Memorial Day Weekend is the “unofficial” start of summer. And that can mean only one thing – Grilling!
Here are some barbecuing Do’s and Don’ts to help you enjoy all of the foods you’ll be grilling while staying safe and burn free.
Grill Masters should:
- Keep the grill away from anything that will catch fire. This includes siding and porch or deck railings.
- Wear an apron to protect your clothes and your skin. You can also wear an oven mitt to protect your hands and forearms.
- When there’s fire stay by the grill.
- Start the grill using the appropriate fluids.
- If you are using charcoal, when you’re finished, soak them in water before discarding them. Make sure they are in a fireproof receptacle.
- For gas grills, make sure the fuels tanks are approved containers and keep then away from kids and pets when you store them.
Grill Masters should not:
- Put the grill on anything like dry grass, leaves, or vegetation that may catch fire.
- Wear loose fitting clothing that could accidentally catch fire.
- Let kids or pets near a lit grill.
- Add gas or lighter fluid to a lit grill.
- Dump the hot coals out on the ground when you’re done. Also, avoid dumping near your house.
- Leave fuel tanks, grills, or grilling tools unattended where children could access them.
Follow these simple tips, and you’ll have a safe and happy grilling event this Memorial Day!