Propane Grill Maintenance And Safety

Propane Grill Maintenance And Safety

Written on: May 14, 2021

propane grilling georgiaDid you know that May is National Barbecue Month? Of course, the way to celebrate is to go out to your backyard and do some fun outdoor cooking on your propane grill. To whet your appetite, here’s a tasty recipe for Georgia mustard barbecue sauce.

Before you get too far, remember this: your propane grill will work better for a longer time if you take care of it with regular maintenance. If you use your grill often, you have to be diligent about keeping it as clean as possible and inspect it regularly for any potential problems that could put a damper on your next barbecue. Here are a few tips.

How To Grill Meat Safely On A Propane Grill

Here are a few tips to help you keep your grilled meat as safe as can be:

Reacting To Flare-ups

Flare-ups on the grill are caused by fats and oils dripping down onto the propane burners. These flare-ups are usually temporary, but can cause burns on your food, and even worse, on you!

As stated before, you can prevent flare-ups by trimming any excess fat off meats. You should also blot off excess marinade before grilling.

Be prepared! Keep a portion of the grill empty while grilling so, if there’s a flare-up, you can quickly move food to the empty spot. Once the food is moved, keep the grill lid up and let the flare-up burn off. If the flare-up spreads, take all the food off the grill and let the fire burn off. If the fire gets out of control, remove all the food and turn off the burners and gas, leaving the lid open so the fire can safely die down.

More Safe Propane Grilling Tips

Any time you cook, there is a chance of getting an accidental burn. July is the peak month for grill fires and about half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns that could be avoided if safety guidelines are followed. With that in mind, please review these propane grilling safety tips.

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