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

The best way to reheat a Burger King Double Cheeseburger

The best way to reheat a Burger King Double Cheeseburger is to put it straight in your microwave in its original wrapper and heat it for 40 seconds. That’s right, super simple. The toppings taste fine warmed up, so you don’t need to remove them! The frying pan method yields slightly better results, but it’s such a faff for a marginally better texture that I don’t think it’s worth it.

  1. Place the Double Cheeseburger in the microwave in its wrapper
  2. Microwave for 40 seconds
  3. Microwave for a further 10 until steaming hot

Read on for more details, tips and alternative methods…

Who doesn’t love a Burger King Double Cheeseburger? Who doesn’t love delicious leftovers that can be reheated so they are as good as when fresh off the grill? Keep reading for my straightforward methods for reheating a Burger King Double Cheeseburger or a Burger King Bacon Double Cheeseburger. 

Quickly turn that cold, unappealing burger ready for the bin into a restaurant-quality snack that retains that Burger King taste you’ve grown to love.

Can you reheat a Burger King Double Cheeseburger?

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You can reheat a BK Double Cheeseburger to make the burger patties steaming hot again whilst keeping the burger buns soft without ruining the mustard, ketchup, pickles and cheese. 

You can heat up your Double 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 Double Cheeseburger in the microwave?

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

Remove the Double Cheeseburger from its packaging. You do not need to remove the mustard, ketchup, and pickles because they’re all fine when heated. You don’t even need to remove the packaging. Just put it straight in the microwave. Microwave on full for 40 seconds. 

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

Instructions for reheating a BK Double Cheeseburger in the microwave

  1. Place the Double Cheeseburger in the microwave in its wrapper
  2. Microwave for 40 seconds
  3. Microwave for further 10 until steaming hot

Microwave tip 1: If the Double Cheeseburger was in the fridge, damp a kitchen roll and wrap it in that instead to introduce steam and help make the stale bun soft again.

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

Can you reheat a Burger King Double Cheeseburger in the oven?

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

Preheat your oven to 180°C. Remove the burger patties from the Double Cheeseburger’s bun, scrape mustard, ketchup, and pickles from the patties and bun, and save on a plate.  

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

Add the patties 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 patties from the oven, reconstruct the Double Cheeseburger, and put the mustard, ketchup, and pickles back in it. 

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

Instructions for reheating a BK Double Cheeseburger in the oven

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

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

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

First, deconstruct your Double Cheeseburger and save the mustard, ketchup, pickles and cheese for later. Add a few drops of water to the patties and both parts of the bun.

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

After 4 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 Double Cheeseburger from the air fryer and rebuild and replace the mustard, ketchup, 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 patties. So if you prefer a softer bun, scrape the mustard, ketchup, and pickles straight on the bun lid, reheat the patties, slide it back in, and eat immediately.

Instructions for reheating a BK Double Cheeseburger in the air fryer

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

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

The frying pan is a very reliable method for reheating a Double 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 Double Cheeseburger, remove all of the mustard, ketchup, and pickles, and save them on a plate for later.

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

After 4 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 Double Cheeseburger and enjoy!

Instructions for reheating a BK Double Cheeseburger in a frying pan

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

I hope you have had no issues following these instructions and you’re impressed with the quality of your reheated Burger King Double Cheeseburger. I’ve tried many techniques over the years, and not all of them have succeeded, which is why I was more than happy to share these winning methods.

FAQ

Is it safe to reheat a Burger King Double Cheeseburger? 

It is safe to reheat a Double 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 Double Cheeseburger that’s been properly reheated is safer than eating it cold.

How long can a Burger King Double Cheeseburger sit out?

A Double 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 Double Cheeseburger the next day?

You can eat a Double 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 Double Cheeseburger the next day?

You can reheat a Double 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 Double Cheeseburger after 2 days?

You can reheat a Double 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 Double Cheeseburger in the fridge?

To store your Double Cheeseburger in the fridge, remove mustard, ketchup, and pickles from the burger and place the sandwich inside an airtight container.

Can you eat a Burger King Double Cheeseburger cold?

Eating a Double Cheeseburger cold is OK if 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. Personally, I don’t know why you’d want to eat your Double Cheeseburger cold when reheating it is so simple!

How long does Burger King Double Cheeseburger last in the fridge?

Your Double 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 Double Cheeseburger?

You can freeze a Double Cheeseburger. Within 2 hours of it reaching room temperature, remove the mustard, ketchup, and pickles, 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 Double Cheeseburger last in the freezer?

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