Dad’s Grill Gift Guide

Grilling, or as South Africans know, “Braaing” is not only one of the most popular methods of cooking worldwide as it’s the perfect way to bring out the flavours of your favourite meals while enjoying the great outdoors. Braai has been around for centuries, but they have evolved significantly over the years making it easier than ever to braai meat, veggies and so much more.

Father’s Day is coming up and with so many quality Chef braais available on our website, we have made it easier for you to choose the best grill for dad to ensure that every family braai will be the best one yet!

Charcoal Grills

If dad loves the flavour of smoky, grilled meats, then the Charcoal Grill would be the best option for Dad! Chef Charcoal Grills are a popular choice for outdoor cooking enthusiasts due to the unique flavour and aroma the burning wood adds to your food. Charcoal grills come in a variety of sizes and shapes, from small portable models to larger, more permanent fixtures for your outdoor kitchens.

You will need to consider the following features when choosing a charcoal grill for Dad:

  • Ventilation: The ventilation system is crucial for temperature control and preventing flare-ups.
  • Ash Disposal: Charcoal grills produce ash, so it is essential to consider how you will dispose of it. Look for a grill with an ash catcher or tray that makes it easy to remove the ash and keep the grill clean.
  • Material: The material of the grill is important for durability and heat retention. Stainless steel grills are the best option when looking for sturdy and long-lasting

After taking all of the above factors into account, we recommend the following Chef charcoal grills:

Camper ON-THE-GO Braai

Perfect for the Dad that loves packing up his grill and cooking at campsites. The foldaway design gives you maximum portability and easy storage where the braai can be folded and packed in it’s Camper Bag. The Camper is designed with a windbreaker that makes it a breeze to block unwanted wind from killing the fire. The chrome plated grill can be removed in a flash for cleaning afterwards.

Adjustable Drum Braai

With a simple flip, Dad can achieve his desired height to grill his meat to perfection! Complete with handy side shelf for Dad to rest his tongs and casserole and 2 wheels for easy mobility in the yard.

Leisure Braai

If Dad loves to entertain, then the Leisure braai is perfect for him as it’s equipped with rotisserie brackets that does all the cooking for him, giving him more time to do what he loves; entertain! This stainless steel braai comfortably fits food enough to feed 4-12 people which is perfect for a backyard party! 

Gas Grills

Chef Gas grills are powered by propane and are incredibly easy to use, especially for your busy Dad who wants to get his grilling done quickly. Gas grills are a bit more expensive than charcoal grills, but they offer a lot of convenience and are worth the investment!

You will need to consider the following features when choosing a Gas grill for Dad:

  • Size: Consider the size of your outdoor kitchen and how much cooking space you need. A larger grill may be ideal for larger families or for entertaining, while a smaller grill may be sufficient for everyday use.
  • Features: Consider the features you want in a grill, such as multiple burners, a rotisserie, a built-in thermometer, or a warming rack. Look for a grill that offers the features you need to enhance your cooking experience.
  • Brand and Quality: Choose a reputable brand and look for a grill that is made with high-quality materials, such as stainless steel. A well-built grill will last longer and provide better performance than a cheaper, low-quality model. When you’re situated close to the beach or by heavily salted roadways, we recommend looking for braais that are made of 316 stainless steel as it’s better at resisting corrosion where salt is present.

After taking all of the above factors into account, we recommend the following Chef gas grills:

2-Burner Compact Braai

 Designed to entertain in small patio or balcony areas, the Chef Compact Braai is easy to use with no installation needed. It comes complete with the following features: a hinged lid, removable drip tray, dishwasher safe removable grill, and stainless steel burners.

Built-in Gas Grill

Chef’s Built-in gas grill is a perfect addition to any outdoor kitchen or backyard patio. These grills are designed to be mounted into a permanent structure such as a countertop or cabinet, making them a permanent fixture in your outdoor living space.

Benefits of a Built-In Gas Grill:

  • Convenience: A built-in gas grill offers convenience and ease of use. No more hauling a heavy grill around or worrying about storage space. Plus, with a permanent location, you can leave your grill outside year-round, eliminating the need to move it in and out of storage.
  • Customization: A built-in gas grill allows you to customize your outdoor kitchen to fit your specific needs. You can choose the size, style, and features that best suit your cooking needs and design preferences. It’s easier than ever to customize Dad’s Chef Braai.
  • Durability: Built-in stainless steel gas grills are built to last. They are designed to withstand the elements and are made with high-quality materials that are durable and long-lasting.
  • Safety: A built-in gas grill is safer than a freestanding grill. They are designed to be mounted securely in place, reducing the risk of tipping or moving while in use.

Explore our recommended Built-in Gas Braais for Dad:

Slimline Built-In Braai

This braai (700 x 375mm) fits perfectly into a standard 900mm counter top. It is a multifunctional, high-heat grilling system that is perfect for any indoor or closed braai area. This popular braai is a Dad-favourite as it provides quicker heating (within 150 sec) = faster cooking which saves gas and restaurant quality meat that is juicy, moist, and tender! It also features automatic electronic ignitor, unique heat collector panels, removable lid and drip tray that can be cleaned in the dishwasher making cleaning a breeze!

Octane Built-In Braai

Dad can entertain his friends and family outdoors in style with the Chef Octane Built-in 3-Burner Stainless Steel Braai that is manufactured in South Africa. The Chef Octane grilling station provides a generous 640 x 480mm grill size, plus an impressive list of features – from its dome lid to the fast and high heat system! Now, made possible with the Octane Braai, Dad can enjoy precise control over each independent burner via micro adjustment as well as an automatic reliable ignition (Piezo electronic ignitor). Don’t forget the gas hose & HP regulator are included too! Make Dad’s day extra memorable and grill his favourite sizzling steaks!


Braai Pan Large Square

Braai & Grill Cleaner

Chef Tongs

Chef Meat Thermometer