Colander as Splatter Blocker

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Colander as Splatter BlockerPhoto: Philip Friedman; Styling: Linden Elstran

When frying, top the pan with an upside-down metal colander to protect yourself from burns while still allowing heat to escape.

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