There is nothing better than grilling in the summertime—as long as you do it safely. Safety should always be your top concern when operating propane grills—or any other propane equipment.
These tips will help keep your family safe when operating a propane grill.
Before lighting the grill…
- Carefully read the manufacturer’s instructions before turning on and lighting your propane grill for the first time. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions, which supersede any guidelines shown here!
- Choose a well-ventilated area for your grill, such as a patio or driveway. Do not grill indoors.
- Turn all knobs to the “off” position before opening the lid or valves.
- Open the grill lid to release any trapped propane vapors before starting the grill.
- Always keep the top open when lighting your grill. Do not close it until the grill is lit.
- Always turn the propane cylinder valve slowly to start gas flow.
- Ignite the burners that are closest to the gas flow first (if your ignition source is to the far right of the grill, for example, turn on the burner that is farther to the right first). Open the remaining burners in order from those closest to the ignition source to those farthest away from it.
- If the grill doesn’t light, keep the grill lid open and turn off the gas valve to clear away fumes before trying again.
Once the grill is lit…
- Keep pets and children away from the grill while it is lit.
- Burn off residual grease from the grill before adding new foods.
- The lid may be closed once the grill is lit.
- Stay close to the grill, and keep it in sight at all times once it is lit.
To shut down the grill…
- Shut off the control knobs first, then turn off the tank.
- Allow the grill to cool before returning the grill cover.
To safely store your extra tanks…
- Choose a well-ventilated outdoor location. Do not store extra propane tanks in your home, garage or shed.
- Choose a flat, low-traffic location with a solid, nonflammable surface (like concrete). Avoid storing tanks on surfaces that gather moisture (such as grass or dirt) to prevent tank rust.
- Keep the tank upright at all times to ensure that the relief valve can remain functional.
- Make sure the valve is closed when storing the propane tank.
- Keep the tank away from heat sources.
If you have any questions about safety for your propane grill, please check out this guide or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.