Emery and I are at bread camp this week. The two of us are learning how to make bread in a brick oven. We’re having a blast. But it’s all day, every day for a week, so I haven’t had a lot of time to think about blogging.
So today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite things.
Most of you know that I cook mostly with cast iron or stainless steel and that I avoid non-stick cookware.
The reason non-stick cookware is so popular is because of how easy it is to clean. Cleaning stainless steel (and occasionally cast iron) can be difficult if the food gets burned or stuck on.
I have found the best solution which makes clean-up so easy!! It’s called The Ringer*. This thing rocks! I use it multiple times every day because it makes cleaning so much easier than anything else I have ever found.
I figured it would be difficult to show in photos, so I decided to let Fletcher make himself some scrambled eggs. You see, Fletcher likes his scrambled eggs cooked really, really well til they are brown and dried out. He always manages to get the eggs completely stuck to my cast iron.
So I took a video of him cleaning the cast iron skillet with “The Ringer” to show you how easy it is to use. It’s a boring video, but you can see how well it works. I would have been able to clean the skillet in half that time, but I chose to hold the camera instead of doing the washing. LOL
It’s that easy! We don’t use any soap and once the skillet is clean, we dry it off and rub some oil or fat thinly over the surface. (I keep a bowl of fat and paper towels where the cast iron gets stored.)
It works really well on stainless steel pots as well. We have a bad habit of burning our chili and it gets stuck to the bottom of the stainless steel stock pot. The Ringer* is the best way I have found to get it off.
Oh – and one piece of advice – don’t let the ringer fall into your garbage disposal*. That would be bad.