Summer is a great season to cook outdoors. Gas and propane barbecues and grills are great to cook on, but they can be unsafe if not looked after or cleaned. Combining explosive fuels with food and hot metals can be a disaster. The number one cause of gas grill fires is an obstruction in the path of fuel.
Here are some safety tips to help you enjoy safe outdoor cooking.
- Before operating new barbecues or grills read the manual instructions very carefully.
- Keep a fire extinguisher near by for immediate use.
- Smoke gets in eyes, hair and clothes, try to sit a safe distance away as not to breath in carbon monoxide and other dangerous chemicals.
- Do regular inspections of your grill to detect any problems, look for dust, bugs, old food particles etc.
- Clean grease that collects and builds up in your grill.
- Place the grill in an appropriate location away from your house, trees and shrubs.
Knowing these important safety tips will help you continue to enjoy our nice hot summers, and to enjoy those great barbecue meals outdoors.