The cast iron thing is good.
Never really embraced it until recently.
The wife is brutal on pots and pans.....overheats 'em and kills 'em.

So I bought her the last pan I will ever buy her, a couple of years ago....12" Lodge frying pan.It's very well seasoned now.
Cleanup is with salt, cooking oil and a paper soap and water.
Kosher salt seems to work the best....coarser.

For a tough clean up I will put some warm water in it which will reveal any organics that didn't get taken out on the first pass.

For a good 2 channel temp monitor it's Thermoworks "Smoke" or Maverick 732, 733 or 735

Do not submerge cables in water for cleaning...use rubbing alcohol on tips....done.

He can take his'n and beat your'n.
Then he can take your'n and beat his'n.
Bum Phillips on Dolphins coach Don Schula