The grilling season is now in full swing! We want all of our customers to be safe and enjoy a fun, accident-free summer! With that in mind, we urge you to take a few minutes to watch this video by ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm, as she shares her experience surviving burns inflicted by a propane grill that she used incorrectly: http://youtu.be/Rs9hq3lVrnE
At-a-Glance Propane Grill Safety Tips
• Make sure hoses are not cracking or brittle, and that there are no holes, leaks or sharp bends in them*.
• Replace scratched or nicked connectors to avoid gas leakage.
• Store propane cylinders outdoors.
• Keep cleaning fluids, oil-soaked rags, gasoline, or other flammable liquids away from cooking areas and gas appliances.
• Keep gas hoses as far away from hot surfaces and hot grease as possible.
• If the flame goes out, wait 15 minutes before relighting.
• Operate the grill away from your home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
• Keep your grill clean by removing grease buildup from the grates and in trays below the grill.
• Keep children and pets away from the grill area and never leave your grill unattended.
• Have a fire extinguisher on hand just in case.
*Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department.