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Unread 11-06-2013, 10:41 AM   #31
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If I recall correctly from the last time this came up, a lot of the problem is how the brush is made. Cheap brushes cut a length of brass wire, say 1/2 inch, and wedge the 1/2 inch group of wire into a hole and repeat. Easy for the wires to fall out, especially when the plastic base is heated. Quality brushes cut a length of wire 1" long, and push down in the middle of the wires and secure them in the base of the brush so they are held in place. That's why I like using Weber's y shaped brush, the bristles are held in the middle of two strands of twisted metal, very difficult to come loose.
That's the one I use and it has held up like a champ!
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Unread 11-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #32
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I like the crumpled aluminum foil idea.
Is there any worry about small particles of aluminum becoming imbedded in the steel or stainless, then coming off onto food?
I guess you gotta pick your poison. The lesser of two evils?
Maybe over thinking.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #33
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I use Weber brushes only, as the saying goes you get what you pay for,
I also replace my brush about every other year or when it looks to be getting too uch wear to it. I think it won't loose bristles if it's in good shape.

This is the one I use

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Unread 11-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #34
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Another vote for the Weber brush. Haven't noticed any loose bristles since I started using one.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #35
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My goodness, going home and throwing out that $1 plastic cheapo brush!
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Unread 11-06-2013, 01:28 PM   #36
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. I think it won't loose bristles if it's in good shape.
I've seen one vet bill for bristle extraction. No gambling for me.
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Thanks for the heads up guys, I'll be getting a real brush.

I've been using a so-so brush, but it is probably 5yrs old. Actually noticed bristles coming off in the bottom of my weber. Haven't noticed any in the food...yet.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 02:38 PM   #38
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Thanks for the point there dadsr4
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I use a rag with olive oil on it on my gasser and UDS. Nothing ever sticks so the rag works great.

Before I cook, I flat cut a side and cross hatch a onion and soak the onion in olive oil and then I scrub the racks down with the olive oil onion. Not only adds flavor to my racks, but the olive oil holds up well to the heat.

And if I did use a brush, I would defo use that Webber brush. I looked at one a short while ago and all but bought it.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #40
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Anyone use the pumice stone grill cleaners?

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Unread 11-07-2013, 01:54 AM   #41
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I go the other route... I put my grill grate in a garbage bag and hit it with easy off. Hose it off after a while.
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Anyone use the pumice stone grill cleaners?

That's what I was referring to. I bought it not long after reading a story like this.

It's weird though. It cleans the grates just fine, but defintely leaves dust everywhere. I feel like I have to wipe the grates with a EVOO soaked paper towel to clean up after it.
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Wow! Never thought about that. Goodbye brushes.
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I actually had a bristle in my burrito from Panchero's. I was furious when I bit down on that thing and realized what it was after taking it out of my mouth. Marched right up to the counter and complained. I barely got a sorry. So I took it a step further and complained on their corporate facebook page. Again, no more than a sorry like it happens from time to time. I will never eat at Pancheros again.
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I just go to the dollar store, buy some oven cleaner and a really tough sponge. Gets the job done
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