In this article, we take a look at some of the features to look at when purchasing a burger press as well as some of the best burger presses available.
Having a burger press around can make cooking burgers a much simpler task. Rather than having to shape the burger patties with your hand and create a mess, simply scooping the meat into your burger press makes the task easier.
The best part about burger presses is how simple a concept they are and because of that, when you buy one you aren’t spending a lot of money. So with that in mind, today we’re going to be taking a closer look at burger presses.
Cuisinart CSBP-100 3-in-1 Stuffed Burger Press Review
The main feature which I’d like to focus on is the fact that this press is fitted with a horizontal handle. Now, I understanding this may not seem like a big deal, although when using a vertical handle, it doesn’t allow you to put as much strength into the burger press as a horizontal handle does.
Another thing worth mentioning is that this burger press comes with two trays, therefore you can make two different sized patties.
Not only is this a cheap choice, but it is very simple to use and gets the job done without hassle.
It is easy to clean, and dishwasher safe. You can use this press to make stuffed burgers, and sliders along with regular burgers.
Weston Burger Express Hamburger Press Review
Even though this press is set with a non-stick coating, my suggestion to you would be to use wax paper anyway.
Something that I’d like to mention about this press is that it comes in 3 different models. There is a single burger press, a single burger press with a patty ejector, and a double burger press with a patty ejector. There is something for everyone.
Lastly, the patty’s which you will get from using this press are average size. Not too big, not too small. Simply perfect. If you’re willing to spend a little extra, this is the one for you.
E-PRANCE Aluminum Burger Press Review
When using this burger press, you are able to mold the patties easily, while applying a grilled effect in doing so. Furthermore, the press itself is made from aluminum rather than plastic.
Due to how this is your basic burger press, there isn’t a lot of negatives to the E-PRANCE. My only suggestion would be that if you do purchase this press, even though non-stick is specified, it’s worth purchasing some wax paper too.
Grocery Art Silicone Burger Press Review
When making these patties, you achieve an average-sized patty of around 1-inch thickness. The aspect of this burger press which I find the best is that due to the silicone material, it is less likely for your patties to stick to the press.
Simply put, if you’re someone who enjoys making burgers but finds that you are cooking for large groups of people and it takes too long to prepare, then this burger press is the one for you. It is also very easy to clean.
Deciding Which Burger Press to Buy
When it comes to deciding on the right burger press to buy, some of the features to consider are:
Size. The size of the burger press is important. Are you looking to make small burger patties or big burger patties? Perhaps you’re looking to make a mix of both. When purchasing a burger press, take a close look for the dimensions so that you don’t buy the wrong size. While only a small feature, it’s one of the most important considerations.
Adjustable Size. Following on from the previous feature, a less common feature to find with burger presses is adjustable size. Although less common, having this feature can make the difference between you buying multiple burger presses and buying one.
Non-Stick Surface. Although this is becoming a more common feature with burger presses, it’s important to look out for whether or not the surface is non-stick. If the surface isn’t, then to prevent your meat from sticking to the press and being ruined, you will have to purchase some wax paper. If the surface is non-stick, then you need not worry about your meat sticking to the press.
How Many Patties? Having to make your patties one at a time can be a consuming task, especially if you’re cooking them for your entire family. With that in mind, if you find yourself cooking burger patties for large groups of people, it’s a good idea to look into some burger presses which allow you to shape multiple patties at once.
Simplicity. Just as with any key piece of kitchen equipment, there are two ends of the spectrum. Simplicity and complexity. If you have experience with some of the more complex burger presses out there, then, by all means, feel free to look into those. However, if you’re just getting started with burger presses, it’s a good idea to look into some of the simpler presses that are available.
Price. As always, price is a concern when purchasing kitchen equipment. It’s important that you consider several burger presses at once to assure yourself that you aren’t overpaying or paying for a piece of equipment that you aren’t going to use often. Take into consideration the different aspects of the burger press along with some of the other presses that you’ve looked at, then make your decision.
Ejector. Lastly, the ejector feature. Having a burger press with an ejector allows you to not worry about your patty sticking to the sides of the press and above all, makes it easier to remove the patty from the press itself.
When it comes to purchasing the best burger press for you, take a moment to consider what you’ll be using it for. Simple factors such as whether you’ll be using it for small family gatherings or large group meetings will be the factors that help you make your decision.
One of the best things about burger presses is that due to the simple concept behind them, they won’t cost you too much. By taking into consideration everything that we’ve discussed today, you’ll find the right burger press for you.