For your typical South African, especially the men, choosing the correct design and producer of your built-in braai is not a decision that is taken lightly. In fact, it is a decision that often takes more thought than choosing a car or even a spouse. This may sound slightly far-fetched but, in fact, it is very close to the absolute truth. The relationship which you average South African man will have with the best built-in braai is something akin to very dear friends which is why the choice of built-in braai is so important.
Too many foreigners come to South Africa with notions of what makes a good braai, they are under the impression that food is the key, and while no one in his /her right mind would deny the importance of good food at a braai, only South Africans realize that the braai facility itself is equally important. This is why weber braais never really took off in South Africa. They were mildly popular for a while because of the gimmick value, but most South African braai fans soon realized that the Americans, while being clever people, could not teach South Africans about braaiing.
The idea that someone could come up with a generic braai stand was laughable, to any real braai fan, this is why choosing the correct person or company to install your built-in braai is of crucial importance. You do not need some young pup trying to tell you how to make the design of your built-in braai more practical. This would be like telling Henry Ford how to design a car. Built-in braais are more than just places to prepare food, in South Africa, the built-in braai is the chance to show that you are a real man. This is why sexual orientation has nothing to do with the art braaiing and more often than not he who wants the built-in braai, will also build the built-in braai. The fact that many people do not have the skills to build a good built-in braai has never stopped construction in South Africa because that is why you have your chommies.