My BBQ brush almost killed me!

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My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby CA-BBQ » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:15 pm

I always use a wire brush to clean my grill. A few weeks ago I grilled up some burgers and about half way through eating one I felt something stab me in the cheek. One of the metal wires fell off my brush and had somehow found its way into my burger. I did some research on different scrapers and brushes and found one that works really well but doesn't have anything that can fall off into the food. I found one on Amazon called the grill spike that looked like it would work. They were sold out on Amazon so I went to their website (www.grillspike.com) and bought one. I got it two days later and it's awesome. I use the Weber E-310 at home and the Weber one touch for camping and it worked great on both. I also found out after I bought it that it has a lifetime guarantee so I'll never have to buy a grill scraper again. I've never seen anything like it before and it works great so I thought I would share it with you guys. I never realized that wire brushes could be so dangerous and I can't even imagine what would have happened if I actually swallowed that wire.
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby Gator » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:34 pm

Really - I would always opt for a nail in my food vs a bristle. :shock: :whiteflag:
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:52 pm

Gator, would that be Stainless or Galvanized :?:
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby Gator » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:05 pm

OldUsedParts wrote:Gator, would that be Stainless or Galvanized :?:


What a crock. :laughing7: :laughing7: :laughing7:
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Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:25 pm

:laughing7: :tup: :lol:
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby spacetrucker » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:40 pm

to clean the grill... first let it warm up to the point the grease is starting to burn, next tear off a piece of foil and compress it into a ball, get ahold of it with your tongs and scrub the grill clean. No brush, no bristles no trips to the ER :salut:
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby Papa Tom » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:48 pm

I have an automatic grill brush cleaner.
I have a raccoon that comes 'round and takes my long handled wire brush drags it somewhere then licks the bristles clean.
Worst part for me is finding the brush but it seems I always do then hit it with degreaser spray and hose it off for the next time.

I wonder about his tongue though......
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby limey » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:40 pm

Nice testimonial, I will keep my 2.99 wire brush as I always wipe it down afterwards.
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby Boots » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:28 pm

Start yer fire hot enough and burn it off. No brush issues ever.
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby Russ » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:53 pm

What boots said.

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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:10 am

LOL @ Papa T :laughing7: :D :lol:
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby Txdragon » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:31 am

Papa Tom wrote:I have an automatic grill brush cleaner.
I have a raccoon that comes 'round and takes my long handled wire brush drags it somewhere then licks the bristles clean.
Worst part for me is finding the brush but it seems I always do then hit it with degreaser spray and hose it off for the next time.

I wonder about his tongue though......

He may want to avoid spicy, salty, and acidic foods for a while!!
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby Pony Express » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:14 pm

that aint gonna work on 3/4 #9 expanded. Me thinks hes advertising his own product
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby woodenvisions » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:16 pm

Right on the $ boots !
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Re: My BBQ brush almost killed me!

Postby Txdragon » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:32 pm

Pony Express wrote:that aint gonna work on 3/4 #9 expanded. Me thinks hes advertising his own product


Yeah, happens often. Folks advertising either their own product or something else. Kinda get a red flag when somebody's first and/or only post is something like this.
Even the story sounds wonky. I do remember hearing some stuff about it on the news some time back, I blew it off then as well. In all my years of cooking, I have never bitten into a brush bristle, nor have I ever had any physical ailments resulting from swallowing a brush bristle. Heck, I'm probably suffering more troubles from all the tylenol and ibuprofen I take, than anything related to consumption of grill brush bristles.
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