It’s almost Father’s Day which arrives at the beginning of summer, a time of year when many dad’s love to BBQ. I’m sure dads (and mums!) will be dusting off the barbecue and getting ready to fire up that grill in anticipation of the summer ahead. Barbecuing can be dangerous or even fatal, if you don’t take care.
Protect yourself with a heavy apron and use an oven mitt that covers your forearm well.
2. GAS SAFETY
If you are cooking with gas, make sure the cylinder is always kept outside, away from your home. Valves should be turned off when not in use. Regularly use a soap and water mix to check for leaks in the connections. This will show bubbles where gas escapes.
Barbecue grills should always be kept on a level surface away from your home, garage, or any other buildings, and most important of all, children.
4. FIRING IT UP!
When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed specifically for this type of grill and ensure only a small amount of fluid is used. Never use any type of fuel which is not for this purpose. Never add more liquid fuel as this could cause a flash fire. If the fire is too slow, you can use kindling wood and add more charcoal if necessary.
5. WHEN YOUR FINISHED…
Before disposing of charcoal, be sure to soak it with water. Grills remain hot for a long time after you are finished barbecuing.
Will you be barbecuing on Father’s Day? Have you had the barbecue out yet this year? Are there any good tips I haven’t included? Please leave your comment as I would love to read your thoughts.
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Zoe Campos says
Thanks for reminding me only to use starter fluids if we were to cook barbecue on a charcoal grill. My father had been craving this dish since last month and I’m thinking of giving in his request. It might also be a good idea to look for nearby BBQ restaurants that we can easily visit just in case I won’t have enough time to cook this weekend.