The perfect roasted meal exist. And a durable, even-heating roasting pan has everything to do with it. This year ensure nods of approval with the first bite thanks to these five recommended pans.
The 5 Best Roasting Pans on Amazon
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Editors’ Pick: All-clad Hard Anodized Nonstick Roaster, 13-inch By 16-inch
- Removable V-shaped nonstick roasting rack
- Oven-safe to 500 degrees F
- Dishwasher-safe and scratch-resistant
Anytime the PureWow team has a question about baking or roasting, we go to our resident baker, Grace. So when it came time to start thinking about Thanksgiving turkey prep, we asked her for her favorite roasting pan. She chose this model with enthusiasm, stating all the many reasons she loves it, “It heats evenly up to 500 degrees; it’s great for roasting everything (not just turkey); the cleanup is easy; and it’s made with a good quality nonstick coating that doesn’t rust or transfer onto food. It’s the only one I’ll use.”
Best Value: Circulon Nonstick Roasting Pan 17 Inch X 13 Inch
- Convenient U-shaped rack allows for optimal cooking
- Carbon steel construction promotes even heat distribution
- Oven-safe to 450 degrees F
Whether it’s your first time hosting Thanksgiving or you just don’t cook that often, this inexpensive rack will get the job done without draining your bank account. It’s the perfect size for a turkey or chicken but can also be used without the rack for veggies and potatoes. Plus, it’s made with nonstick carbon steel, which heats the contents evenly and thoroughly to take the guesswork out of roasting.
Splurge-worthy: Kitchenaid 16-inch Tri-ply Stainless Steel Roaster With Rack
- Nonstick U-shaped rack allows for even heat circulation for crisp browning
- Contoured stainless-steel cast handles save space and ensure a secure grip
- Can be used in ovens up to 500 degrees F
So you’re the host with the most…then you need this fancy roaster. Yes, it’s a KitchenAid (since we know you also have the stand mixer), and the quality shows. The exterior is made of shiny contoured stainless-steel with space-saving handles that make it easy to put in or take out a heavy turkey. Inside, the nonstick U-shaped rack cradles food to allow for optimal heat circulation and crisp browning. Sure, your cooking skills are second to none, but this professional-grade roaster can’t hurt.
Runner Up: Viking Culinary 3-ply Stainless Steel Roasting Pan With Nonstick Rack, 16 Inch X 13 Inch
- Oven-safe to 600 degrees F
- V-shaped nonstick rack elevates food for even cooking
If you’re someone who likes to turn the oven all the way up, this heavy-duty roasting rack is for you. It can withstand temperatures of up to 600 degrees, so you can rest assured that your food is always safe. On the flip side, the pan is also resistant to cold, in case you need to stick the whole thing in the refrigerator before doling out leftovers to Thanksgiving guests.
Underdog: Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless 16-inch Rectangular Roaster With Rack
- Solid stainless-steel racks allow heat to circulate
- Cool grip handles are safe and hassle-free
- Dishwasher-safe and induction-ready
Another shiny stainless steel option with one major benefit: it’s dishwasher-safe. Seriously, who wants to spend three hours after dinner scrubbing drippings off of a roasting rack? Not us. We also love how deep this pan is, making even the largest turkeys feel secure.