Hot Dog Scorer

By Slotdog

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Create caramelized, crispy grilled dogs with this hot dog scorer. The blades make crisscross cuts, which create more surface area for those yummy edges to form. The slots also let the hot dog expand to cook more evenly and prevent it from bursting. And with nooks to settle into, your condiments stay put.

  • Materials: Food-grade stainless steel, ABS plastic
  • Care: Hand wash with soap and warm water or top-rack dishwasher safe
  • How to Use: Lay your hot dog on a flat surface and position Slotdog above. Press down with an end to end rocking motion and slice to your desired depth. Flip hot dog over and repeat on other side to prevent curling. For best results, use cold and firm hot dogs without a casing, direct from the fridge
  • Hatched blade system designed for even scoring
  • Allows for more even and consistent hot dog cooking
  • Unique grooves create greater condiment surface area and allow smoke and grill flavor to sink deep into the meat for an enhanced flavor experience
  • Great for backyard grilling, tailgating, camping, parties, and the beach
  • Can be used for grilling, pan frying, oven baking, or even over a campfire. Boiling not recommended
  • Made for use with traditional, casing-free hot dogs only
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 11" x 2.62" x 1.75"
  • Weight: 0.5 lb.

107 Reviews (3.9 out of 5 Grommets)

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Works great

10/19/2018 by Alan

Makes great hot dogs!



9/3/2018 by Cynthia

Saves me from having to randomly slice my hot dogs to keep from curling up


Works great on normal hot dogs, but!

8/11/2018 by Gary

I love gadgets so I was impressed with the look @ nice carmelization after grilling when following the instructions to use chilled hot dogs before scoring. I also like to make Charred Polish Sausage, such as the Maxwell Street Polish served in Chicago, but because I was using the "natural casing" variety, it was too tough for the tool to score or cut the casing. I did get the tool to cut, but had to press so hard, that I ended up crushing the sausage. Regardless, I grilled the crushed polish sausage anyway & they turned out awesome. Next time, I'll try to find a softer casing on the polish. For normal hot dogs, I'd give this tool 5 thumbs up. Easy cleanup also.More > < Less


Love it!

7/28/2018 by Dorie

We use this for hot dogs and sausages. It gives them wonderful caramalized bites. It improves the flavor and they cook faster. Absolutely fabulous!


fun and easy

7/25/2018 by Sylvia

too much fun, my hubby thinks hot dogs have to be scored and this is so easy

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Why is a Canadian fixing our hot dogs?

About Slotdog

Delicious Dogs

A freshly grilled hot dog is often the first sign of cookout season—the period when Americans consume about 7 billion dogs. But while we were busy chowing down, an enterprising Canadian created a hot dog scorer that takes those backyard meals up a notch.

Slotdog is a bladed tool that makes diamond-shaped cuts in hot dogs. These cuts create caramelized, crispy edges when they hit the grill. And those nooks are the perfect place for mustard, ketchup, and other condiments to seep down into.

Another benefit: the scored surface releases steam. Your hot dogs won’t burst or bend into unappetizing shapes.

Maker Daniel Crichton experimented with different cuts and pokes on hot dogs to try to liven them up—and ultimately created this tool that takes them in a new taste direction.

The blades on Slotdog are sharp, so be careful when you press it into the hot dog. Press on one side, flip, then press into the other, and that’s it—you’re on your way to a better hot dog.