I’ll start off with this news, which is good and bad: my kid now likes bacon! He didn’t for quite some time, despite saying “What’s that yummy smell?” every time it was cooking. I made some Saturday for lunch and he ate a few pieces with his sandwich! He is far from a picky eater but I have to admit I got used to him not liking bacon and having it all for my greedy self!
I used the cooling rack on a deep baking sheet and the bacon was definitely less greasy! There was still a fair amount on the top of the bacon that I had to blot, so I will still need a grease towel or rag, but overall it worked better, was easier to clean, and I didn’t have to drain grease from the pan halfway through cooking.