Outdoor Grill Safety
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.