How to Fry Bacon in a Pottery Bacon Cooker

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Bringing home the bacon gets a lot easier with our pottery bacon cooker. It’s a foolproof way to cook bacon for summer BLTs.

You have no messy skillets to wash. Simply drape the slices of bacon around the rim of the cooker, cover with a paper towel, zap in the microwave (about one minute per slice), and voila … crispy bacon!

Plus, all the bacon grease drains out of a hole in the cooker into the surrounding reservoir for easy cleaning. Which we love … and our customers love, too. Customer Melanie Lamb wrote on her review: “Love it! Bacon comes out of the oven crispy and not greasy whatsoever!”

Cooking with Old Mill Bacon Cooker  Cooked Bacon using Old Mill Bacon Cooker  This pottery bacon cooker makes perfect bacon for BLTs

Make the Perfect Summer BLT

Handmade pottery bacon cookers are one of our best sellers. Our generously sized cooker in the Flowering Dogwood glaze lets you cook 6 to 8 slices of bacon. Pair that bacon with a ripe-from-the-garden tomato, your favorite mayo, lettuce and bread, and you’ve got the summer’s best BLT. Or, crumble the cooked bacon onto your favorite summer salad, cheese grits, loaded baked potato, mashed potatoes, warm artichoke dip or hummus.

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How to Fry Bacon in a Bacon Cooker

Cooked Bacon using Old Mill Bacon Cooker
  • Author: The Old Mill
  • Cook Time: 6 to 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 to 8 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Slices


  1. Drape 6 to 8 slices bacon over the rim of the bacon cooker, spacing them evenly apart. Cover the cooker with a sheet of paper towel.
  2. Place the cooker and bacon in a microwave oven and cook 1 minute per slice of bacon on high power. Stop the microwave halfway through so you can check how the bacon is cooking. Microwave ovens vary in power and the way they cook.
  3. Carefully remove the cooker from the microwave oven, and carefully remove the crisp bacon slices from the edges of the cooker. Pour off the hot grease. Place the hot cooker on a trivet or kitchen towel and allow it to cool before washing by hand.

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3 thoughts on “How to Fry Bacon in a Pottery Bacon Cooker”

    1. Hi Jac, Yes, it is oven safe. Our pottery is oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. When using any of our pottery in the oven, you should start it out in a cold oven and let the pottery and what you are preparing warm up with the oven. This will prevent shocking the pottery so that it does not crack or break. Always handle it carefully when checking on it or removing it from the oven and place it on trivet or hot pad so that it does not touch a cool surface while it is hot. It is also recommended to handwash the pottery, but just to prevent it from touching other dishes and vibrating in the dishwasher so you can avoid chips in the glaze. If you notice a chip or crack in your pottery, it is not considered safe to use. The clay and glaze are safe for use, but cracks and chips can harbor bacteria from food. That may be more information than you were looking for, but we want to help you enjoy your pottery for years to come!

  1. Best purchase ever! We use it all the time, then just put in the dishwasher and it comes out like new! Bacon has alot better taste than laying in the fat, and the cooking and clean up is easier too!

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