How to Use the Cast Iron Bacon Press on the Griddle
There's nothing worse than starting your breakfast cook with long, promising bacon slices and ending with shriveled remains that didn't even make the bacon grease pops worth the trouble. Insert: The Cast Iron Bacon Press.
The heavy-duty Cast-Iron Bacon Press will no doubt upgrade your bacon game. We would say "breakfast game", but come on, we know bacon is an all-around favorite no matter the meal. So, if you'd like to make your bacon better, this is the product for you.
The Cast Iron Bacon Press is super helpful when making the perfect bacon. Its weight holds the bacon slices flat, so they don't curl up and shrivel, making it easier to chop for different dishes, add to your burgers or eat by itself. Its handle makes it easy to press down or pick up and as long as you keep it properly seasoned, it will last a long time.
To prepare your Bacon Press before your first use, be sure to thoroughly rinse it in hot water, wiping it down. Coat it all over with flaxseed oil or a seasoning oil of your choice. Be sure all cast iron parts including nooks and crannies are coated. Place it onto a baking sheet and bake it in your oven on 350-375°F for about an hour, so the oil sets into the cast iron. The excess will run off onto the baking sheet. Let it cool in the oven. Never use soap, store it in a dry place and keep it seasoned as necessary. If you ever need to clean it, use hot water and coarse salt, otherwise, simply wipe it off when you're finished using it.
How to Use It:
After preheating your Flat Iron®, lay your press on the top to preheat it in preparation for the cook for 2-3 minutes.
Remove the bacon press, then add your bacon strips to the surface.
Once bacon begins to fry, apply the press to the strips.
Allow it to cook for about 1 minute before removing the press, flipping the bacon then applying it once again.
Once the bacon has nearly reached desired doneness, remove the press and continue to cook it. From this point forward, it should not attempt to shrivel or curl and should remain completely flat.
Once bacon slices have reached your desired level of crispiness, remove from your griddle and serve immediately or prepare them for use in another dish.
Alternatively, you can use the bacon press to accomplish grilled sandwiches, smashed burgers and for other meats.