There is no spattering, no burns and the greasy mess is kept in the pan. You do still have that bacon smell though! :) We really like the taste better than the thin pre-cooked type.
When I bake it, I do the whole package, then put it in the freezer. If you need some it thaws quickly and it's much more economical than the pre-cooked bacon.
Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels. So easy and so good!