A nice crispy bacon breakfast is something a lot of us would love early in the morning but we also have to be ready for the splatter of oil that comes with it. Well with the best splatter screen, that is not something you would have to worry about.
A screen splatter keeps the oil in the pan or prevents it from spilling onto walls and areas around the pan. These are the top 10 best splatter screens that come highly recommended by chefs and other people that have used them.
10- Culina Premium 13” Stainless Steel
This is a delight to use, it can fit on just about any pan or pot and you can use it not just as a screen but also a strainer. It also has feet that help to grip the side of the pan to keep it firm on the top. The Culina stainless steel material is convenient since you can toss it into the sink to wash the next day and not worry that it may rust or end up staining.
Storage is easy since it can fold and fit into small spaces. It also comes at a reasonable price, if you wish you can even have more than just one for a busy kitchen.
9- Woll WSG228 Silicone Nonstick Square Splatter
The square splatter can also be used as a trivet. Its silicone material makes it a poor conductor of heat which is ideal for a platter. I find the perforated top is convenient since it still allow steam to escape but prevents the oil from splattering about.
It may be square, but it can also fit on some round pans. This material is food safe and you can also use it in the oven up to 500 degrees. If you have been hunting for a square lid, this may be just what you are looking for.
8- Smartwares Microwave Spatter Screen,
The first thing that came to mind when I saw this is that it must be very easy to use and wash, and I was not wrong. You just place it over the container and it will stay. You can also use it as a strainer, all you do is place it over a jar and secure it with a rubber band and then strain.
This soft screen is dishwasher safe and durable, it is also safe to use with no poisonous chemicals sipping into your food in the microwave. It fits onto just about any normal size microwave container.
7- Frywall 10 – Ultimate Splatter
If all you want to do is prevent oil from getting onto your stove top and on the walls but you still want to have the pan accessible, this Frywall will do the job quite well. It will also keep the contents of the pan from spilling over as you stir.
It is able to withstand high temperatures as high as 450 degrees and it can be washed easily as well as stored in tight spaces. You should, however, be mindful of the size of your pan as it is designed to be an exact fit.
6- Bergkock Grease Splatter Screen for Frying Pan 10″
This is a traditional splatter screen with a standard handle made of plastic to prevent heat from getting to your hands. Its stainless steel makes cleaning it much easier and you never have to worry about rust. The cover sits well over the pan to keep 97% of the oil in the pan.
If you need to strain whatever you are cooking, you do not need to look for a strainer since this screen can also be used as a strainer and when you are done with it, it is easy to store away.
5- Set of Splatter Screen for Frying Pan & 4 Flexible Plastic Cutting Boards
It is also a Bergkock splatter but it comes with cutting boards as well. It would be a great set for a professional cook. The plastic handle makes it easy to lift it to check on the contents of the pan as you fry. You can also use it as a strainer.
This durable splatter is reasonably priced and easy to maintain. I would recommend it as a gift for a chef.
4- LiveFresh Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Fine Mesh 13″
The size of the mesh on this splatter screen is quite convenient because you can still see through and see the progress of whatever you are frying without having to open it and risk oil jumping onto your top. The screen can also be used to steam vegetables by simply putting them on top of the mesh as you fry something in the pan.
It is a good size that fits most pans and skillets and the handle is made of good solid plastic. Its price is also reasonable.
3- Calphalon 13″
This can fit multiple size pans even if it is 13 inches in diameter. It has holes on the top to let out steam. The handle is made from silicon which keeps it cool and comfortable to use. It does its work as expected.
If you like heavier covers, then you will like this one since it is heavier than most. It is however not to be dish washed, you will need to hand wash it and dry immediately. It comes with a 10-year warranty.
2- Nordic Ware Microwave Splatter Cover, 8-Inch
You can reduce the number of times you have to clean your microwave by using this splatter cover. It is ideal for small portions of food that you are cooking or warming. It fits mainly on 8-inch containers.
It is made from FDA approved plastic. The plastic is transparent so you can see what is under without having to open it. It is easy to clean and durable.
1- Norpro Nonstick 3 Sided Splatter
As you stir-fry, you will need access to the pan but you do not want to have the platter of the oil on the walls and around your cooking area, this 3 sided guard is the answer to that. You will have less to clean up when you are done.
It is quite easy to set up just between the pan and the area you want to keep clean. It is easy to wash and when you are done you can fold it up and store. It is convenient and practical.
Now you have it, these are the top 10 best splatter screens in 2018 and you now just have to find the one that works best for your need. Personally, I would choose both the Norpro and the Bergkock screens as they can be used differently.