Outdoor Grill Safety

General Tips
  • Read the instruction manual and safety warnings first.
  • Don't grill inside a home or garage.
  • Close the lid and all vents when done cooking.
  • Don't wear loose fitting clothing around the grill and tie back long hair.
  • Take extra care during windy conditions.
  • Don't use water to control any flare-ups.
  • For grease fires, close all vents, turn off burners, and close lid.
  • Don't allow children to play around the grill.
  • Remember, the grill stays hot long after cooking. Notify the fire department immediately with any fire or other emergency.
Gas Grills
  • Check gas connections with soap and water solution. Do not use a match.
  • Clean the opening where gas lines go into the grill.
  • Open lid prior to igniting gas.
  • If the grill does not ignite after a few seconds, allow the grill to air out before trying again.
  • Clean any excess grease regularly.
  • Hissing or humming coming from a regulator is ok if there is no gas odor. This is due to the temperature, humidity, fullness of the tank, and barometric pressure.
  • the fuel tanks are self venting if a build-up of pressure occurs.
  • Do not keep any spare fuel tanks near the grill.
  • Do not use a tank if it shows signs of bulges, fire damage, corrosion, dents, or other damage.
  • Keep fuel tanks upright.
  • Treat empty tanks as though they are full.
  • Do not discard old fuel tanks in the garbage.
  • Fuel tanks need to be re-certified every twelve years.
  • LP and natural gas are not interchangeable fuels.
Charcoal Grills
  • Don't add lighter fluid to a fire that is already lit.
  • If using fluid to start the coals, only use charcoal lighter fluid.
  • If using an electric starter, make sure cord is not in a position to melt or that the starter is left in after coals are hot.
  • Be careful where placing a hot starter after it has been used.
  • Don't remove the ashes until they are cold.
  • Store unused charcoal in a cool, dry place.