Cookout Safety Tips
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the BBQs are being fired up. Nothing screams summer like a cookout in the back yard with friends and family. What typically is a great time, can turn into quite the disaster is you are not careful. Over 10,000 home fires each year are started by grill.
Here are some safety tips to follow:
Keep the grill at least 10 feet away from the house, garage, and porch. Never cook under a wooden overhang incase a flame flairs up into the structure.
Regularly clean your grill. Grease and fat building up on the grill increases the changes of the fire getting out of control.
Never turn the gas on while the lid is still closed. This is a big one! You will open the lid and have a ball of fire coming out at you.
Speaking of gas, make sure you check for leaks in the propane tank.
Don't overload your grill with fatty food. Too much grease can be a problem.
Play it safe and keep a fire extinguisher close by and know how to use it!
Now that you are ready to enjoy your cookout, here are some great recipes to try out! Happy grilling.