The first thing you should do when you buy your new barbecue is to read the operating instructions. There you will find the most important safety and precautionary measures. Gas and fire are not to be trifled with and all important safety guidelines should be followed.
Gas bottles should always be stored in such a way that they are protected from the sun or high temperatures and stand upright. To be on the safe side, we recommend not using gas cylinders that are already dented or damaged in any way.
As gas hoses can become porous after long periods of time, you should always have a few spare hoses handy. To prevent highly flammable gas from escaping, you should check the gas hoses for leaks before use. To do this, you simply fill it with water. The water will leak out at any points that are porous or have already formed holes. Under no circumstances should you use these gas hoses again!
To ensure that gas hoses have a longer useful life, it is essential to avoid contact with extremely hot materials, especially hot liquids such as hot fat. You are also welcome to watch our leak test video; this and many other helpful videos and tips can be found in your Char‑Broil BBQ Guide App.
In addition, you should always set up your gas BBQ in such a way that any flames cannot spread to, for example, tables, blankets, umbrellas or other easily flammable objects. Make sure that your gas BBQ is always on an even surface and never lean over the grilling surface when lighting it.
Learn more about safe barbecuing in our tips and in the Char‑Broil BBQ Guide App.