There are essentially two types of BBQ grill brush. One is the basting brush which is used to coat the food with oils, sauces and other ingredients and the other is the cleaning brush. While both are regarded as accessories, they are actually basic necessities if you wish to grill something. You cannot do without these two types of BBQ grill brush. In both these categories, there are several variants. There is no standard design of the basting brush or the cleaning brush. As you explore more designs and brands while shopping for these, it is likely that you would get a tad perplexed as to which one you should choose.
Here’s a brief guide to the various types of BBQ grill brush that is meant for cleaning.
• At the very onset, you will find extremely small brushes, mildly longer ones and some very long ones. You need to understand what these differences imply when it comes to cleaning. A very small brush will allow you to clean, possibly as effectively as a longer brush, but it would need you to be much closer to the grill. As you may be aware already that grills need to be cleaned while they are still hot or at least warm. Thus, getting closer to such grills to clean them is not exactly a very pleasant idea. What you need is longer brushes.
• There are some multi-action brushes that have bristles in multiple directions which are aimed at making cleaning a much simpler exercise. But as you explore many such multi-action designs, you would notice a flaw in almost each one of them. The brushes have to be turned to use the alternate sides or the multiple actions. When you are cleaning grates or in between them, it is not so simple to turn a bulky brush in any way. What you need to a BBQ grill brush that has bristles pointing to various directions, ideally covering 360 degrees so you don’t need to keep turning the brush this way and that way.
• The third attribute that also distinguishes BBQ grill brush models is the make. What type of bristles it has, whether it can be used with enamel coating or cast iron coating, such factors should be weighed in while buying a BBQ grill brush. It would take you a while to look for the perfect BBQ grill brush but it would be a wiser purchase.