Propane Grilling Tips

Correct Grill Use

  1. When lighting a grill, keep the top open until you are sure that it is lit.
  2. After connecting the cylinder to a propane gas grill burner for the first time, use a leak-detection solution (a 50/50 mixture of water and liquid soap) to check connections for tightness.
  3. Do not use matches or lighters to check for leaks.
  4. Do not allow children to tamper with the cylinder or grill.
  5. Do not smoke while handling a propane cylinder.
  6. When a grill is not in use, cover disconnected hose-end fittings with plastic bags or protective caps to keep clean.
  7. Always follow grill manufacturer’s instructions and keep written materials accessible.
  8. Never pour an accelerant such as lighter fluid or gasoline on the grill.
  9. When finished grilling, turn off the burner controls and close the cylinder valve.

Proper Cylinder Handling

  1. When the cylinder is refilled, have the supplier check for dents, damage, rust, or leaks.
  2. After filling or exchanging a cylinder, take it home immediately. Keep the vehicle ventilated and the cylinder valve closed and capped.
  3. Always use or store cylinders outdoors in an upright (vertical) position. Always use or store propane cylinders outdoors in an upright (vertical) position. Never use or store propane cylinders indoors.
  4. Do not use, store, or transport cylinders near high temperatures (this includes storing spare cylinders near the grill).