How to Clean a Grill Brush?
If you’re like me, your grill brush has seen better days. It’s grimy and full of grease, it sticks to your hands when you use it, and the bristles are probably coated in food residue that was once on the grill itself.
How do I know this? Well, for starters, my old brush is missing half its bristles! That’s why I’m writing this blog post about How to Clean a Grill Brush so you can learn how to get rid of all that grime.
How to Clean a Grill Brush: Easy Steps
Step 1: Mix Dish Soap With Water
Step 2: Get a large bucket and fill it halfway with warm water. Add about one tablespoon of dish soap to the mixture, though you can always make your solution more or less soapy depending on how much grease is coating your grill brush. Stir the solution gently until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Step 3: Now that your solution is ready, take the wire brush and fully immerse it in the mixture. You can coat all parts of the grill brush if necessary-the bristles as well as between them where grease tends to accumulate. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes.
Step 4: Once it’s been in the solution for at least 20 minutes, you can take it out and start scrubbing. If your grill brush is filthy, use a stiff-bristled nylon brush to help with challenging areas of grime. Make sure not to put too much pressure on the bristles when using this type of brush, though.
Step 5: Use a sponge to wipe away the remaining dirt, leaving your grill brush sparkling clean.
Grill Brushes: General and Care Tips
Grill brushes are great for cleaning your dirty grill, but they can also be harmful to the surface. If you’re not careful with your grill brush, you could be scratching the surface of your expensive grill! Here are some tips to help you get rid of all that grime while keeping your grill alive and functioning.
- Don’t use a wire brush if the bristles are coming loose.
- Use the correct type of grill brush for your grill’s surface. You will want to use steel wool or fine metal brushes that won’t scratch the surface for stainless steel. If you have a porcelain-coated grill grate, then never use anything with steel bristles.
- Keep the grill brush away from your porcelain-coated grill grate.
- Don’t use a wire brush with worn or broken bristles-it’s too risky to use! In this case, you might want to invest in a newer one.
- Inspect your grates regularly for any cracks, rust spots, or other damage that needs to be fixed before it gets worse.
- Remove debris from your grill grate regularly to keep the surface intact and undamaged.
- If you don’t want to buy a separate grill brush just for porcelain grates, then at least wash your wire brush with soap and water after every use so you don’t transfer metal bristles onto the porcelain.
- Whether you grill a lot or a little, your grill brush will eventually wear out. When this happens, it’s time to invest in a new one. If you have allergies, make sure to buy a stainless steel wire brush instead of a bristled one, as it is much more sanitary and less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
What is the best type of grill brush?
The best type of grill brush will have a stainless steel handle and bristles that are either metal or nylon in nature so that they won’t come in direct contact with grime on your grill. Also, make sure to buy a new one every once in a while, so you don’t have to worry about the bristles coming loose or breaking.
The next time you want to grill, make sure your brush is clean and ready for action with this simple recipe.