Safe Grilling Tips

The main ingredients for outdoor cooking should always be common sense and safety. On the whole though, grilling should be a joyous experience. If you’re looking for a new grill going into cookout season, you might want to get yourself a George Foreman grill. Have look at the Best grills on Kwerto if you need any guidance as to which grill you should buy. To help keep your grilling experience fun, safe and easy, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Read the owner’s manual
    Read the owner’s manual and follow all safety and usage procedures. Contact the grill manufacturer if you have any specific questions.
  2. Open areas
    Position your grill in open areas away from buildings and high traffic areas.
  3. Keep the lid open
    When lighting a gas grill, always keep the lid open.
  4. Think about what you are wearing
    When grilling, wear clothing that does not have hanging shirt tails, frills or apron strings.
  5. Never leave grill unattended
    The grill and great food are the center of attention at any barbecue, be sure that the grill is never left unattended.
  6. Trim the fat
    Trim the excess fat from meat to avoid flare-ups.
  7. Prevent burning
    Place vegetables and fruits at the outer edge of the grill to prevent burning.
  8. Use utensils with long handles
    Always use long-handled barbecue utensils to avoid burns and splatters.
  9. Use tongs or spatulas
    When grilling, use tongs or spatulas to move or turn meats instead of a fork to minimize the loss of juices.
  10. Use a thermometer
    Use a meat or “instant read” thermometer to ensure meat is cooked thoroughly.
  11. Never move a hot grill
    Never attempt to move a hot grill, as it may be easy to stumble and cause serious burns. Remember, the grill body may stay hot up to an hour after being used.
  12. Be prepared to extinguish flames
    Be prepared to extinguish flames should you run into a problem. Baking soda can be used to control a grease fire and it is always smart to have a fire extinguisher handy.
  13. Ground electric grills
    If your grill has any electrically-operated accessories, such as electric rotisseries, make sure your grill is grounded and cords are away from walkways and places people can trip on them.
  14. Chill your grill
    If tailgating, be sure your grill is out before heading into the game and never place the grill under the car, as a hot grill can cause a fire.