1) Charcoal Companion Dual Handle Mega Monster Brush
UPSIDE Side-by-side brushes for quick cleaning; long handle features a grip knob for more leverage; replaceable brush head.
DOWNSIDE Bulky; scraper on the end of the brush head gets in the way when cleaning the grate at the back of a grill.
2) Steven Raichlen Long Grill Brush
UPSIDE Wide head with extra-long bristles for quick, deep cleaning; soft brass bristles (for enamel grates) on one side and stiff stainless steel bristles (for cast-iron grates) on the other; extended handle for large grills.
DOWNSIDE Bulky; brass bristles are a bit too soft -- and less effective than stainless steel bristles.
3) Weber Heavy-Duty Grill Brush
UPSIDE Thick-set, fine, soft bristles for thorough cleaning; includes extra scouring pad for cleaning grill interior; durable stainless steel handle has comfortable rubber grip.
DOWNSIDE Expensive; narrow head; scraper on the end of the brush head gets in the way when cleaning the grate at the back of a grill.
4) Grill Dozer Steam Cleaning Grill Brush
UPSIDE Spray system releases a fine stream of water that steams on contact with a hot grate to loosen debris; three-sided head simultaneously cleans grill’s sides, top and grate.
DOWNSIDE Flimsy plastic construction; narrow head; scraper on the end of the brush head gets in the way when cleaning the grate at the back of a grill.
5) Brushtech Spiral Heavy Duty BBQ Grill Brush
UPSIDE Wide, three-sided panel of brass bristles attacks grill grate from all angles for quick and thorough cleaning; dishwasher-safe.
DOWNSIDE Brush head cannot be replaced.
USE YOUR GRILL BRUSH TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
*Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in August 2010.