Bacon & Egg Ease... sure sounds like a plan to me.
Bacon can be a P.I.T.A. to clean up and the splatter from a typical skillet is annoying to clean up. This handy gizmo seemed like a winner to me when I first saw it. The general idea? It looked as though you could cook your eggs on top and your bacon on the bottom, all automatically in your microwave in short order with an easy rinse water cleanup. Wipe it out and put it away.
Ahhh, if only that was the case!
The reality isn't nearly as convenient. First you have to remove the clear plastic dome and use some cooking spray on the top egg cup. Next they tell you to pre-cook the bacon in the bottom silicone tray for some number of seconds. I tried the recommended one while running on my inverter... no good, had to add time. Then you add the egg and cook for additional time. Mine wasn't really done so i extended the time a bit.
The egg exploded, lifted the clear plastic dome and made a real mess. Usually, when I am using my older (better?) microwave egg cooker I pierce the yoke and white a few times with a fork so they can vent steam. No such directions for this cooking implement.
Since the egg and the bacon cook together (mostly) you have to really get the timing perfect if you'd like both the egg and the bacon "your way." After many false starts, I precooked just the bacon for almost 2 minutes then added the egg and cooked for an additional minute. They were passable. It was then I realized that you've got to clean this whole thing. All four parts separate... but there are four of them. All spattered with bacon grease and egg bits. Most will wipe away with a moist paper towel, but you will be washing the rest in the sink with soap and water. Not exactly a water saver!
Now everyone knows I am a gadget lover. I'll find space to store anything that is a work or supplies saver when I travel. This one won't be joining me on any excursions. I may try to use it at home for a quick breakfast, especially where I have a dishwasher to clean it.... no, wait.... it's NOT dishwasher safe!!
Be Seeing You...Down The Road,
Rich "The Wanderman"