Safety Tips For Your Built-In Propane Grill
Memorial Day is just around the corner, and although the celebration might not be as big this year as it has been in the past, that doesn’t mean you can’t fire up your built-in propane grill for a delicious barbecue for the family (and anyone else in your “safe circle”).
To make that circle even safer, be sure to follow these tips in and around your propane grill:
Propane Grill Safety Reminders
- If you haven’t done a proper cleaning of your grill yet this year, take the time to do it now: not only will your grill operate better and more safely, but a good cleaning will help your grill last longer. Check out this two-minute video from Consumer Reports for suggestions on how to properly maintain your propane grill.
- Keep propane grills outdoors at all times; never store or use them indoors or in a garage, covered shed or carport. Not only is this a fire hazard, it operating a grill indoors can also create a buildup of carbon monoxide – an odorless and potentially deadly gas.
- Clean your grates after you grill; leftover grease is the most common cause of grill fires.
- Always use your grill on a level surface and at least five feet away from the house or anything that could catch fire, such as overhead branches or furniture.
- Open the lid before you ignite the grill, and keep it open until you’re sure it has been lit. A closed grill can cause propane gas to build up and create an explosion risk.
- Unattended grills are the cause of half of cooking fire-related injuries, according to the National Fire Prevention Association, Once the grill is lit, stand nearby.
- Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill.
- Keep one part of your grill surface empty so you can easily move food to there if a flare-up occurs. After the food is moved, keep the grill lid up to burn off the flare-up.
- If the flare-up spreads, remove all the food from the grill; turn off the burners and gas.
- When you’re done grilling, turn off all the burners and close the cylinder valve before you leave the grill to go eat.
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