MikeJ: Can the Diablo cook a burger?

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26 Comments on "MikeJ: Can the Diablo cook a burger?"

Bobby2Hands
Guest

That mince looks terrible.

arist
Guest

Both before and after cooking.

RockmanX3
Guest

Eh, I don’t really eat stuffed burgers, but I still want this thing.

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

Making a huge mess on your stove, there, buddy. Maybe put a little less stuff in it next time so as not to have oil and grease squirt all over the place. Still, a pretty good idea.

Byere
Guest

That mince didn’t look cooked on the inside at all…

Maybe stick to making fruit pies and pancakes with it.

happymel
Guest

MEH.

mbellardini
Guest

Seemed like a good idea, but it doesn’t look like it works that well for making hamburgers, doesn’t have anywhere for the grease to go.

Tal
Guest
We’ve had something better than the Diablo state-side for more than forty years. Available in camping supply stores and hey, pudgie pie makers/ pie irons are still around for about 16 bucks! Eight less than what the Diablo goes for on line. They’re better because they’re larger, and square so you don’t waste tons of bread. Straight sides so it cooks more evenly. Have long metal handles for use with a fire or grill and a simple hook to lock the damn thing shut so you can put it down and minimize leaking. And the parts that aren’t indestructible cast… Read more »
JamiSings
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You mean something like this?

http://www.greatcamps.com/store/panini_press_1305.htm

There was quite a few others, including a few round ones that look like they’re from the 1960s, and several with designs they can put into the bread like seashells and Winnie The Pooh.

Three Degrees of Bacon
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Three Degrees of Bacon

Looks to me like with a lot of trial of error for things like the stovetop setting and time (longer at a lower heat), it could work. It’d be annoying to learn the magic combo though. Assuming my suspicions are right and there is a magic combo. And a secondary skillet could keep the grease off the stovetop. But it’s not exactly good for the job if you need to dirty a second bit of cooking equipment just to use it.

lobsterzoidberg
Guest

How the hell did you not set off your smoke alarm with that?

TesticalOptimus
Guest

Note to Self : never to buy Ground beef in England

Stackford
Guest

Er, we get much better ground beef than that in England – but like he said, it’s surprising that it came from M&S.

Jon McKenzie
Guest

Lower the temperature, cook longer. You can’t make things cook faster by turning up the heat. And get some fresh mince!

Andru77
Guest

My suggestion would be to use a grill over the stove. Might take longer, but you wouldn’t have to worry about ground beef fat forever burned onto your stove burners (glass-top stoves are monsters to keep clean T_T)

Stackford
Guest

A razor blade scraper gets anything off of a ceramic hob in seconds.

TheGreenMan
Guest

Probably an idea better suited to stay in the fire, not on the stove.
Cooking at a lower temp may have been better than on high but I have never tried to cook a hamburger in one of these.

emorodo
Guest
As a general cooking tip, time and amount of heat depend on what you are cooking. For thinner meet high temperatures and small amount of time works but to cook thick meet depending on how you wanted in the middle you need to make adjustments, lower temperatures for longer periods of time cook it well done all the way if the heat is high you cook the outer layer faster before the inside is fully heated, which is good to make medium/rare cuts. Also, the Diablo thingy seams to be cast iron which is general better to cooking meat because… Read more »
APlotdevice
Guest

Darn it Mike, how can you expect the burger to be any good without the blood of virgins?

Namio
Guest
IDK, I don’t think it was all that unsuccessful a test. I think if you tried a hamburger with a lower fat content, you’d solve the grease problem. And if you cooked it longer, I think you could get one with a done middle. As first tries go, I think it wasn’t all that bad. This would be a fantastic camping tool. Something like this would cook well over an open fire, and with a slightly longer handle, could even be left in the fire for a while. The seal means that the food wouldn’t fall into the fire, and… Read more »
JamiSings
Guest

Judging by the googling I did, they actually stole this idea from camping gear. There’s a lot of these things made special for cooking in a campfire. But most are square or rectangle shaped.

Moviemantweeter1999
Guest

Guess the diablo can’t cook a burger at all but when you cook with it next time can you try to get The logo to go on the burger cause thats happen the last two times?

Shauny7188
Guest

I think that even though it may not be the best at cooking burgers, using it to shape them for the skillet/pan would be easier (and probably cleaner) than using the Stuffz. That and i’m sure it would make a more rational size for a burger other than those “man burgers” Stuffz tends to make.

Zashiki-Warashi
Guest

Darn, it did end up leaking like I expected. It does make me think that as far as making hamburgers with the Diablo, the best way would be over an open fire if you’re camping or something, since then you don’t have to worry about the mess or grease fires or whatever.

As far as what to add to hamburger meat, just add salt and pepper and it’ll be fine. There’s fancier ways, obviously, but at my place we usually just add that, cook it and we’re done.

JamiSings
Guest
Okay, whomever said you put breadcrumbs into burgers is a moron, I agree. But I’m going to post my burger recipe incase Mike actually reads these comments. You’ll need – 1 or more pounds of ground beef. 1 or two eggs. Garlic salt – I prefer the Lowery’s that comes with dried parsley in it. Dried, minced onion. (Some people use a half packet of onion soup mix but I find that makes it too salty.) Pink Himalayan salt. (Mom bought some and never used it. So I did.) Ketchup. Mustard. Worcestershire Sauce. Mix all those things together – I… Read more »
atenhoteph
Guest

Right. I know you are English, and thereby…. taste-bud challenged (part English myself, love the country, let’s be honest though), but if meat smells ‘rancid’, nothing can save it, do not eat it. Lol, loved the home-show series, cheers.

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