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    Smash Burger Utensil

    Last night my intention was making smash burgers on our new Little Griddle. The spatula bent without pressing the burgers but I'm both old and inexperienced enough to know planned meals sometime take a different turn. Do you use a certain spatula for this task, or perhaps a press? Thx.

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    I never smash a burger. I do put an indentation in the center of the burger to help it not puff up but prefer to let all the juices stay in the burger. I cook high heat maybe 2 minutes a side depending on thickness, I aiming for juicy, med rare burger.

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    I cleaned and seasoned my grandmother's cast iron clothes iron and use it for my smash burgers. It is a strange way to be reminded of her when grilling. It can be heated on the grill and used on top of certain meats as a press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by james hadden View Post
    ..It is a strange way to be reminded of her when grilling...
    I can certainly appreciate that! Thank you.

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    I've used a big beer stein, and the last 2 times I've used my hands/knuckles but hot grease squeezed up/through when it got thin so be careful. Most of the time I flatten the patties on foil before it goes out to the grill or the pan, then I put it on the grill & peel the foil away.

    I just searched Amazon for 'cast iron press' & there are several options there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    .. I just searched Amazon...
    Thanks; I was just curious as to whether you guys and gals use a spatula, or press before ordering one or the other.

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    I use a heavy duty spachula I picked up from a restaurant supply store. It has very little flex and it's perfect for smashing that ball of ground beef.
    Grills, smokers, bicycles, telescopes, & etc...

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    Thanks, George; can you offer specifics on that spatula?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFletcher View Post
    Thanks, George; can you offer specifics on that spatula?
    I have something almost identical to these:

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...VLI83C/tvwb-20
    Grills, smokers, bicycles, telescopes, & etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by George L View Post
    I have something almost identical to these:
    Thank you!

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