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Tips for Grilling Safely All Summer

Grilling out is exciting and the results are delicious, but there are several unique risks involved in this form of cooking. Follow our tips and stay safe while you grill and enjoy cooking out!

  • Don’t Use Your Fingers– Always use grill tongs to maneuver and flip food on the grill and don’t give reach into the grill with your bare hands to adjust a burger or piece of meat as it cooks.
  • Use a Thermometer– Just because your meat is sitting atop scalding grates, smoldering charcoal, and flames, doesn’t mean it can’t still pose a health risk if undercooked. Use an instant-read thermometer and make sure the internal temperatures reach the required levels for food safety.
  • Avoid Cross Contamination– Use precaution when cooking different items on the grill. Just as you’d use different knives and cutting boards for each meat or vegetable you’re cooking in the kitchen, you also need to be wary of which meats are placed on the grates.  For example, after you cook turkey burgers, you’ll need to brush and clean the grates before setting steaks or peppers on the grates in order to avoid cross contamination.
  • Extinguish Flare-Ups Appropriately– Don’t use water to put out flare-up flames.When water hits flames or hot cooking grates, it can spatter and cause great damage or harm to anything and anyone nearby.  Instead, put the lid on the grill in order to reduce the amount of oxygen feeding the fire and therefore snuff out flare-ups.

Summertime is prime grilling time, and if you’re like us, you’re out at the BBQ grill every chance you get.  Stay safe, don’t take risks, and keep your grill in great shape by cleaning it appropriately after each use.  For deep grill cleaning, call on a great grill cleaning service and trust the technicians to keep your outdoor kitchen in tip top shape.

GrillSOS is the best Jacksonville FL grill cleaning company and the ones to call when your grill needs to be deeply cleaned. We serve Jacksonville, Ortega, Nocatee, St. Augustine, Mandarin, and work hard to be sure our customers love the way their grills look when we’re done.  We love what we do and we do it well!  Call on us for your grill cleaning needs.