There are many things in life which are dangerous. Cooking is no different. With anything, there are a list of steps involved that anyone should follow if they are cooking. Of course, there are some obvious things you should be aware of, such as not leaving food unattended. However, it is important to know about and understand what you aren’t paying attention to for your safety and the safety of others. Failure to do so has the lingering potential to cause injury if not taken into account.
1. Keep Your Grill Away From The House
Grills have an open flame, and open flames should not be near anything that can burn. This is why it is crucial that you keep your grill at least 15 feet away from your home for you, and for your families sake.
2. Check For Leaks
To do this, you can take some water and combine it with dish soap. After you have mixed it up, apply it to the hoses and fittings, and if you find that any of the soap is bubbling up you have an indicator that you have a gas leak somewhere in your grills system.
3. Starting Your Grill – Open the lid
Opening the lid of your grill when you start it allows for any and all excess gas to disperse. This way you have no chance of a lot of built-up gas igniting all at once, causing flames to shoot out and around your grill.
4. Dont Leave Your Grill Unattended
This is something that a lot of people may be guilty of. You should never for any reason leave a grill unattended. Failure to do this may cause your food to become burnt, which is unfortunate for anyone. But more unfortunate is if your food drops enough grease to allow a fire to spring up.
5. Do Not Use Your Grill Indoors
You should not use a grill indoors, this is true because of reason number 1. But, it is truer for you and your families health. Fire produces carbon monoxide. This is an odorless gas, which is harmful to anyone who comes into contact with it, and in large amounts it is fatal.