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10 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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Lodge Striped Hot Handle Holders/Mitts, Set of 2Amazon / Lodge

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 ($8). Choose from a few patterns, including striped, camouflage or peppers.

Purchase here.

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Staub Magnetic Round Wooden TrivetSur la table

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 ($24) will protect your table and countertops. Bonus: The magnets ensure that your skillet won’t move around as you set it down.

Purchase here.

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Pot ProtectorAmazon / HomeStoreLive

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 five-piece pot protector ($16) is a great way to keep the pans from locking, and it’ll help protect the pans from chipping, too.

Purchase here.

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Lodge Camp 12-Inch Dutch Oven Tote BagAmazon / Lodge

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 ($24) 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.

Purchase here.

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The Ringer - The Original Stainless Steel Cast Iron Cleaner, Patented XL 8x6 inch DesignAmazon / The Ringer

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 ($14). It’ll remove toughest dirt and grime without damaging your pan. And, since it’s made from stainless steel, it’ll last as long as the pan.

Purchase here.

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Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven MittAmazon / HOMWE

Maximum Heat Oven Mitts

These maximum heat oven mitts ($12) 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.

Purchase here.

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Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Care KitSur la table

Seasoning Kit

This Lodge seasoned cast iron care kit ($26) 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.

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Lodge Cast Iron Scrub Brush, 10"Sur la table

Long Handled Scrub Brush

If you prefer a longer handle for cleaning your cast iron, this Lodge cast iron scrub brush ($10) 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.

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Lodge 12FB2 Deep Fry Basket, 11.5-inchAmazon / Lodge

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 ($24). The handle even folds down for easy storage.

Purchase here.

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Silicone egg ringsvia 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 ($10) and use them to make perfectly formed over-easy eggs, omelets or pancakes.

Purchase here.

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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