Here's what to use instead.

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Courtney Rada, the host of Genius Kitchen's “Carnivorous," knows her fair share of intel about grilling. That's why, when we came across "The 8 grilling mistakes you're making — and how to fix them" on Today.com, our ears perked up.

One tip in particular piqued our interest: Cleaning our grills with a brush with metal bristles is a big no-no. In the article, Rada, strongly advises that grilling enthusiasts use bristle-free brushes to get their grill as good as new, and skip the typical metal wire grill brushes. “I’ve heard some horror stories about the bristles breaking off and ending up in the food, so that kind of terrifies me," Rada said.  A quick Google search on the topic agrees, with a Consumer Reports article by Lindsey Feingold warning: 

Yikes! If the cleaning a grill with an onion method isn't for you, consider this bristle-free grill brush & BBQ cleaning scraper currently on Amazon for $17.95.

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Well, knowledge is power, everyone. Here's to hoping everyone has a fun, tasty, and most of all, safe Fourth of July celebration s tomorrow.

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