How to Reheat Burger in Microwave, Airfryer, Stove

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By Alexa Erickson

Burgers are a beloved classic of ours, but what do you do when you have burger leftovers and want to enjoy them just as much as when they were fresh off the grill? Reheating burgers doesn’t have to result in a disappointing, soggy mess. In this article we’ll explore three popular methods how to reheat burgers in the microwave, air fryer, and stovetop – each offering a unique approach to restoring that delightful burger experience.

“Food is the best test of freshness; reheating cannot provide the same indicator.”

I. The best way to reheat burgers in Microwave

There’s nothing worse than a cold, uninspiring, and soggy burger. you first separate the patty, vegs, and bun then microwave the patties and bun separately to make them crispy it is the best way of drying out moist burgers. Assemble it again, and add fresh veggies, cheese, and sauces to enhance the flavor of the burger.
Set the temperature of the microwave to 300- 350F and heat it until the center of the patty or bun is hot. Finding the right balance between speed and thorough reheating. Its speed and simplicity make it an attractive option.


  • Before you start reheating the burger the leftovers sit at room temperature will help to reheat evenly.
  • Don’t overcook them; allowing them to rest at room temperature will help prevent overcooking.
  • Remove sauce as much as you can and also remove the more liquidy part of the bun because it never dries.
  • Use aluminum foil sheets for even heating.
  • Buns and Patties reheat separately because buns have more moister than patties

II. Airfryer Technique

In my experience, the air fryer works well in combination with other techniques for reheating fast food. It’s a game-changer for leftovers. The circulation of extremely hot air in the air fryer provides even heat to the burger retain the better flavor and crispy texture. It also reduces excess grease better than I expected.


  • Preheat the air fryer 5-7 minutes at 375F
  • Set the timer for 10 minutes and avoid overlapping, flip the burger 2 or more times until it becomes crispy.

III. Stovetop Reheating

Firstly assemble the burger and remove all the liquid sauces and soggy veggies . Place the non-stick pan add a little amount of oil in a pan and fry the patty at low or medium flame, add 1-2 tablespoons of water in the pan and cover properly to keep it hot and dry out for 1-2 minutes. Repeat this process for reheat buns


  • Do not add extra water it is hard to dry out.
  • If buns are more remove the thin layer of the bun
  • Add fresh sauce, cheese, and veggies for the batter test
  • Control the temperature that gives you the best results


Reheating a burger or any food doesn’t give you the same test or experience as the first bite. Don’t waste it; reheating might may make it taste better than the first bite. Try all options of reheating and share experience with me

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