If you’re a bacon eater, Allstar Products Group wants to change how you eat by letting you cook bacon into a bowl and filling it with whatever your tummy desires using the Perfect Bacon Bowl. Being sold under the "As Seen on TV" brand, the makers claim that in addition to making bacon bowls, you can use the device to make bread bowls for soups, stews, pizza bites and more. According to the company website, some of the recommended dishes for Perfect Bacon Bowl meals are eggs and hash browns, macaroni and cheese and bacon cheeseburgers.
As has been pointed out on other review sites, the Perfect Bacon Bowl has already been rebranded twice, having been sold both as the Perfect Bacon Basket and Perfect Bacon Pan. There are few consumer reviews online as of now and the ones that can be located seem like they may have been written by someone from the company selling the product (or just overly excited bacon lovers).
How the Perfect Bacon Bowl Works
To use the Perfect Bacon Bowl, just wrap a few pieces of your favorite cut of bacon around the device and put it in the oven, microwave or toaster oven and you’ll have a bowl made of bacon in minutes. Then you just fill the bowl with whatever you want and enjoy. While the bacon is cooking, the grease collects at the bottom of the Perfect Bacon Bowl and you can easily pour it out. And after you’re done using it, you can pop it into the dishwasher to clean it.
Perfect Bacon Bowl Pricing, Shipping & Return Policies
Perfect Bacon Bowl comes in a set of two for $10, plus $7.95 in shipping and handling fees, for a total of $17.95. However, you are forced to also get another set of two Perfect Bacon Bowls for an additional $4.95 shipping and handling, bringing your minimum order total to $22.90. For that, you receive four Perfect Bacon Bowls and a cookbook.
The Perfect Bacon Bowl comes with a 30-day money back guarantee for your purchase price, but not your shipping and handling. If you decide to return the products, that means you would be getting less than half your money back, plus you’ll also need to pay to ship it back. It is not clear on the website how you return the product, but that information should come with your order. If you have questions, you can call 1-855-663-5646.
Bottom Line – Should you buy the Perfect Bacon Bowl?
While it is true that you can cook a serviceable bacon bowl on a muffin tin, if you eat enough bacon and know people who eat enough bacon to give this as a gift, it might just be worth it to purchase four of them for almost $23. Most people wouldn’t eat bacon often enough to really make this worth the purchase, but if you’re a true bacon lover (or bread bowl lover), and you think you can really use/give away four of these things, it might be worth it.
The Perfect Bacon Bowl has also been ridiculed by a Huffington Post review as being completely useless. The reason? You can make a perfectly serviceable bacon bowl with an inexpensive muffin tin.