そんなこんなで今回ご紹介したいのが、ベーコンを簡単にカリカリにしてくれるトースター Nostalgic Electrics「Bacon Express」だ！
以下、Nostalgia BCN6BK Bacon Express Crispy Bacon Grill Amazonカスタマーレビューまとめ ※英語なので記事最上部にある翻訳機能を使ってみてください。
Husband loves this.
I’m not really sure how that other guy managed to brutalize his bacon so terribly. I can only imagine that he’s also the kind of person that puts his toast in the toaster and turns it up to 11 then comes back disappointed when his toast is burned beyond recognition. Not only does it appear that this person can’t correctly operate a toaster – they also don’t know how to purchase high quality bacon from the grocery store.
Other inadequate reviews aside, this unit is functional and adequate. It works as advertised but it does have a couple quirks. It’s not perfect but I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who hates cooking bacon like I do either because grease gets everywhere, they burn themselves, the bacon cooks unevenly, they don’t want to wait 30 minutes for it to cook in the oven, or all of the above.
* Cleanup is easier than I thought it would be. Grease didn’t fly everywhere in the kitchen.
* The unit disassembles easily. The unit folds apart in seconds and you can figure out how it works in a matter of minutes.
* A lot of grease is naturally strained from the bacon due to hanging vertically. This is healthier overall.
* A lot of grease is naturally strained from the bacon due to hanging vertically. This affects the taste of the bacon slightly.
* It’s really a lot more suited to cooking 4 pieces of bacon than 6.
* The control dial is a little flimsy.
What is not immediately obvious:
* There is a heating element very similar to a toaster in the middle. This is how it operates.
* It cooks both sides of the bacon but naturally the bacon comes out the best when you do two smaller cooking sessions and flip the bacon in-between each session to cook them totally evenly.
* This unit is not a set-it-and-forget-it type unit like the top reviewer seems to think it is but rather much more like a toaster where supervision is recommended
* The bacon comes out a bit drier than you’d expect if you normally pan cook it in its own fat like I used to do.
All in all I cooked 8 pieces of bacon 4 at a time quite easily. I only cook begrudgingly from time to time so my significant other doesn’t think I’m completely useless as a human being. Most of the time she is the one doing the cooking but even a software engineer such as myself can manage bacon and eggs. And with this bacon cooker it’s even easier.
I would recommend starting off by putting your bacon in the cooker absolutely first. The unit takes a while to heat up but only a couple minutes. You’ll have bacon smell permeating your domicile in under 5 minutes. After that the bacon will cook over the next 10 to 15 minutes. And the rest is making sure the bacon isn’t burned to shit. All that requires is not being an idiot and opening the vertical oven-like doors every couple of minutes to make sure they’re cooking correctly. So after throwing in the bacon you can pull out your eggs, scramble the, grate some cheese, and then flip the bacon. After flipping the bacon you can throw your eggs in and cook them and voila breakfast in 15 minutes. Easy.
Could only fit 5 pieces of bacon at once. Takes along time to cook. Love the no grease spatter though. Will use only when I have 5 or less pieces of bacon to cook.
Save your money. Microwave your bacon.
I am always looking for a better way to do bacon. Currently I have a couple items I use in the microwave. The downside is that there is limited space, so you can only make a few at a time, and often you have to cut longer pieces short.
This one gets around those constraints, since you can make those longer pieces, and you can do 5 or 6 at a time, depending on the width of the bacon. And you can adjust it for thicker bacon as well.
I like that the insert they lay over pulls out for cleaning, and their claim is that bacon won’t be as shriveled as when I do them in a pan. Cleanup isn’t any worse than for any other cooking solution I’ve tried.
But it seems to be mostly a case of marketing hype in this instance.
Takes forEVER to heat up. “Turn it on, the power button will illuminate, and it will beep 10 times when it’s done, and the light goes off. Then you select your bacon thickness, and push the power button again, and it illuminates again.
So first, that “illumination” is almost useless – a tiny little dim light that’s set kind of far back from the looks of things. Even with the light off in my kitchen and just ambient light from the surrounding rooms and the window in the kitchen, I can barely see it even when I crouch down to look.
I never did hear any beeps signaling when it was ready, but I saw the light finally went off, so I put the bacon on, and selected the thickness (this was thin bacon, so I used the thinner setting) and hit the button.
Again, no beeping, but I kept an eye on it. One end gets WAY overdone and the other end gets almost raw… THIS was my result, as you can see in the photos.
Totally useless for me, I’ll stick with the microwave or just frying it in a pan again. I had such hopes for this, since it would’ve been the best option out there if it came through, but it did not, not even close.
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