Monday, 24 June 2013 15:42

Get A Grill Brush That Won't Scratch Your Porcelain Enamel BBQ Grates

One typical problem when getting a BBQ grill brush is whether it will scratch your cooking grid. The last thing you want is to scratch the grates of your pricey Weber grill. Thankfully, with just a little bit of study it is extremely easy to ensure you purchase the best grill brush for your BBQ. How fragile you grate is, and how vulnerable it might be to damage and scratching, is based upon the material the grate is made from. The most tough material that is commonly used is stainless
steel. These grates are extremely tough and resistant to rust and corrosion. Porcelain covered grill grates, on the other hand, are far more fragile. The porcelain coat is relatively brittle and can chip and split. No only does this lower the non stick capability of the grate, it also exposes the metal beneath the enamel to moisture. Cast iron grill grates are extremely tough, yet must be kept oiled to avoid rusting.

Many grill brushes are perfectly safe for use with the majority of grills, yet there is one significant exception. NEVER use a scraper on porcelain coated grill grates! That will definitely lead to you chipping the porcelain enamel. Apart from that, the majority of brushes are fine with the majority of grates.

The 2 most typical materials used to make the bristles for barbecue grill brushes are brass and stainless steel. Brass is softer, so less likely to scratch the grates, yet this softness also means the bristles become flattened a lot more quickly. Because of this, brass grill brushes need to be replaced regularly. Stainless steel grill brushes are a lot more durable, because of their stiffer bristles. Nonetheless, this added stiffness means that they can sometimes scratch the grate. This is why people often recommend brass grill brushes for porcelain enamel coated grill grates.

So which kind of brush should you purchase to clean your porcelain enamel coated grill grate?

My advice is to choose a stainless steel grill brush with bristles thin enough not to cause damage. The usual belief that you can only use brass bristled grill brushes for porcelain enamel coated grates is not in fact true. Many stainless steel grill brushes are perfectly safe to use. Since they will certainly last much longer compared to brass grill brushes, my recommendation is to choose one of these. That way, you get a brush that will not only safely clean your BBQ, but will also last a long time. To get even more life out your BBQ brush, only clean the grate when it's hot. This will make it easy to clean, enabling you to use much less pressure, which ultimately means that your bristles will remain in great condition much longer.