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Safety Practices & Precautions

Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this user guide.

A Message To Our Customers

Thank you for selecting this DCS by Fisher & Paykel Professional “BGB” Series Grill. Because of these appliances’ unique features we have developed this manual. It contains valuable information on how to properly install, oper- ate and maintain your new appliance for years of safe and enjoyable cooking.

To help serve you better, please fill out and submit your Product Registration by visiting our local website listed on the back cover. In addition, keep this guide handy, as it will help answer questions that may arise as you use your new appliance.

See section ‘Service’ for Customer Care contact details.

Please write the Model, Serial, and Part Numbers on this page for reference (can be found on the inside, right side panel behind the drip pan handle).

Inspect the product to verify that there is no shipping damage. If any damage is detected, call the shipper and initiate a damage claim. DCS by Fisher & Paykel is not responsible for shipping damage. 

DO NOT discard any packing material (box, pallet, straps) until the unit has been inspected.

Do not try lighting this appliance without reading the “Lighting Instructions” section of this manual. Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause property damage, injury or death. Read the installation, operating and maintenance instructions thoroughly before us- ing, installing or servicing this equipment. This outdoor cooking gas appliance is not intended to be installed in or on recreational vehicles , boats or in a non-ventilated room. For outdoor use only.

  1.  Do Not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapours and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
  2. An LPG cylinder not connected for use shall not be stored in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

What To Do If You Smell Gas:

  1. Shut off gas to the appliance.
  2. Extinguish any open flames.
  3. Open hood.
  4. If odour continues, keep away from the appliance and immediately call your gas supplier or your fire department.

Certain Liquid Propane dealers may fill liquid propane cylinders for use in the grill beyond cylinder filling capacity. This “Overfilling” may create a dangerous condition.

“Overfilled” cylinders can build up excess pressure. As a safety device, the cylinder pressure relief valve will vent propane gas vapour to relieve this excess pressure. This vapour is combustible and therefore can be ignited. To reduce this danger, you should take the following safety precautions:

  1. When you have your cylinder filled, be sure you tell the supplier to fill it to no more than 3/4 (75%) of its total capacity.
  2. If you own or use a spare cylinder, or have a disconnected cylinder, you should NEVER store it near or under the grill/cart unit or heat box, or near any other ignition or heat source. A sticker with this warning is provided with the grill to remind you, your family and all others who may use your BBQ grill of these safety precautions. Install this sticker close to your barbeque grill in a visible location that is not exposed to the elements or extreme heat.
  3. Do not store a full cylinder in direct sunlight.

DANGER!

Fire hazard 

NEVER store a spare LPG cylinder under or near this unit 

NEVER fill an LPG cylinder beyond 3/4 full.

Doing so could result in a fire causing serious injury or death.

  • Do not try lighting this appliance without reading the “LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS” section of this manual. This grill is for outdoor use only.
  • Push and hold the igniter button, turn the selected burner knob to “SEAR”. If burner does not light in 4 to 5 seconds turn knob “OFF” and wait 5 minutes before trying again for any accumulated gas to dissipate.

Before each use, inspect the gas supply piping or hose prior to turning the gas “on”. If there is evidence of cuts, wear, or abrasion, it must be replaced prior to use.  

Never leave the appliance unattended during use.

  • This grill must be installed according to these instructions and in compliance with the require- ments of the current version of AS/NZS 5601.1, local authority, gas, electricity, and any other statu- tory regulations. Failure to install the product correctly could invalidate any warranty or liability claims.
  • Refer to the current version of AS/NZS 5601.1 for pipe sizing details.
  • Begin by ensuring proper installation and servic-ing. Follow the installation instructions within this manual. Have your grill installed by a qualified installer. Have the installer show you where the gas supply shut-off valve is located so that you know where and how to shut off the gas to the grill. If you smell gas, your installer has not done a proper job of checking for leaks. If the connections are not perfectly sealed, you can have a small leak and therefore a faint gas smell. Finding a leak is not a “do-it-yourself ” procedure. Some leaks can only be found with the burner control in the “ON” position and this must be done by a qualified gas fitter.

DANGER!

  • Always follow lighting instructions.
  • Hood must be opened before lighting a grill burner or the rotisserie burner.
  • Check for gas leaks before lighting.
  • Never lean over an open grill when lighting. Serious burns may result.

  • Hot surfaces surrounding grill grates could cause serious burns.
  • Always leave at least 31 cm clearance to combustibles around the grill.
  • Never store a spare LPG cylinder under or near this unit.
  • Never fill the tank beyond 3/4 full. A fire causing death or serious injury may occur.
  • Children should not be left alone or unattended in an area where the grill is being used. Never allow them to sit, stand or play on or around the grill at any time. When in use, portions of the grill get hot enough to cause severe burns.
  • Do not store items of interest to children around or below the grill, in the cart or masonry enclosure. Never allow children to crawl inside a cart or enclosure.
  • Never attach or disconnect an LPG cylinder, or move or alter gas fittings when the grill is in operation or is hot.
  • Use caution when closing the hood, especially if there are children around. Check that the path of the hood is clear, as its weight could cause injury to hands or fingers caught under it.
  • Clean and perform general maintenance on the grill twice a year. Watch for corrosion, cracks, or insect activity. Have a qualified gas fitter check the regulator, hoses, burner ports, air shutter, and venturi/valve section carefully. Always turn off gas at the source (cylinder or supply line) prior to inspecting parts.
  • After a period of storage or non-use (such as over the winter), the gas grill should be checked for gas leaks, deterioration, proper assembly, and burner obstructions before using.
  • Never let clothing, pot holders or other flammable materials come in contact with or get too close to any grate, burner or hot surface until it has cooled. Fabric may ignite and result in personal injury.
  • Do not heat unopened food containers as a build-up of pressure may cause the container to burst.
  • Always use a covered hand when opening the grill hood and only do so slowly to allow heat and steam to escape.
  • Never lean over an open grill. When lighting a burner, always pay close attention to what you are doing. Be certain you are pushing the ignition button when you attempt to light the grill.
  • After lighting burners, make sure burners are operating normally (see section ‘Burner adjustment’).
  • When using the grill, do not touch the grill, grate, or immediate surrounding area as these areas become extremely hot and could cause burns.
  • Grease is flammable. Let hot grease cool before attempting to handle it. Avoid letting grease deposits collect in the drip pan. Clean often.
  • Never operate the grill without a grease tray.
  • Do not use aluminium foil to line drip pans or grill grates or radiants. This can severely upset combustion air flow or trap excessive heat in the control area. The result of this can be melted knobs or damaged ignition components.
  • The prongs of the rotisserie forks are very sharp. Take care when unpacking, assembling, or handling the rotisserie to avoid injury.
  • Do not operate with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Contact the manufacturer for repair.
  • Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or touch hot surfaces.
  • Do not use an outdoor cooking appliance for purposes other than intended.
  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

For personal safety, wear proper apparel. Loose fitting garments or sleeves should never be worn while using this appliance. Some synthetic fabrics are highly flammable and should not be worn while cooking. Only certain types of glass, heat-proof glass ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for grill use. Use of these types of materials may break with sudden temperature changes. Use only on low or medium heat settings according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Spiders and insects can nest in the grill burners , causing gas not to flow through the burner. The gas will flow from the front of the burner into the control panel. This is a very dangerous condition which can cause a fire to occur behind the valve panel, thereby damaging the grill components and making it unsafe to operate.

Keep the area surrounding the grill free from combustible materials, trash, or combustible fluids and vapours such as gasoline or charcoal lighter fluid. Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air.

Never use the grill in windy conditions. If located in a consistently windy area (oceanfront, mountaintop, etc.) a wind break will be required. Always adhere to the specified clearances as defined in the “Installation” section of this manual.

 Grill Placement

 

Wind hitting the grill while in use, especially winds blowing into or across this hood gap, can cause poor performance and in some cases can cause the control panel to get dangerously hot.

 

Wind hitting the grill while in use, especially winds blowing into or across this hood gap, can cause poor performance and in some cases can cause the control panel to get dangerously hot.

If wind is an issue, a wind screen should be added. The wind screen should be higher than the top of the opening in the back of the grill, with a minimum clearance of 76 mm (for non-combustibles) or 310 mm (for combustibles) from the back of the grill

  • When using the side burners always use flat bottomed pans which are large enough to cover the side burner. Adjust the flame so that it heats only the bottom of the pan to avoid ignition of clothing. Position handles inward away from open edges of the unit to avoid burns associated with unintentional spillovers. Hold the handle of the pan to prevent movement of it when turning or stirring food. For proper lighting and performance of the burners keep the ports clean. It is necessary to clean periodically for optimum performance.
  • This professional outdoor grill delivers extreme heat. Take care during and after use, as all surfaces may be hot.
  • Clean the grill with caution. Avoid steam burns; do not use a wet sponge or cloth to clean the grill while it is hot. Some cleaners produce noxious fumes or can ignite if applied to a hot surface.
  • Be sure all grill controls are turned off and the grill is cool before using any type of aerosol cleaner on or around the grill. The chemical that produces the spraying action could, in the presence of heat, ignite or cause metal parts to corrode.
  • Do not use the grill for cooking excessively fatty meats or products which promote flare-ups.
  • Never grill without the drip pan and grease tray in place and the drip pan pushed all the way to the back of the grill. Without it hot grease could leak downward and produce a fire or explosion hazard.
  • Do not operate the grill under unprotected combustible construction. Use only in well ventilated areas. Do not use in buildings, garages, sheds, breezeway, covered structure or other such enclosed areas. This unit is for out- door use only. Always ensure adequate ventilation for the grill. Never block any ventilation openings.
  • If a cart unit is stored indoors, ensure that it is cool, fold the side shelf down, then push, never pull, the grill and never push or pull on the side shelves. If LPG, the cylinder must be unhooked and the LPG cylinder stored outside in a well ventilated area, out of reach of children.
  • If grill is mounted on a mobile cart: do not remove castor wheels from cart, as resting the cart directly on its base will block ventilation openings, causing a hazardous situation. Keep ventilation openings on side walls and base of cart unobstructed at all times.
  • Never use the grill in a windy area.
  • Do not use charcoal or lighter fluid in the outdoor grill. Charcoal or similar combustible fuels must not be used with the appliance.
  • Keep any electrical supply cord, or the rotisserie motor cord away from the heated areas of the grill and water (pools, fountains, puddles).
  • Never use a dented or rusty LPG cylinder. Keep the ventilation openings of the cylinder enclosure free and clear from debris.
  • Use only dry potholders; moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may cause burns from steam. Do not use a towel or bulky cloth in place of potholders. Do not let potholders touch hot portions of the grill or burner grate.
  • Have an ABC rated Fire Extinguisher accessible – never attempt to extinguish a grease fire with water or other liquids.
  • To avoid burns when cooking, use long handled BBQ tools.
  • Do not move the appliance during its use.
  • Do not locate the outdoor grill in an inclined plane. Be sure to lock the castor wheels before operating the unit.

This unit is for outdoor use only! Do not operate in enclosed areas. This could result in carbon monoxide build-up which would result in injury or death.

  • When using a grill, be sure that all parts of the unit are firmly in place and that the grill is stable (can’t be tipped over).
  • To put out flare-ups, adjust the controls to lower the temperature.
  • Open the hood before lighting a grill burner or the rotisserie burner.
  • When cooking with the hood closed, use the LOW setting only.
  • Do not use the rotisserie burner in combination with any grill burner.
  • This outdoor cooking gas appliance is not intended to be installed in or on recreational vehicles, trailers and/or boats.
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