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Here's a tip: Crinkle the foil up a bit, then unfold it again before spreading it over the pan. This creates divets that the grease can go into as it cooks.

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Waverly January 12, 2010

I've been cooking bacon this way since I saw the directions in the Washington Post in the early 1990's. Even my skeptical nephew who likes his bacon CRISPY was won over. And BEST of all the clean-up is minimal; no spattering all over the cooktop, no smoking from the skillet. If you save bacon grease for other uses, using the oven eliminates the worry of burnt fat. I lay the bacon slices on the grill pan (the one that comes with the oven) and cook at a little lower heat (350), turning halfway through (10-15 minutes per side). When just shy of done, I turn off the oven a crack the door; the bacon finishes and stays hot for serving. I highly recommend this method; thanks anichka20 for sharing!!!!

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maryannemead October 02, 2009

I love to cook bacon in the oven...but please be careful.....I tried it on just a cookie sheet with foil, but I had cheap/thin cookie sheets because when I took it out of the oven, the pan began to cool and then it started to bend/adjust and I burned my hand badly when it shifted and the bacon grease spilled onto my hands. So now, I actually take a cheap aluminum baking pan (about 9 x 13 or whatever you have) with deeper sides to it and I put this on the cookie sheet and place the bacon in it and then when/if my pan adjusts, it doesn't spill out and works really well.

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Milkman's Daughter February 03, 2011

Much easier than cooking bacon on the stove ! I made 1/2 lb of bacon, drained the fat off half way through, left in for 15 minutes total. The bacon was perfect! Great recipe! There was a little splattering but MUCH less than when using the conventional method. My only regret is that I didn't try this technique sooner ! Thanks for posting !

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Betsy3P July 04, 2014

Easy, perfect recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)

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megs_ August 11, 2012

I loved that I could make enough bacon for the whole family without having to stand over the frypan (while getting spattered). Simple, and the bacon was perfect.

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Mommy2two June 12, 2011

I make my bacon this way too. I generally use a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. I sometimes use the bacon grease to add a bit to my dressing that I put on my spinach salad. I preheat my oven to 425 and cook for about 7 min. More or less depending on thickness of bacon.

To the user who put brown sugar on the bacon. I've done that also and you are right it's awesome!

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Jencathen January 29, 2011

This is such a great idea! No more messy floor and stove from frying bacon, no more trying to keep my kids away from the stove incase the bacon "pops." I love this, it is the ONLY way I make bacon now. I have found it cooks a little more even if I turn it a couple of times.

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Angie Dobbels February 08, 2010
Bacon in the Oven