For years my colleague raved about this tool which makes cast-iron pan cleaning a breeze: The Ringer ($17). I use my cast iron pan almost every evening for searing meat, sauteing vegetables, and stir-frying and I dread having to pull out the kosher salt and my scrubber brush to remove all the stuck-on food particles. However, why am I resisting throwing down the cash for a product that boasts a five-star rating on Amazon plus a #1 Bestseller tag? The Ringer is one of those products my coworker mentions regularly and even included in one of our holiday gift-guides as a really awesome, affordable tool to buy a loved one. So enough with my excuses that I don't need another unitasker. I've gone ahead and ordered this tool that claims it can cut through any tough grit with hot water alone. Let's go Ringer. I'm ready to use you.