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Mar 10, 2005
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gr8dlr wrote: I think the brush that is problematic is the plastic handled ones with wire bristles. If you use those on a hot grill the plastic can melt a bit and release the bristles. I use the Triangle grill brush to clean stuff and then wipe it down with a rag to get black burnt grease off and then oil grates with greased paper towel - the rag and paper towel will knock off anything if anything ever got released.

https://www.lowes.ca/product/bbq-brushe ... lsrc=aw.ds

Considering the number of times ppl grill, the probability of a wire bristle coming off and it getting into your food is extremely low risk IMO. You cannot eliminate all risks, so I don't believe fearing a wire brush is justified. Like anything there's some caution that must be exercised.
It is low risk so point taken. I actually thought they stopped making them but apparently not.
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The brush that caused the incident looked like this one
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/LHCER-Gril ... 6RX70VG16U

This happened about the same time as the first news reports on the issue
(CBC Marketplace ? )

Anyhow, SO was lucky in that they caught the bristle / “needle” while in their mouth chewing
And had not swallowed it
They said they could easily see that happening
Scary experience, that could have been much worse

Risk enough ... we gave up on the steel brushes entirely
No regrets