A Kemptville entrepreneur is seeking to change the way we clean our barbecues.
Irma Duguay is the founder and inventor of a new, bristle-free, adjustable BBQ scraper, known as the “BBQ Shape n’ Scrape”, which allows you to quickly duplicate your exact grill grate profile using individual blades, resulting in a scraper that fits like a glove.
Duguay says after learning of the dangers of wire bristles snapping off from BBQ brushes and possibly being ingested, she decided to take action.
“After three years of prototypes and sourcing manufacturers, I’ve accomplished what I set out to do,” Duguay said. “It was a long journey, but it was a journey that was very rewarding.”
Duguay says it was her goal to develop a product that could save a life, and protect someone from ingesting a wire bristle left on a grill grate.
She says from the very beginning of her journey, she knew it would be a significant challenge.
“We just got approval for a patent in Canada, and three weeks ago I got the patent from the U.S.,” Duguay said. “It’s very exciting, it’s been a long road, and I’m just really happy.”
Duguay says if you have similar concerns about grill safety, the “Shape n’ Scrape’ may be just what you need.
To learn more about the scraper, you can head here.
You can also check out how the scraper works in this video: