1. Give your brush a few firm knocks against a solid surface to dislodge any large pieces of food.
  2. If you have two bristle brushes, rub them together to clean deep between the bristles. Don’t rub too hard, or you risk bending or loosening the bristles. I’d recommend using a nylon brush to clean your metal bristle brush.
  3. Fill a bucket with water deep enough to submerge your brush and add a dime-sized mild, grease-fighting dishwashing soap. Get it nice and sudsy and plop your brush in the water. Again, if you have two bristle brushes, scrub them together underwater to really get that soap into every nook and cranny.
  4. Allow the brush to soak for several minutes.
  5. Rinse away the soap and food debris under the tap or with the hose if you’re cleaning outdoors.
  6. Dry if it’s a metal brush, to help prevent rusting.