Behold the Bacon Meister 6000

It's like the George Foreman grill of bacon-specific cuisine!

We have firm rules for what we cover in T3's news section. It must be stylish, premium, technologically on the cutting edge, or involve bacon. Mmm, bacon.

The Bacon Express grill has been, we are assured, a sensation in the States, where bacon is closer to a religion than a foodstuff. 

It is, essentially, a George Foreman grill… but for bacon. Or perhaps one might also view it as a toaster… but for bacon. 

The Bacon Express cooks 'up to six' slices of (quite narrow) bacon, draped sexily over a cooking plate, which heats up in 2-3 minutes. Access is easy, as both sides flap down, like a badly broken toaster.

Once you've adjusted the crispiness dial to your preferred setting, cooking then takes about 10-12 minutes. The Foreman-esque drip tray slides out for easy cleaning, as do the cooking plate and metal sides.

All of this may sound like considerably more hassle than using a frying pan, but consider this (from the press release, obviously): "In traditional cooking methods, bacon is fried in its own fat, making it less healthy, as well as prone to shrivelling." However, with Bacon Express, the combination of gravity and its like-a-clothes-drying-rack-but-for-bacon design means fat just runs off, filling the drip tray below, to spread on your bread later or, if you're some kind of fussy kill-joy health nut, throw away.

Bacon Express also claims to "cook bacon up to twice as fast as in a pan," although if its 'Express' cooking takes 10-12 minutes, that sounds like a lie; we're pretty sure it's never taken us 20-24 minutes to cook bacon in a pan. 

It also means that you no longer need a stove to cook this most delicious of pork byproducts. So in theory you could have one in your workplace and, as Bacon Express rather optimistically puts it, "instantly become the most popular person in the office!"

Further features include an "Illuminated cooking dial with timer" and, "Cool-touch handles for safety."

The Bacon Express can be yours for just £49.95  (opens in new tab)

Duncan Bell

Duncan has been writing about tech for almost 15 years, during which time he has attended every event going, apart from Apple ones, as he mysteriously doesn't get invited to them. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. 

Duncan's current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. Duncan also edits T3's golf section because fuck it, someone has to. Dave Usher does all the real work on that bit, though. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."