10 Safety Tips For Your Summer Cooking On Your Propane Grill
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:
- Clean your propane grill regularly; leftover grease causes about one in five grill fires – more than any other factor.
- Before you turn on your tank or grill, check hoses for damage or kinks.
- Keep your grill at least five feet from obstructions, including trees, outdoor furniture, and your house.
- Keep a fire extinguisher available, and make sure it works!
- Use long-handled barbecue utensils to avoid burns.
- Turn off both the burner control and the cylinder valve when you finish cooking.
- Never store propane indoors – always keep tanks outside, covered, and stored vertically.
- 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!
- Always check replacement tanks for dents, rust, or leaks.
- NEVER grill indoors, where odorless, deadly carbon monoxide can accumulate.
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