1. Be careful with Fire
Fire Extinguisher is a must-have equipment when cooking or grilling. It’s for your immediate protection in case of fire emergencies. So it’s really important to know how to control the fire when you are cooking to prevent the occurrence of fire disasters.
2. Safety of Foods
Food Safety must also be a priority. Food handling must be proper and hygienic since it enters your mouth down to your stomach. Bacteria easily grow especially when the environment is conducive for them to replicate, like when it’s above the freezing point and when it’s below 165 degrees Fahrenheit. So remember that when your doubting if the food is clean or not, disregard them, covers must be at hand, try to keep it cool or just get it hot.
above: Read and follow instructions
3. Instructions must be strictly followed
Everything is coupled with instructions, safety instructions. A manual is given for you to be knowledgeable enough especially when it comes to the equipment needed for cooking. Each tool for cooking has its own features, thereby; it has its own way on how to be manipulated. It pays to read the manual for instructions. If the manual is not included, you can still find other ways on how to learn about it, just like visiting its websites.
4. Choose the proper Location
The location must be assessed first before you start cooking or grilling. Check if the area is the correct location or check if it is safe to cook there. The surroundings must be clean and clear. Get rid of nearby woods, or anything that could easily start the fire. So place your cooking grills at the exact and correct surface before cooking.
5. Gas Safety Problems
One of the most common causes of fire is fuel path obstruction. The obstruction begins when little living things like bugs and others try to go up to the grill’s tiny parts. Disconnecting everything is much safer upon checking up your grills, control values and fuel tanks must be turned off. It is best to check your gas grills every now and then to avoid certain problems like that. Check it up thoroughly.
above: Use of charcoal
6. Safe Charcoal usage
Charcoal usage is much more dangerous than gas grill. Lighting the charcoal alone puts an individual in a risky situation. All kinds of fire problems can be greatly caused by lighter fluids, just like adding lighter fluids to hot coals; it can burn the hairs of your face. This situation turns out to be this way, at a relatively low temperature, lighter fluids become heavy gas. So, always be careful when lighting the charcoal.
7. Do away with Grease
Grease comes from the food you are cooking. Even just from a few cookouts, it’s possible that you can produce a lot of grease from it. Grease can make more flare ups which can be lethal and detrimental to your health. Cleaning your grill always is a must because if it is clean then it’s way safer to use. There shouldn’t be any room for grease.
8. Cook Healthily
Cancer is brought about by overcooking food predominantly chicken meat and red meat. When you are cooking or grilling, make sure to avoid very high temperature cooking to do away with surface charring which when eaten, will take you at a higher risk of getting cancer. Through the use of high temperature cooking, cancer causing substances can be produced. You may get these tips for you to minimize the risks of cancer causing agents:
-Marinades can be used to lower down your risk up to 98 %
-Overcooking must be avoided to avoid surface charring
-Use low grill temperatures
-Cook with a smaller and thinner cuts of meat
9. Always be careful with Smoke
A lot of people are fond of breathing in smokes especially during barbecuing since it is enticing. But smoke breathing is a very bad habit because it can easily get in to your nose, eyes, lungs, hair, and clothing. When cooking, if possible, let the smoke pass away without breathing. Cancer causing agents like Carbon monoxide, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH), and other hazardous substances can be inhaled through the smokes upon cooking. Younger ones must not be exposed to these stuffs since they are much more likely to have the worst case scenario.
above: Enjoying the night after barbecuing
10. Alcohol Drinking
Drinking after cooking makes all things worth the sacrifice. Enjoy and have fun eating what you had cooked.