Great information everyone, thanks.
I think I will look into a splatter screen. I've never heard of that before but when I looked it up I wished I'd know about it years ago. I also like the bacon press, I think I'll get one of those too.
Now if I can only get to the store. I've been trying to go for days. All this bad weather here is crazy. Almost had a tornado here today (Wednesday), parts of the area lost power and then it stormed for hours. Tomorrow is expected to be just as lovely. *rolls eyes*