Best Grill Brush for Porcelain Enameled Grates

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Anyone who loves to grill will tell you picking the right grilling accessories is just as important as picking the right girl.  Your grill brush is one of the accessories you will use most, so it is important to buy the best one.

If you are using porcelain enameled grates for your grill, picking the right grill brush is even more important.  Remember, porcelain grill grates are metal with a tile like coating, which can be prone to chipping or scraping if not handled correctly.

Grill brushes come in a number of styles and materials.  When you are picking a grill brush for porcelain enameled grates this is especially important.

There are two types of grill brushes that are best for porcelain grill grates:

  • Wireless grill Brushes
  • Soft bristle grill brushes

Now, let’s take a look at some of the best grill brushes for your porcelain grates.

Best Grill Brush for Porcelain Enameled Grates

Here are my favorite grill brushes for my porcelain enameled grill grates.


Now, let’s take a detailed look at the different types of brushes.

Best Wireless Grill Brushes

When you are considering a wireless grill brush, there are a couple of things to consider like the shape of the brush, what the handle looks and feels like, and how many rows of cleaning material there are.

The main benefit of these wireless grill brushes is that you can use them on a hot grill, opposed to their nylon counterparts.

Kona Safe/Clean Grill Bush

This is a great grill brush all around.  It has two rows of cleaning material to get your grill super clean.

If you are hanging your grill brush from your grill, the handle of this brush is very plain, however it does the job well.

The only downside to grill brushes with so many rows of cleaning material is it is a bit hard to clean between the grill grates – but we have some other options when it comes to that.


Backyard Dudes BBQ Grill Cleaning Brass Brush

This next grill brush is all around a great brush.  It also comes in three different sizes – 12 inch, 15 inch, and 16 inch so you can clean even the biggest grills.

As you can see, this brush has a single row of cleaning bristles.  If you look closer these are actually very soft bristles, so they are great for cleaning in between the grates, as opposed to some of the wireless mesh brushes

The handle is also nice looking for when it hang off the grill.



BBQ Grill Brush Set of 2

The next grill brush recommendation for your porcelain enameled gates is actually a set of two brushes.

This set gives you the best of both worlds, a wireless mesh grill brush, and a soft bristled grill brush to clean in between the grates.

Each of these brushes can be used on a hot grill.

The only thing I do not like about this set is the metal scraper on one of the brushes.  Personally, I would never use a metal scraper on a porcelain enameled grill grate.

Char-Broil Standard Nylon Bristle Brush

  • If you need to clean your cold porcelain grill grates, this brush is an excellent and economical choice to get the job done.

Again, this grill brush has a metal scraper which I would not personally use on my porcelain enameled grates.

It is also important to note that this brush cannot be used on a hot grill – the nylon will melt.  I learned this lesson the hard way.



Picking the Best Grill Brush for Porcelain Grill Grates

Now that we looked at these four types of grill brushes in detail, let’s determine the best grill brush for you.

Here are a couple of things to remember:

Don’t scrape your porcelain grill grates with metal.

Many grill brushes come with metal scrapers, even if they are safe for porcelain grates.  If you think you will be tempted to scrape your grates out of habit, avoid these grill brushes.

Don’t use a nylon brush on a hot grill.

You will just melt your brush!  I tend to use my nylon brush to get off a layer of gunk on a cold grill, or while giving my porcelain grill grates a scrub with soap and water.

Because they are delicate, porcelain grill grates require a bit more care and attention when cleaning than stainless steel grates.

While cast iron grates do also require some extra attention, you can pretty much scrape them with anything and not worry about damaging them.

The Best Grill Brush for Porcelain Enameled Grates

I do not think there is a single best grill brush if you have porcelain enameled grill grates.  Just like for any other grill grates I have, I use a combination of brushes.

By selecting any combination of the brushes we have looked at, you can be assured your porcelain grill grates will be squeaky clean and ready to grill any time.


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