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Nov 26, 2007 06:32 AM

Roasting Pans

Thanks to a cheap aluminum roasting pan my gravy tasted burnt this year for Thanksgiving. Never again!! I need some recs on the best good size, at least big enough for a 12 lb turkey, roasting pan out there. All my other pans are All Clad but there roasting pans aren't made in the USA and they aren't triply. I'm willing to pay the bucks for a good one so help me out Chowhounds!

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  1. Cooks Illustrated highest rated pan is the Calphalong shown here. I recently bought one, have used it twice and I am pleased with it.

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    1. re: jules127

      We bought this recently and used it for Thanksgiving dinner. It worked out very well! We thought it would be hard to clean, but it wasn't that bad. We got ours through Amazon for the same price as link above.

    2. This what we have and love it:

      A covered non stick 18-inch roasting pan

        1. You will find many who disagree with jfood on non-stick roasting pans but he loves his calphalon NS. Here is an example of it and just by coincidence, it is on sale.

          jfood cooks turkeys, roast beefs, chickens as well as lasagnes in this pan. Love it, love it.

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          1. re: jfood

            With that style roaster, do you just use foil when you want to cover a turkey? I like having a lid sufficient to cover my turkey (I used the el cheapo enamel on aluminum roaster with a lid). I'm looking at getting a larger roaster, as I cooked a 22 lb turkey this year and it just barely fit (and I had to use foil).

            1. re: greglor

              usually tent until the last 1-1.5 hours.

              jfood would never use a lid since the turkey would steam if the air could not flow around it.

          2. I could be a total hack but I just drop a rack into my Le Creuset rectangular roaster/baker and have at it.