The sun is shining, it’s lunchtime, the beers are chilled… What’s next? Light the braai! Before we head into full-blown chop season, let’s do a quick recap on the different types of braais out there – because there’s more than one way to grill your boerie.
By Roxy Greeff
Megamaster 900 Drum Braai, R979
An entry-level winner, the Megamaster allows you to cook your chops and wors over either charcoal or wood, but the low-hanging drum is especially convenient for wood braaiing, as you don’t have to wait for the fire to burn down. The legs can also be removed for easy storage and transportation.
Cadac Stratos 3B, R4 499
We love the Stratos range for its compact, value-for-money gas patio braais. Available with two, three or four burners, each one has a burner box made from porcelain enamel for both strength and durability. It’s also super convenient with its handy fold-up side tables and a removable drip tray for easy cleaning.
Weber Charcoal Go Anywhere Braai, R1 300
What makes this particular Weber so special? It’s been created with a space-saving compact design in mind. It’s legs even double as lid locks for hassle-free transport.
Marco Mini Braai Kit & Cooler Bag, R449
This baby braai is perfect for the cook with a sense of wanderlust. Take it with you on a hike or to the beach, and keep all your goodies fresh in the cooler. It’s also perfect if you are short on space, don’t want to break the bank, or only need to cook for two.
Big Green Egg, R9 999
The extremely versatile Big Green Egg comes in seven sizes and can be used as a grill, oven and smoker. It is heated with BGE’s signature all-natural lump charcoal, or with grilling planks or wood chips, which come in every variety from hickory and apple, to Jack Daniel’s.
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, R6 639
New from Weber, this smoker and slow cooker takes outdoor cooking to the next level. If you have always wanted to smoke and cure your own meat, this is the product for you. It’s sturdy with a built-in thermometer, rust-resistant fuel door and two steel cooking grates.
*Prices are approximate