Most people associate summer with a sociable evening and delicious meat and vegetables on the grill. But there are dangers lurking here if the fat catches fire or if the grill is bumped into at a careless moment and tips over. We show how users can react quickly with a fire extinguishing spray and prevent worse things from happening. We also explain other advantages of the fire stop spray.
Dangers when grilling – avoid fires and extinguish them quickly
Grilling is one of the most popular summer activities. According to Statista, 97 percent of those surveyed said they like to grill (as of 05/2019). However, there are dangers lurking in handling grills, lighters and the like. Because deflagrations, high flames and fires can occur faster than you think. It is often sufficient if the grill is only not observed for a short time.
Dangers when grilling – this is how most fires start
The greatest fire potential is with a charcoal grill. Because real fire is necessary for grilling fun and the barbecue. An electric grill, on the other hand, offers the highest level of safety, as there is no source of fire here. Alternatively, grill masters can opt for a gas grill. In contrast to the charcoal grill, the flames of the latter can be easily regulated and switched off if desired.
The main fire hazards when grilling with a charcoal grill are:
- Light charcoal: the first danger lurks before the first food is on the grill. Users use z. B. too much or the wrong lighter. It becomes particularly dangerous, for example, when gasoline is used and high flame flames arise. Even with alcohol, severe burns can result if the fire from already glowing coal gets back into the bottle through the liquid. Better: use fixed grill lighters.
- Fat fire: It can be dangerous not only with the charcoal grill, but also with the gas grill if fat from the meat gets onto the flames. This scenario can also become a reality in kitchens. In all cases, grill chefs should never put out the fire with water, otherwise there will be a deflagration and flashes of flames. Better: use fire extinguishing spray or a fire blanket.
- Liquids on the embers: Just as problematic as the grease fire are other liquids that get on the embers. Here, too, flames can shoot up and provoke a fire. This applies, for example, when people use water to cool the coal more quickly. Hobby grillers are also happy to refine the meat with a sip of beer. The evaporating liquid can cause high flames. Better: do not bring liquids into contact with the flame. It is better to marinate the meat before grilling.
- Barbecue is knocked over: In a careless moment, family members, guests or, for example, large dogs can bump into the grill and knock over without much force. In the worst case, people and animals can be seriously injured by burns here – dry grass can also catch fire, so that the flames can spread to buildings. The same applies to flying sparks.
Advantages of the fire extinguishing spray
In all of the scenarios described, people should extinguish the developing fire quickly to prevent worse. In contrast to smoke alarms, there is no obligation for fire extinguishers. It is therefore up to the individual to decide whether precautions are taken to extinguish a fire or whether it takes a long time for the fire brigade to arrive, for example.
Fire extinguishers are usually bulky and difficult to use. A fire extinguishing spray is simpler and less complicated. We therefore recommend keeping the ABUS fire extinguishing spray AFS625 handy when grilling. We make a recommendation due to the following advantages:
- Quickly extinguishes initial fires and prevents worse
- Simple and intuitive operation, just like a conventional spray can
- Can be placed within easy reach anywhere, a separate bracket available on request
- Can be used from a safe distance, maximum 4 meters and 25 seconds spray time
- Extinguishes fires involving solid and liquid substances, as well as edible fats and oils. Fire class 5A, 21B and 15F
- No maintenance required, lasts for 4 years
- Unproblematic cleaning of the foam extinguishing agent with a damp cloth
- Suitable for outside and inside, not only when grilling, but also fat or toaster burn in the kitchen
Conclusion on avoiding dangers when grilling with a fire extinguishing spray
Overall, users can minimize many dangers when grilling by using them responsibly. This includes, for example, that the grill is in a safe and level place where it is difficult to tip over. In addition, barbecues should only take place outdoors: there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in apartments and houses.
As a preventive measure, grillers should keep a fire extinguishing spray within easy reach, e.g. B. the fire stop recommended by us. This offers a real alternative to an often bulky fire extinguisher. Users can easily position the spray near the grill area and react quickly in an emergency. The extinguishing itself is intuitive and can be done at a sufficient distance from the fireplace. This is useful because it prevents further burn injuries.
Note: A fire extinguishing spray is suitable for extinguishing incipient and initial fires – but it is not a substitute for fire brigades. If the fire spreads too quickly and high flames arise, the fire brigade must always be alerted. In the event of burn injuries, the ambulance service. Extinguishing sand and a fire blanket complete the precautions so that users can extinguish the fire quickly and fight the flames.