Comfort Trade fell under the spell of the braai years ago. Our painstaking search for the perfect South African braai led us to the Home Fires company. We’ve now been the European importer of these traditional South African braais since 2001. Our close cooperation with Home Fires has led to a braai that is attuned even better to European standards. This lets us provide the perfect braai experience outside South Africa.
There’s no such thing as a braai without a good fire. It’s only a wood fire that lets you make your own embers. This does place very high demands on the material. That’s why by default, our braais are manufactured from thick steel. Even the ember maker, the heart of the braai, has an insulated backing. The braai is fitted with a heat shield on the back because of the high temperatures generated during braaiing. And all dishes, whether meat, fish or vegetables, achieve their best on the heavy stainless-steel grids or other braai accessories provided, because braai cooking temperatures are so high.
Think of a braai and you may well envisage huge slabs of meat or lengths of ‘boerewors’ sausage. Nothing wrong with that. But there are so many more ways to prepare the tastiest dishes on your braai. How about juicy burgers or butter-soft fish? Another original option is chicken or pineapple on a spit, a delicious stew or roasted corn. Don’t forget a bread or dough ‘grillcake’, or to grill vegetables, or to prepare (sweet) potatoes as a side dish. Whatever recipe you have in mind, whether basic or super refined, you can make it on your braai.
Every braai is different, like every party or location. But the basic principle of our braai models remains the same. You build the fire in the ember maker in the middle or on the side. You choose your favourite type of wood and get to work. You produce your own embers by poking the fire well. Slide your coals under the grids and the feast begins.
Not only is the braai at the heart of the conviviality during preparation. The fire provides atmosphere and warmth during and after the meal, because your braai becomes a fireplace in no time at all once the food has been prepared and eaten and everyone has a full belly. Now this is where you can spend the rest of the evening in good company.
Whether you choose a portable or free-standing braai, or one of our built-in models, at Comfort Trade you can be sure that you’re opting for the very best quality and service. Our braais are still produced in South Africa. We offer you the home of the braai with a European twist!
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