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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.
Compact And Lightweight Barbeques With Gas
Smaller barbeques fuelled by gas are the perfect cooking equipment to take care of your cooking requirements in the outdoors when you are away form. The smallest version of these types of barbeques consists of a lightweight and compact gas cartridge to which a cooker top can be attached. A number of pots, pans and even a kettle can be placed directly on top of the cooker top to take care of a variety of cooking requirements. The gas cartridge can also be used to take care of your lighting and heating requirements while you are spending time camping, fishing or hiking.
BBQ With Charcoal Or Cook On A Wood Fire
Instead of using your BBQ with charcoal, try making a wood fire for your next outdoor cooking experience. Although it is more difficult to start a wood fire and it may take a bit longer to get your fire to burn down to the ideal cooking temperature there are many benefits to cooking on a wood fire. Wood will burn much longer allowing you to cook much larger food items than with a charcoal fire meaning that you will require less fuel to keep the fire going. Wood burns more cleanly leaving you with a much better flavour for the meals that you create.
A Rust And UV Resistant Steel Barbecue
A steel barbecue is compatible for use with charcoal, wood as well as gas fires. The steel barbecue is specifically designed to expand and contract without becoming damaged due to varying temperatures. Steel has the added benefit of being able to weather the outdoor elements better than most other types of materials that are used in the manufacture of barbecues. This means that a steel is rust and corrosion resistant and won’t dull as a result of the UV rays from the sun.
There is no need to dispose of your charcoal barbecue when you buy a more popular gas equivalent. There are times when you may prefer cooking over coals to add that smoky flavour to your food that can only be achieved with a charcoal barbecue. It is also great to keep it around for those times when you have a number of guests to entertain and need extras cooking room to ensure that you can conveniently cook the amount of food necessary. You can then choose which food items will better be cooked over the charcoal barbecue and which items are more suitable for gas grilling.
To find out more about the benefits of keeping your charcoal barbecue handy even when you have acquired a gas griller, please contact us.