>still using a sponge
What kind of fucking savage are you?
sponges are highly effective. be sure to wring out your sponge after every use.
If you notice your sponge is getting grimy or you have used it multiple times just thoroughly wet the sponge and pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes. It kills most microbes and your sponge comes out clean and happy ready for more scrubbing
These two together are the greatest kitchen cleaning accessories in history and that's an end on it. The greatest.
That's not steel wool, that's a stainless steel scrubber.
Really, any well stocked kitchen should have all of these:
Bottle brush or other plastic bristled brush with a long handle
Stainless steel scrubber
They all have purposes that the others don't fill. And it's not expensive to stock all those. Use the right tools for the right jobs.
yes it works, but is maximum autism. I use steel wool on mine and it doesn't damage the patina. Just don't scrub the fuck out of it, if stuff is baked on, fill it with hot water and let it simmer on the stove for 20 minutes or so, that will soften up anything. Chainmail is noisy as fuck.