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Old 01-04-2017, 09:00 PM   #1
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Hamburger patty press-shaper?

I'd looking for a simple inexpensive one, not too bulky. I prefer flatter patties, not thick ones or stuffed patty makers. Also, most complaints are about the patties sticking to the patty press. I'd appreciate any suggestions, and even patty press-shaper brands that failed you.

Here's a link to images of patty shapers. Any of these types work for you?

https://www.google.com/search?q=Tupp...QIjgE&dpr=1.38

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Old 01-04-2017, 09:09 PM   #2
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I just use a large canning jar ring turned upside down. Line it with plastic wrap. Press in my ground meat and lift out the plastic wrap to remove the patty. No need for a tool. I can make them as thick or thin as I wish.
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To be totally honest, I have used several different ones and prefer using a spatula with a little oil on it.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:47 PM   #4
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I've worn disposable latex gloves to shape and hand press patties, but a press might be handier.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:49 PM   #5
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Do you have a tortilla press? You can use that to make burgers. Line it with plastic wrap and do as Katie does.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:41 PM   #6
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I do have one and have used it in the pass to press patties down very thin, but would like it more shaped and a bit thicker, with ridges maybe.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:50 AM   #7
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As they cook, the protein in the meat shrinks, which causes them to puff up a bit. So they won't be as thin once they cook. But you can press it however you like. Irregular edges get crispy

I doubt you'll find a patty press that makes ridges. That would cause a lot of waste because some of the meat would stick in them.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:33 AM   #8
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Or, just make smash burgers

http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/...g-burgers.html
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I doubt you'll find a patty press that makes ridges.
Have another look at my link

I thought maybe someone bought one they liked and would suggest it. I'm not asking how to make a hamburger.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:44 AM   #10
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Links on this site don't work for me.

I was suggesting a different way to make them, without having to form them into a patty first.
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