BY THE NUMBERS
- 14 MILLION GRILLS
Americans took home 14 million new grills in 2013 alone. June and July are peak grilling months, but 60 percent of owners report grilling year-round.
Source: Grilling Facts and Figures, Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
- 25% WOMEN
Despite the traditional view that men rule the family grill, a national survey found that 25 percent of women handle the outdoor grilling duties, up from 20 percent last year.
Source: More Women Taking the Heat at the Grill, Weber Grill Watch Survey
- 8,800 FIRES
Gas and charcoal grills are a serious fire risk, causing an average of 8,800 residential fires, 10 deaths, 140 injuries and $96 million in direct property damage each year.
Source: Grilling, National Fire Protection Association