Since we know just how frustrating it can be to be preparing your Thanksgiving turkey in a low-quality roaster, we decided to test quite a few of the roasting pans available on the market for you and pick out our top favorites.
Our very top choice is the 16 inch KitchenAid roaster, but we have found some others which are of top quality and will help you prepare the finest holiday or other meal of your life.
Read on to find out more about these essential kitchen utensils we all need to make or family gatherings and dinners with friends an even more satisfying experience.
All-Clad E752S264 Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Small Roaster with Nonstick Rack
The runner-up in our list is the E752S264 All-Clad stainless steel roaster with a removable rack. This roasting pan is made of top grade stainless steel with an 18/10 stainless steel surface which will not leave you with the meat stuck to the surface, and which doesn’t emit any potentially harmful substances which can contaminate your food.
The durable single ply steel construction is finished with a bonded base which will ensure that the pan keeps its form no matter how often you use it.
The handles are also made of stainless steel and thanks to the rivets they are secured with, you will be enjoying your roasting pan for ages.
The pan is safe for broiling at up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit and so you can use it to cook every kind of meal no matter the temperature required by the recipe.
Both the pan and the rack can safely be washed in a dishwashing machine, and thus you won’t need to spend time and put in an effort to wash it by hand like some of the other more delicate ones we have tested.
The pan comes in two sizes – an 11 x 14-inch version, a larger one sized 13 x 16 inches, as well as a non-stick 13 x 16-inch version with PFOA-free nonstick coating which is dishwasher safe too.
The stainless steel Al-Clad pan is oven and stovetop safe and is perfect for everyday cooking as well as for preparing holiday meals.
Sold with a limited lifetime warranty, this roasting pan by Al-Clad is one of the most durable ones on the market, so you can be pretty sure that you will be using it for decades!
KitchenAid KitchenAid KC1T16RP 16″ Stainless Steel Roaster with Rack
Our top pick for this year comes from KitchenAid. This amazing roasting pan made of very strong, rust-free and dishwasher-safe tri-ply steel with an aluminum core. The steel is polished and is absolutely gorgeous looking.
The size of the pan is 16 x 13 x 13 inches which is enough for making a large family meal or Thanksgiving turkey.
The rack is very sturdy and easy to wash and is designed in a way to keep the meat or other food you are cooking away from the excess fat and juices.
The U-shaped rack has a nonstick coating and will also help the hot air circulate better on all sides of the meat you are cooking for even and more delicious doneness.
The KitchenAid roasting pan can withstand cooking temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can use it for making pretty much any meal.
It is oven, stovetop and broiler-safe as well.
The nonstick coating of both the rack and the pan are food safe and free from PFOA and PTFE so you don’t need to worry about endangering your family and friends when you are cooking in it.
The stainless steel handles are designed to save storage space and yet provide a secure grip when you are handling a heavy roast or other meal.
The rack also has large enough handles which will allow you to remove it even when you are wearing bulky oven mitts. Its nonstick coating is scratch resistant and will not come off in flakes or get abrasions like some of the cheaper nonstick options we have seen.
As we mentioned, both the pan and the rack are dishwasher safe, so you can simply machine wash them once you are done with the cooking.
The KitchenAid roaster comes with a limited lifetime warranty, so you can be certain that you are making a pretty wise, long-term investment when you buy one of these beautiful and sturdy pans.
Top budget choice
Circulon Nonstick 17-Inch by 13-Inch Roaster with U-Rack
The Circulon roaster is our definite top choice for the top budget-friendly roasting pan for 2022. We are pretty sure that everybody will enjoy making their Thanksgiving turkey in one of these roasters.
It is 17 x 13 inches in size, but you can also get a larger option in an 18 x 15-inch size too.
The pan comes with a very handy U-Rack which will keep the meat you are roasting off of the bottom of the pan.
The construction of this pan is very sturdy. It is made of heavy-duty carbon steel, which will help distribute the heat evenly as you are cooking and ensure that your meat is perfectly cooked in all places.
Thanks to the excellent non-stick technology used for this pan, you will not only eliminate the need to scrape the delicious skin of your meat off of the pan or U-Rack, but also will be able to clean the pan and rack very easily without excessive scrubbing and frustration.
The Circulon pan is oven safe up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can cook your meal without worrying about the pan and the food being damaged.
It has wide handles that provide a very comfortable grip, so you can take the pan out of the oven and serve it directly on the table for your family or guests to enjoy.
The results from cooking in this roaster were absolutely perfect. The roasting of the meat was definitely richer, and the browning of the baked bread was better than with other pans.
The baking surface of this pan has raised circles which are all coated with DuPont Autograph non-stick safe material which will allow you to get the roasted meat or other food out of the pan without any hassle.
The heavy gauge premium steel used for this pan and rack is warp-resistant. The handles are wide enough to grab even when you are wearing large oven mitts.
Although it is dishwasher safe, Circulon recommends that you wash the pan by hand in order to avoid accidental scratching or damage in the dishwashing machine.
Thanks to the rack, the fat will drip off of the meat you are cooking, which means fewer calories and less unhealthy fats for you and for your family.
This roasting pan is designed beautifully and sturdily and is made to last, so get ready to have the perfect roasting pan for years to come if you decide to buy this reasonably priced Circulon pan!
Now take a look at our other top picks for 2022
Cuisinart 7117-16UR Chef’s Classic Stainless Steel 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack
If you need a professional-grade roaster old at a very reasonable price, you may want to check out the Cuisinart 7117-16UR roasting pan.
- A professional triple-ply stainless steel exterior
- With a length of 16 inches and an overall length with the handles of 21 inches, it is 13 inches wide and 3 ½ inches deep
- Large enough to cook a large turkey or any other large roast
- Sturdy riveted stainless steel handles
- A solid removable rack made of stainless steel will keep the heat circulated evenly and drain the excess fat and juices off of your food
- A drip-free pouring design will help you reduce the mess when serving the meal
- Completely safe for washing in a dishwasher
- Compatible for induction cooking
- Sold with a lifetime warranty
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Viking Culinary 4013-5016 3-Ply Stainless Steel Roasting Pan with Nonstick Rack
With this professional-grade roaster made by Viking Culinary, you will feel and perform like a true Master Chef on Thanksgiving or whenever you are roasting with it!
- Large size of 16 x 13 inches which is perfect for holiday cooking and for family gatherings
- It can fit a 25 lbs. turkey or any large roast
- Made of triple-ply stainless steel and built to endure years of use
- A safe 18/8 stainless steel interior will not react or contaminate the food with harmful substances or with unpleasant odors or tastes
- Safe for use on all cooktops including induction
- Can be used in ovens, broilers, and grills too
- The roaster will remain unharmed at temperatures up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit
- Features the signature handles by Viking made of stainless steel and attached to the pan with stainless rivets for added sturdiness, space-saving and for a better grip and comfort even with oven mitts on
- Thanks to the design of the handles, the roaster will fit both small and large ovens and is easy to store
- The cooking rack has Eterna non-stick and PFOA and PTFE free coating and helps cook the meat faster and more evenly
- The roaster is dishwasher safe
- It comes with a limited lifetime warranty by Viking Culinary
We are pretty confident that we have managed to single out the absolute best roasters which are being offered on the market right now for you. To make our decision we personally tested quite a few of them and spoke to professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts as well.
We chose pans that are well designed, made of top-quality safe materials, and which will endure a lot of years of use for you.
A roasting pan can easily be covered with foil for meals that require long steaming. It is a useful utensil not only for preparing Thanksgiving turkey but also for roasting meat, veggies, barbequing, and steaming too.
So, hopefully, you have already fallen in love with the roasting pan which will fit your needs and meet your expectations from our list.
We will be very glad if we have managed to help you make this choice, and wish you long years of culinary happiness and delicious meals with your new roasting pan!
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