Chilebrown at home

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


P.T. Barnum said it best; "There's a sucker born every minute". As some of you may know, I cannot pass up any bacon related product. This bacon cooking device may have been manufactured especially, exclusively and most likely just for me. The Bacon Wave is a plastic tray to assist one when cooking bacon in the microwave. Cooking bacon in the microwave will be a new medium for this Mad Meat Genius but in the name of bacon science here we go.

We went to Wally World and bought a package of generic bacon. The instructions are a little vague and give general suggestions for cooking times. They do tell you to layer the bacon into the slots and skewer them with the provided plastic utensil. We did just that and powered up the microwave. The recommendation is approximately a minute for each slice. We watched the cooking process through cloudy microwave window while drooling with bacon anticipation. No surprise here, the bacon cooked throughout. The next challenge was to remove the plastic tray from the microwave with a full tray of bubbling, spurting bacon love. (grease)

We removed the plastic skewer to reveal a scary revelation. The heat of the cooking bacon had started to melt the plastic skewer. The skewer was hot and pliable. Hopefully none of the carcinogens from the plastic leached into the bacon slices. Drum Roll Please. The Bacon Wave did a great job cooking crisp and flavorful bacon. Would I recommend purchasing the Bacon Wave? Absolutely not. Melted plastic and pork swine do not mix. What am I going to do with this molten plastic tray of hot grease? I know. It is trash day tomorrow.


Big Dude said...

I would be reluctant to buy it just looking at how hard it must be to clean.

Chilebrown said...

Big Dude, It is supposed to be dishwasher safe but I really wonder about that. If you filled up the whole tray it is possible the fat could overflow the tray. Not good. This product is a fail in my book.