The out-of-box experience was simple. It’s just a plastic tray, with four slotted, flat pieces of plastic that you snap together to make two little tents to stretch the bacon over. Nothing hard about that! Here I am carefully reading the instructions:
I was pretty excited to get started, until I realized that our bacon was quite possibly the worst bacon ever. It was Shoppers Value brand and it was total garbage. You know how buying bacon is always kind of a bait-and-switch? When you look through the window on the package, it looks all meaty and tasty. But then you open it and realize that there’s actually hardly any meat on your bacon? And you feel angry and cheated? Well that’s what Shoppers Value did to me. Behold:
But I wanted to eat it anyway, so onto the Presto Powercrisp Microwave Bacon Cooker it went:
I was most concerned about splattering inside the microwave, so I covered it with a paper towel. 50 seconds per strip, and it was ready!
I was pretty darned impressed at how well the bacon crisped up, even for such bad bacon. My wife and I discussed whether or not using the Powercrisp to nuke the fat somehow molecularly transformed it into a non-fat. We decided it probably didn’t.
Ok, overall, I had a good bacon experience. It was way easier than frying and much less messy. It is clearly a better option than frying bacon. But can it beat pre-cooked frozen bacon in terms of easiness????? well… that’s a close call….