A silicone brush is something we can’t do without--we use it to spread oil in a pan so that we use less, to spread melted butter on a hot griddle to make blinis or pancakes (because it’s silicone, the bristles don’t melt on a hot surface), to spread sauce or marinade on meat or fish before we cook it. In short, it’s an indispensable Tool for any kitchen. And we love this model from Mastrad.
First, it has a long (~7 ½”) stainless steel handle, which gets you back just a little further from the hot pan. Second, it has a nice curve that makes it a lot easier to get into the pan without standing right over it. Because it has a silicone head, it can withstand heat up to 575°F, which should be hot enough to do anything you want to do. And is washes up in the dishwasher, so it stays hygienic.
I use this to brush oil in the bottom of a pan, but I also use it to brush egg wash on bread, marinade on meat, and just about anything else that needs brushing (washing it in the dishwasher in between, of course!) And the price is a very reasonable
- Heat-resistant up to 575°F / 300°C
- Bristles stay like new
- Easy to clean, dishwasher safe
- Non-porous, won't stain
- Won't scratch cookware
- Dishwasher safe