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?
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
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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