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The Perfect Propane-Powered Cookout Tips

Upgrade Your Outdoor Grilling This Summer!

grill tank refills north carolinaWith temperatures rising, and the sun staying out later and later, there’s no doubt it’s prime grilling time in the Tar Heel State. If you’re ready to fire up your grill this season, you’ll be a step ahead of the neighbors if you’re cooking out with a propane-fired grill. Why propane? Propane provides a clean, even heat for your hot dogs, wings, ribs, and impossible burgers. It offers maximum cooking control and minimum clean-up afterward.

LG Jordan has been powering cookouts throughout Wake, Chatham, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, and Lee counties for nearly a century. We know a thing or two about getting the most out of your propane grill!

Here are a few tips to keep your propane grilling safe, consistent, and delicious.

Transport and Store Propane Cylinders Carefully

Liquid propane is one of the safest fuels out there, but it’s still vital to handle propane cylinders with care. Whether your cylinder is empty or full, always transport it upright. Make sure you pick up a full propane cylinder right before going home. You NEVER want to leave it in a hot, enclosed space.

Once you get your cylinder home, store it upright, outdoors, and away from flammable materials and appliances.

Check Your Propane Grill for Leaks and Clogs

Before putting food on the grill, it’s good to check your equipment for any leaks and clogs.
Start by cleaning the grill and checking its internal parts. Spiders sometimes make homes in your venturi tubes over the winter; you can clear them with a bottle brush. If you see unlit sections of your burners, you may need to poke out clogged ports with a paperclip. Only do this with the flames off and burners cooled.

Finally, it’s essential to check your propane cylinder, hoses, valves, and regulator for leaks. Coat them in soapy water and open the propane cylinder. If you see bubbles, there could be a propane leak. If the bubbles continue after you tighten your connections, you might need to replace the hoses or tank.

Be Prepared BEFORE You Light the Grill!

Take inventory of everything you need for your cookout, and make sure you have it close by before igniting your grill. This means food, seasonings, sauces, grilling tools, thermometers, plates, utensils—even your glass of iced tea!

You never want to leave a lit grill unattended. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, roughly half of cooking fire-related civilian injuries result from unattended grills.

Minimize Flare-Ups

With propane’s contained, efficient flame, you can grill your food effectively without leaping fire. But excessive fat and oil drips can cause orange flare-ups. These flames are usually temporary, but they can burn your otherwise perfectly seared food.

To prevent this, trim fats from meat and blot off marinate before grilling. When you apply sauce to grilling food, try to prevent it from dripping through the grate.

It’s a good idea to keep one part of your grate empty. If you get a flare-up, you can quickly transfer food to the free space and avoid burns.

Treat Yourself to a Barbecue Upgrade This Season with LG Jordan

If you’re in the market for a new propane grill, our expert team members can help you find the perfect model for your home cookouts. LG Jordan sells a range of Broilmaster grills. You can choose from classic styles or more deluxe options with multilevel grills, smokers, griddles, and side burners. We can also help you select and install a built-in grill!

Drop by our Apex, NC showroom today to find your perfect grill—and feel free to contact us with any questions by calling or reaching out through our website.