When it comes to Summer, the best times are usually spent standing by a grill and sharing delicious food with good friends. Today, Health Canada is warning all grill lovers that their beloved barbecue cleaning gadget, metal barbecue scrapers, are now a health risk. To avoid any possible problems at your next Summer gathering, we’re offering the simplest solution: Our rustic Wood BBQ Scraper. Unlike other wood BBQ scrapers, ours is made of hardwood and we’re here to tell you why it’s better to use than any other softwood types.
Here is a brief description on the differences between hardwood and softwood, as well as the features and specifics of each.
Uses porous vessels that transport water throughout the tree.
Uses medullary rays to transport water throughout the tree.
Used for high-quality furniture and home products, flooring, decks and long-lasting construction.
Making up 80% of timber, it is used for building components (windows and floors), MDF, paper and Christmas trees.
Types include Alder, Beech, Hickory, Mahogany, Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Oak and Teak.
Types include Cedar, Fir, Pine, Redwood, Spruce, Yew, Hemlock and Juniper.
More expensive than softwood.
Less expensive than hardwood.
Slower growth rate than softwood.
Faster growth rate than hardwood.
Loses their leaves in Autumn and Winter.
Keeps pine needles all year long.
Here is a quick comparison on the different aspects of how each type of wood reacts to fire; proving that hardwood is the right one for the job of a Wood BBQ Scraper.
High fire resistance, making the wood harder to catch on fire.
Low fire resistance, making the wood easier to catch on fire.
Emits less smoke when hot.
Emits more smoke when hot.
Doesn’t burn as hot, nor as fast, as softwood.
Burns hotter and faster than hardwood.
As you can see from the comparisons, hardwood is the best choice when it comes to purchasing a wood barbecue scraper. From being able to withstand the flames and heat to being a higher quality type of wood, you can’t go wrong when choosing hardwood. Click here to get yours today to start practicing a safe barbecue scraping technique. Make sure your barbecue is clean and ready for every summer gathering to come with a little help from us here at Wood Cutting Boards!