At Collingwood Fuels, we offer a wide range of fuel products for a variety of applications, including everything from oil for your furnace to propane for your grill. In this article, we will focus on BBQ propane tanks. Our team has been using propane grills for many years, and we know a thing or two about how to get the best results—keep reading to learn a few of our best tips.
- Prepare for Flare-Ups – When using BBQ propane tanks, you should plan ahead and prepare for flare-ups. In a flare-up, the grill’s flames briefly get higher and hotter, usually because of grease or other matter falling into the fire. An untimely flare-up can ruin your food, but fortunately, there are ways to prevent this. We encourage you to keep part of your grill empty while cooking—if the fire flares, move the food into the empty portion so it doesn’t burn as the flare burns itself out.
- Clean Your Grill – We also recommend cleaning your grill regularly, as this will lead to better results when using BBQ propane tanks. Over time, things like grease residue, charred food matter, and other substances will build up on your grill’s surface, and this increases the risk of sudden flare-ups. By cleaning your grill after every use, you will help ensure the propane fire will be properly controlled and predictable.
- Cook at the Proper Temperature – Lastly, when using BBQ propane tanks for your grill, remember the goal is not to get the fire as hot as it will go. Instead, use the correct cooking temperature for the foods you are preparing. For example, cuts of beef or lamb should be cooked fast over high heat, while things like fish, vegetables, or chicken should be cooked over medium heat.