This particular bacon tool has some heft and girth. It fits perfectly snug in our 'Number 8' Lodge pan. It has ridges on the bottom to allow bacon grease to freely flow, We had to season this tool because it is made of cast iron. It was washed, dried, oiled and gently heated. This created an almost non-stick coating to the cooking ridges. It worked like a charm. It pressed the bacon flat to the pan to ensure even cooking. The results wers crisp and evenly cooked yummy bacon strips . This heavy tool will also work on sandwiches like a panini press. Our bacon press is a welcome addition to the Chilebrown kitchen.