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Eight Safety Tips for Your Portable Propane Grill

Posted: November 7, 2017

Couple enjoying barbeque

Whether you’re tailgating for the big game or car camping on a crisp autumn night, nothing beats the taste of food cooked on a portable propane grill.

Just remember to do it safely!

Here are eight reminders for safe grilling on your portable propane gas grill.

  1. Grill at least six feet away from your vehicle. Keep your grill on sturdy and level ground and away from foot traffic.
  2. Always keep an eye on children and pets, and never leave the grill unattended – even for a moment.
  3. Never transport a propane grill with the tank connected; always transport the tank in an upright position.
  4. Check all hoses and connections for leaks before operating the grill.
  5. To light, open the lid of the grill, then turn on the gas at the tank. Never light a gas grill with the lid closed – gas could build up and cause an explosion. If the grill doesn’t light after a couple of clicks, turn off the burner, turn the gas off at the tank, and wait 5 or 10 minutes before attempting to light it again.
  6. Make sure to have a proper-fitting lid for your grill within reach to extinguish small flare-ups. It’s also a good idea to portable fire extinguisher on-hand.
  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.
  8. Never attach or disconnect an LP tank or fiddle with fittings while the grill is operating. If you run out of gas while grilling, turn off all the burners, reconnect the new tank, and re-light. When you finish grilling, shut the gas valve and disconnect the LP couplings before storing the grill.

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