I use a barbeque brush. It works awsome. Its one of those $3 brushes that has like a 2 X 2 1/2" brass bristle brush on one surface and a brillo pad on the other. It HAD a grill scraper on it but I ripped it off cuz of the potential of gouging the alloy. The brillo pad is kinda worthless but the bristles are brass and they don't rust. The handle is plastic and ergonomically speaking, fits very well. I been useing it for 4 or 5 years and has become a fixture in the wash bucket.