On weekends we like to cook a proper meal to make up for the mad rush on weekday evenings when we get back from work. Often we cook chicken breasts, fry oil and onions and mix up our own sauces with the chicken. Splatter screens promise to help contain grease during stovetop cooking so we were quite interested in a splatter screen especially with our three big eyed pugs hanging around the stove desperate for any scraps of food that might fall their way.
So you can see why when we were offered the red silicon one from FitnezClub we were more than happy to try it. This splatter shield is made from silicon. We have a few other silicon kitchen tools and have grown to like them because they are non-stick and very easy to clean. This shield comes in a red that matches a few things around the kitchen. It arrives folded in half and lays out into a flat 13 inch diameter circular mat of fairly thick silicon.
The design is simple: a silicon disk is a single piece that spans a thick gauge stainless steel frame. The frame is in two sections allowing the silicon mat to fold in between. It fits over our large frying and skillet pans with about an inch overlap. The frame has a handle which is coated in silicon that forms over it continuously from the mat. Another neat feature is a twin ball type latch so you can lock the splatter shield in the folded position for a more compact shape that allows for easier storage.
When we cook our meals the shield lays flat across the top of the pan and can be folded by raising one side by the handle like a trapdoor. That way you have access to the food cooking inside the pan underneath. You can also pour liquids and other ingredients through the opening with minimal splatter. Since each side can be tilted independently it will accommodate a flat spatula you might be using for turning over the contents of the pan, you can leave the spatula in the pan with the handle sticking out and not worry about the screen sliding off.
One thing I like about the silicon shield over a traditional glass pan lid is that it has a pattern of small perforations. As a result, the air circulating inside can build up heat but it is more evenly regulated with the ability to escape should pressure build up while still retaining most of the moisture since evaporation is slow. The only slight negative compared to a regular glass lid is that you can’t see the food cooking under the mat without raising one of the sides.
The splash guard also works as a good place mat for hot dishes since it does lay flat with the handles raised at each end. You can lay it flat on a surface and place a hot pot on top. Overall, it works pretty well and, because it folds, it can be stowed in a smaller space when not in use and like other silicon tools it is non-stick and washes very easily but can also be put through the dishwasher without any problems.
This is an opaque silicon splash shield that sits flat on top of large sized frying and skillet pans. It does its job well with easy access to the food inside while cooking by raising one side. It retains heat inside while still having a pattern of small vent holes which stops liquid forming and dripping around the edges. In addition to being a good splatter shield, it also works as a placemat for hot dishes. It works well on a tablecloth but you might not want it directly on an expensive wood finish. We are pretty pleased with it after using it for cooking on weekends. It works well and doesn’t take up a lot of room when put away.
Disclaimer: I received this splatter screen in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Product Name: FitnezClub Silicon Splatter Screen for Cooking
Product Description: A folding silicon splatter screen with a steel frame that keeps the heat and liquids in.
Offer price: $19.97
This is an opaque silicon splash shield that sits flat on top of large sized frying and skillet pans. It does its job well with easy access to the food inside while cooking by raising one side. It retains heat inside while still having a pattern of small vent holes which stops liquid forming and dripping around the edges.