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A Quick Safety Guide on BBQ Use ¦ Longacres

Practice leads to familiarity, and familiarity can lead to carelessness. It doesn’t matter how long you have been grilling — no one can let their guard down when cooking on a barbecue. The one time you get careless is always the time when something unfortunate happens, and you end up in A&E. There are some things we should never take lightly; playing with fire is right at the top of the list. Most people understand that, but also have a tendency to be forgetful at the barbecue. We always stress safety when customers use our products; here is a quick refresher on barbecue safety. Throwing Petrol on Grills Never throw or pour petrol on a flame, open or otherwise. This is extremely dangerous and should never be used at any time, even smouldering coals can ignite when doused with an accelerant, making petrol off limits at any time even during the prep stage. Keep Your Distance It may be more convenient to keep the grill closer to the house during a barbecue because of the many trips to the kitchen, but this is a bad idea. Always ensure the barbecue is as far away from anything in the home or garden furniture as much as possible. Maintenance and Grease Checks Regular cleaning is essential, especially for owners who regularly use their barbecues. This is because every time meat cooks, it produces grease that is highly flammable in large amounts. A barbecue grill covered in grease is an accident waiting to happen, when you least expect it. Proper maintenance ensures that the grill lasts longer and serves more barbecue parties. Barbecues are fun to have and become the centrepiece of any outdoor party, but only if owners use them responsibly. For more information regarding how to use grills or BBQ accessories, contact us today.