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Splatter screen/guard recommendation!?

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Do you have a favorite grease splatter screen/guard?

And what do you like about it?

Thanks! :)

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lindag   
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This is the one that Won the CI tests.  They like the shorter handle which keeps it balanced on the pan as well as the fine mesh that lets out steam but keeps back the blobs of moisture.

i happen to have the All Clad splatter screen which is fine but expensive, it's best feature is it's handle.

Shown here.

I have to admit that I've not used it much because I don't like to fry spattery foods due to the grease and fumes it leaves in my kitchen.  When the weather's mild I do that stuff on my deck on an induction burner or deep fryer.


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Anna N   

 I like that style because it can also go into the oven.  

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The result of a sudden eye-opening and cuss invoking splatter of flying hot grease to the back of my hand! Ouch!!! O.o LOL

 

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Ouch

splatterguard on the shopping list

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2 hours ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

The result of a sudden eye-opening and cuss invoking splatter of flying hot grease to the back of my hand! Ouch!!! O.o LOL

 

myhand.jpg

 

I recently raised a blister on my chin from the same cause.

 

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8 hours ago, Anna N said:

 I like that style because it can also go into the oven.  

 

Which style?

 

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Anna N   
7 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Which style?

 The one which was linked to by @lindag

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lindag   

Jo, AnnaN was referring to my first link; I later edited that post to add the second one.

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Anna N   

 Sorry I didn't see your second link. I was referring to a splatter screen that is all metal so that it tolerates the heat of the oven. Some of them have plastic handles and don't do well in the oven. 

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dcarch   

If you use a laser point, you will see that all splatter screens allow oil droplets through. 

It all depends on how small the perforations are.

Using very small perforation screens also creates a steaming cooking environment.

 

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5 minutes ago, dcarch said:

If you use a laser point, you will see that all splatter screens allow oil droplets through. 

It all depends on how small the perforations are.

Using very small perforation screens also creates a steaming cooking environment.

 

dcarch

 

Yeah, I'm a bit concerned about the possible steaming effect but I sure do hate those big sudden 'pops' of flying hot grease—and I hate wearing gloves or the like.

 


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I looked over the specs on the OXO splatter screen on OXO's website.

It's dishwasher safe but no mention of oven temperatures.

Someone answered a question on BB&B's website stating that it's not oven safe and that's a feature that I'd like.

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dcarch   

I like stainless steel. You can use "Easy-Off" on S.S.

 

Only way you can clean the grease built up.

 

dcarch

 

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Anna N   
34 minutes ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

 

Yeah, I'm a bit concerned about the possible steaming effect but I sure do hate those big sudden 'pops' of flying hot grease—and I hate wearing gloves or the like.

 

 

 I hate them too. But the splatter screen rarely protects me. Those things wait to ambush me as soon as I lift the screen.:D

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54 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Those things wait to ambush me as soon as I lift the screen.:D

 

Ugh! :S

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I have one that looks like the first link in @lindag's post. There are no markings on it, so I can't tell you the brand, and can't remember where I bought it (likely someplace like Big Lot's), but it was less than $10.00 and goes through the dishwasher with flying colors and no rust. I bought it specifically for fried grits/polenta because that dish seems to splatter like crazy. I recently realized that because of the metal handle, I can also use it as a pizza screen if I ever work up the courage to brave the home invading maintenance morons the landlord sends out to fix my oven and the other myriads of broken stuff in my home. Hmm, this screen could also work over a charcoal fire in the backyard.

 

I love my splatter screen, and have had it for several years. No, it isn't fool proof, because when you lift it to turn the grits or whatever, some condensed moisture may fall into the pan and cause a grease splatter. What I do is tilt the screen toward me still over the pan allowing any condensation to run off over the side of the pan harmlessly. There is a lip on my stove to keep anything but the most extreme culinary disaster from running down to the floor. The screen is still protecting me from any splatter coming my way in this position. Then I set the screen aside on the SS sink rim after shaking away any remaining condensation, and very quickly extract my grits that have been cooked on the first side to a plate. I turn the grits over on the plate and slip back into the oil from the plate using my left (non-favored) hand to hold the screen as a shield against painful splatters. You sometimes get a few little pops anyway, but it sure beats not having the screen at all in my book.

 

Also I have found that I need much less oil than I initially thought in order to fry grits/polenta successfully. That also helps with keeping the splatters down.

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My new splatter screen covers all three of my pans that I had hoped it would.  And fits in the dishwasher.  No live test as yet.  Thinking about the smaller All-Clad screen as well.  But not before I gain experience with this one.

 

Other than exploding butter bombs chicken cacciatore is my worst offender.

 

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