I have a lot of gadgets that help with the preparation and cooking of food so in future there will be reviews about these smaller items with links on where to find them on the net.
One of the items I find invaluable when cooking a roast in my turbo oven, is a silicone basting brush. Because of its flat shape, I can easily slip the brush down the side of the oven to the juices in the bottom.
I have had a variety of different types over the years but they always seemed to end up melting.
Well I have had no problems at all with silicone brushes. They come in a variety of colors, sizes and handle shapes but and they are relatively inexpensive. There are generally 3 rows of non-shedding bristles and depending on the brand yo buy they are heat resistant up to 500°. Althought the Le Creuset set of basting brushes shown are heat resistant up to 800°.
Apart from basting meat you can use these brushes as a pastry brush for pies and breads. And they are dishwasher safe