Grill Smoker Safety
Grill Smoker Safety
- The #1 problem with a grill or smoker that causes fatalities is grease left in the grill or smoker. Grease can flash at 500 F. When cooking steaks you want to go over that and once it catches on fire its hard to stop.
- Keep a fire extinguisher close at hand.
- Anything within 10 feet can potentially catch on fire. Back Decks, house over hangs, outside of your garage. Your cooking with fire of one type or another what can it heat up.
- Never cook under power lines not because your going to bring them down but they could come down for another reason.
- Never cook in your garage or in your house it will cause carbon monoxide poison. Carbon Monoxide has a 3 time stronger affinity for hemoglobin than Oxygen. Once you get some its hard to get rid of it.
- Stick to Charcoal Lighter or Charcoal Chimney, other accelerates cause cancer. A woman went to the emergency room because she got the lighter fluid bottle to close to the fire after it was lit. Blew the bottle up.
- Keep your fire fuels, accelerates, Turpentine, Gas, Diesel, Acetone and things that will burn way away from the grill minimum 50 feet.
- Keep an ABC Fire Extinguisher close to the grill.
- I thought my Char-Broil was lit. I hit the ignite button anyway and it blew a major flash of flame at me. Think about if your propane canister blew up. Where would you want it. That is where you need to put it. Backyard along back fence upright.
- Ceramic Grills can get up to 12oo F degrees Lift the lid slowly. You have to keep them free of old grease.
- Children and Grilling do not mix unless supervised. When you take a Butt off the Smoker the juice can come out of the wrap. Juice is everywhere and its hot and dangerous to children.
- Grill Blaster will clean the left over food that could catch on fire on your next cook.
- Brining your meat will kill E Coli most of the time. E Coli is a bacteria that cause sickness and death. Enterobacteriaceae is another one. Washing everything off will solve all this.
- If your putting out charcoal stand back and spray or stand back and throw the water don’t get right up to it.
- I always forget my pot holders and have to go back in. There are gloves that go all the way to your elbows. I’ve burnt my fingers so many time.
- Its hard to protect what your don’t have covered up. Shoes, Shirts, Pants, Gloves are required.