Braai(t) ideas: the best new gadgets for braai day

Posted by Melanie van Zyl on 14 September 2017

These clever tools will smarten up your summer braai routine.

Also read: one excellent braai kit to rule them all


1. Gibson Bottle Opener Lighter



Kill three birds with one lighter. Fire up the braai, open a cold one and shine light in your tent with the Gibson Bottle Opener Lighter. Stash it in your picnic basket and don’t get caught out again when self-catering.


2. Outset Verde locking tongs



Made from sustainable bamboo and recycled stainless steel, these eco-friendly and durable Outset Verde locking tongs will make your braai a little greener – they’re plastic-free and also come in environmentally friendly packaging. The tongs are long enough to keep your hands away from the heat, and the locking mechanism is handy when storing them.


3. LKs Enamel Jaffle Maker



Now jaffle irons are getting the glam treatment too. The new bright red LKs Enamel Jaffle Maker is not only handsome but practical too – it’s much easier to clean than cast iron. Now that’s how you make the perfect toastie.


4. Weber iGrill 2 Digital Bluetooth Thermometer



For foodie perfectionists, the Weber iGrill 2 Digital Bluetooth Thermometer promises precision – and you won’t even have to lift the lid of the braai. Used with the Weber iGrill app, the Bluetooth device can tell you the perfect time to ip a steak thanks to preset cooking alerts. Choose between medium and rare or slow-cooking the perfect roast. It connects to a distance of 45 metres and has a hefty 200-hour battery life.


5. Boska Barbeclette Braai Raclette Grill


What’s a baked potato without cheese? Disappointing. Luckily, you can fix despair with the Boska Barbeclette Braai Raclette Grill. Melt cheese in the non-stick, wood-handled pan and slide it over your burger or spud. It fits a couple of thick slices at a time and is easy to scoop up with the spatula, which is included.

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