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Not what I was hoping for
on January 9, 2013
I purchased this item a while back and am now getting around to the review. The brush was purchased because of the Made in USA logo and an apparent history of positive reviews. My expectations were high and this brush fell short on 3 critical points.
1) Poor cleaning performance. There is an insufficient amount of bristle material that actually contacts the grill surface. In fact, the twisted wire frame appears to make as much contact with the grilling surface and for this reason it is not an affective cleaning tool for the 6 month old tubular stainless steel cooking grids of my Weber Genesis grill.
2) Far too flexible. The twisted wire frame of this brush seems to be a great concept from a manufacturing perspective but falls short in cleaning performance as the frame handle is not ridged enough for affective cleaning and I find myself bending the brush severely to try and clean by grates thoroughly.
3) Rusting and corrosion. After 4 weeks of use the twisted wire frame that supports the bristles is severely rusted. About 2 of these weeks the brush was protected by the Weber nylon cover and the other 2 weeks exposed to the elements. Considering point number 1 above, this means the rusty wire directly contacts the cooking grids of the Weber grill when cleaning. In some capacity means I am eating off cooking grids cleaned with a rusty brush. Not appetizing or recommended.
Conclusion: Not a good choice for users of the Weber Genesis with stainless tube grates and those that expect outdoor items not to immediately rust. Outdoor products that immediately rust drive me nuts. Let's charge 2 bucks more for this one and make it right. America can do better than this. Looking forward to a better one at some point either from these folks or a competitor.