Calphalon Splatter Guard

Last updated date: February 4, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0

Calphalon Splatter Guard

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Overall Take

The Calphalon Splatter Guard is designed to save space in the kitchen while providing added usability. It can be used on different sized pans, and has a heat-resistant silicone handle. However, it cannot go in the dishwasher and is difficult to clean by hand. In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the Calphalon Calphalon Splatter Guard placed 3rd when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 30, 2020:
Checkout The Best Splatter Screen for a detailed review of all the top splatter screens.

Expert Summarized Score
8.7
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
420 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Its handle will give you a rubbery feel while providing the necessary grip. The lovely small holes over it also make it useful as a steamer.
- Trendy Reviewed
October 12, 2019 | Full review
Securely fit 8", 10" and 12" pans. Stay cool silicone handle. Solid design helps minimize splatters.
- BestReviews
This splatter screen features a silicone handle. This handle will stay cool and allow you plenty of movement without burning your extremities.
- Fab Healthy Life
October 4, 2018 | Full review
Easy to handle – The splatter guard has the handle made with silicone thus; it is heat resistant and remains cool while you cook. So, when you hold it you don’t feel uncomfortable or burn your hand.
- Kitchen Easy Life
November 19, 2019 | Full review
It’s a sturdy design that does not has a mesh screen. The guard comes with a perforated brushed stainless steel splatter shield that allows the food to cook without steaming.
- Top Ten Review Pro
October 17, 2019 | Full review
The stainless steel construction is a big selling point. Stainless steel is durable enough to stand up to multiple uses. In addition, the screen won’t warp since stainless steel can withstand high temperatures.
- Sous Beurre Kitchen
It has holes on the top to let out steam. The handle is made from silicon which keeps it cool and comfortable to use.
- Top Best Stuff
What experts didn't like
May be difficult to clean if some particles get clogged in between the holes
- Trendy Reviewed
October 12, 2019 | Full review
Clean by hand- do not put it in dishwasher. Solid guard design can cause water to condense into food.
- BestReviews
With the perforated design, you can’t view the food while you’re cooking it. Even though this is dishwasher safe, it is rather large and won’t fit in most dishwashers.
- Fab Healthy Life
October 4, 2018 | Full review
Some customers complain of gathering steam inside while frying.
- Top Ten Review Pro
October 17, 2019 | Full review
There is one potential drawback. If your frying pan is less than 12 inches in diameter, you’ll need to prop the screen on something. Otherwise, it will tip the pan over. This can be a hassle since it’s impossible to hold onto the screen and cook at the same time.
- Sous Beurre Kitchen
It is however not to be dish washed, you will need to hand wash it and dry immediately.
- Top Best Stuff

From The Manufacturer

The Calphalon Splatter Guard protects your stove top from splatter when preparing fried or sautéed foods. The perforated brushed stainless steel splatter shield allows foods to cook without steaming and the spatter screen has a silicone handle that stays comfortably cool on the stove top

Overall Product Rankings

Bellemain Splatter Screen
1. Bellemain Splatter Screen
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 5
BergKoch Grease Splatter Screen for Frying Pan
2. BergKoch Grease Splatter Screen for Frying Pan
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 9
Calphalon Splatter Guard
3. Calphalon Splatter Guard
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
BitimexHome Grease Splatter Screen for Frying Pan
4. BitimexHome Grease Splatter Screen for Frying Pan
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 2
LiveFresh Grease Splatter Screen for Frying Pan
5. LiveFresh Grease Splatter Screen for Frying Pan
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 2
OXO Stainless Splatter Screen with Folding Handle
6. OXO Stainless Splatter Screen with Folding Handle
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Splatter Screens

Hate all those grease marks over your stove? Have you ever been burned by splattering grease while cooking? What you need is a splatter screen. This is one of those kitchen gadgets that doesn’t get the limelight but provides a lot of value to home cooks.

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A splatter screen is designed to catch any drops of grease that fly out from the pan while cooking. Whether you’re searing steak or salmon or stir-frying up peppers and onions, some grease is bound to rise up when the ingredients heat up in the pan. If you don’t enjoy having to wipe grease off your stove and want to ensure you don’t get any grease burns, then topping your pan with a splatter screen can save the day.

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Splatter screens are quite simply designed. They have a mesh screen that is stretched across a metal circle frame. They also have a thin metal or plastic-covered handle. The genius of the product is that the mesh allows the steam to escape while keeping the grease in the pan. This way, the splatter screen doesn’t affect the cooking process. All it does it keep the mess contained.

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When you’re looking for a splatter screen, pay attention to the kind of material it’s made out of. Most commonly, splatter screens will have a wire mesh, with a rim made from aluminum, stainless steel or silicone. While aluminum and silicone should be hand-washed, stainless steel can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Keep in mind the aluminum is prone to rust, while stainless steel will remain rust-free. Silicone splatter screen can be used as counter trivets in addition to their primary purpose.

DWYM Fun Fact

If you have many different sized pans you want to use a splatter screen with, then opt for a guard that comes with stabilizing rings. These built-in rings are designed to ensure that the splatter screen doesn’t fall off the pan. The raised ridges hug the pan’s outer edge for better balance and safety. This is especially useful for those who don’t want to waste storage space on multiple splatter guards.

Like pots and pans, the handles of the splatter screen are almost as important as the screen itself. Handles allow for better maneuverability and control. Silicone handles offer comfort and security because they are non-slip. Plus, they can be exposed to high heat and remain cool to the touch. Some splatter screens come with foldable handles, which make storage a breeze. You can also find knob handles on the center of the splatter screen, which provides more storage options.

The Splatter Screen Buying Guide

  • When you’re looking for a splatter screen, make sure that the size of the gadget fits your pans. You don’t want to buy one that’s too big, as it will slide off the pan. A small one will just fall into the pan and you’ll end up with a lot more grease flaring up. The Bellemain Splatter Screen has a 13” diameter, as does the BergKoch Grease Splatter Screen for Frying Pan, which is also available in 9.5, 11.5 and 15-inch sizes. The Calphalon Splatter Guard has multiple size options within the same pan. It can be used on 8, 10 and 12-inch pans without slipping off. The BitimexHome Grease Splatter Screen for Frying Pan comes with three different guards, so you can use them on 8, 10 and 11-inch pans.
  • If you don’t enjoy scrubbing grease off your dishes, then opt for a splatter screen that is easy to clean. You want to make sure that the grease can be removed from the guard quickly and simply. The Bellemain Splatter Screen can be placed into the dishwasher or wiped down easily with a cloth. The BergKoch Grease Splatter Screen for Frying Pan is also dishwasher safe, while the Calphalon Splatter Guard needs to be wiped down by hand.