Propane Grills the
are backyard barbecue chefs choosing propane gas
grills? Unlike charcoal grills, propane grills
provide an instant, even flame, precise temperature
control, low emissions, and easy, ash-free cleanup.
no surprise that more than 63 percent of homeowners
who cook outdoors use propane gas grills (Hearth,
Patio & Barbecue Association). It’s pretty much a
Propane gas grills are fast — there’s no wait
for charcoals to ignite and heat up.
Propane gas grills are clean — there’s no
charcoal residue or ash to dispose of and no
harmful pollutants to worry about.
Today’s Propane Grills Do More.
propane grills are self-cleaning, with low-maintenance
are designed for smoking, barbecuing,
deep-frying, broiling, and combination
use tiles for radiant heating — the flame
doesn’t come in contact with the meat or
vegetables being grilled.
Push-button ignitions are available for instant
new propane cylinders are fitted with valves
that prevent overfilling, making them safer than
grills are environmentally friendly. According
to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), charcoal releases 105 times more carbon
monoxide than propane.
Cooking with gas is preferred by both indoor and
Grill Safety Tips
lighting your propane gas grill burner, use a
leak-detection solution to check all connections
for tightness. Contact your local propane gas
supplier to obtain the leak-detection solution
and instructions on how to use it.
Always follow all the grill manufacturer's
instructions and keep written materials and
manuals in a safe, accessible place.
not in use, make sure all grill burner controls
are turned off and that the valve cylinder is
Always use or store cylinders outdoors in an
upright, or vertical, position.
you have your cylinder refilled, ask that it be
checked for dents, damage, rust, or leaks.
refilling your cylinder or exchanging it, take
your cylinder home immediately and promptly
remove it from your vehicle. While transporting
the cylinder, keep your vehicle ventilated. Be
sure the cylinder valve is closed and plugged or
capped in accordance with the manufacturer's
your grill is not in use, cover disconnected
hose-end fittings and burner air intakes with
small plastic bags, or protective fitting caps
from your propane supplier to keep out dirt,
insects, and moisture. Remember to remove them
before starting your grill.
not smoke while handling a propane cylinder.
there is an uncontrollable release of gas or a
fire, call the fire department immediately and
move all people and pets away from the unit.
not allow children to tamper or play with the
cylinder or grill.
not use, store, or transport your cylinder where
it would be exposed to high temperatures. (This
includes storing spare cylinders under or near