Tackle a variety of cooking and baking tasks with this convenient Ateco 60525 2 1/2"W Boar Bristle Pastry/Basting Brush! Featuring a 2 1/2" wide brush, it can be used for coating fluffy, fresh-baked pastries with butter, oil, or water. It is made with natural black boar bristles, epoxy-set in a stainless steel ferrule to help prevent bacteria and the shedding of bristles. However, the stain-proof black color is easy to identify in the instance that a bristle does fall out. The stainless steel ferrule is a durable, more heat-resistant alternative to plastic or composite ferrules. Compared to nylon or silicone bristles, boar bristles have higher heat resistance and greater absorbency, both important for a kitchen tool! Plus, the natural bristles work better for spreading olive oil, thin marinades, or butter onto product. The lacquered hardwood handle gives a classic, professional appearance for your commercial kitchen or bakery. It even features a convenient hanging slot so you can easily retrieve it. This flat pastry brush is great for a variety of applications. With its wide and flat design, this brush is ideal for jobs like basting a roast, buttering phyllo dough sheets, or applying an egg wash on large loaves and pastries. The larger size of it is even helpful for spreading liquids or sauce, making it great even for tasks like making pizza. Easy to use, this pastry brush is sure to become a go-to kitchen tool! Bringing you innovation and quality for over 100 years, Ateco, an August Thomsen brand, has been internationally known in the industry for creating baking tools of superior craftsmanship and design. By continually improving on tools, materials, and packaging, Ateco is dedicated to providing professional bakers with the kitchen essentials they need to succeed in an ever-evolving industry! Overall Dimensions: Handle Length: 6 3/4" Bristle Width: 2 1/2"