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HuskerMan
08-28-2015, 09:17 PM
What does everyone use to make smashburgers? Looking for something a little more sturdy than my grilling spatula.

Bludawg
08-28-2015, 09:19 PM
bacon press

Ron_L
08-28-2015, 09:22 PM
Bacon press would work.

landarc
08-28-2015, 09:31 PM
Frying pan

scp
08-28-2015, 10:57 PM
What he said

Something like this

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Free Mr. Tony
08-28-2015, 11:26 PM
The real trick is to not let the meat come up off the griddle once it's smashed. If it sticks to the smasher only parts of it will be beautifully crunchy. It needs to stay 100% on the griddle after smashing. I accomplish this by using a piece of parchment paper on the smasher tool. Clean release from the meat this way. Also, when flipping make sure to really use some force to get all the crust cleanly flipped with a spatula. A perfectly griddled burger will have a nice uniform crust, but the contact with the griddle and the flip have to be done correctly.

code3rrt
08-28-2015, 11:32 PM
Wow, this is turning into real science! :shock:

KC

Titch
08-28-2015, 11:32 PM
Our hamburger shops down here use a tool like renderers use.
Appears we have smashed burgers down here
Cowgirl uses one I think.
Looks like that pictured above but its bright steel

BigBobBQ
08-29-2015, 06:12 AM
another vote for a bacon press.

dwfisk
08-29-2015, 06:55 AM
I recently saw a smashburger burger show on Tripple-D where the cook had taken large & heavy masonry trowels with a wooden handle and cut the point off so he had what looked like a 5"-6" trapezoid to smash with. He used clarified butter to make sure it would not stick to the burger during smashing but I really like the parchment paper idea.

lantern
08-29-2015, 07:04 AM
I've been using my spatulas. I press down with one while using the other to press down on the back of it so that it doesn't bend.



However....due to this thread I went and searched and found this. I think I'll order it just to see how it works.
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/smash-n-sear-burger-tool/?cm_src=E%3Aoutdoor-grill-tools&lineid=1&catalogId=80

Also bought some 6 inch parchment squares to go with it.......and I'm tired of cutting my own. LOL!

meinbmw
08-29-2015, 08:03 AM
This is what I have it works great ...


https://www.lehmans.com/p-3304-lodge-logic-cast-iron-round-grill-press.aspx?utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=NB_PLA_Cookware_BING&zmam=32933335&zmas=1&zmac=20&zmap=LGPR3

jermoQ
08-29-2015, 11:21 AM
I recently saw a smashburger burger show on Tripple-D where the cook had taken large & heavy masonry trowels with a wooden handle and cut the point off so he had what looked like a 5"-6" trapezoid to smash with. He used clarified butter to make sure it would not stick to the burger during smashing but I really like the parchment paper idea.

:thumb:

I have seen this idea used multiple times and you can't get any sturdier than that!

cseymour45
08-29-2015, 11:26 AM
Parchment paper folded around burger, smash down with bottom of my cast iron pan. Sizzle cow sizzle.

cowgirl
08-29-2015, 02:01 PM
I use a masonry trowel, cut the end off. It works pretty well.

Onion smash burgers...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=213928

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/Blackstone%20Griddle/onion%20smash%20burgers/74047482-eb5c-4d83-9fb5-b2fe2f50bd52_zpsnpwpgeli.jpg


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/Blackstone%20Griddle/onion%20smash%20burgers/44a4fa4a-6406-4f22-932b-6bd2fafc8102_zpsyx8aaqhp.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/Blackstone%20Griddle/onion%20smash%20burgers/9acf4194-d81a-4011-8cd7-f9ced7cbfe49_zps1wledney.jpg

joemat
08-29-2015, 02:05 PM
This is what I have it works great ...


https://www.lehmans.com/p-3304-lodge-logic-cast-iron-round-grill-press.aspx?utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=NB_PLA_Cookware_BING&zmam=32933335&zmas=1&zmac=20&zmap=LGPR3

Yep...I use the same. Works great on a number of foods

16Adams
08-29-2015, 02:12 PM
I got lazy and bought the 4-5" full tang Due Buoie spatula.

I want to eventually have a masonry trowel like cowgirl.
Those are really cool.

alecksjaycubs
08-29-2015, 02:23 PM
http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/dexter-russell/p94858/p9199.aspx

Really solid and angled on the edges