1. A spill stopper so you won’t have to worry about that pot of pasta boiling over and wreaking havoc on your stovetop.
Promising review: “I received one of these as a gift and loved it so much, I ordered another. They really work well for pots of pasta, skillets with frying meat, and I even use them to cover bowls of food in the microwave to stop splatters. I use them several times a week, and they wash up easily in the dishwasher. They are quality-made, and while I was initially concerned about the durability of the center flaps, I haven’t had any problems with the durability. Highly recommended!” —LP
2. A splatter protection wall to keep grease from flying EVERYWHERE.
Promising review: “This is a game-changer for my attitude toward pan-frying foods — especially fish. I no longer worry about oil and juices splattering all over the stove and surrounding floor. It’s also very handy to use when sautéing leafy greens, since the ‘wall’ adds height and keeps the greens from escaping as you stir. We’ve put it through the dishwasher several times already, and the fact that it folds up makes storage so much easier.” —Kathryn A. Riggs