If you’re gathering family and friends around the barbecue for some summertime fun, check out these tips for staying safe around the grill:
1. Distance matters
Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from all structures.
2. Protect little hands
Curious children often gravitate toward the unknown. Take this opportunity to get them involved, teaching them about the science, art, and safety of grilling.
3. Don’t underestimate the heat
Grills heat up quickly, but they’re not the only surface that’s hot. Foil pans, liners, and other utensils used during the grilling process retain heat and can cause thermal burns. Protect yourself with heavy-duty grilling gloves every time you interact with your grill or the food inside.
4. Keep it clean
Be proactive about preventing grease fires by cleaning your grill often. When the grill has cooled completely, remove ash, excess grease, food, and debris.
5. Be prepared
It’s a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher handy. In a pinch without an extinguisher? Baking soda combined with salt can damper flames. Never pour water on an open flame.
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