Posted on: 22 September 2018
When you purchase a new grill to enjoy, you'll need some extra stuff to go with it. Here, you'll find a short list of other accessories that you'll be needing or wanting for your grills.
1. Cooking Utensils
Don't burn all of the hair off of your knuckles trying to use your everyday kitchen utensils on the grill. Grilling utensils are made with longer handles so that you can flip and maneuver your food without worrying about getting splattered with hot grease or getting caught by the flames.
Look for utensils that will hold up for a while. If you'll be storing them indoors, you can find some really nice sets with gorgeous wooden handles, but if you're storing them outside with the grill, look for non-wood handles and stainless steel parts. You don't want them rusting or falling apart when you go to use them.
Even if you have your grill on a covered porch, a cover is a good idea. The cover goes on and comes off easily and will protect the grill from the sun, water, and debris that will settle on it.
3. Fire Safety Supplies
Fires can quickly get out of control on a grill. All that it takes is a burger that is a little fattier than it should be or the barbeque sauce dripping down onto the burners – no matter the reason, you've got to be prepared to put the flames out as quickly as possible.
You should have a fire extinguisher on hand, but hopefully, you will never need to use it. Another item to keep on hand is baking soda.
If the fire gets out of control within the grill, your best course of action is to close the grill, shut off the propane and suffocate it. If it is still burning after 30 seconds of the lid being closed, you'll need to douse it with baking soda. The baking soda should smother the fire, but if it doesn't, you'll need to use the extinguisher.
Note: If you have to put out a fire, you'll need to clean the grill before using it again.
Your grill should be fun to use, but it can still be quite dangerous. Choosing the right utensils, keeping the grill clean, and having the right fire-safety materials on hand will help to ensure that your summer grilling is successful. You'll be dining on delicious foods, rather than soothing your burns.Share