Where can I buy a Wake 'n' Bacon alarm clock ASAP?
April 24, 2011 8:38 AM   Subscribe

Where can I buy a Wake 'n' Bacon alarm clock?

Are they even available for commercial purchase? I can't find one anywhere but need to.

posted by jitterbug perfume to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It doesn't seem to be available commercially. It simply seems to be a way to reheat precooked bacon. I certainly wouldn't want my bedroom and its contents to smell of bacon, I'm not the target audience I suppose...
posted by Harpocrates at 8:47 AM on April 24, 2011

Buy an electric griddle, put a piece of frozen bacon in, and plug the electric griddle into a lamp timer set to wake you up. Taadaa! Cooked bacon in the morning.
posted by msbutah at 9:10 AM on April 24, 2011

I'm not trying to be funny when I post this link regarding the risks of the idea of putting a griddle in your room with bacon in it overnight and having it turn on.
posted by elpea at 9:29 AM on April 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

That attuword story is old and broken.

Here's a March 2011 blog entry from one of the makers who designed said clock. It's pretty clearly not a marketed product, but a design which others are invited to emulate. Googling around, it seems that a lot of the "news" stories about the wake-n-bacon just want to say "OMG! These guys built this funny bacon clock thing! Bacon! also, waking up sux. amirite? Bacon!!!"

So no, not available for commercial purpose. You'd need to make your own, or find someone to make one for you.
posted by mumkin at 10:04 AM on April 24, 2011

IAmAMicrobiologist, IMNYMicrobiologist YMMV

So long as it does not stay at room temperature for more than four hours and as long as it ends up thoroughly cooked, it should be fine. If you sleep for 8 hours, and can keep the bacon cold for at least 4 hours, this could work with a foreman grill set to turn on as an alarm.
posted by Blasdelb at 10:23 AM on April 24, 2011

This was on Shark Tank and went unfunded although one of the Sharks offered the guy what seemed like a lot of money for his prototype.

Sounds expensive to produce, with the lawsuits only being part of the expense.
posted by arnicae at 10:55 AM on April 24, 2011

i went to grad school with matty and saw the very first prototype before it was ever presented in class; will send him this link and see if he's got anything to add to what people've said already.
posted by lia at 7:43 PM on April 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

lia - Please do. I have a loved on who would be absolutely thrilled to get one for her birthday.
posted by jitterbug perfume at 9:18 AM on April 25, 2011

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