How To Properly Toast A Hamburger Bun. Hint: A Wet Towel Is Involved.

What makes a burger the burger? Is it the patty? Toppings? Condiments? Or is it the bun? We think it might be the bun. Toasting buns on a grill will result in a layer of crispness that'll set your burger apart from the average Joe's. Toasting can also bring on unwanted sogginess, but fret not — our friends at ChefSteps passed along some tips that'll number your days serving snooze-worthy patties.

Break out this hack at your next barbecue, and your guests will beg you to reveal the secret behind those seriously spectacular sandwiches. Tell them or don't — that's up to you. Check out the video below to unravel the mystery.


A grill

A bowl or a grill lid

A dishrag or towel

Burger buns

ChefSteps comprises a team of award-winning chefs, filmmakers, scientists, designers and engineers focused on revolutionizing the way people cook by inspiring creativity and encouraging expertise in the kitchen. The site is currently offering a free online class called Cooking Sous Vide: Getting Started, as well as a $10 class called Cooking Sous Vide: Beyond the Basics.