Liquid Propane Safety Tips: Gas Grilling Tips

Gas Grilling Tips

  1. Do not use a propane gas cylinder if it shows signs of external damage, such as dents, gouges, bulges, fire damage, corrosion, leakage, or excessive rust.

  2. Before grilling, make sure the propane cylinder is secured to the grill as directed by the manufacturer.

  3. After grilling, the cylinder must not be stored indoors or within any enclosed space.

  4. Always open the grill hood before lighting, and light according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  5. Never use gasoline or kerosene to start the fire.

  6. Always grill in a well-ventilated area. Do not grill indoors or close to the side of a building.

  7. Use foil or a drip pan to catch juices and help avoid grease fires.

  8. To see how much propane is left 'in your cylinder, run a wet finger down the side. The wet streak will evaporate faster over the empty part of the cylinder.

  9. Since a hot grill is easier to clean than a cold grill, clean with a wire brush or scraper immediately after cooking, then wash off.

  10. To turn the cylinder valve on or off, remember 'Rightie, tightie/Lefty, loosey.'