Have I mentioned that I’m a lazy cook? Can I prep it, put it in the oven, and walk away? Yes? Then that’s my kind of cooking. It also means that sometimes, and when I say “sometimes” I mean always, burn the bacon. I put it on the baking sheet, place in a 400-degree oven, set the kitchen timer for 10 minutes, and walk away. The smoke detector usually goes off before the kitchen timer.
But, now I have the copper crisper, nonstick tray by Gotham Steel Ti-Cerama, found at Bed Bath & Beyond (picture included is from BedBathandBeyond.com). The bacon, pork or turkey, no longer sits in the its own grease while cooking. Of course, you can use the copper crisper for many other things like roasted potatoes and kale chips, but I was an instant believer after one round of perfectly crispy bacon (with no smoke alarms sounding).