Propane Grill Safety Tips and Summer Grilling Recipes

Grill Up Delicious Recipes Using These Propane Grill Safety Tips

Grilling season is upon us, so fire up your propane grill and get grilling! Safely, of course.

To ensure safe and optimal propane grilling, follow these tips:

  1. Clean your grill thoroughly to remove any fat and grease from the grates. This prevents flare-ups that can occur if the grates are dirty.
  2. Check for leaks in the propane tank, connection, and gas line. Use a solution of water and dish soap to test the connections and hoses. Put the solution in a spray bottle and spray it on your connections. If bubbles form, there is a leak, and you should replace the affected component.
  3. Clear the cooking area of flammable items such as paper lanterns and wicker baskets. These materials can easily catch fire if placed too close to the grill.
  4. Be aware of potential flare-ups, especially when cooking fatty foods, and avoid overloading the grill, as dripping fat can cause flames to flare up.
  5. Never turn on the propane tank valve when the grill lid is closed. This creates a buildup of propane, leading to a dangerous flash fireball when ignited.
  6. Do not leave the grill unattended while it is in use. Flare-ups can quickly escalate and cause serious damage. Stay close to the grill and monitor it closely to take immediate action if needed.
  7. Keep a fire extinguisher close by. Remember: water makes grease fires worse, so if it’s a grease fire, douse it with baking soda or salt, not water! Always have a fire extinguisher nearby to put out any flames that get out of hand.

Now that you know how to safely use your grill, try out one of these delicious summer grilling recipes!



Call your local Delta Liquid Energy office for your propane needs and happy grilling!


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Printable version of our DLE Summer Propane Press