Dozens of conical bristles on this Le Creuset silicone basting brush flex to baste the contours of poultry, pork, beef or vegetables. Unlike nylon bristles, the silicone will not shed, clump, stain, melt or retain odor. This basting brush holds sauce or marinade at the base of the bristles, releasing slowly to the tips for efficient distribution. The silicone-cushioned strike zone lets you tap off excess liquid into a bowl and protect the rim. Custom-designed in a smooth elliptical shape, the ergonomic wooden handle features grip rings for comfortable control and a tapered push/pull design for a slip-free grip. Removable silicone head is heat-resistant up to 480-Degree F, and dishwasher-safe. Perfect balance, design and grip, this Le Creuset tool excels in performance. The result of extensive research by an expert design team: an industrial designer, engineer and ergonomics expert, studying the geometry of cooking and baking vessels to arrive at ideal lengths and angles. Tested, evaluated and accoladed by consumers, this French-inspired tool modernizes the way home gourmets cook.