You and Your Braai
Heritage Day, or Braai Day as it’s been called in recent times, is around the corner. While winter might still be lingering, that’s never stopped South Africans from braaing.
This year, Heritage Day falls on a Monday which means if you usually reserve this past-time for weekends, you can braai three days in a row!
For this, your braai and entertainment area will be your haven. But you must plan. Whether your braai area, is inside or outside of your home, PropertyFox has put together a list of tips on how you can keep your braai in tip-top shape.
Tips for you and your braai
If you are using a gas braai, put some tin foil on the drip tray and fill it with river sand before using it. The sand will absorb any fat which will help curb flame flare-ups. Remember to clean the grid afterward.
If you’re going to braai into the evening hours, make sure to get the lighting right. Good lighting can be the difference between overcooking or undercooking your food. A spotlight aimed at the braai is a good way to avoid blinding your guests. But keep things ambient around the table with some soft lights or candles.
Make sure the open flame is away from thatch or any other structure or item that may catch alight if it’s windy.
Ensure there is enough ventilation. Braaing outside instead of using an indoor braai will ensure that there are enough passages for the smoke to pass through. The chimney of your braai also serves as a good source of ventilation. Good ventilation makes sure nobody’s smoked out or going home smelling like the meat they were served.
Use oven gloves when working at a braai. An apron also helps to avoid getting messy and might even catch some of the smoke that was heading for your clothing.
Clean as you go. We know our mothers taught us this trick, but it does make all the difference between getting stuck with a giant pile of dishes, especially if you don’t have the luxury of a dishwasher.
If you’re going to braai into the evening hours, make sure to get the lighting right. Good lighting can be the difference between overcooking or undercooking your food
Buy to Braai
We’re not kidding when we say braaing is popular in South Africa. Indoor braai areas are hugely popular with potential home buyers.
During our Braai Day poll in September 2017, we saw that 64% of the participant would be prepared to spend up to R20 000 more on a home if it came with a braai area.
Here is a look at various listings with braai areas:
Entertainment areas make for a great addition to any home. You don’t have to venture too far to spend time with your loved ones and you get to do things just the way you like them. Make the most of yours this Heritage Day!
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