The smell of BBQ in the air is a Texas trademark that happens near year-round. During the summer there is nothing better than going outside on a nice day with friends and family to grill burgers or in the fall roasting marshmallows over Dad's old foreman. This all providing you do it safely. To make sure you don't burn the steaks, here is a quick guide so you can continue the Texas tradition of making outdoor cuisine.
The Do’s and Don’ts of grill safety:
- Keep your grill at least ten feet away from your house
- Make sure to keep your grill clean
- Always check for gas leaks
- Make sure to keep decorations or anything that may be flammable up away from your grill
- In the case of flare-ups, it is good to keep a spray bottle of water near your grill
- Always keep a fire hydrant handy
- Never turn your gas on when the lid is shut
- Do not leave your grill unattended
- Never use your grill inside your home
- Do not Grill underneath a tree
- Be cautious to not wear loose clothing when grilling as it could catch on fire. A 'Kiss the Cook' apron is ideal.
Tip: If you are using a propane tank and there is a leak, once you turn the tank on you will be able to see bubbles forming around the hose.