It's summertime and the backyard barbeque is about to
become the favorite mode for food preparation in many households. Many local residents use propane barbeques
because they provide a constant heat source and are easy to start. Propane is a clean-burning gas and does not
give off toxic emissions that can harm soil or water. Below are some quick tips for the summer gas
grill chefs in your household.
safety check before first use each year and after refilling/reattaching the gas
tubes. The tubes leading into the burner
should not be blocked by dirt, insects, or grease. A pipe cleaner or a wire can be used as tool
to clear blockages.
hoses. The hoses should not have any
holes or leaks. They should not be
cracked, brittle or bent.
Gas hose location.
They should not be close to any hot surfaces or dripping grease.
Gas leaks. Check any time (2608 Montgomery) you reconnect the gas lines or if
you smell gas. The manufacturer's
instructions will tell you have to check.
the year, keep these safety tips in mind.
Use grill only
outdoors. Garages, carports, porches,
etc. are considered flammable material.
You may wind up cooking more than just the meat. Don't grill indoors as there is the potential
for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keep grill clean.
Dirty grills and careless spills can cause flare-ups (plus crispy meat and even
Be ready for
flame. For grills that ignite off a
separate source (match etc.), have the match burning with the lid open before
you turn on the gas control. This can
prevent an explosion.
NEVER move the
grill after it has been lit. ALERT small
children that the grill area is off-limits.
Change lava rocks
periodically to avoid grease build-up.
tanks upright and outdoors. Transport
tanks upright and do not leave tanks all day in a hot car (another explosive
famous meat marinade! Now that you are
on top of the safety issues for your gas grill, here's a great marinade to
try: equal parts soy sauce, red wine
vinegar (garlic-flavored), vegetable oil and red wine. (Be careful-this oily marinade can flare-up
when the meat is first placed on the grill).