I Tried This Roasting Pan from One of Our Favorite Cookware Brands — Here’s Why Everyone Should Own It (Especially for Thanksgiving)

published Oct 26, 2023
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While I love cooking year-round, the colder months are definitely when my culinary skills shine the most. And, as we’re all breaking out the Dutch ovens, braisers, and other fall and winter cooking gear, it’s a great time to take stock of what you have and what needs to be upgraded. (Thanksgiving is around the corner, after all, and you don’t want to realize your stand mixer is broken the night before you plan on baking cupcakes.) So, I’ve started thinking about all the cookware in my kitchen that either needs a revamp or that I need to buy in the first place. And, one of the most important pieces of your kitchen’s autumnal arsenal is a solid roasting pan.

While roasting pans might seem like things that only really get used on holidays, we’re here to tell you that’s far from the case. I use roasting pans all the time — yes, even in the summer! — for everything from cooking whole chicken and roasted veggies to batched appetizers, ratatouille, and much more. That’s why we were so psyched when one of our favorite cookware brands, Caraway, dropped their Roasting Pan just in time for the holidays. 

What Is the Caraway Roasting Pan? 

This classic roasting pan is the perfect piece of cookware for everything from roasted poultry and glazed hams to weeknight dinners, baked fish, and much more. It also sets itself apart from standard roasting pans, since it’s made with Caraway’s signature non-stick coating — which we can attest is top-of-the-line and makes both cooking and cleaning a total breeze. Plus, the heavy-duty, stainless-steel wire rack is included, which gives whatever you’re cooking on the racks more exposed surface area, meaning you’ll get a more even cook without unwanted hot spots or burning. On top of that, the whole 16-by-13-inch roasting pan is oven-safe up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about as hot as most home ovens can get. 

Credit: Ian Burke

Why I Love the Caraway Roasting Pan 

First of all, this thing is gorgeous. Available in multiple colorways in both the “Classics” and “Iconics” collections, the sleek ceramic surface and stainless-steel accents make this an easy fit for all kitchen aesthetics. Secondly, the roasting pan is big — but not too big, which I appreciate, especially living in a two-person household. As you can see, it easily fits a spatchcocked chicken, even when placed widthwise. If you have a massive bird for Thanksgiving, this might be a touch tight, but for small and medium turkeys, you’ll be in business. It has a good weight to it, too, so you won’t have to worry about it sliding around on the stove, but it isn’t too heavy like a big piece of cast iron. 

Credit: Ian Burke

The roasting pan is also super easy to clean, thanks to its nontoxic, nonstick Ceramic Coating. Plus, it’s induction compatible, so it’s a snap to finish dishes on the stove (did someone say gravy?), and if you want, you don’t have to use the oven at all. And, with a 4.8-star average rating, it’s clear that I’m not the only one who thinks this a top-tier addition to Caraway’s cookware lineup. 

With the holidays around the corner, now’s a great time to upgrade your roasting pan or purchase your first (and probably your last!) one. Caraway’s Roasting Pan is made from high-quality materials, has a great nonstick coating, and is sure to help you nail your holiday meals — and make your fall weeknight meals that much better. Plus, it also makes a great gift for the home chef in your life!

Buy: Caraway Roasting Pan, $195