted skillet.

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Deep Fry Basket cast iron accessoriesvia amazon.com

Fry Basket

Did you know you can deep-fry in a cast-iron Dutch oven? It’ll be much easier to fish out your fried foods if you do it with a Lodge fry basket. The handle even folds down for easy storage.

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Silicone Egg Rings Mold cast iron accessoriesvia amazon.com

Egg and Pancake Ring

If you take good care of your cast iron, its surface will be just as nonstick as a Teflon pan. Pick up a few of these egg and pancake rings and use them to make perfectly formed over-easy eggs, omelets or pancakes.

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Lindsay D. Mattison
After years of working in professional kitchens, Lindsay traded her knives in for the pen. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to turn local, seasonal ingredients into beautiful meals for her family.

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