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Old 06-20-2015, 12:33 PM   #1
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The Dangers Of Using A Wire Brush On The BBQ

My husband found this and sent it to me:



I threw ours away and went out and bought the Grill Stone instead.

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Old 06-20-2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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That guy is an idiot. How hard is it to look at the grill and see those? Knock them off into the grill and you're good to go. This would never have made the news if he didn't happen to be a reporter.
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:19 PM   #3
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That guy is an idiot. How hard is it to look at the grill and see those? Knock them off into the grill and you're good to go. This would never have made the news if he didn't happen to be a reporter.
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You do have some obligation to exercise common sense. You use the brush to clean the grill. Don't you then check out the grill to make sure it's clean?
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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They had discussions about this on other dedicated BBQ forums a couple of years ago.
I remember most of them sided with the common sense approach when using a wired brush.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:04 PM   #5
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You do have some obligation to exercise common sense. You use the brush to clean the grill. Don't you then check out the grill to make sure it's clean?
That's what I was thinking. However, I will pay extra attention now.
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:56 PM   #6
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My eyesight sure isn't what it used to be, especially grilling without good light when the sun goes down. I grill a lot year round and I for one appreciate the heads up! I will be purchasing a grill cleaning stone.

Thanks Kgirl.
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:42 PM   #7
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So it happened to one person one time and now grill brushes are evil?
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So it happened to one person one time and now grill brushes are evil?
Yup, better throw away that grill brush right now.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:05 PM   #9
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With my luck I would end up with a toxic grill stone imported from China, so many things to worry about in this world!
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:43 PM   #10
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A few years back management here took away the brushes (without explanation) and gave us the grill stone. The men were very upset. But after using the stone that one Saturday, they were happy. I would have to assume it was all about the bristles coming out of the brush. To the men, it just didn't seem very manly to use a stone for cleaning. Nothing like a good hard brushing to get anything clean. One of the guys suggested that they soak the grills in an engine cleaning solution. That idea got shot down real fast.

We women have to laugh at the men here. They think women know nothing about grilling. Only men know how to do it right. Blah, blah, blah. They were sorry they opened their mouth by the time we got done with them.
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