Perfect Patties: The Best Hamburger Press of 2017

by | Aug 7, 2017 | Accessories

I am a big time foodie. I take full responsibility of my ever-growing waistline. Even when my bank balance didn’t look good, I never offended my stomach. Much to my wife’s surprise, I ate as if money was no object. No, I am not nuts. I have always been that way. The hungry version of me is a horrendously bad, self-defeated person. I need food on the table on time and every time.

Having once worked in a restaurant, I was FIRED in the first week itself. Looking back, I realize that anyone with a normal sized brain would have shown me the exit doors. Deliberately enough, I took long lunch breaks and sometimes didn’t return. It was a struggling business, and I was punching it in the gut with my reckless actions. I made more rounds to the kitchen than anyone else and emptied quite a few dishes before being thrown out. Damn! I was fixed before I could fix myself.

In a nutshell, I always need a bunch of stuff on my plate to serve my big mouth. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate the guy who invented the burger. It’s ingrained in my blood now. I sink my teeth into it as if I am a born burger king. Between me and my hot body lies a burger. No, I am lying. I eat quite a lot of other stuff as well, which no reasonable person will be able to digest.

Nevertheless, my hot pursuit for burgers has helped me explore the burger press market like nothing else. At least, I don’t look at myself as an average Joe in this domain. I am not a qualified expert, but I have tried and tested dozens of burger press over the course of few years. Therefore, I know the playing field very well. So, let me take the opportunity to introduce you to the best hamburger press out there.

Summary Tables

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Product


Cuisinart

Burger Press


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Weston

Patty Maker


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Bellemain

Adjustable


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E-Prance

Aluminum


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PIPE

Patty Maker


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Price$$$$$$
Rating
ProsEasy to clean, dishwasher safe. Easy to store.Non-stick, compact, and dishwasher safe.Durable and light. Minimum cleaning and maintenance. Wax paper is great.Affordable, and durable. Handles detachable.Dishwasher safe. Was my go to because of the perfect patty and even grilling distribution.
ConsIt's plastic.Little heavier.Not dishwasher safe.Fair amount of force required to make the perfect patty.Can tend to stick to the bottom of the mold. Bit of wax paper or plastic wrap fixes this.
MaterialPlasticNonstick cast aluminumAluminumAluminum alloy and plasticAluminum

Summary Tables

The Best Hamburger Press of 2017!

1. Cuisinart Stuffed Burger Press

Our Rating:   (4.3/5)
3 in 1 Burger Making Tool 
Non-Stick Coating 
Dishwasher Safe 

The Cuisinart stuffed burger press is one of the best-selling products in its niche. It’s said to be the ultimate 3-in-1 burger making equipment. One can prepare stuffed burgers, regular burgers, and sliders with this innovative 3-in-1 tool. There’s a lot more to know about this product. Let’s get down to the product features first.

Product Features:

It has a non-stick coating. So, nothing sticks inside the burger mold maker. It’s constructed from hard, durable plastic. It’s well made, easy to use, and easy to clean as well. The ease of use lets you be creative with the burgers. With a little bit of practice, you can try different mouth-watering burger combinations.

In Use:

This little wonder left me highly impressed. It’s so easy to use that my kids gave it a shot as well. Personally, I got so dependent on this burger press that I stopped doing burgers the old fashioned way. Even when I tried, I ended up in a mess. On the other hand, this Cuisinart stuffed burger press made the most wonderful, perfectly sealed patty every time. Combined with a pellet grill, you will create some of the juiciest burgers ever.

This burger press welcomes versatility. It’s easy, it’s super fun, and my whole family creates its own signature burgers without throwing an arm and a leg. The device delivers consistent-sized stuffed hamburgers every time. I made over two dozen patties for a get-together event, and this device had my back covered. It’s so much easier than hand pressing.

A word of advice: Although the device is non-sticky, it’s advisable to spray a little PAM before you get the ingredients inside the mold maker.

Pros:

Cleaning this tool is easy. Forget all the scrubbing and scraping. You can simply toss the item in a dishwasher rack for a nice cleanup. Unlike other non-perfect devices, this hamburger press holds the content very well without any spills. Since it’s small in size, storage will never be a problem.

Cons:

Other models that I purchased came with a recipe book. Unfortunately, you won’t receive a recipe book with the purchase of Cuisinart stuffed burger press.

2. Weston Burger Press 

Our Rating: (4.4/5)
Nonstick Cast Aluminum 
One Year Warranty 
Comes with Patty Paper 

Looking for the perfect hamburger patties? Well, Weston Burger Express Hamburger Press with Patty Ejector makes home burger cooking an easy affair by returning quick and perfectly consistent burgers. Just ball up, press, push, and remove. Not sold yet? Fair enough! Don’t take my word until you read the product details below:

Product Features:

The Weston Burger Express Hamburger Press is a well-built device. It has a cool texture to it, and it’s made from nonstick cast aluminum. It comes attached with a unique dial that allows one to have control over the thickness of the patties.

Personally, I like my burgers to be around half an inch thick. I lock the dial on that setting. So, every time my burgers are exactly half an inch thick. There’s also a spring loaded button at the bottom that removes all the air out of the patties to deliver a nice and compact patty. It’s available in single and double patty ejector.

In Use:

I am a fan of this product. With this press, you get perfect burgers in no time. There’s no hassle at all. The product doesn’t throw any tantrums. It’s easy to store, and it does the intended job like a pro. It locks the ingredients nicely without any spills.

Both single and double patty ejectors are easy to use. They work the same way.  The double patty ejector simply doubles your output since it allows you to prepare two hamburger patties at the same time. I have made dozens of patties within minutes with the double patty ejector. I generally mass produce them and freeze them for later use.

Pros:

The Weston Burger Express Hamburger Press is convenient and easy to use. It’s nonstick, and it makes really good looking burgers. Its compact size makes it easy to store as well. The majority of the customer reviews about this device has been positive. Better yet, it’s really easy to clean since I put mine in the dishwasher whenever it needs cleaning.

Cons:

There are no major downsides to this burger press. That being said, it’s a little heavier model compared to other products in the same spectrum. By correct to closest estimates, this device weighs around 2 pounds. Overall, this little marvel can prove to be a great arsenal in your kitchen.

3. Bellemain Adjustable Hamburger Press

Our Rating: (4.6/5)
Heavy Duty Aluminum 
Spring Loaded Pusher for Patty Removal 
Nonstick Coating 

Are you tired of the skinny prepackaged grocery store hamburgers? Why not make your own with Bellemain Adjustable Burger Press? I have been using this burger press for a year now. So, let me tell you all about it.

Product Features:

It’s housed in a heavy-duty aluminum body. The non-sticky coating ensures quick, nice, and complete release of the patties from the device. This burger press also enables one to adjust the thickness of the patties on the go. So, one can easily make burgers of various size from 1/4″ to a whopping 1 1/2″ thick. Plus, it offers one the freedom to create one’s own delicious flavors.

In Use:

I have made my own patties with this for over a year. Since it has a non-sticky surface, nothing sticks inside the device. Even if the patties get stuck, you can use the ejector to pop it out. It’s pretty easy to use, once you get the hang of this device. Truthfully speaking, there’s very little to no learning curve involved.

Remember, uniformly shaped burgers take exactly the same amount of time to cook. So, I like the fact that none of my burgers are overcooked or undercooked. Overall, it’s simple to use and easy to maintain. I have been able to take my hamburgers up a notch with these nice and perfectly pressed patties.

Pros:

It’s pretty lightweight, and it offers unmatched durability. It requires minimum cleaning or any other maintenance. The inner part stays clean because I place the burger between wax paper sheets (optional). I reuse the same wax paper sheets for the entire session. Therefore, nothing touches the inner side of the device. So, all I have to do is hand wash the burger press once in a while.

Cons:

According to the product manual, this hamburger press is not dishwasher safe. The dishwasher can corrode the aluminum body. This is not really a big strike against the product because it requires seldom cleaning.

4. E-Prance Aluminum Hamburger Maker

Our Rating: (4.5/5)
Aluminum Alloy 
Detachable Plastic Handle 
Can Be Used as a Roast Plate 

Looking for a poor man’s burger press? Well, let me introduce you to an affordable and popular hamburger press. Made from high-quality material, E-PRANCE Aluminum Burger Press is made to a professional standard while being easy on one’s wallet. Let’s learn more about this product starting with its standard features.

Product Features:

It comes with non-stick coating for stress-free patty formation. Getting perfect and desired size burger appears to be a piece of cake with this device. One can get the desired shape and size by simply turning the thickness adjustment knob. Moreover, the meat does not stick to the mold. The food releases nicely through this burger press. The device arrives wrapped in protective plastic inside a neat cardboard box.

In Use:

This burger press has been such a big help for me during numerous occasions. Since it’s easy to carry and store, it has been my travel companion on several outdoor trips. It makes way faster patties than one’s hands. Till date, I must have made a ton of burger patties with this device.

In fact, I have stopped paying for prepackaged grocery store burgers since I laid my hands on this inexpensive burger press. The burger mold maker is pretty deep, so it enables one to make stuffed burgers as well. Moreover, the burgers do not stick. I put waxed paper on both sides of the burgers.

Pros:

It’s super easy to use and maintain this hamburger press. It’s one of the most affordable hamburger press devices out there. Despite being cheap on the wallet, it’s highly durable. Unlike other cheaper models out there that are made from plastic, this one is made of sturdy aluminum alloy.  The handles are detachable. Hence, it saves storage space during outdoor trips. It’s easy to clean as well.

Cons:

Unlike other burger press that I use, this one requires me to apply more pressure. Yes, you will have to apply a fair amount of force to make the perfect patty.  You will certainly find better ones out there, but not at E-PRANCE Aluminum Burger Press’s price point.

5. PIPE Hamburger Patty Maker

Our Rating: (4.7/5)
Made of Aluminum 
5″ Diameter 
Dishwasher Safe 

I am a BIG burger fan. I eat them anytime of the year, whether it’s hamburger season or not. Back in the days, I used containers to make uniform patties. I am glad those days are over. One of the first hamburger press units that I ever purchased was Hamburger Patty Maker and Grill Press. Oh boy! Since then, I have never looked back. How did it treat me? Let’s find out:

Product Features:

It’s a nice size burger mold made from tough aluminum. It measures 4.6 inches in diameter. It’s one of the largest ones that you can find on the market today. It’s nonstick and has a wood handle. It makes burger patties fast and easy. Moreover, it takes very little space in a kitchen cabinet. So, do we have a real winner here? Keep reading as I unveil the answer.

In Use:

There are no bells and whistles to the product. You get the actual product in nice plastic packaging. Right off the bat, I loved the beautifully polished wooden handle. A simple press gets the job done. I never had to apply a lot of pressure to make perfect patties.

This thing makes uniform patties consistently. All patties come out of the device in great shape. So, it’s perfect for indoor cooking as well as an outdoor party. Depending upon the meat you throw in, the burgers can be made thick or thin. Burger has always been my go-to meal, and this burger press has never disappointed me. It creates perfect grill marks which combined with an even distribution of heat on a good grill, creates a great burger.

Pros:

Since you will be making your own hamburgers, you will get a lot more flavors than the prepackaged ones. It also comes with a cookbook that includes 15 guides to exercise some tasty recipes. Apparently, it’s also dish washer safe. So, the most laborious part of the chore is taken care off. It’s affordable as well.

I am no longer friends with this burger press. Don’t get me wrong. It served me well for several years. We parted ways because I wanted to try out other burger press units. So, I never went around reordering this one. That being said, I still have high regards for this product.

Cons:

It tends to stick a bit on the bottom mold. You can use plastic wrap to take care of this problem. If you use plastic wrap, you should have no problems peeling off the burger mold. Overall, it’s a high-quality unit, and it works as advertised.

Final thoughts

Before we leave, let me drop some final words. So, here’s a final round up of the best hamburger press units out there on the market today.

If you want nothing but the best-selling hamburger press, then go for the Cuisinart stuffed burger press. It’s durable, and it makes perfect burgers every time.

The Weston Burger Express Hamburger Press with Patty Ejector is no less of a finalist. It could prove to be the last burger press that you will ever buy!

If you want something that’s easy to use, easy to maintain, and easy to love, you can give a blind shot at Bellemain Adjustable Burger Press.

For budget-cramped guys, there’s nothing better than the E-PRANCE Aluminum Burger Press. It’s convenient and likable too.

If you want large size burgers, you can go for Hamburger Patty Maker and Grill Press. Performance wise, it’s a beast as well.

That’s it! Happy Shopping! You deserve nothing but the best. Hopefully, I have made the shopping mission easier for you.

Billy StewartBilly Stewart

Founder of BarbequeSmoked.com

My dad is a true mans man, and has owned a number of grills. Ranging from gas to charcoal. Growing up with him allowed me to see what different types of rubs, spices, brines, etc went into making the best BBQ. Although my dad was a truck driver, and I had a degree in Information Technology I knew that I wanted to do something about grilling and our recipes.  That’s where Barbeque Smoked comes in.

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