Summer Grilling- Be Careful When Cleaning The Grill
Grilling is part of Summer. Actually, grilling is part of a year round activity around here. But they do need to be cleaned on the regular. And the brush that is generally used is a wire brush. Sometimes those bristles can come off the brush and wind up in the food that is being grilled after cleaning.
You can see here what can happen of a bristle does wind up being ingested.
You can avoid this issue by following this practice...
If you want to stick to using a wire grill brush, use it for one season and then toss it, since the bristles are more likely to detach after repeated use. When you use it, take a few minutes to inspect the grill surface for bristles before putting the food on.
Even better, opt for a different kind of brush that doesn’t come with wire bristles. Great, effective options include brushes made with nylon bristles, “stone” tools like this one that work like a Pumice stone scrubbing your skin, or brushes that use mesh scrubber pads that resemble Brillo.
And then there are two really cool DIY methods. One: Crumple up aluminum foil into a ball and use that to scrub, like this. Two: Cut an onion in half and use tongs or a fork to rub it all over the hot grill grates like this.