There’s nothing better than a summer cookout – sitting outside, talking and laughing with friends and family, with the smell of food sizzling on the grill. With propane, you can be sure everything will be delicious, but make every barbecue safe too by following these grilling safety tips.

FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS

Following the manufacturer’s instructions for assembly, use, maintenance, cleaning and storage ensures that you’re grilling safely every time.

POSITION THE GRILL IN A SAFE LOCATION

Your grill should always be outdoors, at least five feet away from a house. Place your grill on a level surface away from potential fire hazards like outdoor furniture, overhead trees and branches, awnings, or other combustible materials.

CHECK FOR LEAKS

It’s important to check for leaks in your propane cylinder. You can do this using a soapy water solution on the cylinder valve and connection – bubbles will appear and expand if there is a leak. Follow this method every time you replace a propane cylinder to avoid any leaks.

IF YOU SMELL GAS

It’s not normal to smell propane while grilling. If you smell propane while lighting or using the grill, turn the tank off immediately and wait for the smell to dissipate before doing anything. If the smell persists after the tank is closed, call 911.

FOLLOW PROPER LIGHTING PROCEDURES

Always follow the manufacturer’s lighting instructions. With all grill models, keep the lid open and don’t lean over the grill when lighting it.

FOLLOW PROPER RELIGHTING PROCEDURES

If your grill’s flame goes out, turn the gas off and refer to the owner’s manual. With all grill models, keep the lid open and wait five minutes before relighting.

BE PRESENT

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Never leave your grill unattended for any amount of time.

 

Get grilling with some great recipes from renowned chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, and tag PERC in photos of your grilled masterpieces on social media!