HOUSTON – If you're about to fry up that same old boring bacon for breakfast, hold your spatula: Consumer expert Amy Davis is testing the Perfect Bacon Bowl.
The Perfect Bacon Bowl commercial sells the bacon bowl mold as a way to liven up any meal.
"Eggs and hash browns for breakfast? It's better in a bacon bowl," chirps the announcer. "BLT for lunch? Bacon Bowl makes a whole new way to munch."
Davis followed the instructions to make a bacon bowl, using one of two bowl molds that come in the box for $9.99.
You need two strips of bacon to make one bowl. You can cook it in a toaster oven, oven or microwave. Davis popped it in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes.
If your bowl isn't done, you can cook it in 30-second increments until it meets your desired crispness. After the bacon cooled, it came off the mold in one piece in a perfect little basket.
Not a bacon lover? You can use the same mold to make a bread bowl.
You need the oven for the bread. Davis used dough from frozen yeast rolls that she let thaw overnight. After 8 minutes in the oven, the bread bowl was done. Davis filled both bowls with scrambled eggs and headed to the newsroom to find some volunteers to taste her creations.
"You cannot go wrong with bacon," news editor John Steiger said as he reached for the bacon bowl.
Producer Celina Gore got the bread bowl. Both thought their bowls were tasty, but a bit unnecessary.
"I'm a simple man," Steiger told Davis. "Simple bacon and eggs in a frying pan is great for me."
"I mean, unless you like bowls every day... you'll have to get experimental," Gore said.
You probably wouldn't use them every day, but if you are planning a brunch or cooking a special meal, the bowls could be fun.
If you want to use the bread bowl for soup, you won't fit much inside because the bowls are quite small.