It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
I use a wooden skewer. Stick it through the middle and it will prevent you from cutting through the dog. I find that spiral dogs get more char to them and hold your toppings in the bun better, 'specially chili!
You can also find me on Facebook.
My kids love spiral dogs. they tell me they can get more ketchup on them. and yes, the wooden skewers seem to work best. K