All South Africans know that the braai is a hallowed time spent at leisure with family and friends.
Since the fire itself is an integral part of any braai event, it makes sense that every fire expert should invest in his or her own particular set-up. Here are five great braais on the market now:
These charcoal-fueled kettle braais are effective and rather gorgeous too. At 57-cm in diameter, it's also a good one to use to cater for the crowds.
Expect to pay: R3 999 from weber.co.za
Big Green Egg
This ceramic cooker offers all-round outdoor cooking capability. Its efficient use of fuel and even heat distribution make it a smart choice and together with its quirky style and name, this one acts as the perfect centre piece for a social gathering.
Expect to pay: R14 975 from yuppiechef.com
Granted, this is not exactly a stand-alone braai per se, but the idea is novel and one that every self-respecting pizza addict should look into owning. With a few nifty add-ons designed by Kettlepizza, you can transform your kettle braai into a wood-fired pizza oven.
Expect to pay: R1 599 from onthepatio.co.za
If you're after a more traditional braai, this set-up from Madkon is for you. Control the distance of your grill from the fire with easy adjustments and when you're done, simply fold hte whole thing up and back it in its carry back.
Expect to pay: R2 999 from onthepatio.co.za
For the diehard braai-er, the LotusGrill from Mobelli is not only portable, it operates using smokeless charcoal, making it indoor-friendly for those days when Mother Nature is not playing along. Better still, if you're a pizza addict, you can cook yourself delicious pizzas on this compact beauty too.
Expect to pay: R4 500 from mobelli.co.za
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