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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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