Some say that no South African home is complete without a braai — after all a braai is the perfect activity to enjoy with family and friends. If you’re looking to add a lekker local touch to your home with stylish new braai equipment, here are some braai trends to keep in mind.
A number of braai enthusiasts have taken their outdoor entertaining to whole new level by constructing outdoor kitchens in their backyards. These range in complexity from a simple braai flanked by concrete countertops to extravagant, fully equipped kitchens, complete with multiple cooking surfaces, sinks, bars and storage areas. Whether you’re looking to enhance the braai area on your patio with a few work surfaces, or install an entire braai island, an outdoor kitchen is a great investment for your home.
Want to enjoy the great braai taste all year round, no matter the weather? Then bring the barbecue indoors. A gas grill with an extractor system or a hot rock grill with hob are perfect for indoor use as they are can be ignited with the simple push of a button and give off minimal smoke. Plus, they’re easy to clean.
Going green has been extended to the braai with more and more people buying their barbecues based on how environmentally friendly the fuel is. While electrical braais are the greenest option, they are quite rare. Charcoal or gas braais are your next best bet. A charcoal braai produces the smoky flavour that South Africans love and can be quite cost-effective, while gas makes for quick and easy cooking. A combination braai can give you the best of both worlds as well as more cooking options — making it super convenient for your entertaining needs.
With these braai trends, your outdoor entertainment area is sure to sizzle with style!