Several months ago, I found the perfect way to make bacon in the oven. Once I started making it this way, I never went back to making it in the skillet. I personally have never liked making it in a skillet. I almost always burned the bacon, because I hate standing around getting splattered by grease. I would often walk away, only to find out that I should have come back sooner. The oven method is so easy, and a lot less messy.
Preheat your oven for 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet wide sides, or a shallow pan with foll. You will want the foil to be big enough to go over the sides a bit. I was at the end of my foil roll so mine was just a bit too short in the upper right hand corner. Lay out your pieces of bacon on the cookie sheet, and bake it for about 10 minutes.
After about 5-7 minutes in the oven, check your bacon. You may want to turn the pieces over if they need it.
Bake it just a couple minutes more, and it will look like this. You will probably need to blot it with a paper towel a bit to soak up any extra grease.
Now the best part! When the grease cools, just roll up the foil and throw it away. I did have a little bit of grease on my cookie sheet because my piece of foil was a little bit too short, but the majority of it was caught in the foil.
I think you will agree, not only does the bacon taste better this way, it is so easy clean up make it really worth trying.