GAS BRAAIS: Gas braais are convenient to switch on and off, but you won’t get that authentic flavour from a gas flame. The smokey taste imparted by burning wood or charcoal is what outdoor cooking is all about. Many gas braais are made from low-quality sheet metal components that can deteriorate or corrode over time. Spending R10k to R20k every few years to replace a rusted or broken gas braai can become quite costly.
PELLET BRAAIS: Pellet braais can offer a bit more flavor compared to gas braais, but they rely on mechanical augers to feed small pellets into the cooking chamber. These augers are prone to jamming and breaking, as are the electronic components needed to control their operation. Pellet braais require electricity to function, which makes them less portable. If you plan to use a pellet braai, forget about cooking at the campsite, beach, or tailgate without a generator.
KAMADO BRAAIS: Ceramic egg-shaped braais have gained popularity due to their excellent cooking performance. Unfortunately, kamado braais are constructed from porcelain, making them extremely heavy, delicate, and not very portable. Once a Kamado gets hot, it retains heat for an extended period, making it challenging to adjust the temperature. In contrast, a cast aluminum PK Braai can efficiently regulate temperature by adjusting vents and fuel.
OTHER CHARCOAL BRAAIS: So, if charcoal braais are the top choice for flavor, why settle for just any charcoal braai? Typical charcoal braais usually have only two vents, one on top for exhaust and another below. This limits your control over airflow and heat distribution. Many of these braais are poorly built and susceptible to rusting. The cost of replacing a rusted or broken braai every few years can add up over time. Invest in a PK Braai and enjoy worry-free grilling.