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There have been many innovations that have transformed the task of outdoor cooking; however none has had so many far reaching consequences as the entry of gas braais with a BBQ gas burner as the source of heat used for cooking various types of foodstuffs.
There are many varieties of gas braais and each of these has a BBQ gas burner that enables the cook to select the heat setting required with a great degree of accuracy. Many of the larger models of BBQ gas appliances have multiple burners that can each be set individually so that it is now possible to cook a variety of different types of food at the same time even when they require different heat settings. This degree of control means that all the food gets to the table at the same time, contributing to the enjoyment of the meal.
The outdoor BBQ sets that have a burner which controls each of the many surfaces in the unit are especially useful for those people who wish to entertain large amounts of people or who entertain close family and friends that have special dietary requirements.
The individual gas burners can be used to prepare different foods, each separate from the other, so if you have a vegetarian coming for dinner you can easily prepare the food for the person without it being contaminated by meat or seafood.
The availability of a separate gas burner for each of the cooking processes also allows the chef to prepare many different foods that can make up a sumptuous meal, for instance breakfast. All the items required for a full breakfast can be individually prepared even though they need different cooking methods. For instance many of the gas BBQs are equipped with a flat griddle that is ideal for cooking fried eggs, or preparing piping hot pancakes. The ability to cook all these different parts of the meal can transform the breakfast experience.
A BBQ gas burner equipped gas braai is also usually equipped with a hinged lid which can make the cooking process almost ‘hands free’. Once the meat or other raw ingredients have been prepared with the appropriate spices and herbs or a marinade the food can be place on the cooking surface and the lid closed. Once the lid has been closed the BBQ gas oven then acts as a convection oven, circulating the heat evenly for a delicious end result.
A BBQ gas burner will also allow the cook to prepare different foods that require various temperatures due to the fact that some models are equipped with a set of grills that are set at different heights. These grill surfaces are hinged so that the food can easily be placed on each of levels. These raw ingredients will then receive greater or lesser amounts of heat during the cooking process so that meals consisting of chicken, seafood and meat will be possible, with each of the components of the meal being ready at the same time.
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.