The grilling season gathers friends together – review the instructions for grilling on balconies and in the yard

The greatest places to grill are often your own balcony, terrace or yard, and everything goes swimmingly, as long as certain boundary conditions are followed.

Written by Maija Kajanto

Summer and grilling go hand in hand. When the grilling season starts, food becomes much more than something to fill your stomach with. The joy of spending time together culminates on a warm evening, when delicious food is sizzling on a glowing grill and people of various ages come together to enjoy food and the summer atmosphere.

The greatest places to grill are often your own balcony, terrace or yard, and everything goes swimmingly, as long as certain boundary conditions are followed.

 

If you want to grill on your balcony, you are only allowed to use an electric grill. Making an open fire is banned on balconies. Nowadays, electric grills come in many sizes and types, and cooking with them is easy and smoke-free.

On a terrace or in the yard of your home, you can use an electric or gas grill. When using gas, it is important to check your equipment before grilling for the first time that summer. Does the gas grill outwardly look to be in good working condition? Is the hose leading from the gas cylinders to the grill intact and leak-tight?

 

In the designated grilling areas in the shared yards, you can grill with electric, gas, wood and charcoal grills. However, remember to grill only in the place designated for this purpose: if a spot has been marked for a grill shelter or fire pit, do not set up a grill elsewhere, even if the evening sun is shining invitingly on the other edge of the yard at that moment. Grilling is not allowed in shared yards outside of the designated grilling areas.

Did you know that building committees can also purchase a gas or electric grill for shared use? The tenants can borrow the grill as agreed upon.

 

Read more about grilling at Heka locations.