Common Questions About Hamburger Presses
How much meat is required to use a hamburger press?
The amount of meat you need will vary by hamburger press. While the presses are most often available in 4-, 5-, and 6-inch diameters, the patty thicknesses can vary and are sometimes even adjustable. On average, 4-inch presses can hold about 4 ounces of meat, 5-inch presses can hold about 8 ounces of meat, and a 6-inch press can hold as much as 16 ounces of meat.
How do I prevent meat from sticking to the hamburger press plates?
Waxed paper is available to help prevent burger patties from sticking to each other as well as sticking to the bottom of the patty press. Some of the high-output presses work with round waxed paper dividers designed to fit into the lower cup of the press to prevent sticking.
How many hamburgers can a hamburger press make?
Because hamburger presses are manually operated, their output, to an extent, is determined by the operator. However, there are some models that have a large lever-like handle and a holder for the waxed paper dividers for easy access. The more ergonomic design of these units helps employees produce a greater output than smaller hamburger presses.