Unlike me my husband is a huge fan of baking. It's in his blood, his mother baked all her life. He likes using pastry brushes with wooden handles and boar bristles. It wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't a pain to clean them which lands on me. My husband is not patient enough to clean/wash them miticulously and after a while they get smelly and grow mold. Surely I don't want my kids to consume anything that was contaminated with mold. I bought one of these brushes at Marshals and my husband and I likes it so much that I had to buy more.
These brushes just as pictured and advertised, they do not have a funky or chemical smell which is a big plus for me. Bristles are soft and when pulled/stretched they don't easily rip. Cleaning is a breeze and I don't have to worry about mold getting trapped between bristles and handle. Overall I am super pleased with my purchase. Price wise it's well and fair priced. It certainly cost less than buying individually.
From sellers description of the product :Red, Green, Blue,Yellow and Orange (5 silicone basters in one set) Flexible, non-stick, FDA-approved food-grade silicone Silicone bristles withstands high temperatures (up to 446°F) A soft comfortable grip makes it a joy to baste; safe and easy to clean in the dishwasher Useful in many applications, whether in the kitchen, barbeque grilling, roasting, baking, on a pan, or even on a waffle iron. Works great on a variety of foods, including meats, pastries, cakes, and much more! Marinade with oil, butter, sauces and more! Marinade and coat quickly on your food and less soaking in the brush.