Last year a new design of grill brush got a lot of attention so we decided to review it as an update to our what is the best grill brush article. That article is about 5 years old so it was time for an update anyway. This new grill brush design features 3-inline spiral bristle heads. From the looks of it they should get between the inverted V-shaped porcelain coated grates better than an ordinary grill brush.
To do this right we went to Amazon and purchased the highest rated grill brush they sell. We sell a similar brush but we wanted to be as accurate as we could be with this review. The product we purchased is actually named “Best Grill Brush”, with a name like that is has to be junk, right?
At first look the triple bristle grill brush head looks impressive. Unlike other brush heads it has an aggressive look to it. My only negative thought is: are the 3 round heads spaced properly to get between all grates? Each bristle head is on its own twisted wire that leads back into the handle.
The handle itself is nothing special made from a heavy solid gray plastic, with a hanging loop on the end. When held it is at a 45 degree angle. I do not like the angle it sits at all, most likely it is that way in case you need to apply pressure when cleaning your grates. When held it is a little heavier than an ordinary grill brush but not to heavy.
Let’s put the “Best Grill Brush” to work.
Our first test will be on the porcelain coated grates of our Weber. The mess we left is from marinated chicken where we left the marinade on and let it cool and sit overnight. We heated up the grill before testing. Here are the before and after pictures you can judge for yourself.
And after two passes with the best grill brush
Well I am very impressed with the results. No brush we have ever tested worked so well with so little effort on our part. It didn’t get everything but no other grill brush would either. I didn’t even notice the odd angle of the handle.
So it worked well on the porcelain coated grates but how will it perform on a chrome plated wire grate like found on a kettle grill? Our grill uses that type of grate as an upper rack, and the mess is same as the lower. Here are the pictures.
And after 2 passes
As you can see same great results on chrome plated wire as on the porcelain coated grates.
The bottom line:
I really wanted to hate this grill brush and tear it apart because just of its name and partly because we do not sell it. But I just can’t. At this point we have used this grill brush for several months and it is the best all grill brush that we have ever used. The only thing I can really criticize is the cheap looking handle.
A couple of important things to note:
As you can see we used a stainless steel bristle head. There are versions of this type of grill brush with brass bristle heads if that is what your grill calls for.
Since the bristles are held in place with wire they can easily be cleaned by dipping the brush head into a grease remover and rinsing it off with a hose.
If grill brush safety is a concern for you, this type of brush head is not as prone to shedding its bristles as a flat head grill brush. You should still consider a bristles grill brush, as shown below.
About the author: Mike is the owner of 4thegrill.com, a Certified Food Safety Professional and KCBS member.
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