South Africans by no means want a motive to braai, however enhancing the entire expertise is a particular incentive to braai extra. A proudly South African invention, the Draai Braai is a braai grid that rotates for larger warmth management, taking the strain off the tong-master and permitting extra exact cooking.
‘Draai’ is the Afrikaans phrase for flip, and in case you’ve been dwelling below a rock, ‘braai’ comes from the Dutch phrase ‘braden’, that means ‘to grill’
‘Having retired after promoting my enterprise in 2016, I discovered myself pondering increasingly about tips on how to modify the warmth simply and proficiently on my braai or Weber. The concept of a BBQ grid screwing up and down to regulate its top got here from the winding mechanism of an workplace chair,’ says 80-year-old retired Cape City businessman and DIY fanatic Harvey Downes.
He created this equipment in his workshop, on a quest to enhance the braai expertise for everybody. Regardless of some setbacks Downes persevered and eventually succeeded with a prototype.
By no means surrender
‘Perseverance paid off and ultimately I managed to finish my first mannequin of the Draai Braai to point out the engineers the way it labored. That is the place they lastly modified their minds and confirmed huge curiosity,’ says Downes.
‘It made me consider Tim Leatherman, who received turned away from virtually 100 individuals over 8 years saying his ‘multifunctional gizmo would by no means get any traction, and now right now with 350 workers, the Leatherman Software Group promote about 2,5 million items a yr in 80 international locations.’
Takealot are distributing the Draai Braai and already inquiries from the UK, Australia, Canada, Holland and the USA have are available. Downes wish to get the experience of Engineering hubs within the Cape City township areas to uplift and contribute to the financial system to extend native commerce and employment.
‘I’m assured that with my expertise as a personnel and coaching supervisor, I’m able to with the ability to train the talents required to make the Draai Braai’s, as soon as an appropriate venue is secured,’ says Downes.
Change your thoughts, change your braai
There’s little doubt about it, South Africans mastered the artwork of braai-ing way back, however that doesn’t imply we will’t preserve striving for perfection.
- With the Draai Braai, you’ll be able to increase, decrease and rotate the braai grid, permitting simpler management of the temperature.
- Meals will be cooked for longer and to perfection and there’s no danger of burning as there typically is with a charcoal kettle braai.
- The Draai Braai retains meals on the grid and allows you to add and place contemporary coals or smoking chips to the hearth.
- The Draai Braai permits the braai-er to rotate the meals away from the flame if flare-ups happen, calming the flames with ease.
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Different innovations that come from South African brains are the CAT Scan, the Kreepy Krauly, the Vuvuzela, Q20 lubricant, Rooibos Tea, Pinotage and Pratley Putty.
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