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Old 08-27-2015, 06:13 AM
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I am looking for an alternative to the typical wire brush grill cleaner. I grill 3-4 times a week and I am always worried one of the bristles will come off while cleaning and get in the food and hurt one of the family members, so anyone have any other alternatives?

I don't wash my grates as I consider them to season, but I do want to get the bits off.
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I use a (paint) scraper but when I do use the wire brush I am careful to blast with the hose, making sure there's no bristles left over. I share your concern for leftover stainless bristles. I never use any soap.
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onion cut in half. google it.
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Balled up tin foil?
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Originally Posted by jcm 1420 View Post
balled up tin foil?
x 2 ^^^^
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after grilling cover the grill area with a heavy foil, turn your burners on high for 10mins and anything stuck to the grill will burn into an ash. At that point you can use a brush to clean off the grills
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I use a heavy duty stainless steel wire brush. There is a sink right next to the grill so I wet the brush and the combination of water and light brushing on a hot grill take the residue right off
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I use a heavy brush I bought at a welding supply...I was tired of seeing bristles on my food.

I have yet to see one even come close to coming off my brush and I cant even tell you how long I've been using it. BBQ crap from Lowes or Home Depot is just that...CRAP.

Mine kinda looks like this below...put on a heavy welding glove and you're good to go.

I would NOT be scraping aluminum onto my grates that will ultimately end up in my food and then into my blood stream...NO WAY, NO HOW

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Grill Wizard.
Cooks Illustrated did a test a few years back and it whipped every other grill cleaner they tried.
I have one and would recommend it in a heartbeat.
You can thank me later.
http://www.grillwizard.com/
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I use my Dewalt 18 volt battery angle grinder with wire brush on it. Works like a charm! If power close by, buy a cheap harbor freight angle grinder and brush attachment for under $35. Dedicate it just for grates.
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Oven cleaner. Spray on cold wipe off. Heat it up good before you cook again
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onion cut in half. google it.
This right here, it also "flavors" the grill
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Originally Posted by superjag View Post
Grill Wizard.
Cooks Illustrated did a test a few years back and it whipped every other grill cleaner they tried.
I have one and would recommend it in a heartbeat.
You can thank me later.
http://www.grillwizard.com/
Half a hundred for a grille brush?;?
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Originally Posted by freeporttuna View Post
Oven cleaner. Spray on cold wipe off. Heat it up good before you cook again
Yup, used that on by ss boat grill. I warmed mine up some first though. Then sprayed the cleaner on and let it sit for awhile, then wiped off as much as possible and hit with a hose real good, then fire it up and heat it up real good.
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Have you tried Heating grill, Libman wire brush, wipe with a paper towel dunked in vegetable oil?

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I want to be able to brush it off with out worry of the bristels coming off and ending up on food maybe I should invent one
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Damn, I have never thought about the bristles coming off...never noticed any, but I'm gonna start looking now.
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I've never noticed bristles coming off either. Have used them for a long long time. I always brush the iron grates with a towel after brushing so that would remove a loose bristle.
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Damn, I have never thought about the bristles coming off...never noticed any, but I'm gonna start looking now.
A real danger.
"Three patients had wire bristles that wound up in their intestinal tract, which had to be removed through surgery or colonoscopy. The other three had bristles stuck in their neck, which were removed using a tube run down their throat."
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/20...ig-health-woes
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