Why are wooden grill scrapers better for cleaning grill grates than a metal brush?

Metal scrapers are a health and safety risk.  Wood scrapers are all-natural and safe.

Thousands of consumers have been admitted to emergency rooms because they swallowed a loose piece of metal that got dislodged from a wire bristle brush and stuck on grilled food.  They're not only hazardous, they can scratch and damage grill surfaces, accelerating wear and rusting. Wood is the clean alternative.  It’s all-natural, leaves no debris behind, is easy to clean and maintain, and in the case of hickory hardwood, it's extremely durable and long lasting.

Where are GrillSafe products made?

In the USA.

Our grill scrapers are manufactured, finished, packed and shipped from the US. We're a small business but we're proud to be doing our part to create and keep manufacturing jobs here in the states.  We may cost a bit more, but the quality, craftsmanship, and durability of our scrapers and grilling planks is second to none. 

What kind of wood is your scraper made of?

100% Tough-as-nails, solid hickory hardwood. 

We evaluated a bunch of wood types before deciding on hickory, including cedar, oak, birch, maple, ash, and even bamboo, although technically bamboo is not a tree, it's a grass. NONE of them matched the strength, density, and stiffness of hickory. GrillSafe scrapers are practically indestructible (under normal use). There’s simply nothing else like them or better than them.  

What type of grills does it work on?  

Any grills with parallel grate patterns.  

Plus, they're designed to be safe for any grate surfaces including porcelain, ceramic, cast iron, and stainless steel finishes. Their wood construction won't construction won't damage the surface.

How do you use the scraper?

It couldn’t be easier.

The first few uses serve as the "burn-in" period in which the grooves are formed along the scraper blade by holding and slowly sliding the scraper back and forth repeatedly along hot grill grates. The key is to achieve a single, deep set of grooves in the blade. You'll need to fire up the grill to 450-500 degrees initially.  After the grooves are formed, GrillSafe scrapers can be used on either hot or cool grills. 

Does it require any special care?


Unlike metal brushes that are impossible to clean, GrillSafe scrapers are easy to maintain. You simply wipe off the blade with paper towels or a hand cloth and some water after each use.  Or do nothing at all. Whatever char remains after scraping will likely burn off on the next use.  

We’ve found that periodically applying mineral oil a couple of times a year helps to preserve and extend the life of the scraper, and enhance its apprearance.

Is it dishwasher safe?

Absolutely NOT.

No wood stands a chance against a dishwasher.  We strongly recommend you DO NOT place GrillSafe scrapers in the dishwasher.  See the Q&A above for some general care advice.

What's the finish work like?


Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction applies to every aspect of our business, from the premium grade materials we select, to the craftsman-like detail of the milling and finish work we perform.  All GrillSafe BBQ grill cleaners are cut, routed and sanded to a finish you'd expect to find on high quality furniture. We think you'll find them to be smooth to the touch, of substantial and appropriate heft, and well balanced for ease of handling and effective cleaning. 

How long will the scraper last?


Considering it's made of one of the strongest commercially available domestic hardwoods, you can expect it to last a long long time, assuming you keep it out of the elements such as direct sunlight, heavy rain, and high humidity locations with stable air.

Are wooden grill scrapers eco-friendly?

Yes, wooden grill scrapers are eco-friendly. They are a sustainable alternative to wire brushes, which can shed bristles that are harmful to the environment. Wooden scrapers are biodegradable and can be responsibly disposed of.

Do wooden grill scrapers come in different sizes or styles?

Yes, GrillSafe offer two styles to chose from...Our Pitmaster is the larger one of the two and has a cut-out handle for when more elbow grease is needed to remove built up stubborn char. Our Grillmaster wooden grill scraper features a more streamlined design to improve manueverability and to accelerate the groove burn-in period.  The average burn-n period for a Grillmaster is approximately 5-10 minutes (first use).