Reader TomW says fatbergs are a result of cooking bacon. Just in case there are folks who don’t know, here’s a way to cook bacon without ending up with a cup of grease.
Layer 3-4 paper towels on a plate. Put your strips of bacon on them.
Layer 3-4 paper towels on top. Press the whole thing down non-agressively.
Stick the plate in the microwave and cook on high until desired crispness. About 7 minutes, as I remember.
All the grease will go into the paper towels.
I’ll never eat bacon again but I’m happy for those who can.