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Cleaning leftover grease and food build up on grills can be made fast and easy by using Brillo® Supreme® Strip & Shine™ or Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads.

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Q. Do Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads contain bleach or peroxide?
A. No, Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads do not contain bleach or peroxide.

Q. What are the ingredients in Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads?
A. Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads are made of steel wool, soap, fragrance and colorant.

Q. Are Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads gluten-free?
A. Yes, although Brillo Steel Wool Soap Pads are not edible, they are gluten-free.

Q. Are Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads kosher?
A. No, Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads are not kosher, however adding your own soap or detergents to Brillo® Supreme® Strip & Shine™ Steel Wool Balls is a good option for those practicing kosher living.

Q. Do Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads contain animal products?
A. Yes, the soap in Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads is made from natural beef tallow.

Q. Do Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads contain detergent or soap?
A. Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads contain sodium tallowate soap.

Q. Do Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads contain phosphates?
A. No, they do not.

Q. Can Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads or Brillo® Singles be used to clean glass?
A. Yes, as long as there is soap in the steel wool pad, it is safe to clean glass surfaces.

Q. I've noticed that using Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads sometimes causes soapy, sudsy water to go flat - why does this happen?
A. The soap in Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads is a "true soap" (tallow-based), which de-foams synthetic dishwashing detergents. This de-foaming effect does not interfere with the cleaning power of Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads.

Q. How should Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads be stored?
A. Store at room temperature and avoid humid conditions and high temperatures.

Q. Do Brillo® Singles have less soap than regular Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads?
A. Brillo® Singles are approximately 1/3 the size of a regular Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pad, but they contain the same soap to steel wool ratio as regular Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads.

Q. Will Brillo® Singles last as long as regular Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads?
A. Due to smaller size, Singles are designed and recommended for a single use.

Q. What are the ingredients in Brillo® Supreme® Strip & Shine™ Steel Wool Balls?
A. The only ingredient is steel wool.

Q. Can Brillo® Supreme® Strip & Shine™ Steel Wool Balls be used to clean glass?
A. No, this is not recommended, as the potential to scratch the glass is high. However, Brillo® Estracell® No Scratch Scrub Sponge with Wedge Edge® and Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads that still have plenty of soap throughout the pad can both be used to clean glass.

Q. Is the box recyclable/biodegradable?
A. Yes, the box is recyclable in areas that collect this type of package. It is made from 100% recycled materials, with 35% post-consumer sources. The box is biodegradable when composted.

Q. What is the shelf-life of Brillo® Supreme® Strip & Shine™ Steel Wool Balls?
A. Indefinite. Whether opened or unopened, unused Brillo® Supreme® Strip & Shine™ Steel Wool Balls do not expire or go bad.

Q. How long has Brillo® been around?
A. In 1913, Milton Loeb, a lawyer, was approached by a costume jewelry maker who had come up with a mixture of soap, jeweler's rouge and metal fibers to clean aluminum pans. Loeb set up a company to manufacture the new product in the early part of the century, thought of the name "Brillo®" and the rest is history.

Q. Is it safe to use Brillo® Estracell® No Scratch Scrub Sponge with Wedge Edge® on plastic and painted surfaces?
A. Some plastic and painted surfaces may be damaged by abrasives. First test in an inconspicuous area.

Q. Is it safe to use Brillo® Estracell® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge on non-scratch surfaces?
A. No, Brillo® Estracell® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge should not be used on non-scratch surfaces.

Q. Are Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads safe to use on highly polished or coated surfaces on barbecue grills?
A. For delicate or highly polished surfaces, first test on an inconspicuous area.