If you have the old school brushes with normal bristles, throw them out, now. Get these instead. They are sanitary, can be cleaned and sterilized in the dishwasher and the bristles never come out and get in the food. They are very soft and perfect for brushing egg wash on top of delicate pastry. They are heat proof and can stand up to the harsh temperatures of the BBQ grill. The long handled one is perfect for that application.