Lodge Pan Scrapers
One of the toughest tasks that any home cook has to face is getting cooked-on food and debris on pots and pans. And while conventional wisdom says you can use traditional steel wool scrapers, modern logic dictates this is not the best method to clean your cookware. An ideal method is to use the Lodge Pan Scrapers. These come with a design that is specific for scraping cooked-on debris on cookware without ever scratching into the metal surface.
Seasoned cast iron pans are perfect for certain applications because they can handle high temperatures a lot better. They are also very versatile cookware. Cast iron pans are perfect for grilling, roasting, broiling, sautéing, shallow frying, deep frying, boiling, and poaching. The problem is that, when you clean them using metal brushes, you get to degrade the protective seasoned layer of the pan. What this means is that you will have to season the pan all over again.
As such, Lodge’s Pan Scrapers are perfect for the job. These may look like ordinary scrapers, but it’s in the material that they’re made of that makes the difference. Instead of metal, these Lodge Pan Scrapers feature super-tough polycarbonate materials. These will never damage the thin protective layer on your cast iron pan. It will never expose the iron underneath, making sure you don’t have to reseason your pan.
But there is a minor downside to the Lodge Pan Scraper. Since it is made of polycarbonate, you should never use it to clean hot pans. It is imperative that you allow the cast iron pan to cool down a bit first before you start scraping food debris and other cooked-on materials on the pan. Otherwise, you can soften the scraper if the pan’s temperature is about 300 degrees Fahrenheit. It will turn mushy like fluid once it reaches 312ºF. Hence, make sure to let your pans cool down first before cleaning it with the Lodge Pan Scraper.
Other than that, this handheld scraper is a joy to use. The four sides of the scrape come in different shapes to accommodate various types of pans and pots. And since it possesses a slick surface, the Lodge Pan Scraper can also serve as a sticker remover or a gum remover. Now that is a versatile pan cleaner.
The Lodge Pan Scrapers for cast iron pans may have a simple design. However, their functionality is, without a doubt, spot on.