Can You Reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger? Yes! (here’s how)

The best way to reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger

The best way to reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger is to put it straight in the microwave in the wrapper that it comes in. You do not need to remove or deconstruct any of the toppings because the toppings do not spoil if you heat them. The results are not quite as good as the frying pan, but the microwave is much easier and faster, so I recommend it as the best method.

  1. Place the Cheeseburger in the microwave in its wrapper
  2. Microwave for 35 seconds
  3. If not steaming hot, microwave again in 10-second bursts

Read on for more details, tips and alternative methods…

Have you previously tried reheating a Burger King cheeseburger and have been left less than impressed by the results? It’s easier than you think to get things wrong. A burnt bun, a dried-out burger, and hard cheese don’t sound very appetising. 

I have tried numerous methods to get the BK Cheeseburger reheating process down to a T. 

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The methods I lay out on this page will ensure that your Cheeseburger will be adequately cooked to avoid an upset stomach while maintaining the quality of the Burger King.

Can you reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger?

You can reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger to make the burger patty steaming hot again whilst keeping the burger buns soft and the sauces, pickles and cheese. 

You can heat up your Cheeseburger in the microwave, the oven, the air fryer or on the hob.

Read on to find out the tricks and timings you can use to warm up your burger and get the best results from each method.

Can you reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger in the microwave?

Using my tips, you can reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger in the microwave without the bread going soggy or the patty going chewy. It’s not quite the best method for quality, but it’s the best method if you’re in a rush. 

All the toppings on a BK Cheeseburger are fine hot, so you do not need to disassemble it. Simply place it on a microwaveable plate in its original wrapper. Microwave on full for 35 seconds. 

In a 1000W microwave, it should be ready. If your microwave is under 1000w and/or the Cheeseburger has not reached 75°C (165°F), microwave for further 10-second bursts until steaming hot. 

Instructions for reheating a Burger King Cheeseburger in the microwave

  1. Place the Cheeseburger in the microwave in its wrapper
  2. Microwave for 35 seconds
  3. If not steaming hot, microwave again in 10-second bursts

Microwave tip 1: If the Cheeseburger was stored in the fridge, wrap it in a dampened kitchen roll instead of its wrapper to introduce steam and help make the stale bun soft again.

Microwave tip 2:  Let the Cheeseburger cool down before you take a bite because they get incredibly hot very quickly in the microwave.

Can you reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger in the oven?

You can reheat a BK Cheeseburger in the oven, but it will dry out easily, so don’t skip any of the tips below. 

Preheat your oven to 180°C. Remove the burger patty from the Cheeseburger’s bun, scrape sauces, pickles and cheese from the patty and bun, and save on a plate.  

Sprinkle a few drops of water onto the patty and all parts of the bun and wrap them individually in foil loosely. 

Add the patty to the preheated oven. After 5 mins, add the top and bottom of the bun to the oven and continue to reheat for another 5 mins or until steaming hot.

Remove the bun and patty from the oven, reconstruct the Cheeseburger, and put the sauces, pickles and cheese back in it. Add fresh pickles for extra crunch.

TIP: I do not reheat the bread as it gets a bit dry. In my opinion, there is enough heat from the freshly reheated patty. So if you can handle a slightly cooler bun, Scrape the sauces, pickles and cheese straight on the bun lid, reheat the patty, slide it back in, and eat immediately.

Instructions for reheating a Burger King Cheeseburger in the oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Remove sauces, pickles and cheese and save for later
  3. Sprinkle all parts of the burger with water and wrap loosely in foil
  4. Add the patty to the oven
  5. After 5 mins, flip the patty and add the buns
  6. After another 5 mins, remove all parts from the oven
  7. Reconstruct the Cheeseburger and replace sauces, pickles and cheese

Can you reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger in the air fryer?

You can reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger in the air fryer. The following tips will help you make it as close to fresh as possible.

First, deconstruct your Cheeseburger and save the sauces, pickles and cheese for later. Add a few drops of water to the patty and both parts of the bun.

Next, add the patty to the air fryer at 180°C. 

After 3 mins, add both parts of the bun to the air fryer and toast with the burger for 30-45 seconds.

Remove all parts of the Cheeseburger from the air fryer and rebuild and replace the sauces, pickles and cheese.

TIP: As with the oven method, I do not personally reheat the bread in the air fryer as it can get a bit dry. In my opinion, there is enough heat from the freshly reheated patty. So if you prefer a softer bun, scrape the sauces, pickles and cheese straight on the bun lid, reheat the patty, slide it back in, and eat immediately.

Instructions for reheating a Burger King Cheeseburger in the air fryer

  1. Remove sauces, pickles and cheese from the Cheeseburger and save it for later
  2. Separate the patty from the buns
  3. Sprinkle the patty and both parts of the bun with water
  4. Add the patty to the air fryer at 180°C
  5. After 3 mins, add the bun to the air fryer
  6. After a further 30-45 seconds, remove all parts
  7. Rebuild the Cheeseburger and replace the sauces, pickles and cheese

Can you reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger in a frying pan?

The frying pan is a reliable method for reheating a Burger King Cheeseburger. Below are my tips for achieving the best results in the fastest time, based on my experience reheating all kinds of burgers over the years.

First, you need to disassemble your Cheeseburger, remove all of the sauces, pickles and cheese, and save them on a plate for later.

Next, add the patty to a medium/high preheated and lightly oiled frying pan and fry (cheese side up!).  

After 3 mins, if you want to soften and warm the buns, add the buns to the pan with a couple of tablespoons of water, then cover the pan with a lid (or splatter screen, plate – whatever you have!). Let the buns steam for around a minute.

Rebuild your Cheeseburger and enjoy!

Instructions for reheating a Burger King Cheeseburger in a frying pan

  1. Remove sauces, pickles and cheese from the Cheeseburger and save it for later
  2. Separate the patty from the buns
  3. Preheat the frying pan over a medium-high heat
  4. Lightly oil the pan and add the patty
  5. After 3 mins, add the bun and two tablespoons of water
  6. After a further 60 seconds, remove all parts
  7. Rebuild the Cheeseburger and replace the sauces, pickles and cheese

I hope my favourite methods have helped you to reheat your Burger King Cheeseburger to give you or the kids a tasty treat. Safety is always essential when reheating any type of food, so ensure it is thoroughly cooked before eating.

FAQ

Is it safe to reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger? 

It is safe to reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger if you don’t leave it out for over two hours, as heat-resistant harmful bacteria can start to grow. To ensure you destroy all bacteria, you must reheat the meat to an internal temperature of 75°C (165°F). Eating a Cheeseburger that’s been properly reheated is safer than eating it cold.

How long can a Burger King Cheeseburger sit out?

A Burger King Cheeseburger can sit out for up to two hours from the point it reaches room temperature. After that, it must be transferred to the fridge/freezer or thrown away as harmful bacteria will start to grow on it.

Can you eat a Burger King Cheeseburger the next day?

You can eat a Burger King Cheeseburger the next day if you store it in the fridge within two hours of it reaching room temperature. Otherwise, heat-resistant bacteria may have grown on it

Can you reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger the next day?

You can reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger the next day if you store it in the fridge within two hours of it reaching room temperature. Otherwise, heat-resistant bacteria may have grown on it. You must reheat the burger to an internal temperature of 75°C (165°F) to destroy all the bacteria.

Can you reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger after 2 days?

You can reheat a Burger King Cheeseburger after two days if you store it in the fridge within two hours of it reaching room temperature. Otherwise, heat-resistant bacteria may have grown on it. You must reheat the burger to an internal temperature of 75°C (165°F) to destroy all the bacteria.

How to store a Burger King Cheeseburger in the fridge?

To store your Burger King Cheeseburger in the fridge, remove sauces, pickles and cheese from the burger and place the sandwich inside an airtight container.

Can you eat a Burger King Cheeseburger cold?

Eating a Burger King Cheeseburger cold is OK as long as it hasn’t been out for over two hours. After two hours of going cold, the burger should be stored in the fridge to prevent harmful bacteria from growing on it. I don’t know why you’d want to eat your Cheeseburger cold when reheating it is so simple!

How long does Burger King Cheeseburger last in the fridge?

Your Burger King Cheeseburger will last 2-3 days in the fridge if you put it in the refrigerator in an airtight container within 2 hours of reaching room temperature.

Can you freeze a Burger King Cheeseburger?

You can freeze a Burger King Cheeseburger. Within 2 hours of it reaching room temperature, remove the sauces, pickles and cheese, then put the burger back together. Wrap the burger in plenty of kitchen roll and put it inside a freezer-safe bag or box. Defrost in the fridge overnight before reheating.

How long does a Burger King Cheeseburger last in the freezer?

A frozen Burger King Cheeseburger will be safe to consume for up to 3 months from the date of freezing.