This is probably the least-expensive item ever discussed on the Cookware forum, but I am in need of a new pastry brush and I would love some recommendations! My previous brush was an Oxo silicone thing, that never really held onto sauces or egg wash very well and was generally useless. I needed it the other day, though, and discovered that the bristles had all been chewed down to nubs by a mouse! (On a related note, if anyone has any great suggestions for getting rid of mice, that would also be helpful.)
Anyway, please hit me with your favorite pastry brushes. I don’t think I want another silicone one - they just don’t hold onto liquids well enough. I mostly use a pastry brush for saucing or mopping BBQ meats, plus occasionally egg washing baked goods. I am willing to buy two if there is one that is substantially better for BBQ and one for baked goods. Thanks HOs!