How to Use the Bacon Boss: A Step-by-Step Guide for Perfectly Crispy Bacon

If you love bacon, then you need the Bacon Boss in your kitchen! This innovative bacon cooker makes crispy, delicious bacon easy and mess-free. But how exactly do you use the Bacon Boss to achieve bacon perfection?

In this comprehensive guide, we provide step-by-step instructions on using the Bacon Boss from preparation to cooking to cleanup. With a few simple tips and tricks you’ll be a Bacon Boss pro in no time. So say goodbye to splattering grease and hello to convenience with the Bacon Boss!

What is the Bacon Boss?

The Bacon Boss is a specially designed pan for cooking bacon in the microwave or oven. It consists of a ridged cooking plate with a tempered glass lid that locks down firmly.

The ridges lift the bacon off the grease allowing for crispy results. The tight-fitting lid traps in heat and juices for quick even cooking. Excess grease drains off into the base keeping your microwave or oven clean.

With the Bacon Boss up to 14 slices of bacon can be cooked at once with no splattering mess! It’s a must-have gadget for any bacon enthusiast.

Before You Begin – Bacon Prep Tips

  • Select high-quality, thick cut bacon without any defects
  • Make sure bacon is at room temperature before cooking
  • Line up bacon slices side by side in ridges without overlapping
  • Use regular or thin cut – thick cut requires longer cook time
  • No need to pre-cook the bacon before placing in the Bacon Boss

Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Bacon Boss

1. Preheat Your Bacon Boss

Before placing bacon in the Bacon Boss, preheat it briefly. This helps the bacon start cooking immediately.

Microwave – Heat for 20-30 seconds on high power

Oven – Place Bacon Boss in 400°F oven for 2-3 minutes

2. Load the Bacon Into the Ridged Plate

Arrange bacon slices side-by-side in the grooves of the ridged plate. Make sure bacon lays flat and doesn’t overlap.

3. Lock the Lid Down Tightly

Place the tempered glass lid on top of the bacon then crank the handle to lock it down tightly. This ensures even contact with the ridges below.

4. Cook the Bacon

Microwave – Cook on high in 1 minute increments, checking often. Cook 2-4 minutes total depending on crispiness desired.

Oven – Bake at 400°F for 8-14 minutes depending on desired crispness. Check frequently near the end.

5. Remove, Drain and Enjoy!

Once cooked to perfection, remove bacon from the Bacon Boss and transfer to paper towels to drain. Be cautious of hot grease. Enjoy your crispy bacon!

6. Clean the Bacon Boss

Allow Bacon Boss to cool fully before cleaning. Wipe out grease with paper towels. Wash with soap and water or place in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

Tips for Getting the Perfect Crisp

  • Let bacon come to room temperature before cooking for even heating.

  • Preheat the Bacon Boss before adding bacon to give it a head start.

  • Don’t overlap bacon slices so they can crisp up on all sides.

  • Crank the lid down as tightly as possible so bacon cooks evenly.

  • Cook in short 1 minute intervals to avoid burning the bacon.

  • Blot cooked bacon with paper towels to soak up excess grease.

With the Bacon Boss, you’ll get picture-perfect crispy bacon every time!

Common Bacon Boss Questions

What type of bacon works best?

Regular cut or thin sliced bacon. Thick cut may require longer cook times. Avoid extra-thick slices.

Can you cook more than 14 slices?

It’s best to stick to the max capacity of 14 slices for even cooking. Cook additional batches as needed.

How long does bacon last in the Bacon Boss after cooking?

Cooked bacon should be consumed right away for best taste and texture. Bacon Boss is for quick cooking, not storing bacon after cooking.

What if my bacon isn’t getting crispy enough?

Increase cook time in 30 second increments. Make sure to crank the lid down tightly and preheat before adding bacon.

Do I need to oil or grease the Bacon Boss?

No, the ridges allow grease to drain away and the non-stick surface prevents sticking, so no need for added oil or grease.

With the Bacon Boss, you can stop babysitting bacon on the stovetop and enjoy perfectly cooked, crispy bacon hassle-free. Ditch the splatter guard and put away the oven mitts. The Bacon Boss provides an easy, convenient way to satisfy your bacon cravings.

Enjoy Delicious Bacon Creations

Crispy bacon from the Bacon Boss opens a world of sweet and savory recipe creations. Here are some delicious ways to use your perfectly cooked bacon:

  • Bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches

  • Bacon jam with roasted Brussels sprouts

  • Iceberg wedge salads with homemade bacon bits

  • Bacon wrapped smoked gouda stuffed dates

  • Candied bacon to top burgers or bake into brownies

  • Bacon fat for cooking Brussels sprouts, potatoes or other veggies

  • Baked beans or collard greens with crumbled bacon

  • Bacon weaved pancakes with maple syrup

With the Bacon Boss, you’ll always have perfectly cooked bacon ready to add ooey, gooey, crispy, crunchy, smoky, pork-y flavor to all your favorite dishes!

Say goodbye to the mess and hassle of stovetop bacon. With the Bacon Boss, crispy cooked bacon is just minutes away. We hope our step-by-step guide helps you master this handy kitchen gadget. Now go forth and cook all the bacon your heart desires!

How to use the Bacon Boss Cooker in your Microwave


How do you use a bacon maker?

Simply drape the slices of bacon around the rim of the cooker, cover with a paper towel, zap in the microwave (about one minute per slice), and voila … crispy bacon! You have no messy skillets to wash. Plus, all the bacon grease drains out of a hole in the cooker into the surrounding reservoir for easy cleaning.

How to use a bacon tray in the microwave?

Use: Place strips of bacon on the bacon tray, ensuring they do not overlap. Place in microwave and cook on high for one minute per piece of bacon. Cook at additional 30 second intervals until bacon is completely cooked.

How to use a bacon rack?

If you have one, use a metal (oven-safe) rack inserted inside a baking sheet so that the bacon sits on top of the rack and any fat drains underneath. We prefer to use thick cut bacon (1/8-inch thick), which usually means there are 12 to 14 slices per pound.

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How do you cook bacon on a grill?

Add a sprinkle of brown sugar for candied bacon. Now I’ll walk you through it… Preheat smoker and brush grill grates with oil. Add bacon to grill grates (without a cast iron pan or sheet tray). Smoke bacon 20-30 minutes, until done. Preheat Traeger Grills or Pit Boss or whatever pellet grill you’re using to 300 degrees F.

How do you cook bacon on a Traeger Grill?

Add bacon to grill grates (without a cast iron pan or sheet tray). Smoke bacon 20-30 minutes, until done. Preheat Traeger Grills or Pit Boss or whatever pellet grill you’re using to 300 degrees F. I’ve found this is the best temperature for making bacon so it’s crisp, full of smoky flavor, and cooks quickly.

How do you cook bacon in a microwave?

Put in the microwave, uses product only for intended use, place it in the cooker in the center of the microwave, add one minute of cooking for each strip of bacon, the bacon not fully cooked after that time, do 30-second intervals until it’s done. Alright, so I’ve five pieces in here, that’s five minutes in the microwave. Oh, it’s done.

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