We love to barbeque this time of year (and let’s face it, all year round!) and want to dedicate a post to grill brush safety.
One of the most used tools around the BBQ is the grill brush. Before every BBQ, please make sure you check your grill brush for wear. Bristles from worn out brushes can dislodge and stick to the grates where they may in turn stick to the surface of your food, potentially causing injury.
If the bristles on your brush show signs of rust, are worn down or the brush head is split or warped; it’s time to replace it. You can also try pulling the bristles with a pair of tweezers or pliers using moderate pressure. If the bristles pull free, put that grill brush in the trash!
If you are looking for a replacement, we have some great alternatives in addition to the standard grill brush:
1. The Brush Off Created by Jim Livingston, a retired paramedic from Sault Ste. Marie, the Brush Off is made of wood and has patented wavy edges to clean the grates of your grill. $19.99
2. Outset Tubular Grill Brush The tubular shaped bristles are entwined within stainless steel wires, making this an exceptionally durable brush. $9.99
3. Grillmaster Bar-B-Q & Grill Cleaner This pumice stone removes food, grease and soot by grooving itself to grill grids. Simply web the stone in water, rub the BBQ grates and remove any residue with a damp cloth. $8.99
Wishing you safe and happy grilling!