Last year a new design of grill cleaning brush popped up named The Best Grill Brush. It got a lot of attention and positive reviews, so we decided to review it. Think of it as an update to our original grill brush article. That article is about 5 years old, it was about time for an update.
This new design features 3-inline spiral bristle heads. From the looks of it. The bristles should get between the inverted V-shaped porcelain coated grates better than an ordinary flat bristles.
To do this right we went to Amazon and purchased the highest rated brush they sell. We sell a similar version. We wanted to be as accurate as we could be with this review. The product we purchased is actually named “Best Grill Brush”. With a name like that is has to be junk, right?
At first look the triple bristle head looks impressive. Unlike other brush heads it has an aggressive look to it. My only negative thought is: are the 3 round heads spaced properly to get between all grates? Each bristle head is on its own twisted wire that leads back into the handle.
The handle itself is nothing special made from a heavy solid gray plastic, with a hanging loop on the end. When held it is at a 45 degree angle. I do not like the angle it sits at all. Most likely it is that way in case you need to apply pressure when cleaning your grates. When held it is a little heavier than an ordinary grill brush but not to heavy.
Let’s put the “Best Grill Brush” to work.
Our first test will be on the porcelain coated grates of our Weber. The mess we left is from marinated chicken. We intentionally left the marinade on and let it cool and sit overnight. We heated up the grill before testing. Here are the before and after pictures you can judge for yourself.
And after two passes.
Well I am very impressed with the results.
No brush we have ever tested worked so well with so little effort on our part. It didn’t get everything but no other grill brush would either. I didn’t even notice the odd angle of the handle.
So it worked well on the porcelain coated grates. How will it perform on a chrome plated wire grate like found on a kettle grill? Our gas grill uses that type of grate as an upper rack. The mess is same as the lower rack. Here are the pictures.
And after 2 passes
As you can see same great results on chrome plated wire as on the porcelain coated grates.
The bottom line:
I really wanted to hate this grill brush and tear it apart because just of its name. Partly because we do not sell it. But I just can’t. At this point we have used this product for several months. It is the best all around grill brush that we have ever used. The only thing I can really criticize is the cheap looking handle.
A couple of important things to note:
As you can see we used a stainless steel bristle head. There are versions of this brush with brass bristle heads if that is what your grill calls for.
Since the bristles are held in place with wire. They can easily be cleaned by dipping the brush head into a grease remover and rinsing it off with a hose.
If safety is a concern for you. This type of brush head is not as prone to shedding its bristles as a flat head grill brush.
Nylon Bristle Grill Brush Smart Start Triple Head
grill must be cold to the touch before using the brush
three brush heads for rapid and efficient cleaning
radial bristles are optimized for scrubbing grill grates from every angle
aka Sultan of Sizzle
I have been blogging about and selling grilling tool for over 12 years. A Certified Food Safety Professional, KCBS member, award winning writer and have over 10 years experience in the food service industry.
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