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Billy Basic Burgers”
by Miss Charlie Hocking
Simple but effective little kitchen tool. I've used a number of times to make my own burgers still have a bit of experimenting to do to find the perfect consistency to ensure they don't fall apart but that's a user trial & test issue rather than burger press issue. Makes great sized burgers and will use time & again.
Published 19 03 2015
home made burgers!”
This gadget is brilliant. Burgers did not stick but I did use wax discs on top and bottom. Very pleased, can't wait for Summer!
Published 06 02 2015
by Mr Miller
Though a very simple device it does the job perfectly. I have made many a burger using the recipe supplied with this simple device and they have always been just perfect and are a lot tastier than any shop bought burgers we have ever consumed.
Published 09 12 2014
Really easy to use AND to clean!”
by Mrs Shirley Jepson
Simple design, easy to use, and so easy to take apart for washing. I found that if I worked the minced beef ( I add finely chopped peeled raw mushrooms and chopped spring onions to it) with my hands a bit before putting the meat into the press, the burgers are less crumbly when cooked. I recommend this product highly. You know what's in the burgers and every home should have of these presses.
Published 04 03 2014
a lovely and easy way to make burgers no mess ...brilliant product i am very happy with this item
Published 15 10 2013
After the horse meat scandal wanted to be sure what was going into the family meals. Have made beef, pork and apple and veggie burgers and they have all turned our perfectly. Great buy.
Published 09 05 2013
Wouldn't be without one!”
I bought one of these many years ago but it is still used most weeks, so I thought it deserved a review at last! I have never had a problem with burgers falling to pieces or sticking to the press - just make sure you fill it evenly and press firmly to really compact the mixture, which is easier if any additional ingredients are chopped very finely (more so than in the picture). I usually just use mince with no breadcrumbs or egg to bind it either... just herbs and plenty of seasoning, and maybe a squirt of BBQ or Worcestershire sauce. One of my most-used gadgets!
Published 07 05 2013
real burgers !!”
this is great, so easy to use. Made turkey and bacon with lemon and thyme burgers this weekend and they were great. Just minced the onion/apple/thyme/2 rashers bacon in the blender until almost puree them mixed in the turkey mince and grated lemon rind. pushed into the mould - press to release done !!. I did find that pushing the mixture into the mould with the back of a wooden spoon really well helped to form a "solid" burger, and I grilled rather than fry which helped. Going to make fish cakes tonight.
Published 22 04 2013
What a brilliant little gadget.It makes burger making so neat and easy. You know exactly what is going into your burgers. Since receiving this product I have made a huge variety of burgers and fish cakes, which I have always done but burgers were never uniform or even flat! The whole family love my new gadget.
Published 01 04 2013
This press is easy to use perfect burgers every time also very easy to take apart and clean.
Published 01 03 2013
More than a burger maker”
I've had this item for a number of years. Put 1/3rd of your mix through a food processor until it is the smooth consistency of bought sausage meat, and then mix it with the rest of your mix, it will hold together extremely well without the need for bread crumb, eggs, or any other binding agent. Also, when you place it face down hold the main body of the press down firmly with one hand and press the plunger with the other, just for a second or two, to help compact the meat, release as usual. Perfect burgers every time. I make lamb, beef, chicken, even minced mushroom & cheese, fish cakes.
Published 27 02 2013
Fantastic kitchen gadget”
by Mrs Ashley Johnstone
Have been using this regularly for quite a few months now and in light of recent horror stories about shop burgers I am delighted to have this product instead! You control exactly what goes in. I don't use any binder such as egg or breadcrumbs, find the trick is to knead the mince and seasoning in a large bowl for a few minutes, then pop it in the press and it makes a perfect burger each time. Teenage sons rave about them and can't get enough. Honestly wish I'd had one years ago.
Published 22 02 2013
Nice idea, but...”
by Mr Hyde
I've only recently put this device to use whilst making turkey burgers. In my experience the wax discs provided are about 1cm too small. This has the unfortunate effect of allowing the burger meat to stick to the device, which makes it difficult to disengage the formed burger without ruining it. This issue only worsens with use*, and unless you're willing to clean it between each burger, it quickly become a very awkward and inconvenient exercise. * I used a recipe that called for egg as a binder, making the meat 'sticky'. One might fair better with other recipes with 'dry' binders'.
Published 15 08 2012
I bought the original burger press years ago and still turn out excellent burgers, I now live in Turkey and brought this with me and my friends who have restaurants here are always borrowing it to make the perfect burger. We also use this for fishcakes, corned beef hash patties etc.
Published 21 06 2012
This review is for an older version of this product
I thought the price was expensive for what it is, but I bought it knowing I could return it to Lakeland if it didn't work. Well it did and it is a great product. I did use a food processor first to mix all the ingredients, but this is a first rate product and I will definately recommend it to my friends
Published 07 05 2012
Using the press”
When I opened the box I was looking for the extra bit to press the burger, couldn't quite work out how it pressed the meat flat! But it was great. I had around 15lb of venison to process and had no problem in getting them to hold their shape. Minced with onions and seasonings twice through the coarse plate of the mincer, disc in base, press in 4oz of mixture right to the edge (hold the press in your other hand whilst filling), disc on top, turn over onto a board, it doesn't fall out, slap the stalk and push out. 54 burgers made in no time at all. Great little product.
Published 17 02 2012
This review is for an older version of this product
by Catherine Douglas
I bought this on Monday despite my daughter trying to put me off. I'm glad I did not listen to her. I have made two lots already and put half of them in the freezer. I know exactly what is going into them and it saves me money. I asked my grandson, aged 7, did he want to go for a happy meal and he said "no thank you gran. You make better burgers." He likes to help make them and it means quality time for us. Thank you Lakeland.
Published 30 01 2012
by Mrs Darcy
I used to own the original smaller burger press and decided to get this one as I couldn't get anything smaller. It is marvellous, as good as the original. Now I can turn out good-looking burgers easily and the grand-children's look just as good. I used my usual recipe (includes breadcrumbs and beaten egg) and the burgers turned out beautifully. The wax discs mean that they separate well if you freeze them. All-in-all a gem of a product.
Published 19 01 2012
by Mrs Field
This burger press gets used for everything in our house. Great for veggie burgers as well as meat burgers, always stay together when on the BBQ. Also use for bubble and squeek which used to make an awful mess. Have had this little devise for years and has paid for itself over and over again, the wax discs seem to last forever too
Published 26 08 2011
Quarter Pounder burger press”
Buy good quality minced steak. Add chopped onion, some sweet chilli sauce if you like it, give good mix together. Press into burger press. Release onto non-stick waxed paper discs (from Lakeland - where else), continue until all mix used up. Freeze if you want to. Either cook in oven on non-stick pan or on bbq - don't fiddle with them, let a crust form before turning over. Feed to huge sons and friends. Sit back to "best burgers ever" - simple. This is a 5 star gadget that I thoroughly recommend. (Can add ketchup to mix to if you want).
Published 04 07 2011