The following video will show you how to get perfectly cooked, delicious and crisp bacon without the long and tiring clean-up that normally follows. Simply fold a sheet of tin foil into an accordion shape and place it on a cookie sheet. For thinner aluminum foil use more folds. With a better grade aluminum foil fold in one inch folds. The point is to raise the bacon above the pan. (Cover the cookie sheet with foil as well for easy clean up) Now preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the baking sheet on the middle rack and bake for about 5 to 6 minutes. Turn the baking sheet and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes or so. You may leave it in longer if you use thick sliced bacon. The bacon is elevated so the fat drips off into the grooves. When the bacon is cooked the way you like it, remove it with tongs and place on a paper towel to drain. Now you have perfect bacon. When cooled, simply throw away the tin foil accordion and the tin foil covering the pan. There is no greasy skillet or stove top to clean. This method also allows you to cook a lot of bacon at one time so you are free to prepare other dishes while it is cooking. If you save bacon fat to use as seasoning in other foods, the accordion allows you to pour the hot fat into your fat container.
You can also oven roast sausage in the oven. By placing it on a foil lined baking pan, and placing it in the oven, it will be ready when the bacon is ready. When you are half way through the process, turn over the sausage with a spatula. You have perfect breakfast meats with no mess and no grease.
Some people prefer to cook their bacon on the broiler in the oven. This works well, for bacon. It does not work well for sausage. However, you must watch the bacon closely to insure it is not burned. Also, when cooking under the broiler, you want to remove the bacon a couple of minutes before it is “done” because it continues to brown and cook after the broiler is off. If you have children in the house, I would stick with baking / roasting the bacon as it is easier and there is less reason to open the oven door. It is easily timed.