I love bacon.
On BLTs, with eggs, in omelets, on potatoes, on salads, in soups, with veggies ...pretty much any way I can get it. I even tried a bacon donut the other day, and it wasn't horrible.
The problem with bacon is that it makes a mess and it makes your whole house (and clothes) smell like bacon. Which, I guess could be a good thing or a bad thing.
Cooking bacon on the stove is out of the question. The splatters all over the stove top and floor (and hands!) are torture. Then add in how the bacon grease is completely burnt and unusable by the time you get to the last strips. Yuck.
You can also cook it in the oven, which I hear produces a great piece of bacon. But again, the mess. I don't like having to clean any more big cookie sheets than I have to.
A bacon plate.
I bought mine at Target, but you can get one on Amazon for less than $10 - link here
All you have to do is lay a few strips on the plate, cover it with a paper towel and cook it in the microwave for 3ish minutes.
And then you have a nice manageable plate of bacon grease that you can easily pour into a container and save, or you can use it when you make refried beans in the slow cooker!
The tray is dishwasher safe, so I just give it a bit of a rinse, and put it in the dishwasher.
In my opinion, the easiest and least messy way to make bacon. And now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go make a BLT...