Think summer and what comes to mind is grilling. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and steaks. Eggplant, zucchini even peaches! You name it, someone has probably grilled it. For some families, the outdoor grill is the main event all summer!
Whether you’re using propane or charcoal, your grill needs to be used outdoors. And should be placed well away from your home and not under branches. You should also keep your grill clean and never leave it unattended when in use.
For propane tank owners here is a video from the National Fire Protection Association that demonstrates how to check for gas leaks:
Before you use your propane gas grill:
While using your grill:
Let’s not forget, charcoal grills also require attention. If using starter fluid, be sure to use only charcoal starter fluid. Also only this type of fluid before starting the fire. Once you are done grilling, you will need to let the coals cool completely before disposing them in a metal container.
If an electric grill is your choice, be sure to use an outdoor grade extension cord when setting it up.
Finally be sure you don’t let children near your grill, whatever type you use.
Since we mentioned nearly everything has been grilled, here is a recipe for grilled fruits and vegetables for your summer grilling. Let us know what you think!
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