enjoy the taste of steaks, burgers, chicken, hot dogs and more
prepared on the grill.
Grilling is as much a part of our culture as baseball, apple pie and
visiting the favorite fishing hole. It can be a fun family
experience. It can also be very dangerous if you fail to be careful.
leave a grill unattended and keep small children and pets away from
the grill. Never use a grill in your home as a source of heat during
winter power outages. The carbon monoxide fumes can kill you!
using a gas grill, follow the manufacturer's instructions. Make a
thorough inspection of the grill at the beginning of each cooking
season. Gas connections should be checked for leaks by applying a
soapy water solution; bubbles will form if gas is escaping.
the grill is not in use, make sure the gas tank is turned off.
Damaged or corroded gas tanks should be replaced and not used. The
tanks can be exchanged at many convenience stores. Tanks should not
be stored in direct sunlight or in an area where children play.
transporting a propane tank, make sure it is upright and secured so
that it cannot move around. Never leave a propane tank inside a car
for any length of time, especially in hot weather.
use gasoline, kerosene or any other unapproved liquid to light
charcoal in a charcoal grill. Instead, use approved lighter fluid.
Read and follow the instructions on the lighter fluid container.
Never pour lighter fluid on a fire or glowing charcoal. Keep lighter
fluid in a safe place out of the reach of small children and pets.
variety of brands of self-starting charcoal is now available and
safer to use than lighter fluid.