Great burger press for the money.
The HPM-1 basically comes in three pieces, the two press pieces, plus a smaller part that fits into the lower press and has a dimple in the center. This serves two purposes, the first being to make getting the burger out of the press much easier. The second, and more important part, is that the dimple basically depresses the center of the burger, actually making it thinner in the middle than at the edge. This makes cooking the burger through much less time consuming and makes the "ballooning" that I mentioned much, much less of an issue. Since you won't really have to press your burgers once they're on the grill (or at least, not nearly as much), you also end up having a juicier end product, so I guess that's a third purpose (and benefit). If there is a negative to the press, I guess it would be that sometimes the ground meat (beef or port) does stick to it. Using a bit of cooking spray does alleviate this and it's really not as bad as some have written it to be. All-in-all, I can't imagine being able to find a better press for the price. If you're looking for something cheap that gets the job done and then some, the HPM-1 Perfect Burger Press is the way to go.
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