Flickr photo by mccun934We may have only one child, but my husband has another baby -- our grill.
He's been known to throw on his winter coat and stand shivering on our porch just for a mid-winter grilled steak.
But before I let him turn the dial on the tank this spring, he had to do some heavy duty spring cleaning.
According to a recent survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, 30 percent of people report flare-ups are a major problem when they're grilling.
That's not just a risk to your arm hairs -- researchers say the smoke in a flare up could be causing cancer. A good scrubbing to get rid of the drippings from last year is in order.
If you have a gas grill, now's the time to clear out the venturi tubes to ensure no critter or insect has built a nest that could impede gas flow -- and cause a dangerous fire.
Have you turned on your grill yet this spring?