How a Braai works
A Braai is fitted with an ember making unit which makes starting the fire a quick and easy task, meaning you can be cooking on your Braai or relaxing around a nice warm fire within minutes. It also allows you to easily provide a continuous supply of embers while cooking.
The Braai features height adjustable shelves and has an upper door and also a lower door that serves as a convenient table or worktop. The shelves and the doors are easily removed for when you want to convert your Braai from a BBQ/ oven to an outdoor fireplace.
The ember box can be removed completely when the Braai is being used simply as a fire.
The ember box can also be moved to the middle of the Braai to allow cooking grids to be placed on each side at different heights to allow cooking of different types of food. Please let us know if you want to purchase half grids.
If you have the time, then be assured, a Braai is purpose designed to allow you to light a big fire prior to cooking and for everyone to enjoy as your guests arrive. As the night progresses, put the ember making unit back into the Braai and slide in the cooking grid, using one of the several shelves, depending on what you plan to cook.
If you are planning on cooking something substantial, then you do need to create a good cooking base. The ember box provides extra heat without burning while supplying continual embers to keep the cooking base topped up as required.
Removing the cold ashes is an easy task as the Braai is conveniently fitted with an ash draw. Simply take the cover off the slot in the ash pan and drag the ashes over the slot so they can drop through into the ash draw below. Remember ashes may appear to be cold but they can still retain heat for up to 6 days. It is recommended to place the ashes into a (metal) bucket, dousing them with water, stirring them occasionally and letting them soak for several days.