How to Choose a Gourmet Braai

If you are looking for a gourmet braai that will see you through many years, you may be wondering where to get started. With so many braais on the market, it is not always the easiest task to choose a braai that is suited to your needs. The problem with choosing a braai without first stopping to think about those needs is that you may end up not being able to get the full benefit of your braai. In this guide, we share some advice on how to choose a gourmet braai that ticks all of your boxes. Keep reading to find out more.

Top Tips for Choosing a Gourmet Braai

There are many things to consider when searching for a gourmet braai, from the overall look and design, all the way to the braai type. To help you make an informed decision, we have put together a list of the most important criteria to keep in mind when shopping for your braai.

Wood, gas or combination.

The first thing to consider is whether the braai burns wood, gas, coal or a combination of wood and gas. With so many braai types on the market, this is important because it will dictate how you use the braai. Trying to use charcoal in a gas braai will obviously be a disaster and destroy your gas braai, while burning gas in a wood braai is simply impossible. Aside from braais that burn only wood or only gas, you could also consider a combination braai that burns both gas and wood in separate compartments.

Built-in, freestanding or wall-mounted.

The next thing to think about is the design of the braai. Built-in braais can be built into a wall or fitted close to a wall. Freestanding braais can be positioned anywhere – on a lawn or on a patio. Wall-mounted braais are attached to a wall or mounted on their own walls, such as our beautifully designed freestanding wall-mounted braais. Depending on the space you have available in your outdoor area, either of these options could be a good choice.

Compact or large.

On the topic of space, you will also need to think about the size of the braai. A compact, smaller sized braai such as the drop-in braai can be easily installed onto a counter, taking up only a small amount of space. A larger braai such as a traditional masonry braai or a freestanding wall-mounted braai may need a bit more space. Think carefully about the size of your braai area before making any decisions and don’t forget to take measurements rather than guessing your space requirements.

Once you take these factors into account, it will become far easier to choose a braai that is best suited to your home. This, in turn, will make braaing far more of a pleasure, knowing that you are able to enjoy your braai to the fullest.

Here at Hydrofire, we offer a wide selection of high quality imported braais. This selection includes wood, gas and combination braais in various styles and sizes. View our full range or contact us today to learn more about getting a gourmet braai installed.

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