How To Practice Safety When Grilling This Summer in 5 Simple Steps

by Monday, June 6, 2016

I love cookouts, and summer is the best season to take advantage of this style of cooking. Excited to start the fire and take the first bite? Well, first thing’s first!

Safety is one of my top most priority in the kitchen, and the bar raises when cooking out. Let me share with you the 5 basic ways of grilling safety to keep fire away from your homes.

How To Practice Safety When Grilling This Summer in 5 Simple Steps

With grilling slowly becoming a family weekend tradition, I have decided to search, not only grilled recipes, but also safety measures to ensure that no accidents will happen during cookout. Thus, knowing grilling safety tips is truly vital.

A happy child is a safe child, as what my mother once said. So to keep them both happy and have full tummies, keep them from getting burned or catching fire. It is very essential to make your whole family aware of the safety measures when grilling, so read on!

A warm thank you to State Farm for making this useful infographic.

How To Practice Safety When Grilling This Summer in 5 Simple Steps

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Grilling Safety Tips

Properly Clean And Maintain Your Grill

Properly Clean And Maintain Your Grill | How To Practice Safety When Grilling This Summer in 5 Simple Steps

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Leaks or hose breaks are the leading factors contributing to gas-fueled grill fires.

 

Keep The Grill At A Safe Distance From The House And From Other Flammable Objects.

Keep The Grill A Safe Distance From House And Other Flammable Objects. | How To Practice Safety When Grilling This Summer in 5 Simple Steps

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Nearly 30% of home grilling fires start on a balcony/patio.

 

Only Use Lighter Fluid To Start A Charcoal Grill And Not As An Accelerant.

Only Use Lighter Fluid To Start A Charcoal Grill And Not As An Accelorant. |How To Practice Safety When Grilling This Summer in 5 Simple Steps

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Gasoline or lighter fluid is a factor in almost 1/4 of the charcoal grill burns seen in ER’s.

 

Keep Kids And Pets Away From The Hot Grill.

Keep Kids And Pets Away From The Hot Grill. | How To Practice Safety When Grilling This Summer in 5 Simple Steps

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Maintain a safe zone of at least 3 feet around grilling area.

 

Extinguish A Charcoal Grill By Closing The Lid.

Extinguish A Charcoal Grill By Closing The Lid. | How To Practice Safety When Grilling This Summer in 5 Simple Steps

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Warm charcoal can easily re-ignite and start a fire while your family is away or sleeping.


It is always important to be ready in order to avoid real disasters from happening and nothing scares me more than placing my family in danger. I already shared this to my sister so she and her family can also practice these grilling safety measures. You should share this to your loved ones too. Preventing fire is better than putting fire out, after all!

Love grilled dishes? Check out the recipes here!

 

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