Grilling outdoors is one of the best ways to enjoy flavorful meals with family and friends.
Great flavor is one thing, but you also want to be sure that your grill is safe. If you have a natural gas hookup at home then you’ve probably considered a dedicated natural gas grill rather than a propane or charcoal model. Are natural gas grills safe? Let’s take a look and find out.
Are Natural Gas Grills Safe Compared to Propane and Charcoal Grills?
Natural gas grills are considered to be just as safe as propane grills and in most cases safer than charcoal grills.
- Charcoal is arguably the riskiest grilling method. If the grill is bumped or knocked over, the hot coals could cause injury or damage to your property. It’s difficult and dangerous to extinguish coals quickly.
- Propane is safer than coal but there’s a risk of fire or explosion. Poorly maintained propane tanks and gas lines are more likely to fail over time, so the risk increases every grilling season.
Because natural gas grills are connected to your home gas line, the risk of a significant failure is reduced. Providing that the line to your home and the outlet are well-maintained, you’ll only need to periodically replace the gas line to your grill to eliminate the risk of a leak or fire.
All Grills Should Be Operated with Caution
Always use your grill in-line with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Don’t use a grill that is visibly damaged, and replace your natural gas grill hose every two years.
This DOZYANT 12 Foot Natural Gas Grill Hose features quick-connect ends and is suited for low-pressure appliances like natural gas grills. It is suited for even the largest grills that produce up to 50,000 BTU of cooking power per hour.
Choosing a Reliable Natural Gas Grill Brand Helps
To make natural gas grills safe at home, insist on a reliable brand. Companies like Weber, Napoleon, Dyna-Glo, and countless others all make high-quality natural gas grills. This Weber Spirit II 3 Burner Grill is a great option if you’re looking for a reliable choice in the mid-range.
Are natural gas grills safe? The short answer is yes, and with regular hose replacement and a quality grill, you’ll feel confident when cooking at home.