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Nov 14, 2011 03:05 PM

looking for a stove top safe roasting pan

hello and greets to the looking for and not having much luck in finding, a roasting pan that is alwaso safe/okay to use on the stove top....i have seem quite a few tv cooks/chefs use them including Gordon Ramsay, Jamie oliver and Delia smith so roasting pans of this type cant be all that hard to find...right??

i am looking for a moderate priced one (if that exists).....

if someone can point me in the right direction, that would be very helpful

thanks fo all in advance!!!!!

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  1. This is not super cheap but it is well worth the moderate price! CI rated it #1:

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    1. I'm a little confused by the question since all the roasting pans I've ever had were stove top safe...why wouldn't they be?

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      1. re: escondido123

        Not the cheap ones... Like the $10 I just saw at Walmart.

        1. re: Becca Porter

          And why wouldn't it be stove top safe?

          1. re: escondido123

            Most baking pans are not heavy enough for stove top use. Cheap roasting pans just are not made for that. Even if they didn't warp or something they would burn the heck out of aromatics to make gravy or what have you.

            1. re: Becca Porter

              Thanks for the explanation. I would think if you used a flamer tamer or low enough heat it would still work, no? Have to admit all my roasting pans are fairly heavy duty though I remember my parents having an awful one that seemed to buckle if you looked at it sideways.

          2. re: Becca Porter

            or the $9.00 i saw at aldi's...looked great but on the back of the box in big bold letters it clearly states not for use on the stove top :-(

          3. re: escondido123

            I only have a cheap roasting pan. It looks nice and I think it is stove top safe but the bottom is not perfectly flat so when I try to reduce a sauce the areas towards the middle go dry while remaining liquid runs to the edges.
            I am thinking a good quality product would not have that problem.
            I am starting to accept that if you want a big roasting pan (non-teflon so it will build fond) that you can set across two burners to make gravy, you are going to have to spend some money.

          4. I've used both my cheapie roasting pans on the stove top. One is a real oldie that I inherited from my grandmother made from some mystery metal. Since I only use it once a year to make Julia Child's "Steam Roasted Goose with Port Wine Gravy", I don't think I'm going to die from anything it might be giving off. And granny used it weekly, yet lived to the ripe old age of 93, so again - I ain't worrying.

            My other one is an inexpensive enamel-covered metal one which, again, I rarely have to use on the burner so - again - I'm not worried.

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              I think most straight gauge stainless or solid aluminum pans will go on the stovetop, however, they may warp when used on the stovetop, depending on how heavy duty they are. A tri-ply (stainless with aluminum core) roasting pan will probably be your best bet, especially if you want to deglaze in the pan, however, it will tend to cost more than other roasting pans on the market, and finding larger sizes can be hard. A very heavy duty plain stainless pan would probably also work.

              Depending on the type of stove you have, you may or may not need a very flat bottom - see the other thread I linked for more on that.

              1. If you don't mind second hand, thrift stores can be a great place to get all sorts of pans and you can certainly see how they've stood up to use--heavier is better in this case. And you usually can't beat the prices.