16 for 2016: Tips for Safe Propane Grilling
Posted: May 9, 2016
Memorial Day is fast approaching – which means it’s time to get your propane barbecue in shape for a safe and fun outdoor cooking season.
Here are 16 tips to make your 2016 propane grilling season safe and enjoyable for your family:
- Before using a propane grill, check the connection between the tank and the fuel line, and check hoses for cracks or damage.
- Clean your propane grill after each use.
- Always keep a fire extinguisher near your grill, and make sure your family knows where it is.
- Never throw a lit match in a grill.
- Never leave a grill unattended.
- Never use a grill if your starter is broken (consider buying a grill with an automatic starter, rather than one with a button starter that can become difficult to push. Contact us to learn more about your options).
- Avoid wearing a loose apron or loose clothing while grilling.
- Always cover the grill to avoid to corroding and rusting the controls and gas line.
- Use care when grilling high-fat food, which can produce high flames.
- Always thoroughly cook food.
- Keep your grill instructions and owners manual handy – always follow your manufacturer’s directions.
- Never use a propane barbecue grill on a balcony, terrace or roof.
- Never grill in enclosed areas, where deadly carbon monoxide can accumulate
- Always store propane cylinders outdoors in their vertical position.
- Never attempt to repair a tank valve or grill yourself – contact Parker for help.
- Keep the grill stable on a flat surface so it can’t be tipped over).