I love trying out new kitchen gadgets and although many of them are Fails, a few are outstanding enough to make up for it. I saw the StufZ product on sale at Grocery Outlet, which is a chain of bargain priced food stores that grew out of the original Canned Foods store in San Francisco in the early 70's. Grocery Outlet is my favorite place to buy and try marked down As-Seen-on-TV products.
I resisted buying the StufZ for some time, but today our local store had just one left on a last chance shelf and it looked so lonely there. I had already set out some ground turkey to thaw for dinner so the timing was good.
First, I sauteed chopped onions and celery and then stirred in some grated cheddar for the filling. The directions said to use a lot of filling so I did. It took a bit of fumbling around for me to figure out the steps on the instruction sheet. I later read reviews from some people who didn't think it was worth the trouble to figure out how to use the StufZ gadget, but it really isn't rocket science and I my first efforts paid of well enough that I will definitely use it again. My turkey burgers were delicious and just the right size. They looked good, too. I did put a glass lid over them during the last few minutes of cooking because I wanted to be sure that the inside meat was thoroughly cooked. The result was juicy and tender, and full of flavor. Granted. one could just form the "shells" in a bowl, but I thought using the StufZ was a lot more fun and I just think that having them come out perfect makes them taste better. In my view the product was well worth the $8.99 that I paid.