The Surprising Kitchen Tool Jennifer Garner Calls 'Life-Changing'

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When it comes to celebrities and their product endorsements, we usually know to take their glowing reviews with a grain of salt. After all, they often stand to make a lot of money from appearing in advertisements or posting about specific products on their social media. However, there is a difference between Jennifer Garner working as a spokesperson for Capital One and mentioning an unbranded kitchen gadget that has changed her life (via Insider).

After all, the actress's "pretend cooking show," which features on her Instagram page, and even her surprise cameo on Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Thanksgiving special in 2018, shows she's passionate about cooking good food for her family (via ET). So what is this life-changing kitchen tool? An air-fryer? A smart oven? Nope. It's actually a mesh scrubber for cleaning the bottom of a cast iron skillet (via Good Morning America). In her own words: "I swear it changed my life 'cause now I use my cast iron skillet for everything" and, if other reviews are to be believed, she isn't exaggerating.  

Why a cast iron skillet cleaner might change your life, too

If you have an old cast iron skillet gathering dust in a drawer or cabinet, chances are you can relate to the struggle Jennifer Garner had with hers: "I always was just so confused about what a disaster it was trying to clean, and do you use soap or don't," but now, thanks to this mesh scrubber, "I just scrub the bottom of it out, maybe oil it a little bit and I keep going." This might sound too good to be true, but Garner isn't alone in singing the praises of this particular product. 

Unfortunately, the interview doesn't link to the specific scrubber Garner mentions, but Kitchn knew immediately what she was describing: The Ringer Original Stainless Steel Cast Iron Cleaner. In fact, another cast iron skillet fan had recently called it "the best thing she'd bought this decade," and she wasn't the only one backing up Garner's endorsement (via Kitchn). In fact, the Amazon listing for this product has over ten thousand reviews and five stars, and it will only set you back about $21.99.