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Old 11-05-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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Bacon Press

Is a bacon press a useful animal to have?
I am going by the lodge outlet in Georgia over the thanksgiving holiday

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Old 11-05-2005, 11:55 AM   #2
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ok, ya got me. what is a bacon press. i'm guessing some kind of weight to keep the strips from curling?
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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I had images of bacon being ground through a press ( like a garlic press) , but your guess Buckytom seems much more logical. I cut the ends of my bacon and then press them down with a spatula while frying. Clever huh?
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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Bucky & amber, you are right, It's used to keep bacon flat while frying it. Here's 3 that I found. I don't own one but if I did, I'd use it often.




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Old 11-05-2005, 03:40 PM   #5
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I would not pay money for one personally as it is just a weight. I am sure if you look around your house you can find plenty of other things you could use as a bacon press. Or you could cook your bacon in the oven and it won't curl at all that way.
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:45 PM   #6
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Would a piece of aluminum foil and a brick do?
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:54 PM   #7
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It sure would.
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Old 11-05-2005, 07:17 PM   #8
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I have a bacon press and I never have used it. My mom gave it to me because she did not want it. Next time I cook bacon I should get it out and give it a try. I wonder what else you can use a bacon press for?
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:03 PM   #9
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i have a bacon press and I never have used it. My mom gave it to me because she did not want it. Next time I cook bacon I should get it out and give it a try. I wonder what else you can use a bacon press for?
Pannini sandwiches
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:23 PM   #10
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If you are a kitchen gadget person and you can get it at the outlet for a reasonable price - I would personally say go for it. They're not heavy enough for alot of other uses but make a good base for adding weight onto (working around the handle of course). Plus, they help make killer grilled cheese if you heat it up first (along the lines of a pannini but not as flat).
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