With Heritage Day around the corner, we went on a search for the best Braai Day buys out there so that you can have a fun, fuss-free long weekend.
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24 Braai Day buys that will make entertaining outdoors that much simpler:
The simplest way to get a braai going… Load up all your charcoal in this cylinder, light it up and 15 minutes later you’ll have a red-hot fire…
Say goodbye to teary eyes and constant coughing with this sleek fan that will help control all the smoke.
Now there’s a braai JUST for your potjie pot!
Speaking about cool inventions, this ceramic firebox is essentially an outdoor oven; perfect for baking bread (even pizza!), pies and desserts.
Oh, yes, and this battery-operated rotisserie so that you can have that smoky flavour for less (maybe even a mini spit braai could work).
Keep flies from buzzing around your bread loaf or rolls with this clever basket.
Also, The Butter Wizard is pretty amazing! It controls the temperature so that your butter will always be spreadable.
If you’re behind the grill, then you need this apron! It holds everything you need while flipping meat.
This magnetic light for your grill will also be handy to have.
Big Green Egg mini magnetic flexible LED light, R309 at Yuppiechef
Shred your meat quicker than you ever have before with these super useful shredder claws.
Really let your marinade permeate all the way through by injecting it… Yip, that’s right. What a wonderful world!
And a rib rack! So that you’ll get perfect, evenly-cooked ribs every time.
Mix up all your lovely salads with a quick spin in this bad boy, so that you can get back to entertaining your guests.
This wooden caddy so that you can trust the box your beers, ciders and other yummy coolers are in…
Or, you can serve delicious cocktails on tap with this cool dispenser.
Fine Living beverage dispenser (5.5L), R210 at Takealot
Why do you need whisky stones? So, that your drink stays chilled without being watered down. Also, it doesn’t have to be whisky – wine, cocktails, and cold drinks works too.
Ice lolly moulds… Did somebody say gin popsicles?
These super stylish paper cups in a summer-loving floral print will brighten up the decor…
So will this pack of delightful watermelon napkins.
Cocktail sausages, mini caprese kebabs, and pieces of fresh fruit will all look extra fun at the end of these party picks
Is pineapple your least favourite fruit to cut up? Let us introduce you to the pineapple slicer and corer!
The basis of a great boerewors roll, despite what you may think, is loads of grilled onions! This onion holder will make prepping onion rings that much easier. Plus, it works for other veggies too.
If there’s a cake involved, you’ll need this musical cake slicer to join the party.
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Nothing says ‘pool party’ quite like a piñata shaped as an ice cream!