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213 of 218 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2013
The other reviews posted have given the scoop about how well this little bit of chain mail works on cast iron. And they're right, it's the bomb for cast iron. But wait, there's more!

I have quite a bit of carbon steel and clad stainless steel pots and pans in addition to my big cast iron skillet. In fact, almost all of my cookware is some form of steel. The Ringer XL works like a charm on them, too. This morning I cooked breakfast sausage patties in my 10" Calphalon Tri-Ply frypan. The Ringer scrubbed it clean in a flash, with no "elbow grease" required. I used it last week on my 8 quart soup pot to remove burnt chili. A quick soak did half the work, then I used the Ringer just as I would use a sponge, with a little dish soap, and the pan was sparkling clean. Once again, no effort was needed. Who doesn't like easy?

Not only does this product do exactly what it says it will, it's made right here in the USA by a very nice man who sent me a lovely note of thanks for my purchase. And it's musical, too! Every time I use, it makes happy chiming, sliding, shimmery sounds. Buy it and experience the joy for yourself.

UPDATE 1/20/14- Tonight I baked shells and cheese in a glass baking dish. Some of the cheese was stuck on the outside of the pan, and stayed on after soaking. My nylon brush didn't get it all, and a sponge was useless. Enter the Ringer XL! I figured it was on the outside, so a few scratches would be no big deal. Cutting to the chase, the Ringer took it right off and didn't scratch the glass at all. That's one more kitchen item this little scrubber cleans. Seriously, I like the Ringer more and more every day. It has made doing the dishes much, much easier, and it's so much more sanitary than any other scrubber. Someone (are you listening, Mr. Developer?) needs to make one out of a material that's safe to use on dishes and other scratch-prone items.
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154 of 159 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2013
Just got one before Thanksgiving and have been using it every day as I do a ton of cast iron cooking (ok I cook almost everything in cast iron - as well as restoring the stuff). I really wasn't sure how I'd feel about this as I've used plastic, steel, and other types of scrub brushes to clean iron and get off the sticky bits for years.
So when I say I'm impressed I really mean it. This is the easiest method of scrubbing cast iron that I've yet found, and it works well on stuck on food on my steel pots too. Wouldn't have thought it was going to be good. It pretty much glides over a well seasoned finish without damaging it and removes debris from the surface easily. My feeling is that this one well designed product - thought out rather than slapdash made, easy to maintain and clean and a joy to use.

Even though it's a lot more expensive than some other types of scrubbers it looks like it won't need to be replaced for years.
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120 of 124 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2014
i used to either use lots of elbow grease or a 3M washing pad scrubber for those heavy caked on mess on my cast iron pots/pans OR for the really bad stuff, a stainless steel wool scrubber... all of which is bad for the seasoning so I'd have to go through my ritual of reseasoning all my pans... which was needless to say a PITA!

I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this product, but after using it a few times, it really works as advertised and very well. I would have given it 5 starts expect for the logo attached to the item which is a circular piece of stainless steel with sharp edges which scratched my pans when using the product. I ultimately cut it off...
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2015
This mighty tool is a must-have for any cast iron pot owners! With a little bit of warm water, the Ringer gets all the cooking grime out of your pot with these. It does not remove any seasoning nor scratch the pot. At the end you rinse it all away, season it and you have a brand new looking pan. I have not used it on glass cooking ware as mentioned but I believe it gentle enough for use. Amazing customer service, they will personally email you to see if you like the product and to notify you of shipping.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2013
I always wondered how to properly clean my cast iron skillet. It was somewhat of a pain in the butt after cooking scallops or a steak. Paper and towels never really did the trick. Then I found this little gadget. The ringer works well and gives the pan a nice shine and surface.
I recommend this to anyone!
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2013
I've been using steel wool scrubbies, but they only seem to last for a few uses and are extremely messy with all the steel fibers in my sink and on my hands, not to mention the rust spots they leave in my sink. This chain mail works perfectly... it has enough abrasion to remove all the stuck on pieces. It works great at removing the remaining crud after restoring an old pan using electrolysis. It dries fast and doesn't rust. It's also a good size (several of the reviews for another chain mail scrubbie product mentioned that the other product was a little too small..... this XL cast iron cleaner is just the right size... just about enough for me to ball up in my hand and really scrub)
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2014
works great will hold up for years of great cooking,shipped fast and well made product thanks,,,will be using this alot
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2013
I'd had another chainmail sitting in my wish list but then I noticed this new listing. This one, The Ringer XL, is made of the same material but is larger (for a better scrunched up grip) and even costs a bit less. Sold me! I love this Ringer XL! It's well constructed with very nice workmanship and of a material that will not rust, easily rinses clean, and dries fast. It's easy on the hands and fingernails while holding it to scrub with it. For use on cast iron cookware it can't be beat. Can be used with water (don't forget to dry that pan well) OR it can also be used dry to scrub off any spots and just finish up by wiping with a dry or oily paper towel as needed. It will also wet scrub other types of cookware/dishware without damaging the surfaces or your hands. I highly recommend this product for anyone cooking with cast iron as well as anyone having to wash dishes by hand!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2014
I can't believe this little thing. It's supposed to be to clean cast iron, well.....I've used it on my cast iron, my stainless steel pans, ceramic fry pan, silverstone fry pan,corning ware casserole dish. Today I used it to clean rust and lime stains from around the faucets on both porcelain and stainless steel sinks. I use it to clean my stainless steel sink and to remove marks from stainless steel appliances.I've used it to clean my stove top and the cast iron grates. I haven't yet used it on my fiberglass tub but I will. I can't wait to start grilling as I'm sure this will make cleaning the grill and grates easier. I haven't found anything yet this doesn't work on and it doesn't scratch. No more harsh chemicals for me just a little water and the Ringer. I am so happy I found this, it has made my cleaning so much easier. There were other similar ones but this is a perfect size and shape.I can't say enough about it. I'll be getting another for me and some for my kids as well.
Thank you Ringer. To paraphrase an old song "Oh how happy you have made me." Never thought I'd be writing a review but this product just blew me away.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
I've been a cast iron aficionado for more than a decade now. I don't own any non-stick pans anymore. I do, however, own a skillet, griddle, and two dutch ovens, all cast iron, and I use one or more of those daily. I've been using scrub brushes and plastic scrapers to clean my babies. It takes a lot of elbow grease.

When I saw The Ringer's reviews, I was skeptical, I really was. NOTHING works that well. Well, I was wrong. This thing works, and it works better than anything else I've tried.

I made scrambled egg in my skillet today, and as usual had some cooked-on egg residue, which is tenacious. It usually takes me 5 minutes to clean it well afterwards, starting with a brief soak of the crust in lukewarm water, then the plastic scraper, and finishing with the brush. The Ringer demolished that cooked-on egg crust in seconds. I was amazed. Just a couple of passes, a rinse, and it was clean. The seasoning seems ok, too. I'll be watching to see if it resists rust, that's the only thing I haven't tested yet because I've only had it briefly; will report back if it holds up to the moisture. Great product so far!
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