When we saw the Frywall on Shark Tank, Raina said, “That’s genius! I want one of those.” I neglected to order one, and the next time she cooked the kitchen was covered with oil. So I ordered one from Amazon. At $21.95 for the 10″ and $28.95 for the 12″, it is pricey, but it does exactly what it promises.
The Frywall looks like a silicone version of the dog cone you put on Fido after surgery. To use it you simply open it up, place the small side of the silicone into your frying pan, and start cooking.
The simple device temporarily raises the sides of the frying pan and, as a result, promises to reduce splatter.
Smarter Splatter Protection: Frywall never drops its guard, protecting your stove top even when you stir or flip your food. Yet it lets steam escape, so proteins sear without getting soggy. You get the freedom of an open pan, with a lot less mess.
The Frywall is made of BPA-free, FDA-compliant silicone. That means it is constructed from a material that can withstand heat up to 450°F. It also means the Frywall is dishwasher safe.
The people behind the Frywall note that using it for the first time might be a tiny bit tricky, so they include instructions for how to set it up.
Instructions: Frywall can be tricky to position your first time out. Budget a minute or two to get the knack. It’s a breeze after that.
- 1. Verify that the surface marked “IN” faces the inside of your pan. If your model has a stability ring, it should face the middle of the pan.
- 2. Grip Frywall with your thumbs on the inside and your other fingers spread out wide on the outside surface.
- 3. Maintaining this grip, maneuver Frywall, so the bottom edge forms a circle.
- 4. Gently lower Frywall into your pan. Frywall should rest against the inside surface of your pan’s rim, so the cooking surface stays clear. Frywall won’t be damaged by sitting on the cooking surface, but it may get in the way a bit.
- 5. Cook away, just avoid exposing Frywall to direct flames. Frywall is safe to 450°F, well above the smoking temperature of most cooking oils.
Personally, Raina and I didn’t find it difficult to use the first time, and by the second use it was second nature.
We set it up, fried some chicken, washed it, and then, simply rolled it up and used the plastic sleeve to store it.
Here’s a video of it in action:
Frywall is one of those simple ideas that just work, and we love it. Check it out here.
Source: Personal purchase
What I Like: Easy to use; Works exactly as promised; Dishwasher safe; Stores easily
What Needs Improvement: Not a thing