Archive for July, 2011
Make Your Outdoor Experience That Much More Fun With A Wide Variety Of Gas Cylinders
There can be very little argument about the merits of a fire fuelled by gas cylinders versus a wood fuelled one. Although the traditionalists will argue that gas is a soulless substitute for the aromas and mystique of the traditional wooden fire there can be no escaping the fact that a modern stainless steel braai fitted with a gas cylinder produces less mess and can help the braai master feed the throngs of family and friends who typically attend a social event produce a feast in less time, with less mess and fuss than is the typical result of the fire produced by burning wood or even briquettes.
Fires powered by gas cylinders allow for the temperature to be controlled to the point where the food cooks exactly as fast or slow as the person standing next to the fire requires. With a traditional braai the entire cooking process is necessarily rushed due to the fact that there is such as small window of opportunity to cook while the coals are at exactly the right temperature.
If the person using one of the many types of gas cylinders to cook is lucky enough to have a gas braai with more than one burner then they can set each burner at a different temperature making the gas braai ideal for cooking foods which require different temperatures. Using this method the owner of a gas braai can ensure that the side dishes, such as cooked vegetables and the meat arrive at the table at the same time.
But the humble gas cylinder is much more than a device which allows for hassle free cooking on the porch, it can be used on trips to the beach, while camping or caravanning or even on extended hikes. Gas cylinders come in many different sizes making them ideal for most excursions. The smallest of these gas cylinders weights next to nothing and even combined with the small gas cooker that it is attached to will contribute very little to the burden of those who wish to explore the great outdoors for extended periods of time.
If you would like to know which of the many gas cylinders on the market will best suit your individual needs then contact us.
Taking Care Of Those Valuable Barbeque Accessories
There can be no greater frustration then packing up the car for a day out of doors and then finding that the carefully packed braai is perfectly useless due to the fact that the barbecue accessories have either disappeared from the kitchen drawer where they have spent the winter, or have rusted away during the long winter months. Even more frustrating is arriving at that perfect spot for the family braai, reaching into the accessories bag and finding that the tongs have turned to an avant-garde sculpture made from rusted metal, perfectly suited for discussion in the university art department, but unfortunately quite useless for turning a piece of expensive fillet.
Another scenario involves inviting the in laws over for that first braai of the season and having to turn the meat with a kitchen fork and watching sadly as those delicious juices that make the braai such a popular pastime in South Africa drip into the coals. These are only a few reasons to take extra special care when purchasing and maintaining barbecue accessories.
The purchase of barbecue accessories is not an exercise that should be taken lightly, sometimes it is counterproductive to just snatch the first pair of tongs you see on a supermarket shelf and fling them into the trolley. This approach can lead to tears in the long run as inferior products are a dime a dozen on our supermarket shelves. Rather take time and care when selecting your barbecue accessories. Look out for brand names that you know and trust. Examine the manner in which the various components are attached to each other, are they merely pop riveted to each other or are they solidly welded?
Once you have made your purchase then make sure that each time the barbecue accessories are used they are thoroughly cleaned, using household detergent and make sure that they are dry before storage. Rust is possibly the most destructive element when it comes to preserving your accessories. With proper care your high quality barbecue accessories should last years.
To make sure that you are getting the best quality when it comes to barbecue accessories contact us.
Have It Your Way With A Charcoal Kettle Grill
When you purchase a charcoal kettle grill you are doing more than just making a purchase that will enable you to enjoy the summer sun with your family and a select group of friends, you are in fact making a lifestyle choice. A charcoal kettle grill is more than it appears at first glance. It can become the centrepiece of your entertaining options, whether you’re used to simply cooking the staples such as steak and chicken or prefer fish or other seafood the charcoal kettle grill can open up new avenues to explore. Not only is a kettle grill one of the easiest of barbecues to operate, but it is also one of the most hassle free and versatile of all the barbecue grill types on the market.
If you’re used to roasting in the summer sun at the same rate as the meat on your traditional briquette or wood fire then a charcoal kettle grill is going to change your life. Simply wait for the few briquettes required to reach the optimum temperature and place your seasoned meat or other foods on the grill and replace the lid. Most charcoal kettle grills are supplied with a cookbook which will fill you in on how long that lid should stay shut for various cuts of meat, various types of food and how to get that meal just the way you like it, from medium rare to well done. No need to even check on the food, just take of the lid after the recommended period of time and lunch or dinner is ready.
But as they say on retail television that’s not all. A charcoal kettle grill is more than just a device for cooking meat. Your seafood will remain succulent and your vegetables can be placed strategically on the grill to cook at the same time as the main course. There are attachments that fit on the inside brim of the lower half of the charcoal kettle grill that make cooking treats such as sweet corn as easy as one two three. In fact there are a wide variety of different attachments that can be purchased to make your charcoal kettle grill into a braai master’s dream.
There are attachments to cook breakfast, rotisserie attachments to cook that juicy chicken to perfection and there are attachments to even make that pizza come out tasting like it was made inRomeand not in Rustenburg. You can even purchase different flavoured wood chips to bring a new dimension to old favourites like rump or sirloin.
If you would like to experience the joy of a charcoal kettle grill then contact us for the best advice.
Presenting That all Time SA Favourite, The Barbecue Grill
If you had to corner a South African and ask them what makes this country great then youcan bet your bottom dollar (or Rand) that somewhere on that list a day spent under the hot summer sun with the smell of cooking meat over an open fire, the taste of sweet corn with butter and salt and a fresh potato salad are going to come into the equation somewhere. Taken together this can mean only one think, that the South African outdoor favourite, the braai – referred to non-South Africans as the barbecue grill – is still as much part of the SA national psyche as Bafana Bafana and the Springbok rugby team.
Each and every South African loves a braai, as soon as that barbecue grill is set up and the first flames begin to appear it’s time for the party to begin. Life simply wouldn’t be the same without our barbecue grill; it’s part of the scenery and can be found in almost every South African household. So it comes as no surprise that when it comes to choosing a favourite barbecue grill in South Africa the argument can get pretty heated, sometimes as heated as the braai itself.
There are those who prefer the good old fashioned wood burning fire, started with the traditional balled up pieces of newspaper and who wouldn’t be caught dead with an artificial firelighter which they claim leaves a distinct taste of petroleum by product on the meat. Some braai masters are willing to bend just a little bit and will accept briquettes and firelighters as just the price we pray for progress, their claim being that by the time you the meat hits the barbecue grill those firelighters are long gone, and the fact that you don’t have to give yourself a hernia blowing the flames to life is just a happy coincidence.
Then there are those who swear by the no mess, no fuss school of cooking and will go to the wall (literally, when the grill is built in) swearing that a gas barbecue grill allows for unprecedented control of multiple burners and thus will allow the talented chef to present his guests with piping hot food fresh off the grill.
Whatever your preference, and whatever your choice, your barbecue grill will be the centrepiece of your entertainment options for years to come so don’t make a mistake with your purchase, contact us.