Grilling is one of the best bonding activities ever. You can spend with family and friends and at the same time enjoy good food. There is no denying that having your own grill makes all of this bonding time possible.
However, it also comes with the responsibility of cleaning and maintaining your grill as well as knowing what is good for your grill and you as the owner of the grill. In this article, we are going to delve into the topic of safe grill brushes. This includes not only the safe brushes for your grill but also those that do not pose any hazards to you as the owner of the grill.
There have been cases wherein the grill brush bought by some customers is not durable and sturdy enough, causing dislodged wire bristles to get into the grilled food. We all know what happens when you accidentally eat one of those wire bristles – say hello to some hospital bills.
The Best Safe Grill Brushes
In this instance, too much pressure on low-quality grill brushes leads to dislodged wire bristles. It is important to know that the stainless steel wire bristles of your grill brush should withstand the pressure of grill cleaning. Speaking of grill cleaning, you should also be concerned with the safety of your grill.
There are tons of grill brushes in the market today, and each one has a unique feature that can cater to the need of cleaning a particular grill. The type of grill you have can also greatly affect the decision in choosing what type of grill brush works best for you and your grill.
A grill brush is one of the most practical tools used before and after a cookout. The grill brush is often found in our garage or anywhere near the grill. It means that the grill brush has survived lots of “wear and tear” from the elements.
Too much pressure can leave the grill brush in bad condition and if your brush is in bad condition, we couldn’t stress this enough that bristles may dislodge, which is actually the last thing you would want.
You can find below a list of safety tips to follow to ensure that your grill brush is always in good condition. These tips would let you know when to replace your old grill brush.
- Inspect your grill brush for any clogged grease. If this is the case, it is time to get a new grill brush.
- If the grill brush head is not sturdy or is split then it is time to get a new grill brush as well.
- If your grill brush looks good, take a pair of pliers and pull on one of the bristles using moderate pressure. If the bristle pulls loose, it is time to get a new grill brush.
Let’s say that you do need a new grill brush. The first step is to identify what type of grill brush you need and what type of grill brush works best for your grill. You can find below a list of shopping tips to consider when you go looking for a new grill brush.
- Choose a brush with about a 10-inch handle. As you would need to clean the grill while it is still warm, a long handle can be good so that you won’t be in contact with the heat from the grill.
- Look for a brush with stainless steel bristles (however, there are alternatives to this) that is sturdily attached to the grill brush head.
- As discussed, there are alternatives to brushes invented for grill cleaning. You can try and look for abrasive pads that work hand in hand with your grill brush.
- Always consider the type of grill you have when buying a type of grill brush.
With regard to the last statement, a lot of people mistake the fact that any type of grill brush can be used on any type of grill. There are tons of types of grills: porcelain grates, cast iron grates, stainless steel grates, and so much more. Each requires the special attention of a particular grill brush.
For example, porcelain grates should not be put in the dishwasher, as they hold heat well and are rust resistant. In cleaning this type of grates, use metal and not wire. For cast iron grates and stainless steel grates, it is best if you choose a nylon cleaning brush to avoid rust from forming.
With that being said, we hope that you keep in mind these few reminders when cleaning your brush to ensure safety. Happy Grilling!