Our collection of the ten best splatter screens & guards for your kitchen this 2020 is based on our extensive research and thorough tests. We decided to make this list as we realized that we’d be doing a lot of frying, grilling and cooking this season. That’s because a lot of reunions, parties, get-together, and a variety of festivities happen during Christmas, leading up to New Year’s Eve. This is also the general sentiment of our friends, relatives, and fellow home cooks, foodies, and pro chefs at the online communities, Web forums, and social groups that we frequently visit when we want to talk about similar things.
Now cleaning up a greasy kitchen is a tiresome job. But to achieve your desired taste and texture for fried food, cooking at high temperatures is necessary. However, this tends to cause unavoidable spills, splatters, and essentially a lot of mess in and around your kitchen. These also sometimes result in burns or more serious accidents. And among the best ways to overcome this problem is to use a splatter screen or guard.
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|#1 - Chefast Splatter Screen Set||96%|
|#2 - Zulay Kitchen Splatter Screen||94%|
|#3 - BergKoch Grease Splatter Screen||93%|
|#4 - Beckon Ware Splatter Screen||92%|
|#5 - Frywall 10 Medium Splatter Guard||90%|
|#6 - Kristie's Kitchen Splatter Screen Set||88%|
|#7 - Blue Home Upright Splatter Guard||86%|
|#8 - Bitimex Home Grease Splatter Screen||84%|
|#9 - DBROTH 3 Sided Splatter Guard||83%|
|#10 - Norpro 3971 Mini Popover Pan||80%|
Before we added each of these splatter screens to our list, we wanted to verify the feedback and experience of other buyers. So we went to Amazon and a few other popular online shopping platforms to carefully study the ratings and reviews left by other buyers for each of the products in our selection of the top 10 splatter screens of 2020.
Plus, as mentioned earlier, we asked some of our friends and relatives to test each splatter screen. There were also a lot of pro chefs in our test group. Our evaluation process involves making sure that the product did as advertised, made from food-grade, high-end materials, and if it’s worth the price. These are the things that we discovered:
#1 – Chefast Splatter Screen Set
One of the most popular choices is the Chefast splatter screen set. It’s made from heavy-duty stainless steel with a 13-inch diameter. It will work well with large pots but just as well with medium-sized pans, and even cast-iron skillets.
The handle has small feet, so you can leave it on the countertop without leaving dirty marks. It comes with a silicone hot handle holder so as not to burn your fingers. There is also a pan scraper and a grill scraper. These tools help to clean your pans after use.
The mesh is very fine, so it prevents as much dirt and grease from splashing as possible. This doubles up as a cooling rack, a vegetable steamer, and a strainer. All in all, it’s a very versatile kitchen tool.
All parts can be placed in the dishwasher, so cleaning is even easier. It’s great value for money, especially with the 60-day money-back guarantee and the one-year warranty.
What We Like About It:
The mesh design stopped all of the greases from covering our stoves, but, at the same time, it still allowed steam to escape. You can still see inside to check how the food is coming along.
We loved the multi-functions. More than anything, we found it handy for draining excess fat while we were cooking. It was much better than trying to hold the food in place with a fork or other utensil.
The materials felt as if they were good quality, and overall, the splatter screen was well built. Our professional chefs found this convenient for professional kitchens too.
It’s a great set at a great price. All of our testers and online reviewers loved the scrapers that came with the set. The stove remained clean, the guard went in the dishwasher, and even pans were simple to wash up.
#2 – Zulay Kitchen Splatter Screen
The Zulay splatter screen has a 13-inch diameter. There is a smaller version at 11.5 inches. It’s made from sturdy, long-lasting 304 stainless steel. It won’t rust, warp, or discolor. It’s also completely BPA free.
While cooking greasy foods like bacon or even things like sauces, this will capture up to nearly 100% of the splatter. It will also protect you from getting burnt. The fine mesh still allows steam to escape.
The handle is reinforced and heat-resistant. There is a hook so that you can hang the splatter screen. The handle extends across the splatter screen with resting feet to sit on the countertop.
You can also use this splatter screen as a draining sieve and a cooling rack. The price is ideal, especially when you consider the lifetime warranty and the full money-back guarantee if you aren’t happy.
What We Like About It:
After reading the online reviews, we learned that you have to use this with the feet facing up. It’s not in the instructions and is important.
Everybody who tested this noticed a considerable difference in the amount of grease left on their stove. It made cooking bacon much safer as we weren’t constantly spat on.
It was a really handy piece of equipment to have in the kitchen. We liked using it to drain excess fat off without our food falling into the sink. It was also great for draining small amounts of food.
The handle is truly heat-resistant, and we felt that it was a strong splatter screen that was well built. We were all more than happy to pay for the Zulay splatter screen.
#3 – BergKoch Grease Splatter Screen
This is another mesh splatter screen that will sit on top of your frying pan. It has a diameter of 13 inches and Works wonderfully with large and medium-sized frying pans.
It’s made of 304 stainless steel. It’s durable and will last for years. It also has a heavy-duty rim to increase the durability of the splatter screen. The mesh is extra fine and will stop 99% of the grease and dirt from reaching your stove.
The handle is plastic. It’s heat resistant, so there is no need to worry about burning your fingers when you use it. It has a large hanging hook for easy storage.
There are resting feet on the bottom of the splatter screen. These prevent grease from being transferred onto your countertop. This spatter guard can also be used as a strainer, steamer, and cooling rack.
Along with the splatter screen, you will receive four chopping boards. They are plastic and 100% BPA free. BergKoch offers a money-back guarantee.
What We Like About It:
The main thing that appealed to us was the value for money. In terms of design, it was very similar to other mesh splatter screens. But as it is slightly cheaper and it comes with four chopping boards, this was an excellent buy. Aside from the money-back guarantee, it also has a lifetime warranty.
The chopping boards were a nice touch. They didn’t compare to a main wooden or glass chopping board, but they did a perfect job and allowed us to prepare multiple foods at the same time. They were lovely and bright in red, yellow, blue, and green.
The splatter screen worked perfectly well. Our stoves were so much cleaner, and it stopped our hands from getting splashed with hot fat. The materials are of good quality too.
Our professional chefs used it to steam vegetables, and they turned out surprisingly quite delicious, so we felt this wasn’t just an advertising gimmick.
#4 – Beckon Ware Splatter Screen
We chose the Beckon Ware for its different designs. This is a 4-in-1 silicone splatter screen. It’s non-toxic and eco-friendly. The materials are completely harmless and food-grade.
It can be used to stop 99% of the grease from reaching the stove. It can also be used as a strainer, a draining board, and a cooling mat. It will cover small to large frying pans with a diameter of 13-inches.
This splatter screen will work in temperatures up to 445 degrees Fahrenheit. It won’t rust, and it is non-stick. Rather than a metal mesh, it has small holes, keeping the grease in and allowing the steam to escape.
The handle is stainless steel for added strength. It has a slip-proof cover for a better grip and to protect your hands from the heat. It’s 7 inches long, so there is no need to put your hands anywhere near the frying pan.
The 30-day money-back guarantee makes this good value for money.
What We Like About It:
This was far easier to clean than some of the mesh designs. We washed it off in warm soapy water, and there was no effort needed. It’s also great that it can be used on smaller pans, as the metal ones are not always suitable.
It was very lightweight, but we did appreciate the stainless steel handle, making it nice and sturdy in our hands. The handle allowed us to hang it up with our other kitchen tools.
We also liked how Beckon Ware was very responsive to all the questions online. One reviewer asked about the expected lifespan of the splatter screen. The company responded with 2-3 years. So, the price is justified for an incredibly functional kitchen tool.
#5 – Frywall 10 Medium Splatter Guard
The Frywall is an alternative design. It’s a silicone funnel-shaped splatter guard that sits inside your frying pan. It’s BPA free and FDA compliant, completely safe for kitchen use. It can withstand temperatures of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
This can be used to stop grease from covering your stove, to reduce spillage when adding sauces or dressings to food, and to sear meat steam-free.
It’s necessary to check the size of your frying pan beforehand. This spatter guard fits in a 10-inch frying pan. It comes in 4 different colors; black, green, orange, and red.
Once you have finished cooking, you can put it in the dishwasher, and it will then roll up to reduce storage space. It’s a good price considering it will completely block fat, dirt, and condensation.
What We Like About It:
This is one of the easiest splatter gaurds to use. It sits in the frying pan, and you don’t have to lift it off the sir or check the progress of your food. Online reviewers also felt that this was a very simple solution.
The high sides help to prevent oil from covering the sides. At the same time, it doesn’t make cooking awkward. Chicken breasts, meatballs, and hamburgers made no mess our kitchens, so it does work as advertised.
It fit perfectly inside our 10-inch pans; buyers online used it with cast iron skillets with great success. We tested this and came to the same conclusion.
Clean up was a dream. Most of us rinsed it off in warm water, but it also came out new once run through the dishwasher. The main advantage for us was how easy it was to roll or fold to store in smaller spaces.
All of us would buy this product again.
#6 – Kristie’s Kitchen Splatter Screen Set
This set of three looks more like saucepan lids. They are made from high-grade stainless steel with an extra-fine mesh. These will stop 100% of the fat from spitting onto hands and stoves. They will also reduce the odors released from food.
You will receive three splatter screens, one is 8 inches, another is 10 inches, and the largest is 13 inches. The range of sizes means you can use them on frying pans, woks, saucepans, and casserole pans.
They are all dishwasher safe and rustproof. But just make sure they are dried properly.
Each splatter screen has a neutral-toned knob. They will blend in well with other kitchen utensils. The knobs are heat-resistant to protect your hands when you take the guards off or put them on.
This set comes at a fantastic price, in fact, just a few dollars more than some individual splatter screens. It also comes with a money-back guarantee.
What We Like About It:
It was brilliant to have the option of all three. Not only that, but we liked the lid design that fitted the pans snuggly. The mesh was perfect. We didn’t notice any grease escaping through the splatter screen.
Online reviewers were impressed by how well made the splatter screens were, as were we. Everybody was under the impression that this was a set that would last for years.
Kristie’s kitchen was another company that provided excellent customer service. For us, it made a difference to see the company responding to online questions. It made us feel like the staff was attentive to the needs of the customer.
It’s an excellent value for money. We also felt that this was one of the best options for a unique gift as well.
#7 – Blue Home Upright Splatter Guard
This is a standing splatter guard. Each panel is 13 x 7.26 inches. When unfolded, it is 13 x 29.33 inches. Blue Home recommends checking the measurements of your stove before buying.
It’s made out of stainless steel and has an additional coating. There are no harmful chemicals in the coating, and it won’t peel off or rust. The coating allows you to wash the splatter screen off in warm soapy water.
It’s nice and lightweight at 1.85 pounds. Apart from your kitchen, you can also use this outdoors, and it will serve well as a windshield. It can be used on electric and gas stoves.
The set comes with four panels and the connecting pins. You will have to do some basic construction. It’s rather expensive compared to other upright splatter guards.
What We Like About It:
At first, we were worried about exactly how much assembling we had to do. But it was very simple and took no time at all.
The guard was made of good, solid material. Having four panels made it seem a little more balanced when stood upright. It was quite large, but when folded, it would sit nicely on a shelf or in a drawer.
We were a little bit surprised by the curved spaces at the bottom of the splatter screen. In the end, we decided it was handy for putting the cable of an electric grill though it.
We felt that it was quite stylish and modern looking and it complemented all of our kitchens. It worked perfectly well, and it was easy to clean. The price was not unreasonable, especially if it’s a tool that you will frequently use.
#8 – Bitimex Home Grease Splatter Screen
With the Bitimex Home splatter screen set, you’ll get an 8-inch guard, a 10-inch, and also an 11-inch splatter screen. Each one is made of high-quality stainless steel, which is tightly woven into an extra fine mesh.
As well as protecting your stove and hands from hot fat splatters, you’ll also be able to use this to drain food and steam food. Once you have taken baked goods out of your oven, you can leave them on top of the splatter screens to cool down.
They all come with an extra-long blue plastic handle. The rim of the splatter screen continues around the handle for added support. They are sturdy and will prevent burns while cooking.
It’s just the right price for a set of three. Bitimex offers a 100% money-back guarantee if for any reason you aren’t satisfied with this product.
What We Like About It:
The set looks lovely with the matching handles. They all have hooks on end, so we were able to hang them separately easily. They also nest together, so some of us like that they only take up one hook.
The outer rim seemed to be a little thicker than others. For this, we found that each size was strong and durable, and we noticed this more when we were draining food with them.
The available sizes for this set are just right. This variety allowed us to use them on small saucepans, frying pans, and even to drain lettuce from salad bowls. Many Amazon shoppers agree with our findings.
We think it’s a well-priced set. It isn’t too cheap nor too expensive. It’s in the same price range as the other sets in this roundup.
#9 – DBROTH 3 Sided Splatter Guard
The upright splatter guard from DBROTH. It’s made of stainless steel and has a non-stick surface. The dimensions are 9 x 10 inches. With the three sides, you will be able to place the splatter guard around various sized pans.
This is useful for also protecting your stovetop flames from any drafts that come in while you are cooking in the kitchen, or even outdoors.
Being non-stick, it will quickly wipe clean with soapy water. It folds completely flat, so it will slide into your dishwasher and any of your kitchen cupboards. It’s also lightweight at just 12 ounces.
This is the cheapest of the three standing splatter guards we have seen. It comes ready assembled so you can use it as soon as you take it out of the box.
What We Like About It:
It does a perfectly good job of protecting the stove and tiles from grease and splattering sauces. It also prevents food from splashing into other saucepans if you are cooking on more than one burner.
Many Amazon buyers commented on how it stops the draft from cooker fans, which is something we hadn’t considered. When we tested this, we found it to be true.
It’s very thin, but this didn’t affect its function. It was easy to clean, and even over time, cleaning it in the dishwasher didn’t damage it.
We found this to be excellent value for money. It’s a bit of a no-frills buying choice but worked perfectly well.
#10 – Norpro Non-Stick Splatter Guard
The final splatter guard to make it onto our list was from Norpro, known for its range of quality kitchen products. It has three panels, each 9 x 10 inches. Each panel is hinged and will fold down flat to store.
It’s made from strong stainless steel 2063. It’s non-stick and will wipe clean with a warm soapy cloth. Alternatively, you can place it in the dishwasher.
If you have ever splattered your entire kitchen while whisking cream, this is the ideal solution. Anything that dirties up your kitchen as you are mixing can be helped with this panel spatter guard.
Being three panels, you can adjust the area you want to protect, so this will work with all of your saucepans, large and small. Surprisingly, it costs about the same as a handheld splatter guard.
What We Like About It:
We liked that it protected the stove and the tiles behind the stove. It was also a great solution for those of our testers who had island stovetops. We felt that this was a good size when using one or two burners, and online reviewers agreed.
This product is much sturdier than we imagined. A few of us were concerned that it would constantly fall over, making things even more dangerous. But when in use, the three panels remained in place, and it stood alone.
It was also nice and easy to wash off, far easier than cleaning half our kitchen. For this alone, we decided it was well worth the money.
Our list includes several different splatter screen designs that pleased everyone in our test group, from first-time home cooks to professional chefs. Plus, the reviews left by other buyers in Amazon and other online shopping platforms were a great starting point for us. But the nitty-gritty came down to the insights we got from our test group. With their assistance, we were able to collect accurate information to compile the list of the top 10 splatter screens for your kitchen this 2020.
What is a Splatter Screen or Guard?
As its name suggests, this is a tool that’s designed to protect you and anything outside it against oil, grease, and liquid splatters, spills, and the like. Now there are two main styles of splatter screens or guards. The first type is placed on top of the saucepan, while the other is a standing splatter screen or guard. Many of these are made out of high-grade stainless steel, while some are manufactured using silicone. Still, there are others that are designed with a combination of these materials.
So we went to the best-seller lists of Amazon and other widely used online shopping platforms under this product category. This is to find out which splatter screens are the most popular ones this 2020. And once we had a preliminary list, we consulted our friends and fellow home cooks, foodies, and pro chefs regarding their experience in using any of the splatter screens in our shortlist.
Afterward, we devised testing and evaluation procedures for taking a closer look at each product in our pruned shortlist. We also used the data that we gathered at this point to develop selection requirements for our test group. Once we carefully studied the results of our test group, we factored all relevant aspects and finalized our list.
Do You Need a Splatter Screen or Guard?
If you regularly prepare and serve fried food or recipes with hot fluids that you need to boil and the like, then you’re advised to get a splatter screen. That’s because you’ll be able to protect yourself against burns and other more serious accidents that might result from spills, splatters, and so on. And if you think that it’d be difficult to use these splatter screens with your frying pans and pots, then don’t worry — Most of the products in our collection of the top 10 splatter screens this 2020 are designed to make it quick and easy for you to install and start using them. Lots of these products are quite simple and convenient to clean, too.
Though we understand that even with access to our selection of the ten best splatter screens this year, some of us might likely still have a difficult time choosing the most suitable product for our exact requirements. So to help out in this regard — Found below is a checklist that you’re recommended to use while you’re taking a closer look at each of the splatter screens in our roundup:
Factors to Consider When Buying Splatter Screen
- Size & Form Factor — In case you want the first type of splatter screens, then make sure to choose a product that securely fastens unto your frying pan, pot, or any other kitchen tool that you use to fry, grill and cook your food. But if you want the splatter screen stand, then it should also be able to fit nicely on the area where you want to place it in your kitchen. So the size and form factor of the splatter screen are important things that you must consider when it comes to this requirement;
- Material & Safety Design — You’re advised to select a splatter screen that’s made out of non-corrosive, heat-resistant material. It should also be free from harmful chemicals and other substances that might contaminate your food. Remember, your splatter screen will be frequently exposed to hot material in most cases, so choose a product that’s designed to not react and release toxic substances after being exposed to high temperatures and burning food particles. Also, it should at least be fire-resistant, if not fire-proof, as you surely wouldn’t want a fire hazard in your kitchen now, would you?;
- Ease of Installation & Maintenance — Go for a splatter screen that won’t be challenging to install, clean, and maintain. Products that latch unto a frying pan or pot should have quick and easy mechanisms for securely fastening it and conveniently detaching it from your kitchen tools so you can clean it regularly. You should also have the same requirements in case you want a splatter screen stand. This means you should be able to easily place it in an area of your kitchen that you want, and it should also be quick and easy for you to clean it when needed;
- Durability & Sturdiness — A splatter screen, should be made out of durable materials. After all, it should withstand high temperatures and burning food particles. Plus, it should last for a long time, as you obviously wouldn’t want to waste your time, energy, and money as you keep on replacing your splatter screen time and again. More so, it should also have a sturdy form factor. A flimsy splatter screen is bound to fall off or get easily knocked down even with a slight nudge. So imagine possible accidents that might happen when your flimsy splatter screen falls off or topples over while you’re frying food;
- Warranty — A manufacturer that produces durable splatter screens are likely to bundle a warranty with their products. And this should be able to communicate their trust in the durability of their splatter screens. After all, these warranties are primarily based on the results of their thorough tests. This means a 1-year warranty indicates that the manufacturer’s test results have proven that their product can last even with prolonged heavy use for a year or more; and
- Price & Value-Added Benefits — Once you’ve carefully considered the factors above as you study a product in our selection of the top 10 splatter screens today, don’t forget to compare and contrast the price of each product that interests you the most. Also, keep in mind that many manufacturers, distributors, and vendors are bound to offer value-added benefits and incentives like freebies, reward points, and discount coupons for their other relevant products, especially during the holidays. So remember to ask, as you’re likely to find the best deal out there today when you do this.
Also, keep in mind to consider the visual design of your splatter screens. Remember, these are quite visible in your kitchen, so you surely wouldn’t want to get one that’ll just be an eyesore, would you? Besides, it should nicely go well with the color theme of your kitchen. That way, it can add a new dimension to the look and feel of your kitchen and other appliances, especially if you intend to get a splatter screen stand.
And that’s the checklist that we use when we’re trying to choose the most suitable product from our selection of the ten best splatter screens this 2020. We were able to develop this checklist as we were gathering the feedback of our fellow home cooks and pro chefs regarding their experience in using the most popular splatter screens today. So you’re advised to use this as you browse through our roundup. This can help you quickly make a more informed decision, which gives you a much better chance of selecting the right product from our collection of the ten best splatter screens this 2020 for your exact requirements.