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I tried baking bacon but was not something I liked doing---had a crappie range hood and the smell stayed around for many hours that day. I have bacon- frying down and always get flat bacon that is  perfectly cook every time.Do it on top of the stove. 

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@BunSnoop     I cook my bacon in the microwave using a microwave bacon cooker with lid.  Bacon comes out great and stays flat.  Also, all the grease goes in the grooves so it stays away from the bacon

 

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I just ordered one from the Q,   K65539, love bacon but

hate the grease, just thought I would post the number

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Pre-cooked bacon helps solve the 'grease' problem!

 

Do it in the oven the same way.  400 degrees, 1 min per slice!

 

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@Zhills wrote:

I do the same but line the pan and cover it with a piece of parchment.  Never a messy oven!  I use a toaster oven.

 

If using a big oven, using a pan larger than the bacon you are cooking will catch most splatters.  Or cover!

 

 


I'm going to give this a try next time I make bacon.  I'll have to compare the pros & cons to just pan frying.

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@Boehm Collector , Ooh, I really like this one a lot.  I see it on Amazon for $10. My microwave is plenty big enough (says 12.5" diameter for turntable and mine is over 15").

 

Does the plastic hold up well for nuking and does it offer instruction as to how long you need to cook?

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@cindyNC wrote:

@chickenbutt I do the same as you........foil lined sheet pan in the oven.  But I never thought of putting the parchment on the top.  What temperature do you cook it at? I know the length of time depends on the thickness, how warm or cold the bacon is, and personal preference for doneness. 


 

@cindyNC I'm feeling kind of dumb because, as it's been a little while and I forget everything now, but I'm pretty sure I cook it at 400F or 425F at the most.

 

The parchment works great as it stays put and I think it might even help a little for crisping since I'm not using a rack but I do thick sliced Oscar Mayer and I get enough crispness.  I usually do it to make a bacon sandwich so I want some crispness but not to the point that it falls apart, if that makes sense.  Smiley Happy

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@chickenbutt wrote:

@Boehm Collector , Ooh, I really like this one a lot.  I see it on Amazon for $10. My microwave is plenty big enough (says 12.5" diameter for turntable and mine is over 15").

 

Does the plastic hold up well for nuking and does it offer instruction as to how long you need to cook?


Hi @chickenbutt ... I have had mine for years and it has held up great.   I don't remember if it came with instructions as to how long to cook the bacon.   In my microwave I set it at level 8 for about  5.15 to 5.30 minutes.  You might have to play with it if it doesn't come with instructions.

 

You can find the one pictured on Amazon.

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@chickenbutt wrote:

@Boehm Collector , Ooh, I really like this one a lot.  I see it on Amazon for $10. My microwave is plenty big enough (says 12.5" diameter for turntable and mine is over 15").

 

Does the plastic hold up well for nuking and does it offer instruction as to how long you need to cook?


Hi @chickenbutt ... I have had mine for years and it has held up great.   I don't remember if it came with instructions as to how long to cook the bacon.   In my microwave I set it at level 8 for about  5.15 to 5.30 minutes.  You might have to play with it if it doesn't come with instructions.

 

You can find the one pictured on Amazon.


 

Thank You for that info.  My microwave is 1200 watt, so I usually adjust down just a smidge, since most instructions are for 1,100 watt machines.  But that gives me a really good idea.  Smiley Happy

 

Yes, I found it on Amazon.  I like how you can right-click on a picture and search it, so it came up quickly.   I ordered it this morning after having posted.  

 

I have liked the finish product when I use the oven but the thing is that I don't use my oven much anymore, so I have a whole bunch of stuff stored in there (like, it's FULL!) and it's a bit of a pain to pull everything out, leave it out on the counters for a long time until the oven is cool again, etc.  

 

I've always heard great success w/nuking the bacon but never tried it and this looks like it will be great!

 

Thanks so much for the recommendation and additional information! 

 

@Boehm Collector   💖

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@chickenbutt wrote:

@Boehm Collector wrote:

@chickenbutt wrote:

@Boehm Collector , Ooh, I really like this one a lot.  I see it on Amazon for $10. My microwave is plenty big enough (says 12.5" diameter for turntable and mine is over 15").

 

Does the plastic hold up well for nuking and does it offer instruction as to how long you need to cook?


Hi @chickenbutt ... I have had mine for years and it has held up great.   I don't remember if it came with instructions as to how long to cook the bacon.   In my microwave I set it at level 8 for about  5.15 to 5.30 minutes.  You might have to play with it if it doesn't come with instructions.

 

You can find the one pictured on Amazon.


 

Thank You for that info.  My microwave is 1200 watt, so I usually adjust down just a smidge, since most instructions are for 1,100 watt machines.  But that gives me a really good idea.  Smiley Happy

 

Yes, I found it on Amazon.  I like how you can right-click on a picture and search it, so it came up quickly.   I ordered it this morning after having posted.  

 

I have liked the finish product when I use the oven but the thing is that I don't use my oven much anymore, so I have a whole bunch of stuff stored in there (like, it's FULL!) and it's a bit of a pain to pull everything out, leave it out on the counters for a long time until the oven is cool again, etc.  

 

I've always heard great success w/nuking the bacon but never tried it and this looks like it will be great!

 

Thanks so much for the recommendation and additional information! 

 

@Boehm Collector   💖


Hi @chickenbutt  ....  can you explain the portion of your post above that I have in bold print and underlined?   How did you do that?