It’s that time of year when the kitchen starts to slowly edge its way outside!

There’s nothing quite like the mouth-watering aroma of a backyard BBQ but safety is key. Here are a few tips to keep in mind so that your food sizzles safely:

Light It Up
Always light a BBQ with the lid open. If it doesn’t ignite right away, turn the valves off and wait a few minutes before retrying.

Pests’ Nests
Insect nests are the number one cause of BBQ fires so make sure you regularly clean the burner tubes to prevent blockages.

Make Room
Place your grill on a stable surface in an open, well-ventilated area away from buildings, trees and any flammable materials.

Roll Up Your Sleeves
Make sure apron strings, scarves and other clothes don’t dangle over the grill and always use long-handled utensils to avoid burns and splatters.

Turn It Off
Always remember to turn the gas off at both the grill and tank as soon as you’ve finished cooking.

Now that the safety stuff’s out of the way, it’s time to focus on the food! After your amazing steak dinner, tantalize your taste buds by serving up a mouth-watering melody of grilled fruit. It’ll be the perfect finale for your backyard feast!