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Compared to a few years ago, the range of outdoor gas cooking products has not only become bigger, but also more diversified. There are the big patio models available from Cadac that are capable of serving as an effective replacement for their indoor counterparts. Then there are the less clunky and more compact smaller units, perfect for those occasions that merit a breakfast on the beach, or lunch at a rest stop on the way to your destination. Below we examine the features of each type as well as relevant braai accessories to help you make an informed decision.
When choosing your gas cooking product, you have to ask yourself ‘how often will I need to cook away from home?’ When you answer ‘not very often’, then a patio model is your best option. These units are big, but mobile enough to be moved around the patio area.
Like your indoor variety, these come equipped with either two or four burner areas. These are often fitted with a standard grille which is interchangeable with other accessories. For example, Cadac’s Meridian gas cooking product allows the standard grille to be replaced with teppanyaki plates, an argentine grill, warmer pans and ceramic baking stones. When choosing your outdoor braai product, be sure to check that it is capable of accommodating the accessories you need for your favourite dish.
One aspect of these units that make them increasingly attractive is the ease with which they are cleaned; they’ve been designed with the braai master in mind, and to ensure that a minimum amount of time is required to clean the unit. That is why there are non-stick domes, easy-to-clean drip trays, and drip cups to collect excess fat, fluids and debris. In most cases all you’ll need is a bit of soap and water for the movable bits, and oven cleaner along with a clean rag for the rest of the unit.
Similar to the large, bulky patio models, but just a little bit more simplistic and easy to take from point A to point B is your standard portable barbecue. These resemble the original skottel braai units we have all come to know and love, but with one major difference: an expanding range of cooking surfaces capable of fitting on the burner provide you with all the variety you need to cook up a storm each and every time.
While the portable barbecue previously mentioned is, well, portable, it can look like a lumbering giant when compared to the lightweight adventure models that have made their way onto the outdoor food preparation scene. The ‘Adventure Stove Set’, the ‘Go Cook’ and ‘Go Grill’ all form part of a range where the individual units can easily fit into a backpack. These depend on a 190g or 500g gas cartridge instead of the usual LPG gas bottle for fuel.
Like the bigger units, these also come equipped with a variety of accessories to facilitate variety in food preparation, including grills and pans. Special supports are available to accommodate camping pots and kettles. The plus side to these units is that the cartridge can be used in other capacities as well. The ‘Trail Lite’ simply requires a cartridge to provide a highly portable and effective light. The same is true for applicable lantern sets, as well as blow lamps. This reduces the overall weight carried, which means greater ease of movement.
Must Have Accessories
To ensure that your cooking occurs without a hitch, it’s important to have the right utensils at hand. While tastes may vary, there are a few that are compulsory: tongs, a knife and utensils. These can be supplemented with a meat thermometer, a skewer set as well as salt and pepper grinders. Culinary masters who want to go that extra mile will do well to consider the pizza lifter, the wok and the poultry roaster.
With summer on the way, outdoor gas cooking products are becoming an increasingly popular choice for lovers of food and outdoor cooking all over the country. By considering what it is you requirement, you’ll be able to choose the unit and the braai accessories that fit your lifestyle to a T.
Whether you choose to refer to your al fresco cooking operation as a braai, a barbie or a barbecue, the chances are that you have your own ideas about the best way to prepare your steaks, chops and boerewors. If you happen to favour a simple, fast and clean approach to your preparations then you will, no doubt, have also discovered that liquid petroleum gas is the fuel of choice.
Although still catering for the fans of smoke and briquettes, when it comes to cooking with LPG, one company has developed it into a fine art with a range of cooking and camping accessories that offers its users all of the convenience of the kitchen in the great outdoors. Whether, for you, that means simply dining by the pool or venturing deep into the bush, http://www.cadac.co.za offers everyone the perfect means to make this traditional aspect of South African lifestyle even more enjoyable.
The range of grillers is unrivalled, offering customers a choice of more than 20 units that consists of two, three and four burner models as well as conventional charcoal burners. This means that whether you’re catering for an extended family and friends or going it alone in the bundu while the wife and kids are off visiting your in-laws; there is a product to match the occasion.
Many people that now grill with gas still prefer the glow of an old-fashioned fire made with coals and, to create this nostalgic effect they often use lava rock. The material is, however, very porous and tends to absorb fat that can then serve to transfer flavours between foods. Along with its iconic blue cylinders and kettle braais, the company also supplies ceramic briquettes that serve to disperse the heat even more effectively whilst reducing flaring and having no adverse effect on the natural flavour of the meat during cooking.
Among the many other accessories designed to make your open air culinary efforts both easier and, for the serious chef, more ambitious, are casseroles pots and grill pans, skewers a poultry roaster and even a Tapas set. When it’s time to light up, there’s no need to search for a box of matches or even to flick your Bic. Cadac provides a handy, purpose-designed, refillable lighter with auto ignition that even has a built-in bottle opener for those ice-cold beers.
Where better to keep your cool drinks than in one of the smart bonded-Polyurethane cooler boxes. They are available in sizes from a mere 5 litres all the way up to a massive 70 litres that, when sealed, is able to keep its contents chilled for up to 3 days. All of these units are sold either as individual items or as combos that may include a varying number of ice bricks as well as items such as an insulated six-pack bag and picnic jug.
When the braai is finally over and the guests have gone home, there is still one very important accessory that you should be sure to have on hand. If you have been using one of the cooking grids or perhaps the round BBQ griller for your worsies, then the grill scrubber should serve to make the all-important clean-up task a whole lot easier.
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.