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Tip of the Week: Grilling & Safety


Grilling can be an enjoyable activity, but it is essential to prioritize safety to prevent accidents or injuries.  Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Familiarize yourself with the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines specific to your grill model.
  • Place your grill in a well-ventilated outdoor area, away from buildings, trees and flammable materials and ensure the grill is stable on a level surface to prevent it from tipping over.  Maintain a safe distance including your home, deck railings and overhanging branches.  Ensure proper ventilation when grilling to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide
  • Create a safe zone around the grill to prevent children and pets from getting too close and educate the children about the dangers of hot surfaces and flames.
  • Utilize long-handed utensils to avoid getting too close to the heat and flames while cooking. This helps prevent burns and injuries. Wear appropriate clothing, such as oven mitts and aprons to shield yourself from burns and splatters.
  • Check gas grill hoses for leaks by applying a soapy water solution to the hose and turning on the gas. If bubbles form, there is a leak, and the hose must be replaced before using the grill.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher, baking soda, or a bucket of sand nearby to extinguish flames quickly if necessary. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire, as it can cause the flames to spread.
  • Remove grease buildup and food residue from the grill after each use to prevent flare ups
  • Allow the grill to cool completely before moving it or storing it. Dispose of charcoal ashes in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid once they have cooled.



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