Amy Whittam, Weber’s marketing manager shares her tips for buying the right braai
Taste tests indicate that on a Weber there’s no real flavour difference between cooking with gas and coals – the choice is strictly personal.
Consider how you use your braai – almost every night? Or just on special occasions? While gas braais are initially more expensive, they generally cost less to operate. However, coal is a great option for fire-loving fans.
Better gas braais generally have two or more separate burners, which allow greater heat control. The best braais also use a steel flavouriser bar system that funnels grease away from the burner flames.
A well-built gas or charcoal braai will feel solid and sturdy, while a poorly made one will wobble. If a braai isn’t steady on the sales floor, chances are it will fall apart quickly. Opt for a baked-on, porcelain-enamel finish. The cart must be sturdy and the wheels should roll easily.