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Propane Grills: Convenience with Great Taste

Propane grills ignite & heat up quickly. Push-button ignition starts your grill in an instant. Propane grills are clean no harmful chemicals or ashes

Today’s propane grills offer a wide variety of features:

  • Smoking
  • Deep frying
  • Broiling
  • Barbequing
  • Combination barbecuing/smoking
  • Radiant heat

Propane grills are safe

Propane grill cylinders now have OPD valves that prevent cylinders from being overfilled

Propane Gas Grill Safety Tips

Propane Grill Do’s

  • Always use the grill outdoors in a well-ventilated area. Always follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and keep written materials and manuals in a safe, accessible place.
  • Make sure the grill burner controls are turned off and keep the cylinder valve closed when not in use.
  • Make sure the gas grill is shut off and completely cooled before covering it after use.
  • Always use or store cylinders in an upright, vertical position. Be sure to store them outdoors away from sources of ignition (i.e. heat, matches, or lighters).
  • When a cylinder is refilled, have the supplier check for dents, damage, rust, or leaks.
  • After filling, take the cylinder home immediately. While transporting, keep the vehicle ventilated with the cylinder valve closed and plugged or capped.
  • When a grill is not in use, cover disconnected hose-end fittings and burner air intakes with small plastic bags, or obtain protective fitting caps from the propane gas retailer to keep out dirt, insects, and moisture.
  • Before lighting a propane gas grill burner, use a leak-detection solution to check all connections for tightness. Contact a local propane gas retailer to obtain the leak-detection solution and instructions on how to use it.
  • If there is a significant and uncontrollable release of gas or fire, call the fire department immediately and move all people and pets away from the unit.

Propane Grill Don’ts

  • Do not bring cylinders indoors or into an enclosed space such as a garage.
  • Do not smoke while handling the propane cylinder.
  • Do not leave the cylinder in a vehicle.
  • Do not use matches or lighters to check for leaks.
  • Do not allow children to tamper or play with the cylinder or grill.
  • Do not use, store, or transport a cylinder where it could be exposed to high temperatures.
  • (This includes storing spare cylinders under or near the grill.)

 

Source: National Propane Gas Association/Propane Education & Research Council (2003) http://www.swa.org/pdf/propane_gas_grill_safety_tips.pdf