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Safety Tips for Gas and Charcoal Grills

Grilling and summer go hand in hand, but make sure you do it safely. Using charcoal and gas grills are similar, but it is important to know how each one functions. Gas Grills 1. Follow the manufacturers instructions. This is the most important step when it comes to the safety of your grill. 2. Keep the grill well maintained by replacing parts and keeping it clean. Grease and left over food flames can produce a grease fire. Use dish soap and water to clean the grease traps and other parts of the grill. Also, make sure the parts are working properly such as hoses, burners and valves. 3. Make sure you use gas and propane wisely. Check for leaks using soap and water. If bubbles form when you turn the gas on, tighten the valves or replace the gas lines. 4. Cook smart. Make sure you are always outside. Light with the lid open to prevent fires. Make sure propane is in your tank as well by checking the gauge. Use long handled grilling tools as well. Finally, stay a safe distance from the grill and don't lean over the open flames. Charcoal Grills 1. Review the manufacturers instructions. Just like gas grills, it is extremely important to know all functionality of your grill. 2. Keep your grill maintained including cleaning and stability. Line with foil for easy cleanup and make sure the fittings are tight as well. 3. Be sure to light the charcoal correctly. If you are using fluid make sure you use charcoal lighting fluid and light with a long stemmed lighter. 4. Cook smart. Keep the vents open to maintain the fire and Finally relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. For more helpful videos visit Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: Or head to our channel:
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