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May 2018

Be safe around your grill

From the classic hamburger to grilled summer veggies, barbecues are a real crowd pleaser. The arrival of spring means the official start of the 2018 barbecue season, and there's nothing like responsibly using your grill to enjoy it to the maximum.
  • Set up your barbecue grill in a well-ventilated area, and as far away as possible from flammable materials. How many home chefs have seen the siding of their house start to melt—or worse yet, go up in flames? Don't let it happen to you.
  • Always light your grill with the lid open. Leaving it closed could cause dangerous pressure.
  • Open the gas supply before you light the burners.
  • When you've finished grilling your steak, closing the gas supply before you close the burners. This way, you can be sure there's no gas left in the line.
  • If you use a charcoal grill, be very careful with lighter fluid, as it's extremely flammable.
  • Like any other cooking tool, your barbecue needs to be cleaned after every use to prevent food from building up and potentially catching fire.
  • Every new season, clean the burner tubes with a grill brush.
  • Check whether there's a gas leak: brush soapy water on the gas line and connection points. Then, open the gas supply. If you see any bubbles, there's a leak. Replace the broken part.
  • Always store your propane tank outdoors.
Seem obvious to you? And yet! Every year, barbecue accidents result in far too many visits to the emergency room. Use your grill correctly and especially make sure you maintain it on a regular basis. Because in the end, you want your patty to be sizzling, not your awning.
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