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Silicone Brushes

Silicone brushes can baste, glaze, and then clean up in the dishwasher. Which is best?

What We Learned

In the kitchen, we use brushes for all kinds of tasks: basting, glazing, and spreading melted butter or egg wash, to name just a few. The bristles on these brushes come in two materials—natural fiber (typically boar's hair) and silicone—and we like each type for different reasons. Natural-fiber brushes are especially good at picking up liquids and distributing them gently and evenly...