I cook bacon quite regularly in small amounts for two. I have been using paper towels to cook bacon on but it is messy and the paper sometimes sticks to the bacon. When I spotted this little pink piggy in the grocery store I couldn’t resist. Who could? I brought my pink piggy home and that very night I needed four strips of bacon for a turkey club sandwich I was making for dinner. I ran for my piggy, well, not literally because I can’t run, but I was shuffling really fast into\the pantry where I had stashed him. I brought it out, opened it up, rinsed it off, read the directions and loaded it with five slices of center cut, thin sliced bacon. Ignore the information online that says it hold eight slices of bacon. The recommended max is 5 and that was all it would accomadate. Works for me and Michael! The recommended cooking time was 3 to 4 minutes so I set the microwave for 4 minutes. I checked at 3 and a half minutes but it wasn’t quite done so I let it finish. That actually turned out to be too much time and the bacon was a little crispier than I would have liked. I think thick sliced bacon would be fine at four minutes but I will dial it back to 3 and a half minutes next time. The fat from the bacon drained off into the grooves, so the bacon did not cook in the grease. After dinner Michael loaded it in the dishwasher and put both pieces on the bottom rack. I think the bacon rack itself would be fine on the bottom but the lid should be placed on the top. It looks like it might be more likely to melt. That being said, it came out clean and intact, ready for the next time we need a few slices of bacon.