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Roasting rack for half sheet pan

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I bought an Amco half sheet pan with cooking rack from Amazon a few months ago:

http://www.amazon.com/Amco-Food-Servi...

http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Cr...

I mostly use the pan and rack for roasting small pieces of meat like chicken thighs. While it works well, the cooling rack is a major pain to clean since it has so many wires and they are so close together. Usually I just throw it in the dishwasher which cleans it up nicely, except for the fact that the rack will rust and I end up having to clean off the rust by hand with a sponge.

Does anyone know of a good roasting rack that will fit a half sheet pan? Ideally the wires would be far enough apart to make cleaning easy, and it should be able to go into the dishwasher without coming out rusty.

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  1. so buy one made of stainless steel. Vollrath make one; should sell for less than you paid for the rusting one.

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    1. re: dscheidt

      Well the funny thing is that the one I have is _supposed_ to be stainless steel and is highly rated by Cooks Illustrated. Obviously they never put it in the dishwasher.

      Regardless, the rusting isn't the only thing I have an issue with. The wires are too close together to make it easy to clean in between. I really want to get a roasting rack, and not a cooling rack that fits this pan.

      1. re: mliew

        Per the amazon description of the products, the pan is aluminized carbon steel, the rack is chrome-plated carbon steel. Neither is stainless steel.

        1. re: MikeB3542

          Hmm, you are right. I could have sworn that when I bought it it said stainless steel. I guess that explains the rust.