This untreated beechwood mussel brush is designed to thoroughly clean away debris like seaweed, sand, barnacles, or mud spots from a variety of shellfish such as mussels, oysters, clams, crabs and lobsters. This helps to avoid any grit or dirt spoiling your food. The brush is 100% plastic-free and natural, with plant-based bristles (Union Fibre).
The brush body is made of natural beechwood and is complimented by union fibres. Union fibres, made from a blend of Tampico and Palmyra, are durable, strong and made to withstand high abrasion and heat. These fibres are great to use in brushes meant for cleaning and scrubbing as their sturdy nature is hardwearing and efficient. For maintenance, it is recommended to clean with a mild soap and warm water solution. Hang to air dry with bristles facing down to prevent damage to wooden handle.
This clever brush is created from sustainable and vegan natural materials. No plastic scourers around forever or plastic bristles left floating in the oceans for millennia. The Union Fibre is slightly stiffer for scrubbing hard vegetables like root veg. The Tampico Fibre is slightly softer for other vegetables and fruit that could bruise more easily.
Union Fibre is a mixture of Tampico and Palmyra - a dried palm leaf. Tampico fibre or Mexican fibre is the yellow leaf fibre of the agave cactus, which grows only in the highlands of northern Mexico, giving Mexico a natural monopoly on the material. Following final dressing the fibre has a length of 300–500 mm and is traded as Tampico fibre, named after the port of Tampico. Nature has created a very robust fibre, resistant to acid and alkaline solutions and to heat. Good elasticity and optimum water absorption make the fibre suitable for many applications, including household brushes and robust massage and nail brushes.
All Redecker brushes are FSC certified. The FSC label is granted to wooden products that come from responsibly managed forests or plantations – certified in accordance with the strict guidelines of the Forest Stewardship Council.
Size: Approx 9.5cm long