Perfect bacon every time, courtesy of Cook's Illustrated!
12 slices bacon, thin or thick cut
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.
Arrange bacon slices in a shallow rimmed baking sheet.
Roast until the fat begins to render, about 5 minutes. Rotate the pan front to back.
Continue to roast until the bacon is crispy; an additional 5 to 6 minutes for thin-cut bacon or 8 to 10 minutes for thick cut bacon.
Drain on a paper towel lined plate, then serve.