LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It claims to be "The mini burger sensation that's sweeping the nation". After opening the box and reading the instructions, I put the ridged-five pod cooker to work in the sunrise kitchen.
I started by saying, "We've prepped the big city slider station by cleaning it. We're going to test it today on four different types of products today. First of all, the typical ground sirloin. Also, we have hot ground Italian sausage, some ground turkey, and we're even going to try it on some eggs."
I scooped the sirloin into the pod with the provided scoop tool and set the lid. With the burner on medium heat, I checked the progress after five minutes. I lifted the lid to find some redness, so I gave it another two minutes to cook fully.
"Okay it's been a full seven minutes. Now this is our first round. It does look like these burgers are fully cooked through here. So we'll pull them out and put the next round in," I explained.
Since the Slider Station was already hot, it cooked the second round of sirloin in about four to five minutes. I cleaned my scoop and moved on to the hot sausage. These cooked in about five to six minutes over the same medium heat. As for the turkey, it was cooked in about six to seven minutes. Each cooked meat patty easily slid out of the slider station with minimal problems. I did however break the spoon by applying too much pressure on the turkey meat. I'll take partial responsibility for breakage, but it was a somewhat flimsy spoon. As for the eggs, well, it worked in about six minutes producing five easy to remove egg patties.
I reviewed my results and had this to say, "Three different types of meat and even the eggs worked well in the Big City Slider Station. The only problems I ran into are I broke the spoon it came with; also I occasionally burned my hands on the edges here depending on the placement of my hand, and also a little tough to clean. Altogether, it's not a bad gadget to have in your kitchen."