I saw this array of cast iron heating up and knew the ordinary hamburger had no chance.
A burger seared, almost charred, yet still pink on the inside is perfection come to earth -- add a core of molten cheese and you've transcended the genre. There were sauteed onions and mushrooms to bring this to burgervana.
I appreciate the full-on assault with iron, blazing heat and lots of red meat. The oil in the pans is to provide a non-stick surface. Lots of smoke, oil splattering and happy diners.