Product Type: BBQ Master Foreman Grill
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Used correctly, this is a neat little, well designed BBQ brush.
BBQ Master Grill Brush Pro
Member Name: Randal
BBQ Master Grill Brush Pro
Advantages: Easy to use and tough.
Disadvantages: Durability may be an issue.
The brush itself has a wooden handle that is about 8 inches in length (20cm if you want to be metric) and is quite comfortable to hold in your hand, and has a little hole and a leather tie looped through the end to allow you to hang it up when not in use. The business end of the handle has a metal blade in the very end, about 3.5 inches wide, which is partially buried into the end of the handle and can be used as a scraper. There is also a notch in the side end of the scraper which allows you to get between the grill rails. Also at this end of the brush, the handle opens out to form a small square, about 3.5 inches square, to which you have fitted the wire brush element, which can be used for general cleaning.
In use, the brush assembly is quite strong, where you are able to apply quite a bit of pressure on the handle (and hence the scraper) to remove the larger burnt on, and perhaps more stubborn bits on the BBQ grill by using it in a scraper motion across the grill bars. The scraper itself is quite thick and tough, and hence can take a lot of 'action' when scraping. The notch on the end of the blade is also quite useful because it allows you to clean more of the grill rod. If you imagine that you just use the flat scraper blade, it will scrape the top of say 6 grill rods in one go, and then the bottom of those same grill rods in one go. But the flat edge will not allow you to get between the rods to clean those areas. By using the notched bit of the scraper on each individual rod, you effectively can clean the top and some of the sides of each rod with each scrape. Then by doing the same on the bottom of the grill, you can effectively clean the entire individual rod with 2 scrapes.
The wire brush part is more for use on the recently deposited grease and food residues that will be softer and not so burnt on. Again, a back and forth motion across the grill is normally sufficient to clean it, and the wire bristles are just long enough to also reach between the grill bars to clean the sides as well. I've often used the brush between cooking sessions on the BBQ just to give it a quick clean, and it has worked perfectly well.
To clean the brush itself, you can easily just wipe the blade bit down with a cloth, but cleaning the bristle pad out is a little more difficult. The best way I've found to do this is to just put the whole brush in the dishwasher, where the hot soapy water will soak between the wire bristles to get rid of any grease. So far, after numerous goes through the dishwasher, the brush is still going strong.
Negative points? The only thing of note is that after a while and some periods of use, you will find that the wire bristles will start to wear and bend over, mainly cuased through the brushing action against the grill. As yet after a year of use, the wire bristles haven't actually fallen out of mine yet, but some have bent over, which in some ways will reduce the cleaning effectiveness of the brush.
In summary, for the sum of £2.50, this has proved to be a very effective brush for cleaning the grill of my BBQ. Durability wise it might be a bit questionable as the wire bristles bend over, but that will depend on the level of usage, and when you consider the price you pay for it, I think it is acceptable because they are relatively cheap to buy. So overall, this comes with a 5 star recommendation.
Summary: For the price, this is an ideal brush for cleaning your BBQ grill.