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16 Ways You’re Using Your Grill Wrong

Taste of Home Logo By Maria Kinirons, RDN of Taste of Home | Slide 1 of 16: If your grill has been sitting idle all winter, it’s a good idea to check it before lighting it up. “Failing to properly clean the grill or having the grill too close to something that could burn are the leading causes of fires,” says Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy for the National Fire Protection Association. Home chefs should also check for any damage before using the grill for the first time each year, and to check the entire grill regularly.” In 2012 to 2016, an average of 16,600 patients per year were taken to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills. Here's a complete guide to getting your grill ready for summer.

Assuming Your Grill is Ready To Go

If your grill has been sitting idle all winter, it’s a good idea to check it before lighting it up. “Failing to properly clean the grill or having the grill too close to something that could burn are the leading causes of fires,” says Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy for the National Fire Protection Association. Home chefs should also check for any damage before using the grill for the first time each year, and to check the entire grill regularly.” In 2012 to 2016, an average of 16,600 patients per year were taken to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills. Here's a complete guide to getting your grill ready for summer.
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