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Safe Grilling Starts With You


Don't forget the most important ingredient to any cookout: safety.  Watch the video above featuring Food Network personality Sunny Anderson for some safety advice, and review the tips below.


  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions.  Whether it's assembly, use, maintenance, cleaning, or storage, make your grill manufacturer's instructions your go-to resource for safe grilling.
  • Position the grill in a safe location.  Keep your grill outdoors and at least five feet from the house on a level surface that is clear of outdoor furniture, overhead trees, or other potential fire hazards.
  • Check for leaks.  Use a soapy water solution to check connections for leaks.  Expanding bubbles indicate a leak.  Follow this procedure every time you replace a cylinder.
  • Follow proper lighting procedures.  Follow the manufacturer's lighting instructions, and will all grill models, keep the lid open and don't lean over the grill when lighting it.
  • Follow proper relighting procedures.  If your flame goes out, turn off the gas and refer to your owner's manual.  At a minimum, with all grill models, keep the lid open and wait at least 15 minutes before relighting.
  • Be present.  Stay close and never leave your grill unattended.

Happy Grilling!