Grilling Safety Tips
As the weather warms, many of us are anxious to get out the grill. Remember that fire can be a very destructive force and it’s important to be careful. Here are some important tips to keep your family and property safe around the grill.
- The grill is for outside use only!
- Always make sure your grill is stable before use.
- Keep your grill away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches or plants.
- Never leave your grill unattended.
- Keep you grill clean by removing grease and fat buildup from the grill itself and the tray below the grill. In roughly 1/5 grill fires, the grill was dirty.
- Consider a grill pad or splatter mat beneath your grill to protect your deck or patio from grease.
- Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each grilling season. To test for leaks, apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak releases bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the bubble test and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before trying to use it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department.
- If you smell gas while cooking, immediately leave the grill area and call the fire department. Do not move the grill first!
- Charcoal chimney starters are an easy way to start your charcoal grill using newspaper instead of starter fluid. You can also use electric charcoal starters.
- If you do use starter fluid, only use charcoal starter fluid. Never add any other flammable liquids to the fire.
- When grilling is complete, let the coals cool completely before disposing in a metal container.
Read more of ABC’s grilling safety tips here. Check out our full list of cooking safety tips here.
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