PSA – Do not use your old grill brush from last year! The old bristles can break off and end up in you or your family’s food! In fact, DO NOT use bristled grill brushes at all… here’s a much safer option. Right now just $10.99 and ships free with prime…
Read this excerpt from goodhousekeeping.com
Before you go to clean the grill before your next cookout, keep this horrifying news in mind.
Doctors warn that using wire bristle brushes could be hazardous to your health. The risk: The brush's wire bristles can break off, remain on the grill grate and end up in the food you're cooking. Then, once you eat it, they could potentially lodge in your stomach or intestines and cause major damage.
Two days after Cheryl Harrison ate a hamburger while grilling out a home, she felt sharp pains and was rushed to the hospital. "It was just a pain that I have never felt before," Harrison, who lives in Connecticut, told the local news station. "I felt my stomach was bloated… extremely tender to the touch.
A CT scan showed a foreign object and she had to undergo emergency surgery to remove an inch-long piece of metal from her intestine. Her husband had cleaned their grill with a wire brush before cooking, and Harrison had unknowingly ingested a bristle in her burger.
Unfortunately, her situation isn't uncommon. Last summer, a Connecticut girl named Anna Dunn had surgery to remove a wire from her throat after eating a hot dog at a picnic.
But fear not, there are alternatives to a wire brush: "We recommend using coil brushes that do not have bristles, " says Sharon Franke, director of the Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab in the Good Housekeeping Institute. She adds that crumpled aluminum foil is also a great option to scrubbing grill grates clean. Seriously.
Better safe than sorry, we think.
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