Memorial Day is coming – which means it’s time to get cooking with your propane grill!
Just remember to do it safely: every year accidents happen in backyards across the country for reasons that can easily be avoided.
Here are 10 tips to get you safely through the summer grilling season:

  1. Clean your propane grill regularly; leftover grease causes about one in five grill fires – more than any other factor.
  2. Before you turn on your tank or grill, check hoses for damage or kinks.
  3. Keep your grill at least five feet from obstructions, including trees, outdoor furniture, and your house.
  4. Keep a fire extinguisher available, and make sure it works!
  5. Use long-handled barbecue utensils to avoid burns.
  6. Turn off both the burner control and the cylinder valve when you finish cooking.
  7. Never store propane indoors – always keep tanks outside, covered, and stored vertically.
  8. When you’re transporting your tank for a refill, place it upright in your car and out of direct sunlight, and make sure the valve is closed. Go straight to the refilling station – don’t leave a tank alone in the vehicle, where temperatures can rise quickly!
  9. Always check replacement tanks for dents, rust, or leaks.
  10. NEVER grill indoors, where odorless, deadly carbon monoxide can accumulate.

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