I hate cooking bacon though. Bacon is sort of like a two year old--- you have to watch it every second, it spits at you, it can be nice and calm one minute and angry and hurtful the next. I have gotten hot bacon grease spit on my hands more times than I can remember.
So finally I started cooking bacon in the oven. It's so much easier, you don't have to stand there tending it, and the clean up is a breeze!
Here's what to do:
Line a baking sheet with foil (if your baking sheet doesn't have an edge to it, be sure to fold up your foil to create an edge)
Place bacon slices next to each other, but not touching
Place your pans of bacon in a cold oven and then set the oven to 400 degrees
Set the timer for 15 minutes
When the 15 minutes is up, check it for crispiness. I've found the bacon can cook differently on different types of baking sheets too, so adjust your time to your level of "doneness".
When the foil and greased has cooled, just fold up the foil and throw it away!