Grilling Safety Tips

It’s summertime in our part of the hemisphere, which means it’s Barbecue Season!
To get you started, I’m re-posting this list of Grilling Safety Tips because it’s really important to repeat – and – because we value each and every one of our readers.

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Grilling Safety Tips:

1. Make sure the grill is at least 10 feet away from other objects — that includes the house, shrubs, trees, etc.

2. If using a charcoal grill, only use a starter fluid made for that type of grill.

3. Never leave a lit grill unattended. 

4. If using a gas grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line to be sure there is no leak. DO NOT use a match to check for leaks!!!

5. If you find a leak, immediately turn off the gas. Fix the leak before turning on the grill.

6. Don’t ever bring a barbecue grill into your home or garage. You’ll be at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning and fire.

7. Keep children and pets away from the grilling area.

8. Have a bucket of water handy – just in case!

SUPER-IMPORTANT: NEVER pour water on a grease fire.

If the fire is outside, throw dirt on it. If the fire is inside your kitchen, try to smother the
flames with a pot lid, or use salt, baking soda, or a fire extinguisher.

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2 Comments

  1. bbq charcoal June 27, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Thanks for posting these safety tips they are valuable for every grill owner

    Reply
    1. Robyn June 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      It's our pleasure!

      Reply

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