Here’s a bacon press that immortalizes the pig in cast iron.
It could be a handy decoration for the kitchen. Or you could put it to use if you’re one of those who do not like those puffy bits of not-quite-cooked fat on their breakfast bacon.
It is also being billed by the manufacturer, Norpro, as a panini press as well as a hamburger press. Not bad merchandising, though we will say that pressing the juice out of a burger, whether with a spatula or a press, will give you a dry burger. We don’t recommend it.
Instead of the burger, though, one might consider the press for Cuban sandwiches, which loosely resemble panini.
This press sells for $7.95 at Melissa Guerra’s Tienda de Cocina in the Full Goods at the Pearl Brewery, 200 East Grayson, Suite122.