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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

There's no denying it, many of us love bacon.

For some, the mouth-watering, savory cut of pork might be better than true love itself.

The makers of the Bacon Wave promise a crispy frying pan taste without the frying pan. We tested out the product to see if it really separates the grease from the bacon while it cooks.

"Bacon adds an extra flavor," said Sandy Ting, manager at Teddy's Bigger Burger manager. "It has that savory flavor to, the texture of it, you can do it crispy, or more of a chewy texture if you like. It's just a lot of different things that you can do to it.

The Bacon Wave's instruction manual states you can cook up to 14 slices of bacon in the tray.

We tried only 10 slices, and they claim it takes about 5 minutes, 50 seconds.

However, when we tried it,  it took almost 8 minutes.

While it definitely separated the unwanted grease, the skewers were supposed to keep the bacon intact, but it didn't and actually caused the bacon to be stringy.

We also tested the bacon bowl.

These makers say you'll never have a boring meal again.

With just three strips of bacon, they say you'll have the perfect edible bacon bowl.

We put one in the microwave, the other in a toaster oven.

The manual says the size of the bacon down may vary depending on the type used, and that disclaimer was needed.

Our microwaved Bacon Bowl turned out really small, but it was crispy.

The one we cooked in the toaster oven, wasn't crispy and the bowl collapsed


Product 1: Bacon Wave

Claim: Crispy frying pan taste without the frying pan.

KWWL's Grade: D

Bottom line: Bacon wasn't crispy, and wasn't fully cooked. It was just horrible.


Product 2: Perfect Bacon Bowl

Claim: It's an easy way to make delicious, edible bacon bowls

KWWL's Grade: B

Bottom line: The bowl was tiny.

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