It’s officially grilling season! Although it’s a fun and relaxing time, there are a few safety things we should keep in mind when behind the grill. Keep these grilling safety tips in mind for a safe backyard barbecue.
Cleaning the grill isn’t the most glamourous task, and it’s easy to skip past the cleaning and get right to the food. A clean grill produces better-tasting food that won’t stick as easily, and it will reduce your risk of dangerous flare-ups. A key product to help keep your grill clean is this wooden barbecue scraper. No more dangerous risk of bristles in your food!
It’s a common mistake to think it’s safe to use a grill, particularly a small one, in your house or garage. In addition to being a fire hazard, grills release carbon monoxide- a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly. Keep your charcoal and gas grills outside and use an indoor grill pan if the weather isn’t grill-worthy.
It may be tempting to pack the grill full of food, but flare-ups can occur if too much fat drips onto the grill’s flames. Instead, cook your food in batches to avoid overloading the grill, particularly with fatty meats. In fact, grilling small batches at a time is just one of our tips to become a better griller.
Lighting your grill with a closed lid can cause a dangerous buildup of gas, creating a fireball. This is easily preventable by keeping your gas grill lid open when lighting it. If the flame goes out, turn the grill and gas off, and wait at least five minutes before relighting.
There you have it! A few grilling safety tips to make your grilling season that much better.
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