Saturday, February 6, 2010

Orange Scrubby, you're the one

You make cleanup time lots of fun,
Orange Scrubby, I'm awfully fond of you...
OK, maybe it isn't fun but this woven plastic scrubby thang is by far my favorite tool for cleaning up cast iron cookware.  They scour off any stuck on bits without stripping the iron of seasoning or removing all the oil used during cooking.

I simply scrub (as little as possible) while holding the piece under the hottest tap water. Wipe with a towel and set the piece in a warm oven to finish drying. Cleaning up couldn't be easier and my iron cookware is thriving with this treatment.

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Upcoming: We are off to Memphis and then parts of Mississippi and Louisiana for a quick vacation. Look for posts related to barbecue, blues, history and more coming soon.


Rev. Biggles said...

I tried one, but went back to my plastic brush. It's got a handle so I don't get my dainty fangers all greezy. Which reminds me, I got a dirty kitchen waiting for me tonight, damn.

xo, Biggles

Greg said...

I can't recall getting my hands greasy by using these but if I did I'm at the sink anyway.

Elizabeth said...

I have always loved the orange scrubbies (brand name Tuffy). You can't find them at the store anymore. I had to order a case (2 dozen) online (Amazon and other places), but I share them with my friends. I just found your blog - it's great. I use my cast iron skillets for most all of my baking, roasting and frying.

Greg said...

Hi Elizabeth - I guess I'm lucky to live in a small town because my store hasn't sold out of these yet.

Zank said...

This is similar to my soft bristle brush method. I also scrub with the hottest tap water, wipe with a towel and place in a warm oven for about 10 minutes. Works great!!