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Food preparation may include the heating and/or cooking of food items placed on one or more cooking grates. A heat source positioned beneath the grates may cook the one or more food items. The heat source may include one or more of, for example, an electric heating coil, fire (e.g., as generated by natural gas, propane, coal, charcoal, and the like), and/or any other suitable form of heating. As the food items cook, debris (e.g., oils and/or fats released from the food items) may adhere to multiple surfaces (e.g., top, bottom, and/or sides) of the cooking grates and soil one or more of the surfaces of the grates. The debris may be difficult to remove without the use of a scraper or brush. Conventional wire brushes including bundles or tufts of wire bristles may present a hazard when wire bristle segments separate from the brush and fall onto the grill grate. For example, one or more of the bristles may become lodged in a food product to be consumed by a user of the grill. Consumption of a wire bristle may be harmful a user’s health. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

A grill cleaner, consistent with embodiments of the present disclosure, generally includes a wire brush formed by a plurality of wire loops extending from a brush block. The wire loops may include a solid core wire or a wire cable/cord (e.g., a plurality of wound wire strands). In one embodiment, the wire loops may be formed as individual wire loops having the ends secured in sleeves (e.g., crimped). The grill cleaner also include one or more handles to allow a user to urge the wire loops across a grate of a grill such that movement of the wire loops across the grate dislodges debris (e.g., food particles) adhered to a surface of the grate. The wire loops flex just enough to clean off grill grates and are more resistant to damage than conventional bundles or tufts of wire bristles. In particular, the wire loops are less likely to separate from the brush block during use. As a result, the risk of wire pieces contaminating a food surface and/or food product may be reduced when compared to a grill cleaner utilizing bundles of wire bristles.

The wire loops, as discussed herein, may have any shape including, for example, a tear-drop shape, an elliptical shape, a semi-circular shape, a triangular shape, a square shape, a rectangular shape, a hexagonal shape, a piriform/pear-shape, and/or any other suitable shape. By way of further example, and as shown in FIGS. 1 and 8, the wire loops 142 and 808 may include an arcuate portion.

Referring to FIGS. 1-7, a grill cleaner 100, consistent with one embodiment of the present disclosure, is shown and described in greater detail. The grill cleaner 100 includes a handle 102 coupled to a grill scraper 104 and a wire brush 106. The handle 102 may include (and/or be coupled to) a platform 108. The platform 108 may be coupled to the grill scraper 104 and a connecting block 110. The connecting block 110 may be coupled to the wire brush 106.

As shown, a first distal end 112 of the handle 102 may include an opening (or aperture) 114 extending through the handle 102. The opening 114 may define a tool for removing, for example, one or more bottle caps from beverage bottles. As also shown, the handle 102 may also include a handle grip 116 at least partially circumscribing a portion of the handle 102. The handle grip 116 may be coupled to or formed from the handle 102. For example, in some instances, the handle grip 116 may be a molded plastic, wood, elastomer, metal, or any other suitable material capable of being coupled to the handle 102, in these instances, the handle grip 116 may be coupled to the handle 102 using, for example, any one or more of a press-fit, an adhesive, welding, snap-fits, screws, bolts, rivets, and/or any other suitable form of coupling,

The handle 102 may transition into a flared region 118 such that a width of the handle 102 increases to substantially match a width of the platform 108. As shown, the flared region 118 may include one or more sloped regions 120. The sloped regions 120 may increase the overall strength of the handle 102. Therefore, in some instances, the sloped regions 120 may extend within the handle grip 116 between the first distal end 112 and a second distal end 122 of the handle 102.

As shown, the platform 108 extends from the second distal end 122 of the handle 102, forming an angle θ with the handle 102. The angle θ may be such that an operator of the grill cleaner 100 may use the grill cleaner 100 while, for example, a grill heat source is active without causing bums to the operator. In some instances, the angle θ may be such that, an operator of the grill cleaner 100 may be able to apply sufficient force to the grill cleaner 100 to clean one or more grill grates.

In some instances, the platform 108 may be integrally formed from the handle 102. Therefore, the flared region 118 may transition into the platform 108. In these instances, a bend 124 may be included at the transition point between the flared region 118 and the platform 108 such that the angle θ is formed between the platform 108 and the handle 102. 1n other instances, the platform 108 may be coupled to the handle 102 using, for example, any one or more of a press-fit, an adhesive, welding, a snap-fit, a screw, a bolt, a rivet, and/or any other suitable form of coupling.