4. LOTUS GRILL
The Lotus Grill is not like your typical, rugged ensemble of wood and coal on which most South Africans are accustomed to braaing their lamb chops, but if you’ve ever used a Weber this is not too much of a culinary stretch. The Lotus Grill is portable and even when the coal inside is hot, you can still carry it because of its doublelayered construction. It uses a battery-operated fan which constantly supplies the charcoal with air to get them hot and keep them that way within five minutes. The Lotus Grill was designed in Germany and is the recipient of the Red Dot Design award. It’s ideal for using on a boat, the beach or at picnics. After cooking, it can be packed up within minutes. Just make sure you can find the fire gel required to start it.