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Grilling Safety Tips

More and more Americans have begun to light their grills during this peak grilling season. In fact, a 2009 study conducted by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association found that 82% of all US households own a grill or smoker. Follow these general grilling safety tips to ensure that your fun barbecue remains a safe barbecue.

Placement of Your Grill & Propane Cylinders

  • Use your grill outdoors only
  • Use your grill in a well-ventilated area
  • Never grill or store a cylinder in any enclosed areas (including trailers, tents, houses and garages)
  • Ensure that the grill is firmly in place and that it is stable and cannot be tipped over

Use of Your Grill

  • Read and follow the grill manual
  • Once lit, never leave a grill unattended
  • Use grilling utensils with long handles to help avoid burns and splatters
  • Avoid clothing with hanging shirt tails, apron strings, etc
  • Do not allow children near the grill or cylinder
  • Never attempt to move a hot grill
  • Stay away from a hot grill, as the body remains hot for up to an hour after use

Other Propane Cylinders Safety Tips

  • When transporting, keep cylinder secured in an upright position with cylinder valve turned off
  • When in use, store and use cylinder in upright, vertical position
  • When not connected for use, keep cylinder valve turned off

We have to remind you that this discussion is for information purposes only.  As such, the discussion is not intended, and cannot be relied upon as an exhaustive review of safety guidelines and grill operations. We urge all consumers to closely read your grill’s owners manual for detailed safety tips.

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One Comment

  1. Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Good info. Safety should be everyone’s #1 priority. Thanks for the post!

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