Grill Brush Safety

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

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2. Outset Tubular Grill Brush The tubular shaped bristles are entwined within stainless steel wires, making this an exceptionally durable brush. $9.99

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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

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Wishing you safe and happy grilling!

jenny

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Dads can be a bit tough to shop for. If your Dad is anything like mine, he doesn’t give too many hints and says he doesn’t want anything. But with Father’s Day just around the corner, I’ve pulled together a few gift ideas that could be just perfect for Dad.

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1. Swiss Army Golf tool

If Dad loves to spend his free time on the course, this golf tool makes the perfect gift. It includes all the golf tools, such as a one hand locking divot repair tool, ball marker, tee punch, and groove cleaner. It also includes a bottle opener, nail file, blade, tweezers, toothpick, and scissors.  $69.99

2. Cast iron wood-chip smoking box

Does your Dad love to grill? This heavy-duty wood chip smoking box can be used in charcoal or gas grills, to create amazing smoky flavoured grilled foods. $14.99

3. Shun Sora Chef’s 8” knife

If Dad loves to cook, he will love the performance of this handcrafted Japanese knife. A VG10 carbon steel cutting edge is permanently blaze welded with a Japanese 420J stainless steel upper, giving Dad gets the best of both worlds: an extremely sharp carbon steel edge and the durability of stainless steel. To top it off, it’s a pretty awesome looking knife too.  $100

4. Craft brew set

Hot summer days are almost here! This 6-piece craft brew set includes a 14.75 oz stemmed Belgian beer glass, a 16 oz pilsner glass, a 19.5 oz British pint glass, a 16 oz stemmed IPA glass, a 20 oz pilsner, and a 20 oz stout/porter glass. $29.99

5. Stainless Steel Ice Cubes

Rocks that won’t dilute Dad’s scotch. Filled with a non-toxic gel, keep these cubes in the freezer in their handy storage bag until Dad is ready for his next drink.  $34.99

6. S’well bottle

Each S’well bottle in the Wood Collection is hand painted and unique. Its double-walled stainless steel construction keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. It fits perfectly in a car’s cup holder and since it’s double-walled, it won’t condensate all over Dad’s gym bag. Plus, for every bottle sold in the Wood Collection, a tree will be planted on his behalf.  500ml bottle: $36.99; 750ml bottle: $47.99

I hope these ideas are helpful! We wish Dads, Uncles, Granddads, and all other father figures out there, a happy Father’s Day!

jenny