How to Reheat Krystal Burgers – 4 Tips to Keep Them Fresh & Crispy

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They are small. They are juicy. And that makes it so easy to order more than you can finish and store the leftovers in your refrigerator. 

But how to reheat Krystal burgers so that they don’t lose flavor and become soggy? The fresh, succulent taste and fluffy texture are the reason you bought them in the first place.

You can reheat them in your oven, stove, air fryer, or microwave. However, you must do it right to retain the crispiness, texture, and flavor.

How to Reheat Krystal Burgers in the Microwave

This method is very efficient when you’re under a time crunch to reheat your frozen Krystal burger. However, you will be sacrificing the texture of your Krystal burger. 

  1. Whether you are reheating a Krystal burger or frozen hamburger buns, the first step is, naturally, to take the burger out of its packaging.
  2. Place the Krystal burgers on a microwave-safe plate and microwave them for 35 seconds if thawed and 60 seconds frozen.
  3. When the Krystal burgers are ready, serve on a plate and enjoy.

How to Reheat Krystal Burgers in the Oven

An oven might take longer to reheat frozen Krystals, but it is best to retain the texture and flavor

  1. Prepare your oven by heating it to 350°F (176.°C).
  2. You do NOT want to eat hot pickle slices, so take out the pickle slice from inside the burger and scrape the condiments from the bun and patty.
  3. Use a broiler pan with a rack. It is a sheet pan with a slitted rack or pan that fits directly on top of the first one.
  4. Heat some water using your preferred method (kettle, microwave, or stovetop). Fill the broiler tray with hot water. It is crucial that the water does not reach the second pan because you don’t want to boil the burgers but instead steam them.
  5. Cover the second tray with tin foil for easier cleanup later. Puncture a few holes into the foil to allow steam to escape.
  6. After that, add the cheese and onions to the tray, along with the leftover Krystal burgers. Place the tray in the broiler on top of the steaming water.
  7. Put another sheet of aluminum foil over the burgers.
  8. Put the burgers back into the oven for 10-12 minutes. After cooking, the meat patty and cheese should be hot and juicy.
  9. Next, heat the buns for a minute more.
  10. Lastly, put each slice of pickle, tomato, and lettuce back on the burger after removing it from the oven.

How to Reheat Krystal Burgers on a Stove

How to Reheat Krystal Burgers
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Another recommended way to reheat a frozen Krystal burger is using a stove. It involves steaming the burger, so you’ll need a steamer insert to reheat Krystal burgers on the stove. 

  1. Place a small amount of water in a medium saucepan. Make sure the water does not come into contact with the steamer insert, as this will cause the buns to get wet. Cover the saucepan and heat to boiling.
  2. Cover the steamer insert with foil paper once the water begins to boil. It prevents the Krystal burgers from coming into direct contact with the water.
  3. Lay out the Krystal burgers on the foil paper and cover them with a lid. Allow the Krystal burgers to reheat for 10-12 minutes on a low heat setting.
  4. You can remove the burgers from the stove once the reheating process is complete.

How to Reheat Krystal Burgers in an Air Fryer

Air fryers offer you the convenience of two worlds. You can reheat Krystal burgers faster and still enjoy the crispy outside and juicy inside texture. If you are wondering how to reheat Krystal burgers quickly and efficiently, the recommended way to do it is to place them in an air fryer. 

Air fryers have powerful heating elements, so reheating burgers without the top bun can help prevent them from burning.

  1. Place your burger in the air fryer without preheating it at 320°F (160°C). After cooking for 5 minutes, add the buns and cook for an additional 30 to 40 seconds.
  2. Feel the burger with your finger to ensure the heat spreads evenly.
  3. Put the burger back together and add some desired toppings.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best method for reheating Krystal Burgers?

Krystal burgers can maintain their quality in the fridge for 3-4 days if refrigerated promptly after cooking (within two hours if it is above 90°F). When frozen, they can last for up to four months.

What is the best method for reheating Krystal Burgers?

The best way to reheat Krystal burgers and preserve the texture and flavor is by using an oven. 

How do you steam Krystal burgers?

To steam Krystal burgers:

  • Lay the semi-frozen patties over the onions. 
  • Put the bottom bun on top of the beef. 
  • Put the top bun on top of the bottom bun. 
  • Under a cover, allow the burgers to steam without turning.
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