Grilling Safety Tips

How to stay safe while you're cooking this summer

Wisconsinites say that every day is grilling season, but as temperatures warm in Americas Dairyland, more of those grills are going to be out this summer.

To make sure that you stay safe while cooking those delicious meals, there are a few safety tips to follow.The first thing to do is to set your grill at least 10 feet away from anything that is combustible.You should also try and make sure you keep pets and children away from the grill.

And finally, in case a fire does develop, we want to have a way to extinguish that fire such as a garden hose, but preferably a fire extinguisher.

For those of you who own propane grills, you want to make sure that the gas connections are tight and don't have any leaks.            

To test for a leak, use a spray bottle with soap and water, applying it to all the gas fittings with the gas turned on and look for any bubbles that come out. If bubbles are present, that is an indication of a leak and you should have your grill serviced

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