If you plan to indulge in bacon, and these days anyone that is health conscious will likely deem it an indulgence, make it as wonderful as possible. Start with some of the best bacon you can find. I like the thick sliced variety, preferably with fewer or no chemicals.
Lay the bacon on a lipped plain baking sheet in a single layer and slide it into a 225-250 degree oven. Bake it for somewhere between 2 and 3 hours. Along the way the fat slowly renders out. Pour the fat off every 30-45 minutes. Half way through turn the strips over.
The finished bacon has exceptional flavor and is crisp throughout.
It is intensely bacony and delicious. While this method is time consuming, it requires minimal involvement in the actual process and there is no greasy splatter. The smell is pretty wonderful too.
Try it and you may become a convert.