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Propane Grilling: 7 Safety Reminders

gas grilling how to massachusettsNational Barbecue Month is on our doorstep – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get cooking on your built-in propane grill right now!

As you prepare for the outdoor entertainment season ahead, it’s smart to review some important safety reminders for your propane grill. Here are seven things to remember as you fire up for the coming season.

  1. Install your built-in grill at least six feet away from your home.
  2. Never leave your propane grill unattended.
  3. Check hoses and connections for leaks before operating the grill.
  4. Never light a gas grill with the lid closed – to light your grill, open the lid before turning on the gas at the tank. If the grill doesn’t light after a couple of clicks, turn off the burner, turn the gas off, and wait 5 or 10 minutes before attempting to light it again.
  5. Make sure to keep your grill lid accessible to extinguish small flare-ups. It’s also a good idea to portable fire extinguisher on-hand.
  6. Never disconnect your grill or adjust fittings while the grill is in use. When you finish grilling, shut off the gas valve.
  7. Always practice food safety:
    • If you can’t wash your hands, use antibacterial wipes before eating or handling food – especially raw meat, poultry, or fish.
    • Separate raw meats from cooked and prepared foods. Store raw meats in a separate cooler, place raw meat on its own plate, and use different utensils to handle uncooked and cooked food.
    • Always cook meats to temperatures that ensure your safety.

Still using a charcoal barbecue? Make the switch to propane today and enjoy instant start-ups, no chemical fumes, and precision temperature control! Contact FSi to learn more about built-in propane grill hookups and outdoor kitchen installations in western MA today.

Already have a propane grill? Make sure you have enough propane in your tank to last the spring and summer! Contact us today for reliable propane deliveries in Greater Springfield, MA!