7 Best Grill Brushes of 2024

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These grill brushes are safe and easy to use to get your grill clean and shining.

wire brush cleaning propane grill grates

As grill users we can’t get around the fact that grills get dirty. Even after one use, grease and burned-on food form on your grill’s grates, as well as inside the chamber. You wouldn’t cook with a dirty skillet, so nor should you do the same with your grill.

And while wire brushes have been under fire due to safety concerns around their bristles, there are a wide variety of safe, bristle-free grill brushes out there that are just as effective at keeping your grill clean and grease-free.

But where to start finding your new grill brush? We’ve tried seven of the best, putting them through their paces to test them on performance, durability and safety, as well as how they compare on stainless steel and cast iron grates. Whatever type of outdoor cooker you own, you’ll find the right tool for it here.

Cuisinart CSBS-777

cuisinart csbs-777 steam clean brush

Proof that there’s a lot of innovation to be found even in something as simple as a grill brush, Cuisinart’s steam cleaner brush is perfect for cast iron grill grates and gas grills’ other internal components.

Steamer-style brushes are particularly effective at dislodging cake-on grime and food particles that might prove too strong for other types of grill brushes. While it remains gentle enough not to degrade or scratch cast iron grates, and is also effective at cleaning the grease off gas grill burners and flavor bars.

The brush features a refillable water reservoir and control knob that controls the flow of steam through it. We found this easy to use and reliable enough to deliver exactly the right amount of steam. It also has a handy stainless steel scraper at the head end to help dislodge particularly stubborn bits of burned-on food and grime.

What We Liked

  • Easy to control water flow for optimal steam
  • Stainless steel scraper is great at breaking down tougher bits of grease and grime

What We Didn’t Like

  • Needs regular refilling, particularly for larger grills
  • Water reservoir does sometimes leak slightly
Cuisinart CSBS-777
  • EASY FILL RESERVOIR: The top of the handle pops open allowing you to easily fill the reservoir...
  • FLOW CONTROL KNOB: The knob on the brush head allows you to control the flow of water while you...
  • FRONT SCRAPER: The stainless steel scraper on the end of the brush head helps to remove any...

Weber 3-Sided Grill Brush

Weber 3-Sided Grill Brush

Weber’s reputation for crafting exceptional charcoal grills extends to their range of accessories, and the 3-Sided Grill Brush is no exception. This essential BBQ tool delivers efficient cleaning with nuanced features, catering to seasoned grill masters and casual barbecue fans.

With a 7-inch brush head, it allows you to make quick work of larger grill grates. In contrast, its three-angled edge enables you to maneuver easily into the inner rim of the grill as well as between your grill’s grates, allowing you to dislodge any stubbornly stuck food remnants.

The brush head features thick stainless steel bristles that didn’t bend or shed at all during our extensive testing. These bristles appeared to handle pressure well, as well as heat, when we tested them on a hot grill immediately after use. Furthermore, we didn’t notice any bristle loss, even after robust use.

A durable, comfortable-to-use wire grill brush that stood up to the most stubborn of grime and burned on food that we tested it on. We couldn’t ask for much more.

What We Liked

  • Unique Brush Head Design: The combination of the broad brush head with the 3-edge design makes the brush adept at tackling large surfaces quickly and at working into awkward angles
  • Stainless Steel Bristles: The brush’s high-grade bristles dealt with burned-on food superbly and showed no signs of bending or breaking
  • Handle Design: The ergonomic handle allows for good leverage and is comfortable to use over long periods

What We Didn’t Like

  • Performance on Porcelain Grates: The brush’s robust build means we found some light cosmetic damage on porcelain-enameled grates
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Weber 3-Sided Grill Brush
  • Wide brush head cleans large surfaces quickly and efficiently
  • Shorter sides can be used for cleaning edges and dislodging debris between grates
  • Thick stainless steel bristles resist wear

Char-Broil SAFER Nylon Bristle Grill Brush

char-broil safer nylon grill brush

Char-Broil’s entry into the grill brush game features a nylon bristle head. Seen as a safer alternative to steel wire, nylon bristles are gentler on cast iron and porcelain-enameled grill grates, easier to clean, and are far less likely to detach and pose a safety risk to your food.

Being nylon, however, the brush needed a little more work removing burned-on food in our testing. With regular cleaning after use, this isn’t too much of a problem, particularly if used in combination with a good spray.

All in all, the Char-Broil Safer brush offers a great balance between safety and cleaning performance. It features a replaceable head for when your brush wears out and a removable scraper for the most stubborn of burned-on food.

What We Liked

  • Perfect for Cast Iron & Porcelain Grates: The softer nylon material is kinder on more delicate grate materials than their stainless steel counterparts
  • Attachable Scraper Blade: Features a handy scraper blade to help tackle particularly stubborn food or grime
  • Food Safe: No risk of injecting metal bristles

What We Didn’t Like

  • Heat Warping: Nylon material is prone to warping under heat exposure, so you will need to wait for your grill to completely cool before cleaning
  • Soft Material: The nylon bristles may not handle heavy debris as effectively as stainless steel brushes
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Char-Broil SAFER Nylon Bristle Grill Brush
  • Includes Char-Broil SAFER Replaceable Head Nylon Bristle Grill Brush (model 8666894) and its...
  • Nylon bristles grit-infused for increased cleaning ability; angled bristles to clean top and...
  • Removable brush head for easy cleaning and replacement; snaps into place.

GRILLART Brush & Scraper

grill art brush and scraper

Featuring a unique spin on the stainless steel bristles found on traditional brushes, the Gillart brush uses a woven stainless steel design that’s completely bristle-free. This is designed with safety in mind, with no metallic wires that can break off and end up in your food.

However, this stands out from other bristle-free brushes because the woven mesh design is more flexible, heat-resistant and durable. We found it really impressive at making light work of scrubbing the inner rims and inside grates of our grimy grates. Crucially, we found very little wear after continued pressured use over long periods.

What We Liked

  • Mesh Design: Woven mesh design means no risk of metallic bristles falling into the grill area
  • Scraper Attachment: Includes a sharp scraper to tackle more stubborn debris and grime

What We Didn’t Like

  • Mesh Clogging: The woven mesh design, while durable and effective at scrubbing, became easily clogged with food particles and grease during our tests
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GRILLART Brush & Scraper
  • Extra Strong Ergonomic Handle - Still believe that as long as the bristles are stiff enough,...
  • 5x Faster Clean - Three times more bristles than the traditional bbq grill brush, but also...
  • Scraper for Stubborn Residuals - Still stuck in the debris that sticks to your favorite grill?...

Alpha Grillers Brush & Scraper

The Alpha Grillers brush is quite the competitor as well. It has an 18-inch handle, and three – that’s right, three – heads. This allows for extremely easy and quick cleaning.

The bristles are sturdy, and they can remove any kind of grime that might be left on your grill. No matter how hard you scrub your grill, the brush will most certainly be able to take it.

This isn’t the kind of tool that breaks easily. It’s also great for cleaning porcelain-coated grates, and it will not leave any scratches on them. They will certainly not be chipped by the brush either.

The Alpha Grillers grill brush also has a scraper on it, for the residue that the brush itself can’t remove. The bristles are sure to stay on the brush as well. You don’t have to worry about them getting into your food.

Alpha Grillers also offers a lifetime 100% money back guarantee.

The Final Verdict

A solid brush that does the job well. The fixed bristles are made well but don;’t are too rigid to spread the effort around the entire brush head.

Alpha Grillers Brush & Scraper
  • GRILL BRUSH: Our grilling accessories are designed for pit masters & this grill wire brush is...
  • SAFE GRILL CLEANING BRUSH: Safe grill brush for gas grill cleaner, porcelain, stainless steel,...
  • EASY TO USE GRILL GRATE BRUSH: Effortlessly clean your bbq in seconds with a grill scrubber...

BBQ-Aid Barbecue Grill Brush

BBQ-Aid Barbecue grill brush and scraper

This brush is a bit different from the ones we’ve looked at so far. The design is pretty simple, but it does the job perfectly. It’s 15 inches long, so it’s fairly good if you don’t want to burn your hand. The head is not quite as large as the other ones we’ve looked at so far, but it’s still perfect for cleaning efficiently.

It’s also made entirely from stainless steel. The handle is made out of wood, and it’s securely attached to the metal frame. The edges can be used as a scraper, so even the peskiest pieces of residue can be removed. The quality of this brush makes up for its price.

The BBQ-Aid grill brush is perfect if you want something that is simple and easy to use. It can clean your grill perfectly, without shedding any bristles. The stainless-steel head will certainly not rust away if you take good care of it. The long wooden handle will ensure that you won’t burn yourself accidentally while cleaning. You can attach a string (or something similar) into the hole on the end to get a better hanger for yourself.

The Final Verdict

The old-school design of this brush shouldn’t be overlooked. Sturdy, strong, and built to last.

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BBQ-Aid Barbecue Grill Brush
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  • PREMIUM DESIGN – Our wood grill cleaner brush and bbq tools look good and function properly....
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Kona Safe Grill Brush

Kona Safe Grill Brush

This brush from Kona show just why you need something above a regular cleaning brush to do the job.

The brush does away with standard bristles to help stop the likelihood of any stray bristles ending up in your food (it’s happened to me, it’s gross).

The lack of bristles might not sound promising, but in their place Kona use a ceramic-nylon hybrid that is still tough and durable enough to stand above most other brushes.

This makes it a great fit for people who want something that’s just as safe as it is effective. And because it’s less corrosive, it’s a great fit for cleaning cast iron grill grates.

It has a long handle to help you clear any flames or hot embers, while also helping you to clean it far more easily.

The Final Verdict

Perhaps the brush of the future. Everything about this brush is geared towards safety and comfort, while still being up to job for cleaning.

Kona Safe Grill Brush
  • SUPER FAST LOW EFFORT GRILL CLEANING - FOR BEST RESULTS: Turn Grill To Low, Close lid & Wait 4...
  • LONG LASTING SOLID CONSTRUCTION - 60% more rigid tool than a conventional brush. Will not bend...
  • RECOMMENDED FOR ALL GRILL TYPES - Safe for Porcelain, Ceramic, Infrared, Weber, Char-Broil,...

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About the Author

Ben Isham-Smith

A BBQ obsessive, Ben is behind 250+ of The Online Grill’s recipes, as well as countless barbecue guides to help barbecue newbies get to grips with the world’s best form of cooking.


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