I am looking for a good basting/pastry brush. I would appreciate any suggestions but particularly for a particular brush.
I would like a brush that is
- heat resistant for applying butter to a hot crepe pan.
- good at holding sauces well for basting BBQ
- good for applying washes to baked goods.
The main choices would be either natural boar bristle or silicone. As I understand it, natural bristle brushes may loose their bristles in the food while silicone brushes are not good at holding a large volume of liquid. Are there any exceptions to these rules?
How do both brush types hold up against heat. I would hate to have burnt hair or melted silicone.
If you like a particular brand or model, please let me know.