My husband is a great lover of bacon so he was very pleased when the Smart Bacon Express turned up for us to review and test in Jo’s Kitchen. The Smart Bacon Express is a new and healthier way of cooking bacon quickly and easily.
It has been called the ‘bacon toaster’ and it is easy to see why! The unit is very compact and I think it would easily fit into most kitchens unless you lived in a shoe box. To work the Smart Bacon Express, you plug it in and make sure it is a on a flat stable surface. You turn the dial at the side to ‘Preheat’ and press the button until it has turned blue. After a couple of minutes, the unit will beep which means it is ready for you to add the bacon. The unit can hold up to 6 slices of bacon at a time but I found it could only hold 3 slices of supermarket back bacon when I tested it. It has two settings for thick and thin bacon and you can choose how crispy you would like it just by turning the dial.
I do not like my bacon too crispy so I set it to the middle of the thin bacon dial and this is what I got above. When you are actually cooking the bacon, steam does come out of the top and the unit can be hot to the touch. The handles do stay cool though however I still felt safer using oven gloves to open up the doors after cooking had finished. Once the bacon is cooked, it is advisable to use tongs to remove the bacon from the unit as any scratches will ruin the non-stick surface. The door panels and the cooking plates remove for easy cleaning in hot soapy water. There is also a fat drip tray at the bottom of the unit which needs emptying and removing between cooking sessions.
Overall, I was very impressed with the Smart Bacon Express as it cooks bacon very quickly and easily without any fuss or lots of mess. It is a very heathy way of cooking bacon too. My only complain is that I wish that they did one for sausages as Thomas and Daniel love sausage sandwiches and I can never cook them quick enough!
For another review of the Smart Bacon Express, please see A Glug of Oil
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I was sent a Smart Bacon Express in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. I was not required to give a positive review