10 Tips for Making the Perfect Burger Slideshow

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Another irritation was the link on each slide that said "for the whole story." I thought I'd get some more in-depth information, but was sorely disappointed. I'd like to know how to keep the patty from turning into a ball.

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I make an indentation in the center of each patty. Then when it cooks, the center plumps to the size of the rest of the burger. Keeps it cooking evenly too. Hope this helps.

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The wider the patty the less chance it'll turn into a ball at the restaurant we made opur patties 8oz's maybe n inch or so. perfect every time for the price of $18.00 for burger and fries they had to be. hope this helps.

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Well, I guess the consensus is to forget the slide show. Clicking on the pause button after every slide is sooooooooo tough to do. :-}

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I mix one packet of onion soup mix powder per 2 pounds of 15 percent ground beef. Just add a tablespoon of water, too.

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mmmm... nope, I´m going to stick to my own recipe. I´m pretty sure my burger tastes better than that poor "meat and salt" patty.
The buttered bun is an interesting idea though.

(and yes, the slideshow is a failed idea...)

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The comment posted by:

"Anonymous, Jun 01, 2011 @ 4:39 PM"

contains some of the worst burger-making advice I have ever heard. Well done? Flip it once a minute? You must be the world's worst griller...

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Other tips. don't put a cold patty on the grill; but don't let it come to room temp either. Wider flatter burgers are best for consistency & speed. Put the patty on at the highest heat. Then reduce to med-low. Turn after first char, turn again after second char. Keep turning once a minute until desired doneness. Medium rare burgers are pointless. Medium well & well have best flavor. Keep Med-rare for steaks as steaks get tougher the longer you cook them.

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Well, let's see. I've cooked in three very succesful restaurants these last 28 years, and the only useful (and true) information here is that you should use 80/20 grind, 75/25 is even better.

I'd guess I've prepared 200-300,000 burgers in my time (not fast food).

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Anyone can cook a burger, it's the bun and fresh condaments that make it!

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and when you put the ketchup?

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and when you put the ketchup?

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Wow.

I could have gotten as much useful information interviewing my dog.

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What is all the fuss out there you geniouses. Click on pause button (II) and it changes to play on every single tip. You can easily move forward and back. This article has been well resarched. Even though I am not so carzy about burgers in general. found the tips very useful.

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Best burger ever add lipton onion soup dry mix to meat

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These are the most vague and horrible tips for burger making that I have ever heard. "You want medium heat not too hot not too cool" define just right Goldy-locks.

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Isn't it so very, very, cool to have the pages automatically change for you! I think every 3rd grader would think it's cool too! Hey, you know what would be really cool? Put one of those bugs that looks like they are walking across your screen. Now that would be fun too! Wow, I'm so impressed!

This was about making a hamburger, right?

Or about how not to make a slide show?

I'll vote on the latter.

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Slideshow was constructed very bad. Ruined the whole experience of reading the article, which was "okay." I think the only thing I got out of it was buttering the bun. I will try that.

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Agreed. I'm a fast reader but slide show kept moving too quickly and made the article a pain to read and therefore no need to visit this silly site again.

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Fun article, good slide show, pause button works in CA. Good tip on the 80/20 burger ratio. Butter on the toasted bun is always the best! Now try cooking it on a "Big Green Egg" with some smoke!

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respect your meat!!! hahaha THATS funny

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Slideshow fail. The pause button didn't work for me.

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Pause button didn't work for me, slideshow fail.

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Those tips were amateur.

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yeah for future reference, don't do the slide show crap...i would've left this site a long time ago but i really wanted to hear what this guy hadda say.

from a marketing stand point, this design was terrible. if you want more support for this site, avoid having slideshows like these or if you must persists with it, extend the time to >30secs.

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why don't you just use the pause button like I did

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yea.. add some time to the slideshow.. WAY too fast

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Fix your slideshow time jeez!!! No one can read in 10 sec

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HIT THE PAUSE BOZO

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really, I had to keep going back too....

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He missed a very important ingredient to the raw meat - Asian fish sauce. It adds "umami" to the burger.

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This is probably the most stupid concept using a slideshow on an article. The slides move too fast for anyone to read, and pausing them hardly works. Daft?

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I hate those damned slideshows! Just give us the facts as you know them.

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