The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Cooking

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Outdoor cooking can be enjoyed throughout the year. While there’s nothing like cooking and enjoying food outdoors during the hot summer months, you can still enjoy outdoor dining in the colder weather, too. If you love entertaining, camping, braaing or simply being out in the fresh air rather than a kitchen, cooking outside is always rewarding. To help you get started, we’ve put together a guide on outdoor cooking.

Your Go-To Guide to Outdoor Cooking

Just as the right equipment makes all the difference when cooking indoors, the right tools are needed when cooking outdoors. Some of the most important things you’ll need for easy, no-fuss outdoor cooking include:


As every South African knows, braais are the ultimate way to enjoy cooking outside. The great thing about braaing is that you don’t need to have a massive braai area or patio. You can braai on a balcony or anywhere else, provided you have fresh air and just enough space for a kettle braai. If you have more space, a charcoal braai set will see you through many braais. Along with the braai itself, you’ll also need to stock up on a few braai accessories: grids, tongs and kebab skewers are all essential. You could also invest in a braai set that contains all the basics you’ll need to get cooking.


Camping cooking equipment is designed to be portable and easy to use. You want equipment and accessories that can be used on the fire. One of the best things you can ever get if you love cooking on the fire is a good potjie pot. A cast iron potjie will last for many, many years to come. A cast iron skottle will also be great for picnics, camping and other outdoor meals. These braais are portable and are made to stand over the fire. Jaffle and sandwich makers will always be a great addition to your camping equipment, while camping sets that contain pots, kettles, cups and other must-haves will also be useful. 

With a wide range of products on offer, from braais and potjies all the way to camping sets, Cook Out is your number one choice for cooking outdoors.

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