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Which basting utensil do you prefer?

Poll Results: Which basting brush do you use?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 11% of voters (2)
    Cotton Basting Mop
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Natural Boar Bristle Brush
  • 11% of voters (2)
    Synthetic Bristle Basting Brush
  • 58% of voters (10)
    Silicone basting Brush
  • 17% of voters (3)
    Other
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Just curious as to which cooking utensil people prefer for basting their meats.

post #2 of 10

I like cotton.

 

Al

post #3 of 10

Cheap and disposable. Mostly synthetic 2-3" paint brushes...JJ

post #4 of 10

JJ I see what your saying, but my experience has been the cheap disposable  brushes loose a bristle now & then. Don't want that in my dinner. Are there ones that don't loose any bristles?

 

Al

post #5 of 10
I love my THICK cotton mop. Yep, it's a PITA to clean, but it works really well.
post #6 of 10
myself.. I go cheap and disposable as well.... I use a water bottle and poke a hole in the cap... I've noticed when using a brush it wipes the rub off.....
post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post
 

JJ I see what your saying, but my experience has been the cheap disposable  brushes loose a bristle now & then. Don't want that in my dinner. Are there ones that don't loose any bristles?

 

Al

Yep...Synthetic material, but even the ones you describe, only lose hairs after many uses. I test for fibers falling out before I use one. A couple of tugs and no worries. I like and have used cotton mops but they are a PITA to clean and I mop so infrequently that cotton is not worth my trouble...JJ

post #8 of 10

I voted silicone brush.

I was skeptical about the silicone brushes at first.. then I got one in a raffle basket. I love that it doesn't waste any sauce, never looses a bristle, and rinses perfectly clean. 

I guess if you have a LOT of meat to cover in a short time while the lid is open, then a cotton mop would probably haul more sauce to the meat and get the job done better, shorter.

post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by JckDanls 07 View Post

myself.. I go cheap and disposable as well.... I use a water bottle and poke a hole in the cap... I've noticed when using a brush it wipes the rub off.....

 

 

I also noticed that as well....however I now use my brush' to "dab" the sauce on as opposed to "brushing" it on. 

 

I've been using silicon brushes for about 3 years now.  I like that they are easy to clean and don't leave any bristles on the meat.  I've never tried a mop, however have been itching to get one. 

post #10 of 10

I use a soft paint brush. Don't even know what the bristles are made of but it works well. I tug on the bristles too to make sure there are no loose ones.

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