The unofficial start to the summer season, Memorial Day weekend, is here.
Many will celebrate by dusting off the grills, hosing off the picnic tables and declaring that cookout season has begun. Blossman Gas has five safety tips to prepare a grill for the holiday weekend.
Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions – Whether it’s assembly, maintenance, or cleaning, keep grill manufacturer’s instructions close-by for any questions involving the grill. Keep the top open when starting a propane grill, and don’t close it until the grill has lighted.
Check for Leaks - Before connecting the cylinder to a propane gas grill burner for the first time, use a leak-detection solution (a 50/50 mixture of water and liquid soap) to check connections for leaks. Expanding bubbles indicate a leak. Follow this procedure every time a cylinder is replaced.
Use Appropriate Relighting Procedures – If the flame goes out, turn off the gas and refer to the owner’s manual. At a minimum, with all grill models, keep the lid open and wait at least 15 minutes before relighting.
Stay Attentive - Stay close and never leave a grill unattended.
Shut it Down - When not in use, grill burner controls should be turned off and the cylinder valve closed.
For more on guidelines regarding handling a propane cylinder for a gas grill and the proper sequence for starting a gas grill, go to: https://www.blossmangas.com/top-10-grilling-safety-tips/.