As I require my bacon crispy and perfectly flat, this bacon press is one of the best Hanukkah gifts I ever received!
The round Norpro bacon press fits my cast iron frying pan perfectly. I heat them both to medium high and use thick cut bacon. The press helps apply heat from both sides and the bacon cooks very evenly. I turn the bacon once or twice during the cooking process, removing when it looks perfect to me.
This simple kitchen tool makes a big difference.