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Pastry & Basting Brushes

Looking for the perfect food brush for your restaurant or food-service establishment? Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a wide range of food brushes that include pastry or basting brushes, manufactured by Carlisle, one of the most trusted brands in the food-service industry today.


You can choose from natural or synthetic food brushes: do you prefer a boar bristle pastry brush?  How about a food brush made of nylon? You can also choose from either plastic or wooden handles, whichever you prefer.

Food Brushes

A food brush can be further classified as a pastry brush or a basting brush. A pastry brush is mostly used in baking and is essentially used to brush over pastries using a butter glaze or egg wash and to cover the top of cakes with sugar glaze. A pastry brush can also be used to brush glazes on glazed hams and other meats.

On the other hand, a basting brush or a BBQ basting brush is used on barbecued or roasted meats to brush on the barbecue sauce while grilling or to sop up juices or drippings from under the pan and spread them on the surface of the meat that’s grilling to produce a crisp skin.

A Closer Look at Pastry and Basting Brushes

Food brushes like pastry and basting brushes can come in many different sizes, shapes, and materials. For example, the most common type of food brush with bristles made of synthetic materials is a silicone pastry brush or a pastry brush made of nylon. On the other hand, common food brushes with bristles made of natural materials include a boar bristle pastry brush or food brushes made of horsehair.

One of the biggest advantages of using a synthetic food brush is that it is generally more durable and will last longer compared to a natural food brush like brushes made of horsehair or a boar bristle pastry brush. However, food brushes with bristles that are made of synthetic materials tend not to be as pliable and flexible as natural brushes. They also do not coat surfaces as evenly as other types of natural food brushes. Also, unlike a natural food brush, the bristles of synthetic food brushes can actually melt if they come in direct contact with high heat.

Regardless of whichever type of bristle you choose—synthetic or natural—it is essential to always wash your food brushes after every use. It is also important to hand wash your pastry brush or basting brush because machine washing tends to destroy the bristles.

And there is actually a proper way to wash your pastry and basting brushes to ensure that they are always in the best working condition. First, you will want to fan out the bristles of your food brush and let hot soapy water run over them until they are completely clean and free of food particles and hardened sauce. Next, to dry, use a soft towel to cover the wet brush especially the bristles until all moisture is eliminated. It is actually a good idea to shake the food brush vigorously to ensure that there is no more moisture present.

Fan out the bristles in hot, soapy water until completely clean. Encase the brush in a towel and dry until no moisture remains in the bristles. You can also vigorously shake the brush to ensure all the moisture is gone.

Get the Best Basting Brush or Pastry Brush Here at Rapids Wholesale

Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a large selection of pastry and basting brushes and other type of food brushes, ranging from those with wooden and plastic handles as well as those with nylon or natural bristles like a boar bristle pastry brush.

If you are looking for a specific type of brand for your food brush, like a Carlisle brush, Rapids Wholesale carries a wide variety of food brushes from Carlisle Foodservice Products, one of the most-trusted brands in the food-service market today. 

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