Why You Should Use a Burger Press

In case you didn't know, we make Burger Presses 
Here's why we make them, and why you should use one:
1. Less Handling
They allow you to pack patties without squishing them between your warm hands. The heat radiated by your hands denatures proteins. Translation: Icky texture. When you use your hands to pack raw meat, you're making the fat melt and the proteins in the meat break apart, which causes a mushy, unappealing texture when it comes time to devour your burger.

2. Keep That Raw Meat Cold
They're metal (ours are at least), so you can keep them chilled (and ultimately, keep the meat cold - see above). 

3. Uniformity
They make uniform patties: same weight and diameter every time. Uniform patties cook evenly throughout. And those uniform patties will come to temperature around the same time on the grill.

4. Perfect Weight
They allow you to achieve the weight you're going for. Our Single Burger Press has measurements on the handle that allow you to adjust to ¼, ⅓ and ½ lb patties. 
5. Little to No Cleanup
They're less mess. Especially if you use Patty Paper. We'll let you in on a little "secret:"
Put Patty Paper on the bottom of your Press. Put a ball of meat on top of that. Put another piece of paper on top of the meat. Press. Whoa! There's a perfect patty enclosed in paper, and no meat on your press. Nice, right?
6. Purer Patties
If you use a press, there's no need for an egg. Or breadcrumbs. Or whatever meatloaf-intended binder you're junking up your patties with. A press will pack them tightly enough, without making the mush you get when you use your hands. So save that egg to fry over-easy and throw on top later!

7. Prettier Patties
The burgers look good. Who doesn't marvel at a perfectly round, evenly dense patty?

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