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Friday Favorite: The Ringer

March 15th, 2019

It’s been a bit of a crazy week around here, I don’t know if you’ve noticed the blog has been down, Seeds & Sundries has been down, facebook and instagram were down for me, there’s something going on in the great interwebs. Anyway, back to our scheduled posts. I’ve been wanting to post about this fantastic tool for a while. My mom bought one years ago and would tell me how great it was every time I was visiting. I got one for myself and LOVE it. It’s called ‘The Ringer’ and it’s a chainmail type scrubber for cast iron.

I use this tool combined with Castile soap from Vermont Soap Company for my cast iron. Lots of people say not to use soap, but I find that this type of soap doesn’t ruin the finish (grease busting soaps like Dawn will). For me, this is the perfect way to clean my vintage cast iron pans and keep them going for the next generation of cooks that will use them when I’m gone.

There are cheap knockoffs out there, so if you want to get one for yourself, make sure you find the Made in North America one.

I’ve always used copper or stainless steel scrubbers on my cast iron in the past, but they wear out and need replacing. One of the best features of this is that it lasts and lasts. My parents have had theirs for 6-7 years at least if not longer. It looks just like it did new.

Have you found any great long lasting tools lately?

3 Comments to “Friday Favorite: The Ringer”
  1. David on March 16, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Susy, never thought of that. I am in process of making a chain mail shirt.. it would be easy to make one.

    Have a great chain mail day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. Karen on April 7, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Thank you so much for telling us about this item! I ordered it through your site and just received it. It does work great!!! Thanks for always keeping us up on great things to help us! Love you blog and all the pictures!

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  3. mandie on April 28, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    I have had one for a couple years and don’t know how I lived without it!! I’ve bought one as a gift for everyone I know.

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