The $60 All-Clad Find That’ll Keep Your Stove Splatter-Free (It Doubles as a Strainer!)

published Jun 14, 2024
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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Ben Weiner

Splatter screens are an underrated kitchen tool. Sure, they’re not flashy or necessarily pretty, but they’re necessary for a seamless cooking experience. You might not think you need it — I used to have that mindset — but when you see the difference in how much easier your cleanup is, you’ll be grateful for it. What finally made me realize a splatter screen was worth the purchase was after oil popped onto my favorite shirt. Don’t let it happen to you!

Another perk of splatter screens is that they take up essentially no space. They’re thin enough to slide right into the side of your cabinet. I just found a version that’s even more space-efficient than your typical model — it’s a two-in-one. All-Clad, one of our favorite cookware brands, is offering a stainless steel Strain and Splatter Guard that everyone needs — especially All-Clad owners who want the perfect accessory for their pan. Scroll for the details!

What Is the Strain & Splatter Guard?

This gem is worth the splurge on multiple fronts. For one, it offers All-Clad’s high-quality stainless steel construction, which is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. You likely won’t need it, though, because in our experience, All-Clad’s products last for decades. The multifunctional design, which acts as a barrier to keep your kitchen and clothes safe and as a strainer for liquids, means that you don’t need to store a full-size strainer in your cabinet anymore. It pairs with all of All-Clad’s D5, 10.5-inch cookware (or any other products that have the same diameter, for that matter). The two oversized handles will help you hold it securely while straining, and there’s enough space to accommodate oven mitts. The guard can be placed in the dishwasher, so your cleanup will be even more painless.

Credit: All Clad

Two-in-one items are the key to optimizing your kitchen space, as well as making your life easier. This tool will do just that, and help you get the most out of your cookware, All-Clad or otherwise. Considering that it’ll last for so long, too, there’s no question that it’s a worthwhile investment.