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Pick Up Your Essential Best of Barbecue Grill Cleaning Tools Today

Pick Up Your Essential Best of Barbecue Grill Cleaning Tools Today

Cleaning your grill is an essential task. Not only will keeping your grill clean affect how safe it is to use your grill, but it will also change the taste of the food you produce. Think about it this way: You would never cook dinner on a frying pan caked with bits of charred food! Follow the same method of thinking with your grill. Luckily Steven Raichlen has 3 affordable products that will make cleaning your grill feel less like a chore.

1. ULTIMATE GRILL BRUSH – $25 or less

One thing to avoid is a grill brush with loose steel bristles that may break off and find their way into your food. With Steven’s improved Ultimate Grill Brush, you never have to worry about that happening to you! Use the steel bristle side of the brush on cast iron and stainless steel grill grates; the brass bristles on more delicate porcelainized enamel. Brush the hot grate before the food goes on and don’t forget to brush it again when you’re finished cooking.

2. CHARCOAL / ASH CAN and ASH SCOOP – Around $25-30

Where do you store charcoal, or hold ash (even if it’s still warm)? You should have a dedicated Charcoal / Ash Can to use when you’re grilling or cleaning up. Steven’s Charcoal / Ash Scoop pairs perfectly to make sure you can safely handle, store, and dispose of the fuel you use for your grill.

3. GRILL GRATE OILER BRUSH – $15 or less

A well-oiled grate is the third rule in the grill master’s mantra. Follow it! Keep your food from sticking to the grill by oiling it using this grill oiler brush, which allows you to cover a larger surface of your grill with oil in a smaller amount of time than using traditional oiling methods. This will save you a lot of time later when cleaning off your last cook!

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