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Best Grill Wire Brush?

cssmd27cssmd27 Posts: 172
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
Any thoughts/suggestions?

I've always just grabbed whatever they had at Costco or similar and used them.  However, as I was using mine today, it dawned on me that I really don't like the design with it being hard to get to the corners along with some other issues.  Has anyone found a well designed  brush they really like?
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,822
    Wire will break off your brush, get stuck to the grate, and then implant its self in your food. 


    DO NOT USE WIRE BRUSHES. Use tin foil balls to clean your grate. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,161

    These things last a long time and I have never seen mine lose wire like the pad style brushes.

    http://www.amazon.com/Weber-6424-21-Inch-T-Brush/dp/B000WEMFSO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350858194&sr=8-1&keywords=weber+grill+brush

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  • +1 for Travis.  Lots of horror stories.  It's not worth it.


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  • LitLit Posts: 3,845
    I use the Weber one posted above and it doesn't flatten out and fall apart like the cheap ones. I believe it's cheper at home depot than on amazon for some reason.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,438
    Travis and VI are correct. No wire.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • cssmd27cssmd27 Posts: 172
    I've heard the issues with wire brushes, but I'm pretty sure I would feel a wire in/on my food as I was eating it.  I also do a pretty good visual inspection after I brush.  I find a wire here and there, but just knock it off into the coals.  Frankly, wire brushes have been used for probably 50+ years and only recently have we been alerted to the horrors?
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  • cssmd27 said:
    I've heard the issues with wire brushes, but I'm pretty sure I would feel a wire in/on my food as I was eating it.  I also do a pretty good visual inspection after I brush.  I find a wire here and there, but just knock it off into the coals.  Frankly, wire brushes have been used for probably 50+ years and only recently have we been alerted to the horrors?
    I used to feel the same way as you do......until I had one of those wire bristles got caught in my throat for a couple of hours. It was not fun trying to clear it from my throat.
     
    I recommend and only used the Big Green Egg grill cleaner on all my grills now.

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  • cssmd27 said:
    I've heard the issues with wire brushes, but I'm pretty sure I would feel a wire in/on my food as I was eating it.  I also do a pretty good visual inspection after I brush.  I find a wire here and there, but just knock it off into the coals.  Frankly, wire brushes have been used for probably 50+ years and only recently have we been alerted to the horrors?
     
     

     
    I used to feel the same way as you do......until I had one of those wire bristles got caught in my throat for a couple of hours. It was not fun trying to clear it from my throat.
     
    I recommend and only used the Big Green Egg grill cleaner on all my grills now.


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