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Old 04-30-2013, 10:57 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Smoke & Beers View Post
If y'all read the other thread, I wrote about my experience of a trip to the ER with a bristle stuck in the back of my throat.
Several weeks ago a gal who works with my wife had to take her son to the ER, he swallowed one that got hung up in his esophogus. They got it out OK, but it wasn't a fun process.
Always check your grates before you put food on them and I 2nd the motion to oiling your grates after cleaning them.
One other thing, you can clean them with wadded up aluminum foil... but we all know the dangers that aluminum foil pose
Sorry to hear of your misfortunes. But I thank you for posting this. I'm throwing my bristle brushes away NOW!
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:36 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Smoke & Beers View Post
Studies show that you really don't have to worry about exposure to aluminum foil until it gets to the point to where you fashion a hat of AF and wear it out in public...
Im just trying to keep the suns nasty rays from killing any more hair roots.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #18
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Another reason not to use metal brushes is that they scratch porcelain coated grates causing them to rust. I've started using the Scotch Brite type pads.

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:08 PM   #19
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Also, don't use cheap brushes like so many do. I use weber and replace it every year. (and also check grates before hand).
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