Friday, September 25, 2009

Remains of the Grill


I'd like to say it wasn't my fault, but it probably was.

You see, I've only been grilling for a year or so, so I don't really know all the ins and outs of the Weber quite yet. I'm fuzzy on how to get the propane tank on and off, which temps are best and how to keep the &^%*$ hamburgers from sticking to the grill and smoking out the neighborhood.

So there I was the other night. I'd scraped the grates, cooked some hotdogs and left the grill on to smoke off the remains. I went out to shut off the grill and...

IT WAS ON FIRE!!!

I'm serious. Flames shooting up above the grates and everything. I quickly shut off the propane, but the flames remained. Not good.

Sudden images of those flames reaching the propane tank sent me running into the house for help. (Later I learned there's some sort of valve to help prevent this, but all I was seeing was explosions.)

My husband saved the day with the fire extinguisher.

I'm still not quite sure how this happened, but sadly, the grill is now covered in white film and is in desperate need of a thorough (power wash) cleaning. So, needless to say, tonight the steak will be broiled. Inside.

I'll be sure to watch for flames.

Have you had any grilling mishaps?

~heather