Norpro Cast Iron Bacon Press Review – Round, Square, and Pig Shaped Grill Presses

By Barbara | May 1, 2018

Satisfy the big bacon fan in you by buying yourself a bacon press that will cook your bacon evenly.

Make perfectly-cooked slices of bacon for your sandwiches and burgers.

When you are expecting someone to come over, it is the time to show off your mouth-watering grilled sandwiches with the perfect meat inside.

Traditionally, cooks have used cast-iron presses to keep the bacon in its original shape.3 models of norpro castiron bacon presses

Norpro follows to that tradition by making iron cooking tools and grill presses that can be used not only for pork but also for sandwiches and other meats.

Round Cast Iron Press

Norpro 8.75 inch pressCheck Price This Norpro Round Castiron Bacon Press fits perfectly on your 12” skillet so you can easily place your meat there and then press it flat, so it cooks evenly.

An additional advantage of having this tool is that you do not get burns anymore from the splatters of fat from the bacon.

The round kitchen utensil will also act as your shield against nasty splatters.

The instructions are included in the box so be sure to read how you should oil and heat this utensil before your first use.

Cast Iron Pig Bacon Grilling Press

CastIron Pig Shaped PressCheck PriceComplete your kitchen collection with this cooking tool. It is made of cast iron that flattens your bacon for even cooking.

When you are cooking bacon, you always notice that it curls every which way, so you turn it every few minutes.

Now, all you have to do is use this Norpro Pig Press, and the bacon will stay flat on the pan.

It comes in a novelty design that is very fun to own. Not only is it useful for pressing bacon, but it can also be used for cooking grilled sandwiches and quesadillas.

Rectangular Bacon Press

Rectangular Press with HandleCheck PriceIf you are looking for a press you can use in the pan and on the grill, Norpro offers you several choices such as this Norpro Grill Bacon Press.

It comes in a rectangular design that will comfortably fit with your grill. It has a wooden handle that your gloved hand can hold on to.

This kitchen tool should be washed by hand in the soapy water.

If you want your meat crispy and not overcooked, the cooking tool will definitely do the job in half the time it takes when cooking it in the conventional method.

Bacon Press with Grill Pan

BACON PRESS with GRILL PANCheck PriceCapable of transforming any cooking utensil/pan into a grill, the Norpro Bacon Press is applicable for both indoor and outdoor cooking.

The most lucrative feature of this press is its minute distribution of heat evenly through the surface with no hot spots or warping.

It accommodates the majority of pans and can also be used as a grill press and steak weight.

A slightly elevated ridge helps omit excessive oil/fat from the ingredients. Wooden handles act as felt to suppress heat conduction and the body made from durable iron is light weighing only 3.65 pounds.  The product is pre-seasoned and always ready for use, and to top it off instructions and procedures (recipes) are added.

Bolemain Cast Iron Grill Press

Bellemain Round Grill Press with Wood Handle 8.75-InchCheck PriceBellemain Grill Press, forged from cast iron, shouts durability. With looks that would entice anyone, the Grill press gets everyone talking.

The wooden handle functions as felt preventing the heat from conducting to the hands which hold it.

This grill press works for making burgers, sandwiches, steak, bacon or anything else that can be cooked on the grill.

The product functions sear heat evenly throughout the surface preventing any sort of hot spots. This feature helps make the food tastier and seals in the flavors so that everyone enjoys every bite.

Reminders on Seasoning and Cleaning

Remember to season the tool before you use it since it is made of iron. You can also preheat it to speed up your cooking.

Brush some oil on your frying pan and grease the press as well. After that, preheat the utensil on low fire for 20 minutes.

The iron used for manufacturing these presses retains heat for some time that is why using a cooking press can also cut down your cooking time.

After washing, make sure to add a coating of oil, so it doesn’t rust.