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Grilling Safety

03-Grilling-Safety.jpgGrilling doesn't go out of season in a state like Texas, so this March, when you’re enjoying your outdoor grill, remember these timeless safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association.

Use propane and charcoal grills and smokers outdoors only.

Keep your grill at least 3 feet away from siding, deck rails, eaves and overhanging branches—and kids and pets.

If using a propane grill, check the tank hose for leaks before using it by applying a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles; if it does, get it serviced by a professional. If the flame goes out on a gas grill, turn off the grill and gas and wait five minutes before relighting.

Open your gas grill before lighting it. If you use starter fluid, only use charcoal starter fluid and not any other type of flammable liquid.

Watch over your grill while it’s lit. Don’t leave it unattended.

Use oven mitts or hot pads while handling hot objects and food to avoid burns.

Clean your grill and grease capture trays after each use.

Place coals from your grill in a metal can with a lid once they have cooled to extinguish embers.

Posted: 2/23/2023 6:34:34 PM
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