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:
- Deep frying
- 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