Imagine the morning sun shining through the window, casting its light on the kitchen cutting board where you are preparing a hearty breakfast. The star in your hands, slices of delicious bacon, awaits your touch to come to life.

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The right way to cook bacon will bring out its irresistibly delicious aroma and unmatched texture. But, do you know how to make the perfect bacon?

Cooking bacon may seem simple, but it’s actually quite challenging.

The Challenges of Cooking Bacon

Bacon is made up of two completely different elements: the fat and the lean. These parts each have their own best cooking methods, and finding the right balance between them is tricky. The thickness of the bacon also plays a crucial role in how it’s cooked. Regularly sliced bacon is about 1/16 inch thick, while thick-cut bacon is about 1/8 inch thick.

So, you might face challenges like how to cook it evenly, deal with the fat, achieve the desired texture, and keep the bacon’s shape. However, once you master the right techniques, you can easily cook delicious bacon.

In this article, we’ll dive into various ways to cook bacon, including on the Stovetop, in the Oven, in the Microwave, using Sous vide, and in an Air Fryer. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each method and how to overcome the challenges in cooking. Whether you’re a beginner or looking for new cooking ideas, this article will offer valuable guidance.

Cooking bacon on the stovetop is one of the most traditional methods. It involves frying the bacon in a pan over direct heat, allowing for precise control over the cooking process.



Way 2: Cooking Bacon in the Oven – Perfect for Feeding a Crowd

Cooking bacon in the oven mainly relies on the oven’s even heat distribution, using convection to evenly cook the bacon over a set period. During the baking process, the fat from the bacon slowly renders out, making the bacon crisper and more flavorful.

When cooking bacon in the oven, you can use a rack or a baking sheet. For easier cleanup, you can also line the baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. The oven is typically set to 375-430°F (190-220°C). Regular thickness bacon usually takes about 18 minutes, while thick-cut bacon takes around 24 minutes. Adding the time for the oven to preheat, which is generally over 10 minutes, the overall cooking time becomes relatively long.

Cooking Bacon on a Baking Sheet



Cooking Bacon on a Baking Rack



Way 3: Cooking Bacon in the Microwave – Not Recommended

Cooking bacon in the microwave works by emitting microwaves that excite the water molecules in the food, creating friction and heat, which cooks the bacon.



Way 4: Sous vide Bacon – Best Way to Cook Thick Bacon

The sous vide method involves vacuum-sealing the bacon in a bag and cooking it at a precisely controlled low temperature. The ideal cooking temperature is 145°F (63°C), with a minimum cooking time of eight hours, followed by a quick sear to create a crispy exterior.



In this case, using a Typhur Sous Vide Station is recommended as known as the world’s first all-in-one design, integrating the water tank and main unit. It comes with a vacuum machine, vacuum bags, weights, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen with built-in recipes, making it easy and convenient to cook perfect bacon.

Way 5: Air Fry Bacon – Crispy and Less Oil

Cooking bacon in an air fryer bacon is similar to an oven, using hot air convection to heat the bacon and make it crispy. Air fryers have become popular in recent years due to their cooking speed and convenience.



Best Air Fryer to Cook Bacon

To enhance user experience and make it easier to produce crispy bacon, Typhur was inspired by the pizza oven, and launched the Typhur Dome air fryer.

Typhur Dome features a flat and curved interior, combined with fluid dynamics analysis. Through structural modeling and fluid simulation design verification, it not only upgrades the air fryer’s capacity by 200% but also ensures even cooking while achieving the fastest cooking speed (#1 in cooking speed). The Typhur Dome can cook about 8 slices of bacon at once in just 8 minutes, resulting in a crispy texture. Additionally, the Typhur Dome offers adjustable fan speed. When using the preset bacon function, you’ll notice that it operates at a lower wind speed, perfectly avoiding the risk of thin or regular bacon slices being blown away or displaced, ensuring even cooking for every slice.

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In summary, the best method for cooking bacon depends on how much you need to prepare and your preferred texture.

For a comprehensive cooking experience and convenience, we suggest you try the Typhur Dome air fryer bacon. Here is the step-by-step recipe.

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Air Fryer Bacon Recipe

  • Preheat the Typhur Dome to 400°F/ 205°C. (Around 5 minutes)
  • After the Typhur Dome has finished preheating, carefully place the sliced bacon in a single layer and return it to the air fryer. For the best results, make sure that you do not overcrowd the Typhur Dome.
  • Cook your bacon for 10 minutes at 400 °F. If using thick-cut bacon, you may need to add a few minutes.
  • Using a pair of tongs, carefully remove the crispy bacon from a plate or serving tray.
  • Whether you enjoy your bacon first thing in the morning with your breakfast, this is the recipe for you.