Today, August 13, is National Filet Mignon Day, a day dedicated to one of our favorite grilled meals. While we suggest eating filet mignon for dinner tonight, we also have a few grill safety suggestions, posted below.
General Grilling Tips
- Propane and charcoal barbeque grills should only be used outdoors
- The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches
- Keep children and pets away from the grill area keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grill and from any trays that may be below the grill
- Never leave your grill unattended
Tips if you’re using a Propane Grill
- Check the major connection points between the gas tank hose and the regulator and cylinder, and where the hose connects to the burners; tighten if loose
- Check the gas tank hose for potential gas leaks. To do that, apply a light soap and water solution to the hose using a brush or spray bottle then turn the propane tank on. If there is a gas leak, the propane will release bubbles around the hose. If there are no bubbles, your grill is safe to use.
- As you are cooking, if you smell gas, turn off the gas tank and burners. If the smell continues, move away from the grill and call the fire department immediately. Do not move the grill.
Tips if you’re using a Charcoal Grill
- If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid
- Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire
- Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources
- When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container