Help! Pan doesn't fit...
I just purchased a coveted Mauviel roasting pan- and have discovered the handles make it too large for my apartment-sized oven. The door remains about 1/4" open, allowing heat to escape. What is the best way to compensate? Put a towel over the space, raise the temperature, cook foods longer? Any suggestions appreciated!
I agree with DPGood. Exchange it for a smaller one. I don't think you want to be cooking with the oven door open. Especially during the summer!
Return it for something else. If you can't return it, maybe you could sell on eBay or Amazon Marketplace. Or maybe someone here wants it. It isn't going to work as a roasting pan until you get a bigger oven.
Sorry to hear about that! Either the pan or the oven has to go--you can't get the oven hot enough with the door ajar. I suppose you *could* have someone drill out the rivets on one handle (and save it for reattachment when you get a full-size oven), but you'd have to be very careful in the interim handling the one-armed roaster.
Is your roaster copper? If so, and you keep your stove, I might be interested. firstname.lastname@example.org