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Every aspiring outdoor cook wants to be able to control the temperature of the cooking surfaces that they are using to create the perfect meal for friends and family. With the simple BBQ gas burner this control is as simply as turning a knob on the gas cylinder which regulates the flow of gas to the BBQ gas burner, no more chuck keys to get lost and ultimate ease of use.
Many of the larger gas barbecues allow the user to set the heat of each individual gas burner. The Meridian BBQ range from Cadac for instance, can be purchased with a number of gas burners. The modular nature of these larger gas barbecues also allows for the use of attachments such as a wok or even a cooking stone for pizza. The heat supplied by the gas burner to each of these attachments is individually adjustable and it is therefore possible to cook a variety of different foods at the same time using adjustable temperature controls.
The smaller portable gas barbecues that have only one BBQ gas burner can also make use of a variety of different attachments to make the cooking experience both more fun and more productive. These units are perfect for use during a camping trip or even a day spent on the beach. The attachments that are fitted to the BBQ gas burner can include skottle that makes cooking breakfast fast and hassle free, or a solid iron attachment that is perfect for producing mouth watering steaks.
The choice of whether to purchase a patio style barbecue that uses multiple gas burners or a portable model that relies on a single BBQ gas burner to produce delicious meals depends on the requirements of the individual cook and their preferred lifestyle. The addition of a variety of different attachments for use on the BBQ gas burner has made it possible to enjoy a gourmet cooking experience while still taking advantage of the clean and easy to use qualities of a gas barbecue.
The summer holiday season is just around the corner and many children have already begun to think of variants on the “are e there yet” theme, while adults plan how best to fit everything that is required for a top notch holiday into the boot of the family car. Dads and Moms are also scouring the Internet for the best BBQ tips to make that first braai into an occasion to remember. There are a number of different common sense BB tips and hints that will not only make the summer braais more fun, but will also allow families to get the most out of their braais, without any extra mess and with a minimum of fuss and bother.
Firstly, when packing the braai don’t forget all the extras that you’re going to need to handle all that delicious food correctly. Make sure that you pack the braai tongs, spatula, long handled forks and other accessories that you’ll need to prepare that perfect braai. As far as BBQ tips go this one is possibly the single most important as it goes without saying that when you hire a fully equipped holiday home for the duration of the summer holiday you can be sure that at least one essential piece of kit will be missing from that kitchen draw.
Some other common sense BBQ tips include making sure that the gas cylinder is filled prior to leaving the house. Although you can always fill it when you get to your destination the amount of holiday makers at some of South Africa’s more popular destinations means that gas shortages can quickly become a reality. Also make sure that you’ve packed all the accessories that you need to use with the gas braai. Breakfast is not going to be a fun outdoor experience if you’ve left the skottle at home.
If you had to approach any South African nature lover and ask him or her about the most essential piece of camping and picnicking equipment they possess it’s almost certain that they will answer that it’s the skottle and the unassuming blue gas cylinder that has allowed South African’s from every walk of life to enjoy the summer sun and evenings filled with the laughter of friends and family for over 60 years. A short history of the Cadac BBQ would encompass all the laughter and fun that have characterised the Cadac experience for generations ofSouth Africa’s.
The ubiquitous blue cylinder has become part and parcel of the South African fabric and it would be unthinkable to have an outdoor experience without the gentle hiss of a Cadac gas BBQ in the background. A history of the Cadac BBQ would tell of the many people who have memories of a childhood filled with long summer days and the smell of cooking ors or the sight of the sun peaking over the horizon as eggs and bacon sizzle on the skottle and the beach towels are packed for the days’ excursion and Mom calls to the kids for the daily application of sunscreen and hands out the peaked caps.
The history of the Cadac BBQ is not one of dry days on a chalkboard, or pages in the history books. It is a history built from the memories of the millions of South Africans who have made the small blue Cadac gas cylinder part of their lives and the sound of laughter combined with the smells and tastes of potato salad and ors rolls. The history of the Cadac BBQ will not be found in any library, but rather in the memories of the long days of summer and the mist filled early mornings when each day as filled with the promise of an African day.
A Gas BBQ For Indoor Use
You don’t have to quit braaing just because winter has arrived and the conditions outside just aren’t conducive to outdoor cooking. You can simply move your gas BBQ indoors and go about grilling your food to perfection. It is however very important to note that this is only suitable for a gas BBQ and preferably a smaller more compact model that is easy to move around. Charcoal and wood fires produce fumes that can be harmful to your health in an enclosed environment.
Braai Equipment And Accessories
You need a range of braai equipment (Click here to view more products) to take care of all your cooking needs in an outdoor environment. Apart from the utensils that you will need to turn and cook the food, there are also a number of other accessories that are compatible for use with your outdoor braai. These include the type of grill that you required, griddle and flat pans as well as pots that can be used to cook different types of meals on your braai. A must have grill accessory is a rotisserie that will allow you to cook larger food items such as roasts evenly and to perfection.
For a list of braai equipment and accessories that you can purchase to broaden the spectrum of meals that you can cook outdoors, you can simply contact us.
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.
The Ease Of Cleaning A Stainless BBQ Grill
One of the greatest benefits of owning a stainless BBQ grill is the ease with which you can clean this equipment. The smooth surface of a stainless BBQ grill ensures that food, grease and grime simply slide off the surface without sticking. In the likelihood that food does become burnt on to the stainless BBQ grill, some warm water and detergent with a soft cloth or sponge should efficiently wipe away the mess. In the event that the dirt does not come away easily, you can use a scrubbing brush that is designed for use with a stainless BBQ grill.
There are many countries around the world who would like stake their claim as being able to provide the best BBQ grills. South Africa is one of these many countries where BBQ grills are not just about cooking over an open fire but have become a way of life. This is evident in that the National Heritage day in the country is also well known as National Braai Day where every person is encouraged to throw some meat on their BBQ grills no matter what the weather is like outdoors. So when you are looking for quality BBQ grills what better place to start than in South Africa.
For more information on the types of BBQ grills that are available in South Africa you can simply contact us.
There is a wide range of BBQ grilling tools that you will require to make your outdoor cooking experience as efficient and enjoyable as possible. First, and most importantly, you will need a good set of tongs. Tongs allow you to grip food items of different sizes easily without poking holes into the food when the items require turning. You will also a need a braai fork, barbecue spatula and fire poker to complete your BBQ grilling tool set. Ensure that each tool is created from durable heat resistant materials and that they have insulated handles to protect you from burns.
Simply contact us and we will supply you with high quality BBQ grilling tools to assist you with all your barbecuing and grilling requirements.
CADAC has been an integral part of the South African way of life for the last 60 years. The iconic blue cylinder has been seen everywhere – from campsites to sports matches and has allowed us to enjoy meals in the outdoors and supplied us with much needed light on all the family camping trips. The various pieces of outdoor equipment which has been used in conjunction with the blue cylinders, has developed and changed over time to meet the ever changing needs of the modern customer. The CADAC BBQ now encompasses everything from the trusty skottel to beautifully designed gas BBQ’s that have found pride of place on so many patios and around so many pools all over the country.