Here at Gas Grills Now, we understand how much you love getting your grill out and cooking up some yummy food during the warmer parts of the year. For those of you who are grilling enthusiasts, you probably even fire up the grill during the colder months just so you can get that great tasting steak you love so much.
While grilling out any time of the year is great, it’s always important to make sure you are doing it in a safe manner. Fortunately, staying safe while grilling isn’t a hard task to accomplish. Let’s take a minute to look at some helpful safety tips you should always follow when firing up your grill.
Tip #1: Always have a fire extinguisher close by
When you decide to do a little grilling, you are literally inviting fire onto your back porch or wherever it is that you are grilling, and we all know how damaging fire can get if it’s not properly tended. Even when doing your best to keep your grill’s fire under control, there’s always the chance that it could get out of hand, so always keep a fire extinguisher close by.
Tip #2: Always turn off the gas
If you’re using a gas grill, make sure you turn the gas valve off on the propane tank each and every time that you get finished grilling. Even if you plan on coming back 20 minutes later to do some more grilling, keep the valve off until you’re ready to do your grilling, and once you turn it on, make sure you “babysit” your grill.
Tip #3: Avoid using lighter fluid to light charcoal grills
Do you have a charcoal grill? If so, do your best to avoid using lighter fluid to light it. Lighting charcoal with lighter fluid tends to cause more injuries than flare-ups on gas grills do.
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