Pastry brushes can be used for a variety of tasks in the kitchen.
Use to put an egg wash, sugar glaze, salt glaze, or melted butter on pastry.
Use to add fat before assembling phyllo dough.
Use to add a glaze to meats and fish.
Add delicate glazes to cakes and cookies.
Use for candy-making. Such brushes should not be used for any other purpose to avoid tainting candy and chocolate with grease from other foods.