Basting & Pastry Brush
A traditional pastry brush is made with natural hair, and many economy brushes are still made from boar bristles. Synthetic alternatives like nylon are popular these days for their durability and easy maintenance, while many chefs are beginning to favor silicone basting brushes, which are long lasting, heat resistant, and available with color-coded bristles to help keep them reserved for specific applications. A wide selection of baster brush sizes and designs is available, including widths ranging from 1 inch to 4 inches. Round pastry brushes give users finer control, while flat ones provide wide coverage.