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I would think with that rim you wouldn't get a good smash. Is that not the case?

The rim is about 3/8" deep. I've made 2 sets of 5 oz. burgers and pressed down until the meat is flat across the 6" diameter. I got uniform thickness and sear.

The rim/edge is good to get uniform thickness. The Smashburger chain also uses a press with a rim.

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On 9/12/2014 at 9:12 AM, jackjumper101 said:

 

The rim is about 3/8" deep.  I've made 2 sets of 5 oz. burgers and pressed down until the meat is flat across the 6" diameter.  I got uniform thickness and sear.

 

Can you tell me where you bought this? I've been looking for 1 for months. 

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1 hour ago, Slimlizard said:

Can you tell me where you bought this? I've been looking for 1 for months. 

I bought mine from Williams-Sonoma.  I looked just now to see if they still sell it and could not find it on their web site.

Wish I could be of more help.:sad:

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I bought one about six months ago from a suggestion here.

My only complaint is that it is 6.5 inches in diameter. This means you need a lot of room to press a lot of burgers at once.

One tip --let the ball cook for 60 seconds then flip and smash. This has for me eliminated sticking to the press and any need for parchment paper.

 

https://www.cast-iron-grate.com/smasher.html

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https://www.amazon.com/Jim-Beam-Jb0158-Burger-Handle/dp/B00BQTI07Y

 

Here is one I found online. But it isn't smooth and doesn't have a lip.

 

What about just a normal grill press like one of these:

 

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=round+grill+press&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Around+grill+press

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I use a grill weight for even browning on a steak. For smash burgers like Five Guys  have--- you need a stop rail on the bottom of the press to get consistent results. If you are going to just mash then a good heavy spatula with out slots will do as well and be a multi-tasker.

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