Best Grill Brushes of 2017

Best Grill Brushes

Reviewing the best grill brushes may not be a very stimulating topic; however, using a grill brush after any grilling extravaganza is critical to the life of the grill and the taste of the food during your next outdoor cookout.

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Simply put, nearly all of the basic grill brushes are lacking in the job of fully cleaning your barbecue grill after a few cookouts. Hence, you need a great grill brush.

Our Choices for Best Grill Brushes

Brand

Brush Length

Editor's Rating

Qually United

18"

Alpha Grillers

18"

Kona

18"

Grill Daddy

22"

BBQ-Aid

15"

Cleaning any grill can be a mildly messy job. But, with the proper tools and know how, you can rest assured that the next time you fire up the BBQ, it will be clean, prepped, and ready for your outdoor cooking adventure.

Remember this: You want something that was built for your specific grill, designed to get into those problematic places, and built to increase the life of your grill. Do not just use a kitchen scrubber, please!

Grill Brush Reviews

Here you’ll find the brushes we like and recommend to keep your grill clean and functioning properly for years to come.

1. Qually United

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This grill brush is a 3-in-1, durable and effective, barbecue grill brush. The bristles are made of stainless steel woven wire so it won't scratch your grill surface.

This crafty tool is truly made to get in between the wires of your grill and clear out baked-on food.

It provides a painless cleaning and the longer handle, with nice comfortable grip, helps safely clean the grill while it is still warm.

It takes a little practice to get in the corners with the larger head, but that shouldn’t be a problem once you become familiar with how to work it.

Three rows of brushes provide excellent cleaning capabilities. You can use this versatile tool on gas, charcoal, porcelain, infrared, and even smoker grills, making it a perfect gift for all barbecue lovers.

There are a couple of downsides to mention though:

  1. The large size can make it a little difficult to work in tight spaces.
  2. Storage can be a little tricky due to the larger size, but this is not really a problem.

2. Alpha Grillers

Another triple-head grill brush. This one is very easy to use with an 18" long handle and stainless steel bristles, making this tool ideal for any backyard barbecue experience.

This grill brush has six shafts of wire enclosed in a durable plastic handle, so it won’t bend or break.

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The vertical positioning of the brush heads make it easy to clean with and it won’t scratch the stainless steel interior.

The brush has a long handle, making it perfect to use on a warm grill, but will successfully clean a cold surface with ease.

Even baked-on grease is no problem for this easy-to-use brush.

These brushes are specifically oriented to glide in between the grates of almost any grill, making it a top choice for best grill brush for stainless steel grates and comes with a one-year, 100 percent money-back guarantee.

The only downside is that the larger brush size may not work well with some smaller grills, but it’s not a problem for the big boys.

3. Kona

Cleaning your grill can be tough!

An average grill brush takes a lot of effort and can be agonizingly frustrating to get more than just the top grill surface clean.

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But, this one gets the crud off the top of the grates quickly and easily.

It does take a little more tact to get between the grates than the old metal bristle brush. Then again, people aren't ingesting tiny pieces of wire with their meals either, so it's absolutely worth the little extra effort.

This grill brush by Kona allows you to effortlessly clean the top and sides of your grill grates. Its hard-wired stainless steel cuts through the toughest residue without scratching your grill.

A few noted features...

  1. Stainless Steel Hard-Wired Bristle-Free;
  2. 18" tough, weather resistant handle;
  3. 3-in-1 brush design;
  4. Perfect for all grill types - including porcelain, stainless steel, and infrared;
  5. Rigid construction and lightweight; and
  6. 10-year "no hassle" warranty.

This safe/clean bristle free barbecue grill brush provides a cleaner, healthier grill surface than other brushes and eliminates the risk of bristles ending up in your food and is a great grilling accessories gift.

4. Grill Daddy

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The Grill Daddy Pro grill brush is a must for large grills as it cleans your BBQ easily with the power of steam without harmful chemical solutions.

Grill Daddy Pro Steam Grill Brush delivers a chemical-free easy clean for any grill type: gas, infrared, and charcoal.

Just preheat the grill and let the steam clean and sterilize the grates as you brush, without dousing the coals.

Easily steam away baked-on food, grime, and burnt remains from all of your stainless steel, iron, & porcelain barbecue grates.

At 22 inches from end to end, the Grill Daddy Pro is one of the longest grill brushes on the market - and the longest of the 5 reviewed here - and has a handy built-in hook to hang it from your grill.

It is specially designed to protect your hands from grill heat while cleaning large hot grills.

The Grill Daddy Pro features two ergonomic handles that provide maximum cleaning leverage even when cleaning the back of big grills.

The steam brush includes an attached scraper brush head for tough-duty scrubbing of anything on the grill, from tough grime to barbecue sauce. 

This brush handles everything with ease so long as you follow the directions properly. Make sure the grill is still VERY hot (as in, you just finished cooking), fill the Grill Daddy up with water, and you're good to go.

The one downside may be in the quality.

This brush is made of plastic that may crack if dropped. Also, the valve that you turn to release the water for steam is not of the best quality.

Regardless, this is a great brush for powering through the muck and would make a great gift. This grill brush was even featured on HGTV's website.

5. BBQ-Aid

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This barbecue grill brush and scraper has an extended, large wooden handle and stainless steel bristles creating no-scratch cleaning for any grill.

Some noted features...

  1. Quickly removes burnt on residue and quickly cleans your grill.
  2. Made from quality acacia wood, with its ergonomic handle and sleek stainless steel bristles.​
  3. 15" handle length - great length to keep your hands safe from the heat, yet minimal effort when using both hands.

This little tool does the trick!

It is a sound value, well constructed, and a slick tool, which anyone should consider for a great gift idea.

What to look for in a grill brush?

Here is what you need to look for in a great grill brush:

1. Easiness of Cleaning: How well it cleans, how long it takes, etc.

2. Smaller Bristles & Multiple Heads: They tend to clean better and in less time.

3. Durable Construction: You do not want to be buying a new one every year, right?

4. Grill Type (Porcelain, Stainless Steel and Infrared): Get the right brush shape and type for the grill.

5. Grill Size: Do you need a big, long handled brush for your big boy grill?

Best Grill Brush

While the choice will come down to answering the above questions for which is the best grill brush for you, our top pick is the Qually United grill brush.

We truly could not find anything bad about this brush. It's easy to use, has quality construction, and three rows of vertical brushes that can slip around a flat burner or curve with a cylindrical wall.

This grill brush is a durable and effective brush, is very affordable, and backed with a one-year guarantee.

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Have you tried any of these grill brushes or have another suggestion that we should consider to be one of the best grill brushes?

Let us know in the comments below and as always, Happy Grilling!

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