This Burger Press Makes 8 Mess-Free Burgers at Once
As much as we love experimenting with new recipes, there's one task we'll admit that we dread: handling raw meat. In addition to being messy, it's a food safety challenge to keep our cooking spaces tidy and germ-free while mixing, forming, and shaping items like burger patties.
Plus, what do you do if your phone rings, you need to pull up a recipe on your iPad, or your puppy has an accident when your hands are all ground beef-ed up? Not to mention it's time consuming to form each patty one by one.
Enter: The Shape+Store Burger Master 8-in-1 Innovative Burger Press that makes it possible — and easy — to press (and stuff, if you like) eight quarter-pound burgers all at the same time. The dishwasher-safe mold can make quick work out of 32 ounces of ground beef, turkey, pork, or chicken, and the top and bottom trays press together in a way that creates an edge on each patty to prevent them from sticking to each other. Cook immediately, or freeze and store the burgers for a rainy (okay, sunny) day when you plan to grill, and you'll have speedy heat-and-eat patties at the ready.
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"This product is totally worth it. I like to buy in bulk and save money by packaging foods myself. I also like to season foods to my own preference because I'm a food snob," one reviewer says, ″This mold is awesome!″ Fifteen minutes of total time and I had 16 perfect quarter-pounders. Just make sure you squeeze all the air out evenly from one side to the next when you seal the lid... Easy. Efficient. Consistent."
Buy it: Shape+Store Burger Master Burger Press, $28.22; Amazon.
Members of warehouse stores (calling all Costco devotees!) will find this handy after stocking up.
"I bought this specifically to manage the large quantities of ground beef you can buy at the chain warehouse stores. I packed these very full, froze [the tray], then repeated… Freezing about four to five hours is ideal, as the meat is set hard enough to not stick together, but still separates along the score cleanly," another fan explains.
Once you have one, you'll be well-equipped to tackle any or all of our hundreds of best burger recipes. Now the tough decision is which to try first...
Add the burger press to your cart today, and you'll be ready for grilling season the moment it arrives.
This story originally appeared on Allrecipes.