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July 21, 2021

Grilling is a lot more pleasant—and your results will be more professional—if you have a set of grill tools that do their jobs well. Unfortunately, a lot of them are flimsy, poorly designed, or gimmicky. We’ve spent over 65 hours researching grill accessories, speaking with grilling experts, and testing more than 90 different tools—from tongs to thermometers to chimney starters—to find the best. If you’re also shopping for the grill itself, check out our guides to the best charcoal, gas, and portable grills.

In the latest round of testing, we gathered the following food and cooking experts from Wirecutter and The New York Times to combine forces at a backyard-grilling boot camp:

  • Wirecutter senior staff writer Tim Heffernan, who has worked on our grill coverage for the past three years
  • Wirecutter senior staff writer Lesley Stockton, a classically trained cook with extensive experience grilling and smoking over mesquite wood in the Texas heat
  • Wirecutter senior staff writer Michael Sullivan, a former curriculum developer and textbook editor at International Culinary Center
  • New York Times food editor and founding editor of NYT Cooking, Sam Sifton, whose accomplishments honestly can’t be summarized

Over the course of four days, we tested these tools while cooking more than 100 burgers, 20 chickens, and 10 pounds of vegetables on nine different grills. We discussed the usability, quality, durability, and price of every tool, and we are confident that our picks will be top performers throughout grilling season.

We tested these tools while cooking more than 100 burgers, 20 chickens, and 10 pounds of vegetables on nine different grills.

You might notice the absence of grilling sets in this guide. They’re popular, but we’ve found that the tools in such sets are usually of substandard quality and poorly designed. We think the smart money is on buying only what you need, choosing tools of top quality, instead of paying for low-quality extras that inevitably turn into clutter.

The best grill tools we’ve tested

Spatula: Mercer Hell’s Handle Large Fish Turner

Two sizes of spatulas sitting on a shelf next to a grill.

After flipping more than 100 burger patties with 10 different spatulas, we think the Mercer Hell’s Handle Large Fish Turner is the best spatula for the grill, offering flexibility and strength. It’s sturdy and maneuverable, with a wide, super-heat-resistant plastic handle that’s comfortable to hold. Over the years, we’ve found fish turners to be the most versatile spatulas in general, and this large version is no different. In our tests, the Hell’s Handle proved to be the one spatula that testers kept reaching for, prompting Sam Sifton to exclaim, "Holy cow, it’s a good tool."

The stainless steel blade on the Hell’s Handle has a fine edge, a stable feel with the right amount of give, and a tapered shape that seamlessly slid under our burger patties without resistance. After handling 10 different spatulas, Sifton noted that the Hell's Handle was "a little more flexible than [the competition] in the crucial initial entry of the spatula under the food." He continued, "As a result, there’s a silky follow-through that gets it off the grill." Though it’s very flexible, the Hell’s Handle is still strong enough to help transfer whole chickens from grill to cutting board. The tapered shape of the spatula allowed us to work successfully on a full grill, easily slipping in between burgers to get a clean flip. This wasn’t the case with large rectangular turners, which offered less agility in our tests.

The Hell’s Handle is still strong enough to help transfer whole chickens from grill to cutting board.

We liked the wide handle on the Hell’s Handle spatula because it felt secure in the hand and provided more leverage than most of the competition. According to a representative of the manufacturer, the polypropylene handle can withstand temperatures of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. It also boasts a limited lifetime warranty.

We also like the Winco TN719 Blade Hamburger Turner for lifting hefty burgers off the grill. This heavy-duty turner excels at smashing burgers Shake Shack–style on a griddle with minimal effort.

We also found that the rigidity, length, and handle angle of many popular designs for home grill spatulas did not perform as well as the fish spatulas we tested. For example, the OXO Good Grips 16″ Grilling Turner With Serrated Edge offered no flexibility and had long, awkwardly angled handles that made flipping burger patties more challenging compared with our new top pick.

Grill-grate brush: Best BBQ Grill Brush

The Best BBQ Grill Brush, with a light blue handle, resting on grill-side tray.

Clean grates are the best way to keep food from sticking to your grill. Leftover gunk on the grates, like caramelized sauce and burnt food bits, adhere to food, making it difficult to get a clean release. (Also, who wants to cook on a dirty grill?) In our tests, the Best BBQ Grill Brush removed stuck-on sauce and carbonized bits the quickest. It’s a virtual twin (aside from having a different-colored handle) to our former pick, the discontinued Qually United grill brush.

With its three rows of thick-gauge wire bristles, the Best Grill Brush covers a lot of surface area with each stroke, and its sturdy construction refused to bend during tough scraping tasks. Unlike the coiled metal pads on some other brushes, the Best’s steel bristles stayed intact and upright with no signs of breakage or shedding. That, combined with a comfortable 10-inch plastic handle, made the Best Grill Brush stand out among the brushes and scrapers we tested.

Person using the Best BBQ Grill Brush on a gas grill top.

We’d be remiss if we failed to mention that there’s some fear surrounding wire grill brushes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published reports on nonfatal injuries due to ingestion of wires from grill brushes. Although the number of cases is relatively low, the risk is worth noting.

Keep in mind that grill brushes only loosen carbonized food and soot—they don’t clean the grate. Before you start grilling, always run a wet rag (an old cotton one can do the job) after scraping your preheated grill to clean any remaining debris, including possible errant wires, from the grates. Also, if your brush is visibly deteriorating, buy a new one.

Person using the Great scrape woody shovel on a gas grill top.

If you’re hellbent on "no wire brushes," The Great Scrape's Woody Shovel is our favorite wire-free grate-cleaning option. This hardwood paddle has a straight tapered edge that takes on the pattern of the grates by branding them in while the grill is hot. We used the Woody Shovel on both the Weber Spirit E-310 and the Weber Genesis II E-310 (because they have identical grates), and it did a good job of clearing sticky cooked-on sauce and charred bits alike.

The hole in the handle on the Woody Shovel is an upgrade over the solid grip on The Great Scrape's Woody Paddle. We think this new ergonomic design allowed us to get a stable grip, but it comes with a small price bump. If you want to save a few dollars and don’t mind losing the enhanced handle, the Woody Paddle is a good option and offers the same cleaning functionality.

An upside to using the Woody Shovel instead of a wire brush is the pleasant smell of burnt hardwood every time you use it. The Woody Shovel is good if you have only one grill, as the grooves form to a specific grate shape; multiple grills would require a dedicated Great Scrape tool for each, and that can get costly. We haven’t seen any reviews of diminished scraping abilities with use, so we’ll be long-term testing the Woody Shovel this summer to see how it holds up to frequent use.

A man in a blue shirt using the grillfloss to clean a charcoal grill top.

The GrillFloss isn’t just a scraper—it’s also an all-around grill-grate grabbing and rotating tool that Sam Sifton calls his "secret weapon for summer grilling." The GrillFloss is simply a metal pole with a small, rounded hook jutting out the end. This hook can scrape rod-style grates (such as on our charcoal-grill pick, the Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill 22″) clean on every side—but it doesn’t work on flat cast-iron grates. The hook lets you get a secure hold on a hot grate for maneuvering it on and off the grill and flipping up side hinges to add more charcoal. And the hook is replaceable—if it ever wears out, a new one costs just a few bucks. The GrillFloss is also an ideal tool for kicking hot charcoal around the firebox, a job usually reserved for tongs that eventually touch the food. Even though the GrillFloss can scrape grill grates, we’d pair it with one of our other grill brushes for a faster cleanup, as cleaning each grate rod individually is pretty slow.

The steel wool brush of the tool wizard, worn after a few uses.

Other grill brushes we tested but dismissed include the Tool Wizard Barbecue Brush, which uses replaceable woven wire pads to clean grates. In our tests the scour pads unraveled quickly and loosened from the head when we tried scrubbing off stubborn messes. The Weber 6493 3-Sided Grill Brush didn’t offer the stability or coverage of our top pick. The thick-gauge steel of the Bayou Classic Grill Scraper was heavy and awkward for us to hold, and the hook wasn’t as defined as the GrillFloss’s, so it didn’t clean our grates as well.

Sheet pans: Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet

Two people holding whole barbecue chickens on silver sheet pans.

Sheet pans don’t necessarily come to mind when people talk about cooking outdoors, but you do need a platform for transferring food to and from the grill. Our long-standing favorite, the Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet (as well as the Baker's Quarter Sheet), is durable and notably useful. The design sports a tightly rolled lip and a generous 1-inch rim that’s comfortable and easy to hold with one hand, important when you’re working fast over the grill. In our tests, the 18-gauge uncoated aluminum construction avoided warping at high temperatures, up to 500 °F.

The Nordic Ware sheet is an excellent value for the quality, performing as well as pans twice the price. Since baker’s sheets offer so much versatility in the kitchen and by the grill, you’ll want to stock up. As Sam Sifton said during our testing, "Melissa Clark has a great line about sheet pans, which is, ‘If you have one, you need another. If you have two, you need a third.’" Wirecutter staff writer Lesley Stockton has six in various sizes at home and always needs more during big cookouts and dinner parties.

Chimney starter: Weber Rapidfire

Charcoals being dumped from the weber rapidfire chimney starter into an open charcoal grill.

A chimney starter offers the fastest, easiest way to light coals in one attempt—and doesn’t rely on smelly lighter fluid. We think the Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter is the best, because it checks all the boxes: a generous size, ease of use, a good price, and regular availability. The Weber chimney starter has a spacious main chamber that measures 9 by 7¾ inches and has a 6-quart capacity, or about 90 briquets. When testing charcoal grills, we learned that this is enough fuel to cook 12 burgers and still have some cooking time to spare. The lighting chamber has ample room for a large wad of newsprint—our preferred igniting material—and big vents for airflow and easy access for matches.

The Weber Rapidfire has two handles, so you can securely dump hot coals into your grill. The main fixed handle has a heat-resistant plastic grip; the second is a swinging wire handle that adds stability and control, allowing you to dump the lit coals with confidence. That design feature isn’t unique to Weber, but the Rapidfire was the only model to offer all of these features at an affordable price with wide availability. Although chimney starters can range in price from $10 to $60, this Weber model consistently hovers around the $15 mark, and you can find it at most major retailers, including Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, and Walmart.

Instant-read thermometer: ThermoWorks ThermoPop

The thermoworks thermopop instant read thermometer on a wooden background.

To ensure you’re consuming meat and poultry cooked to safe internal temperatures, we recommend adding the ThermoWorks ThermoPop, our pick for the best instant-read thermometer, to your grilling arsenal. In our tests, the ThermoPop was quick at reading temperatures, and very accurate. The easy-to-read display is backlit with digits that automatically rotate in four directions depending on the thermometer’s orientation, so it’s convenient to read at almost any angle. The ThermoPop also has a generous reading range (–58 to 572 °F) and a splash-proof body. It can switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius at the push of a button, too. Although the ThermoPop wasn’t the fastest thermometer we tested—we’re talking a difference of just a few seconds—it covers all the basics for home cooks at an affordable price.

If you want the fastest instant-read thermometer, one beloved by the pros, we recommend getting the ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4. Like the ThermoPop, the Thermapen has a reading range of -58 to 572 °F and a backlit, rotating digital screen; it also comes with a two-year warranty. The Thermapen, however, is unmatched due to its unparalleled accuracy and waterproof casing. Barbecue and grilling expert Rick Browne, creator, host, and executive producer of PBS’s Barbecue America television series, told us that 50 teams were present at the last barbecue competition he attended, and "48 of them used a Thermapen, or another device just like a Thermapen." Browne continued, “It’s almost universal. Nobody used any other kind of thermometers.”

Basting brush: OXO Good Grips Large Silicone Basting Brush

Barbecue chicken on a gas grill top, being brushed with sauce using the oxo good grips basting brush.

Whether you’re grilling chicken pieces or multiple racks of ribs, a basting brush that can generously apply barbecue sauce without deteriorating over high heat is a necessary tool for the job. After testing four models, we recommend the OXO Good Grips Large Silicone Basting Brush. The silicone bristles on the OXO brush are heat resistant to 600 °F, so they won’t melt or leave stray bristles on your food (as most natural-fiber pastry brushes will). The brush is also dishwasher safe.

The brush has two types of bristles: silicone outer bristles, and a set of flat perforated bristles in the core of the brush. Between them, they held enough sauce that we didn’t have to continuously reapply. The full bristle set on the OXO brush was neither too stiff nor too wobbly, with just the right amount of flexibility to create a smooth, even layer of barbecue sauce over the surface of the meat. Among all the silicone brushes we considered, we didn’t find any others with this kind of combination-bristle design.

Though the handle was shorter than those of some other brushes we tested, we found that it still provided enough distance from the grill to keep our hands safe. Also, the slight bend at the base of the large OXO handle provided a convenient angle for scooping generous amounts of sauce and easy basting.

If you prefer a brush with a longer handle, we also recommend the Le Creuset Revolution Basting Brush. In our tests, the bristles of the Le Creuset brush held a good amount of barbecue sauce and created an even coating over the meat. The removable silicone head is heat resistant up to 480 °F (compared with our main pick’s resistance of up to 600 °F) and dishwasher safe. If you care about the aesthetics of your grill tools, we think the Le Creuset brush is nicer looking than the OXO, due to its wooden handle and silicone bristles, which come in a variety of colors (six in all).

Vegetable basket: Grillaholics Grill Basket

Two grill baskets with mixed vegetables cooking over a gas grill while a person grinds pepper onto the veggies.

We think the best option for cooking diced vegetables on the grill is using the affordably priced Grillaholics Grill Basket. The grape tomatoes, diced zucchini, and eggplant we cooked in the Grillaholics basket had better color and developed more flavor than the vegetables we tried with the competition. The larger perforations on this basket offer better heat and air circulation and allow the vegetables to have more contact with the grill grate.

In our tests, the less contact that vegetables had with the grill, the more they steamed. Over time, we think the stainless steel Grillaholics basket will stand up to the rigors of high-heat grilling better than the nonstick Williams-Sonoma pan we tested. Since the Grillaholics basket is dishwasher safe, it’s also easier to clean. Additionally, we liked the curved handles on the Grillaholics basket, which made it easier for us to move the pan around the grill using tongs.

If our main pick isn’t available, we also recommend the comparably priced Cave Tools Vegetable Grill Basket. This model is nearly identical to our top pick, and it performed similarly in our tests, but since its perforations are narrower, it doesn’t offer quite as much contact with the grill grate.

Probe thermometer: ThermoWorks Dot

The thermoworks dot instant read thermometer sitting on a wooden background next to tongs and a silver tray.

The experts we spoke with recommended an instant-read thermometer over a probe thermometer: Instant-read models are faster, and they generally last longer since they have no exposed cables that could deteriorate in the heat. But if you prefer a probe thermometer, which can remain in the meat so you can monitor the temperature while it cooks without having to open the grill lid, we recommend the ThermoWorks Dot. In our tests, the Dot probe thermometer was the fastest and most accurate at reading temperatures. Its simple design and straightforward controls made it easier to use than the competition. Also, we liked the strong magnet on the back of the unit that kept it securely attached to the side of a grill.

The probe has a temperature range of -58 to 572 °F and a cable that’s heat resistant to 700 °F, considerably higher than the 400 °F resistance that other models offer. Since it can withstand higher temperatures, the Dot can also monitor the ambient temperature of grills and smokers (ThermoWorks sells affordably priced grate clips and air probes separately). If you’re looking for probe thermometers with more features (such as timers, backlit screens, and volume adjustment), you might also consider the ThermoWorks ChefAlarm and the ThermoWorks Smoke. For more recommendations, see our full guide to probe thermometers.

Grilling gloves: US Forge 400 Welding Gloves

A person pouring charcoal out of a grill starter into a grill while wearing the split leather welding gloves.

Barbecue experts agree that the best way to protect hands from ambient heat while grilling is to use a set of suede or split-leather welding gloves. We still think the split leather US Forge 400 Welding Gloves offer the best combination of heat resistance, dexterity, and price. These gloves offer better heat protection than Nomex or silicone, and better dexterity than standard kitchen oven mitts. After years of using the US Forge gloves with high heat and sooty grill parts, we feel comfortable in saying that if you use them within their capacity, they will keep you safe.

It’s important to remember that these gloves are heat resistant, but not heatproof. Don’t think that you can plunge your hands into a glowing coal bed or hold scorching-hot metal without feeling heat. You’ll need extra protection if you want to grab and move scorching-hot metal grilling baskets and grates. In addition to gloves, we suggest using tongs or cheap terry bar mops for a secure grip and better heat barrier. Grilling gloves protect your hands from ambient heat while you’re working in the firebox, cooking on the grates, and dumping hot coals from a chimney starter.

A thick top-grain leather exterior, a soft cotton interior, and durable lock-stitching on the US Forge gloves will help them stand up to years of abuse. They’re also fire resistant and comfortable. The cotton liner provides some additional heat protection, guards your hands against the gloves’ stitching, and helps to wick away sweat. Unlike oven mitts, these five-fingered gloves allow for better dexterity, which translates to a better grip on tongs, spatulas, and basting brushes. Though any number of welding gloves offer similar features, we didn’t find any that were as inexpensive and widely available through Amazon and welding specialty shops as the US Forge gloves.

“I think silicone is guaranteed up to 500 or 550 degrees Fahrenheit,” said Steven Raichlen, author and founder of Barbecue University. “But typically when you’re direct grilling, or if you’re heating something on the grill, you’re going to be up above 600 to 700 degrees. So for me, I never trust the silicone. For me, I like welder’s gloves or suede gloves.”

As for cleaning suede or leather grilling gloves, Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn of AmazingRibs.com offered us some tips: Wash them with soap and water, or simply wait for them to dry and then brush off dried grease and sauces.

Not as impressive: Replacement grill grates

We also tested GrillGrates, which consist of anodized aluminum plates that link together in sections and rest on the existing grates or grate holders. They're available to fit most common grill brands, and we tried them out on both charcoal and gas grills. Although they are hugely popular with professionals and grilling enthusiasts, we were less impressed. They claim to deliver a better sear and higher heat than the grill manufacturers’ grates, while also eliminating flare-ups. But in our tests, we found that they blocked a lot of the heat source due to their mostly solid design. Steaks we cooked on GrillGrates were seared only where the meat made contact with the grate, leaving the rest of the surface pale, and asparagus spears barely showed any grill marks at all. While the GrillGrates did manage to eliminate any chance of a flare-up, we’d rather have more contact with the high ambient heat from the firebox to get the browned crust and crispy, rendered fat cap we look for in a grilled steak, or the nicely charred surface that makes for great grilled veggies.

And one last totally indulgent luxury item: Slow ’N Sear Deluxe

Chunks of wood mixed into red hot coals in a charcoal grill.

Getting the Slow ’N Sear Plus ready to cook baby back ribs, with chunks of peach wood beginning to smoke on top of a load of lit coals. Photo: Kyle Fitzgerald

A person pouring water into the slow 'n sear grill insert while a rack of ribs cooks on a charcoal grill.

The Slow ’N Sear Plus has a reservoir that holds up to a quart of water, creating a humid environment that helps keep the meat moist. Photo: Kyle Fitzgerald

The popularity of the Weber kettle grill has invited a lot of third-party innovations—essentially, ways to "hack your Weber" to add even more versatility. One such item is hardly a necessity, but we can see why it’s a favorite among charcoal enthusiasts.

The Slow ’N Sear Deluxe turns any 22-inch kettle grill into a more capable and versatile smoker, and makes indirect cooking and high-heat searing simple. This half-moon charcoal basket, which has an integral reservoir that holds 1 quart of water, fits flush against the side of the grill, so it’s easily accessible from the hinged cooking grate. We tested the Slow ’N Sear using “fast” and “slow” indirect-cooking and smoking methods, and we also blackened vegetables for salsa over direct heat (sear). You can find other, less expensive charcoal baskets, but none we researched offered the range of functionality of the Slow ’N Sear, which Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn—one of the leading voices in professional grilling—calls “the single best accessory for the Weber kettle ever.” The original version that we tested, the Slow ’N Sear Plus, has since been discontinued and replaced by the Slow ’N Sear Deluxe, which includes a removable water reservoir and differently shaped holes in the bottom grate that the company claims will make it more resistant to warping. We haven't had the chance to test the new version yet, but it's similar enough to the Plus that we think it should perform just as well.

We used the Slow ’N Sear several different ways in our tests. First, we did the "fast" method for baby back ribs. We filled the basket with hot coals from the chimney starter, topped with peach-wood chunks, and filled the reservoir with water. During the three-hour cook, we added hot coals once around the 1½-hour mark to maintain a temperature of roughly 325 °F. The resulting baby back ribs were smoky, juicy, and tender.

For the second test, we tried the "low and slow" method on St. Louis–style ribs. Instead of filling the Slow ’N Sear with hot coals, we lit a dozen briquets on one end of the basket. Once they were ashed over, we filled the rest of the basket with unlit coals, topped with peach-wood chunks, and added water to the reservoir. Throughout cooking, the coals and wood smoldered like a cigar, from one end to the other. After four hours at 275 °F, the St. Louis ribs were juicy, with delicious, lightly charred bits on the ends.

Then we turned to high-heat cooking—the "sear" part of the Slow ’N Sear. Fire-roasted salsa usually involves blackening vegetables in a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet under your oven’s broiler. We wanted to see if we could get similar (or better) flavor and texture on the grill using the Slow ’N Sear. We charred tomatoes and onions directly over freshly lit, red-hot coals, and put a foil pack of garlic and oil off to the side in the indirect zone. After charring, we moved the vegetables to a metal sizzle plate in the indirect zone to cook with the grill covered for 20 minutes. We then whirred everything in a Vitamix (with a large handful of fresh cilantro and salt to taste). The result was some of the best salsa we’ve ever made, without turning the kitchen into a sweatbox with a hot oven.

If you want a simple way to add brilliant smoking and searing ability to your kettle grill, it’s an investment worth considering.

The Slow ’N Sear is also good for "reverse searing," or as Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn of AmazingRibs.com calls it, “sear in the rear.” Ideal for thick steaks, this method involves cooking the meat indirect until the internal temperature is 15 degrees below your target, and then searing directly over the hot coals to get a crisp crust.

At $100, the Slow ’N Sear Deluxe isn’t a small-ticket item. But if you want a simple way to add brilliant smoking and searing ability to your kettle grill, it’s an investment worth considering. Less-expensive, less-controllable, and less-versatile options, such as Weber’s plain grill baskets, exist—heck, as Sam Sifton of The New York Times quipped, you can just "use three bricks" to corral the coals if you’re doing only indirect cooking (they cost about 60¢ apiece). The Slow ’N Sear Deluxe offers deft heat control from the lowest to the highest temperatures, the utility of a water reservoir, lengthy set-it-and-forget-it cook times on a single load of coal, and dead-simple setup and cleanup. If you’re a regular griller/smoker or plan to be one, these qualities may justify the expense.

About your guides

Lesley Stockton

Lesley Stockton is a senior staff writer reporting on all things cooking and entertaining for Wirecutter. Her expertise builds on a lifelong career in the culinary world—from a restaurant cook and caterer to a food editor at Martha Stewart. She is perfectly happy to leave all that behind to be a full-time kitchen-gear nerd.

Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan has been a staff writer on the kitchen team at Wirecutter since 2016. Previously, he was an editor at the International Culinary Center in New York. He has worked in various facets of the food and restaurant industry for over a decade.

Tim Heffernan

Tim Heffernan is a senior staff writer at Wirecutter and a former writer-editor for The Atlantic, Esquire, and others. He has anchored our unequaled coverage of air purifiers and water filters since 2015. In 2018, he established Wirecutter’s ongoing collaboration with The New York Times’s Smarter Living. When he’s not here, he’s on his bike.

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Date published: 2020-09-29

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Date published: 2020-09-13

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Date published: 2020-09-01

Rated 4 out of 5by Anonymousfrom It depends...As a general rule, Weber grill brushes are great. I have owned them before for a Weber Gas Grill with metal grates. However, my new grill is a Weber Electric Q series grill (condo rules) with porcelain-enameled grates and I am not sure this is the appropriate brush for this application. It was recommended on the website but, upon reflection, I fear it will ruin the finish of the grates. If there is a better option, please advise.

Date published: 2020-08-30

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Date published: 2020-08-29

Rated 4 out of 5by Anonymousfrom Solid brush that's light weigh and easy to useI've read other reviewers describing this brush as not strong enough to clean the grill. I find it works fine. Yes, it flexes a little but that doesn't bother me as much. For anyone looking for something strong, they would be "scraping" the grill, imho.

Date published: 2020-08-19

Rated 5 out of 5by Anonymousfrom Quality grill brushes that lastThese Weber grill brushes are of exceptional quality. The are well designed and clean the grill grates very thoroughly. They really get into the groves on the grates. The are of much higher quality than unbranded brushes sold in hardware and home stores.

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Date published: 2020-08-12

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Rated 2 out of 5by Nicholas B Bfrom Very FlimsySo far I’m very disappointed with the grill brush. It’s much flimsier than other grill brushes I’ve used in the past.

Date published: 2020-06-26

Rated 1 out of 5by delridgianfrom Warning - Don't Brush Too Hard With Steel BrushesBought the e-410 and one of these brushes. Used ~20 times over past three years. This brush will strip the porcelain off of the grill grates if you use it with too much force over time. I have to replace the grates now and am looking at replacing this brush as well.

Date published: 2020-06-26

Rated 5 out of 5by Dolseyfrom Best brush for my WeberJust fits the grates on my Genesis S320 perfect and is the best grill brush I've found for it. This is the second one I've purchase. It's inexpensive and works great!

Date published: 2020-06-25

Rated 5 out of 5by CEO!from Nice Wide BrushWorks great though you can't press hard on it to clean off hard stuck on food. I let the grill burn it off first then clean.

Date published: 2020-06-23

Rated 5 out of 5by Anonymousfrom Grill BrushThe brush works great. I highly recommend this product.

Date published: 2020-06-22

Rated 2 out of 5by PJohansenfrom So disappointed!!!Today, I used this brush for the first time.. It worked terrific, but as I was completing my cleanup, the metal part separated from the handle. It is now useless. Such a shame, as the brush was far superior to any others that I have tried.

Date published: 2020-06-22

Rated 2 out of 5by aaronthor22from Limp brushI purchased this brush when I bought a new grill. I previously had the wood-handled grill brush and wasn't really happy with that one. I felt that when I used the wood-handled brush only the first 1/3 of the bristles cleaned the grate and could get pretty nasty. I picked this one because with the thinner bristle section and thinner handle I expected that the brush would perform better and not get so dirty so quickly. Unfortunately, the metal between the handle and the brush is fairly flexible so it's difficult to apply much pressure when cleaning the grate. It works alright but I have to do a lot of passes and at a lot of different angles to clean well. I was a bit disappointed. Most of the other Weber products I use have been phenomenal.

Date published: 2020-06-17

Rated 5 out of 5by Susie sfrom Grill brushIt works really well, especially in combination with the Weber grill cleaning spray.

Date published: 2020-06-15

Rated 5 out of 5by Sonnifrom Grill brushIt actually works well. Can’t ask for more than that.

Date published: 2020-06-12

Rated 5 out of 5by Fouadfrom GrillingThe best grill brush ever owned. Cleans exactly as expected every time!!

Date published: 2020-06-07

Rated 2 out of 5by Mehranfrom Not adequate for a good cleaning and storage inQ32The handle is too long thus making the cleaning and storage difficult

Date published: 2020-05-31

Rated 5 out of 5by Darlene Ffrom Grate brushThis wire brush really cleans between the grate. Very nice

Date published: 2020-05-26

Rated 5 out of 5by RETNYPDDET1from Best Grill Brush everrr!This brush works the best I ever had. Comfy in yiur hand and does the job painlessly. A must have!

Date published: 2020-05-25

Rated 5 out of 5by Wayne bfrom Grill brushBought this for clening the kettle 22 i use it on all of them.

Date published: 2020-05-23

Rated 4 out of 5by Caesarfrom Good brushI like this brush. I'd like it more if it were a little stiffer but it makes up for that with its finer touch.

Date published: 2020-05-12

Rated 1 out of 5by Sanfordfrom Wire brush doesn't cut it (or clean it)I'm very disappointed in this "cleaning" brush. While it looks great, for me it doesn't get the residue off the grill plates even when I let them up and scrub hard. My traditional grill brush (18 inch wooden handle with an approximately 4" by 4" metal pad) works like a champ. I've since stopped using the Weber wire brush.

Date published: 2020-05-04

Rated 5 out of 5by Vermont grill guyfrom The best brush for cleaning the cooking grates!The weber grill brush works great! It has a long life, and cleans the grates with ease. I recommend pre heating your grill with a sheet of heavy duty foil over the grates. The, brush the charred remains off the grates with the brush. I can usually get 2-3 years out of one brush, then the stainless bristles flatten.

Date published: 2020-04-25

Rated 5 out of 5by Greatdanefrom Greatdaneworks great, cleans really good and would buy it again!!

Date published: 2020-04-10

Rated 5 out of 5by Pb12from Well madeWell made and design.works well with longer handle also brush design makes it easy to clean.

Date published: 2019-08-06

Rated 5 out of 5by Blackbeardfrom SuperiorBought these before and thought I’d try to save some money and buy another brand. Other brand was about half the price. Well, it was under a quarter the quality. Lasted about 2 cleanings before it was clogged and useless. Weber brushes last me at least a whole grilling season. Guess what I went and bought again.

Date published: 2019-07-21

Rated 4 out of 5by Stretchedfrom Spruce up that grillRecognize that you have to keep grates extra clean to have good cooking results, and your wire brush does the job. Very easy to use. Appears durable.

Date published: 2019-06-16

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