ABOUT THE BRAAIPLANK
This is a Story about how the BRAAIPLANK started.
When Ced got tired from his overflowing plate while dishing up all the delicious meat at the braai, and from using small cutting boards to offer steak tasters to his tjommies as starters, he decided to use his unique skills as a carpenter to make something better.
Ced then partnered up with a local wood shop owner, an Aussie from a tool hire shop and a local engraver in Durban North.
Together we created something truly unique and special...
... we made the thickest, strongest and most simple, yet ingenious plank ever seen in South Africa.
And oh no, this is not your ordinary plank, let me show you why.
This plank is also made with the best quality materials, and it's BIG and HEAVY! Because most of the time, bigger is better!
How We Turned a Plank Into a BRAAIPLANK!
So after sourcing the best quality wood, we got to work and began building the BraaiPlank...
Step 01. Plank gets CNC Routered
Our first step in the manufacturing process is to get the sauce and salt holders, holding grooves and engraved meat juice stoppers engraved by a high spec CNC router.
*Plank in position to get engraved by a high end CNC router.
The planks then get's shipped back to our assembling facility, this is where the real work starts!
Step 02. Plank is Aggressively Sanded
Next step is to manually and aggressively sand the planks to make sure they are as smooth as possible. This process takes time and is back breaking, but it's a critical part in making sure you get the best possible product.
Step 03. A BRAAIPLANK is BORN...
The plank then gets branded by hand with our company logo. This is when the plank officially becomes a BraaiPlank.
*Branding iron being heated up with a blow torch.
After branding, the plank get's sanded again around the logo to make sure it is as crisp as possible.
Step 04: Sealed with Mineral Oil and Beeswax
We then seal it with a high quality mixture of food grade mineral oil and beeswax to make sure the BRAAIPLANK's are ready to use as soon as you receive it.
The initial sealing process is also very important to make sure the BRAAIPLANK does not go rancid after using it.
Not only will it help it last longer, it will also give your BRAAIPLANK a beautiful aged dark wood look over time if properly maintained.
Step 05. BRAAIPLANK is then Packaged
We spent weeks designing the most authentic BraaiPlank Packaging, because we believe a great product needs to be wrapped up the best way possible.
There is no point wrapping a Ferrari in toilet paper.
The BRAAIPLANK is carefully packaged in a box. Perfect packaging if you are buying the BraaiPlank as a gift.
The BraaiPlank is finally ready to be shipped out to your front door with our preferred door to door insured courier within 1 to 3 days.
There is a TON of effort that goes into making our BRAAIPLANK.
As South Africans, the Braai really is an intimate part of our lives. We are simply trying our best to enhance the Braai experience for EVERYONE.