Bacon Wave....?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 08, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Anyone tried this microwave bacon cooker? I just saw it on an infomercial. Not asking about the pros and cons of using a microwave to cook food here but rather the product itself - if it is easy to use, works, easy clean up, etc.? Thanks!


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on March 09, 2013
at 05:58 AM

I have one. It now lives in the cabinet along with all the other unpopular kitchen stuff. Bottom line clean up was a pain (all those grooves). It always seemed greasy after cleaning (plastic+grease). And of course there was the whole weird plastic taste it gave the bacon. One positive though- it did seem to cook the bacon uniformly and very crispy/crunchy if that's your kinda thing. I prefer my bacon to not be completely rendered down to a cracker but I could see how someone else may enjoy that.


on March 08, 2013
at 05:08 PM

It appears to be made of plastic. You should never run plastic through the microwave. Besides, doesn't bacon cook fast enough in a pan? Put a pan on the stove top, throw some bacon in it and it's done in 5 minutes or so. When I was a child my mother had something similar to this and I remember not enjoying microwave bacon at all.



on March 08, 2013
at 05:05 PM

I don't have it but I can't imagine it not making a complete mess of your microwave as it cooks and platters! You can make bacon in the microwave easily and less messy by just laying bacon strips between sheets of paper towel. You'd have to play with figuring out the timing.



on March 08, 2013
at 11:41 PM

I put mine in a glass pie plate and cover with parchment paper. 4 slices, 4 minutes. Leave the grease in between batches. It does make a mess of the microwave, but that's easier for me to deal with than a mess on my stove top or in my oven. :)



on March 08, 2013
at 05:36 PM

You can get the same result on a glass plate with a kitchen towel folded under the bacon and another folded over the bacon. Like D. Nielsen said, bacon cooks fairly quickly on the stove top. If you don't want to monitor it on the stove top, use a sheet pan in the oven. I cook up several packages of bacon at once and store the leftovers in the fridge.


on March 26, 2013
at 01:26 AM

I have used this item for over 7 yrs and will replace it shortly (some missing holders) but overall it held up well and I use it anytime I cook bacon. I use a microwave cover for the popping but most grease is caught at the bottom. I soak the tray afterwards and toss in dishwasher for clean up.



on March 09, 2013
at 06:07 AM


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