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1 hour ago, Dirty Harry Potter said:

@Kieran I bought one of these and use the flat side. Its changed the way everything turns out and is well worth the money if you want to perfect this stuff.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lodge-Pre-Seasoned-Rectangular-Reversible-Griddle/dp/B002CMLTXG/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=cast+iron+griddle&qid=1594656048&sr=8-15

 

 

 

That looks ace. I am moving house soon and buying a load of need kitchen stuff and that could be perfect.

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21 hours ago, Dirty Harry Potter said:

Smashed burgers rule. After years of experimenting (and originally starting this thread under another username) I think I’ve got there. 

 

Good quality mince and a cast iron griddle basically means you can make “in and out/fat burger” quality burgers at home. Better than pretty much anything you can buy in the uk.

 

A really good channel I found on YouTube that has taught me plenty is Sam the cooking guy.

 

This is my effort tonight which f@£king rocked!!

 

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Love Sam. His channel is amazing. I've done his Nashville fried chicken before and it was incredible. 

 

He is a really funny guy too. 

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On 13/07/2020 at 18:08, Kieran said:

 

That looks ace. I am moving house soon and buying a load of need kitchen stuff and that could be perfect.

 

I have one of these (by Andrew James, not made by lodge). I find the size quite impractical. Great if you're cooking for loads of people, but a standard cast iron skillet is much more practical.

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yeah i've got a double burner cast iron griddle, ridged one side, flat the other.

 

its more of a pain than its worth to use it, stuff sprays off covering your hob in grease, its hard to regulate the temp as your 2 burners are probably different sizes, then its too big to fit in the sink to clean properly.

 

the smooth side is better than the ridged, that is a nightmare when I used it for chicken once.

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23 hours ago, Gotters said:

yeah i've got a double burner cast iron griddle, ridged one side, flat the other.

 

its more of a pain than its worth to use it, stuff sprays off covering your hob in grease, its hard to regulate the temp as your 2 burners are probably different sizes, then its too big to fit in the sink to clean properly.

 

the smooth side is better than the ridged, that is a nightmare when I used it for chicken once.


Totally disagree with this. I find them great. I have a double burner, Low consistent heat and as long as you keep it clean allows you to cook all manor of stuff. 

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I didn't like mine when I had it. 

 

Largely because it was too big for my sink, and hard to clean because the one side facing the flame each time made it hard to get the seasoning right. Which then made it hard to clean again. By the time I got rid of it, it had become a rustic-looking door-propper.

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2 hours ago, schmojo said:

I didn't like mine when I had it. 

 

Largely because it was too big for my sink, and hard to clean because the one side facing the flame each time made it hard to get the seasoning right. Which then made it hard to clean again. By the time I got rid of it, it had become a rustic-looking door-propper.

 

Yeah, not being able to fit it in the sink was really annoying.

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Bought a home burger kit from Burger and Beyond in the Black Friday sale, I worried it would end up being inferior to going (which despite having iton my 'to do' list for ages I haven't got round to it yet) but my god it was epic, mostly down to the beef but the burnt butter mayo was also really good.  

 

We had the double bacon butter burger kit, not cheap (especially without the 30% BF discount, though you can 10% off by signing up to the mailing list) but as a bit of a treat I'd 100% recommend.

 

https://burgerandbeyond.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

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On 05/12/2020 at 13:48, skadupuk said:

Bought a home burger kit from Burger and Beyond in the Black Friday sale, I worried it would end up being inferior to going (which despite having iton my 'to do' list for ages I haven't got round to it yet) but my god it was epic, mostly down to the beef but the burnt butter mayo was also really good.  

 

We had the double bacon butter burger kit, not cheap (especially without the 30% BF discount, though you can 10% off by signing up to the mailing list) but as a bit of a treat I'd 100% recommend.

 

https://burgerandbeyond.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

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i bought one of these kits based on this image!!! It was absolutely feckin lush...

 

the meat was soooooo much nicer than what I get from my local butcher.. really wish I could get just that (rather than the whole kit) but I suspect it’s exclusive to burger and beyond. But whatever they are doing it’s delicious. 
 

Also where do you get real American cheese in the UK? The cheese single packs are not the same atall - and again this burger and beyond kit had legit American cheese that was soooo much nicer. They must be sourcing it somewhere in the UK?

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1 minute ago, Dirty Harry Potter said:


i bought one of these kits based on this image!!! It was absolutely feckin lush...

 

the meat was soooooo much nicer than what I get from my local butcher.. really wish I could get just that (rather than the whole kit) but I suspect it’s exclusive to burger and beyond. But whatever they are doing it’s delicious. 
 

Also where do you get real American cheese in the UK? The cheese single packs are not the same atall - and again this burger and beyond kit had legit American cheese that was soooo much nicer. They must be sourcing it somewhere in the UK?

 

Coincidentally I bought another kit (as well as a kids kit) and we had it for lunch yesterday, as you say its the beef that makes all the difference.

 

Waitrose has American Jack cheese slices, which is closer than the packaged jobs, but still not as good.

 

They are quite a friendly bunch though, so I'm sure if you messaged them they'd point you in the right direction.

 

If you haven't set up an online account yet, if you are referring friends its worth it as you both get a 20% off code (they get there's straight away, you get one when they set up an account and order)

 

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1 hour ago, Dirty Harry Potter said:


i bought one of these kits based on this image!!! It was absolutely feckin lush...

 

the meat was soooooo much nicer than what I get from my local butcher.. really wish I could get just that (rather than the whole kit) but I suspect it’s exclusive to burger and beyond. But whatever they are doing it’s delicious. 
 

Also where do you get real American cheese in the UK? The cheese single packs are not the same atall - and again this burger and beyond kit had legit American cheese that was soooo much nicer. They must be sourcing it somewhere in the UK?

 

'Real' american cheese isn't legit at all. It's very much processed for melting ability rather than being... cheese. That said, you'll see a huge amount of variation in plastic cheese slices here from one supermarket to the next. I think I last used Lidl ones, which were alright. Didn't care for the Sainsburys or Aldi ones. The classic trash american cheese is Velveeta slices which you can probably find from a specialist food site, but they're not my personal favourite for a burger.

 

So get as many different ones as you can and spend a saturday making sliders! And, obviously, you can find plenty of actual cheese in slice form, though I don't like real cheese for a burger much either.

 

If you want something that's a bit of both, there's a recipe here for making your own melty slices from basically any cheese: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/09/melty-american-style-cheddar-cheese-slices-for-burgers-and-grilled-cheese-recipe.html

 

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On 05/12/2020 at 13:48, skadupuk said:

Bought a home burger kit from Burger and Beyond in the Black Friday sale, I worried it would end up being inferior to going (which despite having iton my 'to do' list for ages I haven't got round to it yet) but my god it was epic, mostly down to the beef but the burnt butter mayo was also really good.  

 

We had the double bacon butter burger kit, not cheap (especially without the 30% BF discount, though you can 10% off by signing up to the mailing list) but as a bit of a treat I'd 100% recommend.

 

https://burgerandbeyond.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

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I did post this in Off Topic - I have actually managed to perfectly recreate one of these, by using the butchers Burger and Beyond use (www.swandale.co.uk)

 

Bought the bacon and burger grind from them - brioche buns, American Cheese, pickled onions from Sainsburies, Burnt butter mayo from Burger and Beyond for a fiver - and jobs a good'un. Tastes exactly the same (so much of a great burger comes down to the meat).

 

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Burger and Beyond have set up a kitchen for Deliveroo in our area. We ordered last night and it was pretty awful. 
 

They were clearly too busy as things arrived pretty cold but also everything was so salty it was ridiculous. And I like salt. 
 

The meat was over cooked and my wife found a big bit of gristle. 
 

Very disappointed as I suspect it was a bad order but the family won’t want to order again. There’s too much other competition. I’m partial to the local Honest whereas the rest of the family are Five Guys fans. 

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On 27/03/2021 at 06:29, El Geet said:

Burger and Beyond have set up a kitchen for Deliveroo in our area. We ordered last night and it was pretty awful. 
 

They were clearly too busy as things arrived pretty cold but also everything was so salty it was ridiculous. And I like salt. 
 

The meat was over cooked and my wife found a big bit of gristle. 
 

Very disappointed as I suspect it was a bad order but the family won’t want to order again. There’s too much other competition. I’m partial to the local Honest whereas the rest of the family are Five Guys fans. 

 

Which one was this from?  I've had two orders from the Shoreditch one that were great. I really liked their chicken and chicken burger too. I'm pretty close to it though and ordered at just before 5pm so maybe beat the rush.

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On 05/12/2020 at 13:48, skadupuk said:

Bought a home burger kit from Burger and Beyond in the Black Friday sale, I worried it would end up being inferior to going (which despite having iton my 'to do' list for ages I haven't got round to it yet) but my god it was epic, mostly down to the beef but the burnt butter mayo was also really good.  

 

We had the double bacon butter burger kit, not cheap (especially without the 30% BF discount, though you can 10% off by signing up to the mailing list) but as a bit of a treat I'd 100% recommend.

 

https://burgerandbeyond.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

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Very similar to my take away delivery

 

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8 hours ago, pledge said:

 

Which one was this from?  I've had two orders from the Shoreditch one that were great. I really liked their chicken and chicken burger too. I'm pretty close to it though and ordered at just before 5pm so maybe beat the rush.

Chiswick. We’re under a mile away and collection to delivery was under 5 mins so clearly a kitchen thing. Potato tots were cold whereas other sides weren’t. 

 

We had chicken sides too. I liked the chicken but it was just too salty. As I say, I reckon they were too busy. Friday night around 7pm with a 45 min wait time. 

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57 minutes ago, And said:

So. A hypothetical question. If you were at a bbq place and they did a cheeseburger that was served between 2 glazed ring donuts rather than buns - would you?

 

Yes. I suspect it would be a bit too sweet but I'd love to try it.

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On 11/11/2021 at 20:10, And said:

So. A hypothetical question. If you were at a bbq place and they did a cheeseburger that was served between 2 glazed ring donuts rather than buns - would you?

 

I've had the one Red's True BBQ. The salt/sweet combination isn't bad, but the doughnuts utterly dissolve in your fingers under the heat and fat.

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