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Old 01-05-2017, 12:04 PM   #11
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I would get a press if I'm making dozens of patties.
Otherwise, some wax paper and a dinner plate press if I'm just doing a few. I also often use the "smash burger" method with a heavy spachula if grilling on a flat griddle.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:03 PM   #12
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I could probably tell what patty shaper I would like if I was able to see one at the store, but both Walmart and BB&B have only 1 or 2 that they stock on the shelves, the rest have to be special ordered on their site. There are so many more out there, I was hoping for a recommendation.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:19 PM   #14
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Um. FORGET IT !!! Since noone here uses a hamburger press. That's what I was specifically asking about. I wasn't asking how to make a freaking smashburger.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:23 PM   #15
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i have a cheap one from grocery store. Somewhat similar to this one: https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...ess/1040568140
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:43 PM   #16
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Um. FORGET IT !!! Since noone here uses a hamburger press. That's what I was specifically asking about. I wasn't asking how to make a freaking smashburger.
I'll have to remember, next time you ask about something, people are only allowed to respond to your specific parameters
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:49 PM   #17
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Um. FORGET IT !!! Since noone here uses a hamburger press. That's what I was specifically asking about. I wasn't asking how to make a freaking smashburger.
We just had a recent thread about presses. Did you bother to search for it?
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:57 PM   #18
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My hand is a terrific press!
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:20 PM   #19
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Caslon, here's a recent discussion about hamburger presses.

Use a patty press for hamburgers?
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:47 PM   #20
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I'll have to remember, next time you ask about something, people are only allowed to respond to your specific parameters
Well, I was looking for product replies, not technique replies. Sorry if I got impatient. I recently asked in a contractors forum about attaching a shower radio to my slick tile walls with something better than those stick-um strips, which eventually fail and peel off. I didn't want to drill into the tile or grout. I then get a less than helpful reply asking why I need a shower radio in the first place. That got me a little ticked off. Fortunately, some in that forum replied with a glue product that sticks really well, even tho the residue has to be scraped off with a razor blade if I move. That was ok with me.

I haven't bought a patty press yet. I just got home with 2 lbs. of 80%-20% ground beef. I put on my plastic gloves and hand pressed them all to freeze. Took me awhile. I wanted a press to make it go faster.

Anyways, I've noticed that most all patty presses I've viewed are of a certain fixed diameter. It's as if most hamburger presses are designed to make "standard" sized patties. I was hoping to find a patty press that makes wider diameter thin patties (lol, like...Smashmouth sized). Haven't found one yet. I still have my tortilla press (which I've used to make really thin 1/8 lb. patties), but wanted something faster and a bit thicker than 1/8 lb patties. They probably don't make one like I want, yet.

So, for now, I'll continue to hand press my patties for freezing. Sorry if I got short with my reply.
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