I choose the day that I am going to clean the kitchen and that is when I cook up a lot of both bacon and sausage. I separate all the bacon so it is easier to put in the pan. I fry at least 2 to 4 lbs at a time.
I love the smell of good bacon cooking.
I don't fry it really crisp, that way when I heat up some in the micro it isn't cremated, it just comes out perfect.
I usually cook a couple of tubes of sausage at the same time too.
Nice and brown and again not really super well done so I can give them a spin in the micro.
After it cools the bacon gets stored in a zipper baggy so I can pull out of the fridge just the amount I want. When the sausage is cool, I transfer it to a tupperware container, then I can again just pull out how many patties I want at a time.
Now that all of this mess has been made, I am doing my thorough kitchen clean up anyway, so all the greasy mess gets cleaned up with the normal weekly deep clean of the kitchen and I have some fabulous treats ready to use later during the week. So much better than cleaning the kitchen several times. Stove is all clean and shiny and ready for the next time I cook.
I use my favorite window cleaner (car windshield wash cleaner) and microfiber towel to clean the grease away. Then I scrape the top with a razor blade. They make special scrapers, but this works just fine.
These towels are fabulous. I can't clean house without them. They are kind of a smooth jersey on one side and the other has a little bit of a strip texture that is rougher. I find them at the Dollar Tree and sometimes at the grocery. They polish everything so beautifully, no streaks, no lint, just beautiful shine.
There are several products out there that make cleaning the glass top easy, I like the Weiman's. Really inexpensive and I can find it right at the grocery store. A little on a sponge and it cleans to perfection. All those weird dark rings are gone.
(I just threw my bottle out since it was empty, DH took the trash out already, so this is their pic off the internet. Great product.)
So, next time you start to clean the kitchen, fry up all that bacon and sausage before the stove gets cleaned, and your mess for the whole week is done.