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Old 09-10-2008, 08:28 AM   #1
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Burger Press?

yes, I like to make my own burgers...and I make them BIG....Do you know of any burger press that can make nice, big burgers???. Would you remember the brand?.

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Old 09-10-2008, 08:40 AM   #2
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I use my hands
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:22 AM   #3
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Use a flan or baking ring.

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Old 09-10-2008, 11:24 AM   #4
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My press only does small burgers - I like Jeekinz's idea. A wax disc on top and push down with a sauce or glass to compact the burger and bring it together.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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I have only seen presses in one size. I use my hands though. The presses compress the meat too much. I can do a much better job and get a better burger using my hands.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:58 AM   #6
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I have only seen presses in one size. I use my hands though. The presses compress the meat too much. I can do a much better job and get a better burger using my hands.
Definitely hands are better.
I wish my butcher would find a way to make a bigger, looser hamburg. It's so handy to have him make them and freeze them in packages, but they aren't near as good as thawing a pound of burger from the same cow and making them yourself. Just pressed enough to hold together.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:01 PM   #7
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They come out best when pressed by hand. Unless you're pressing dozens of burgers every day I would consider them worthless gadgets.



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Old 09-10-2008, 12:03 PM   #8
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:36 PM   #9
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I saw this one Harriet Carter Kitchen Cooking & Baking Burger Press & Parchment Sheets
and have considered it. It says it will make thick burgers up to 1-1/4" thick. Don't know if you are looking for thick or bigger around. I tend to use my hands as well but often think a press might be good for making burgers and freezing them.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:44 PM   #10
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I've worked in one place where ALL the burgers, 4 oz, 8 oz, 12 oz, and 16 oz were pressed by hand. I currently work in a place where we have a press, and use it frequently as we only buy pre-formed patties for large functions. I've also use two metal pie plates with patty paper on the metal to keep them from sticking.

Personally, I like the hand-formed better.
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