As soon as there's even the slightest chill in the air, it's just basic human nature to get a hankering for roasts. Why? Roasting is best during the fall and winter months, when you don't mind the heat that leaving your oven on at 350°F for two hours brings to the house. Hearty meals like beef stew and roast chicken with all the trimmings also taste best when it's a little cold out.
So if you're going to be making a lot of roasts this season (we bet you are!), it's a great time to upgrade your roasting gear. Consider investing in this Calphalon 16-inch roasting pan, on sale now for 46 percent off. Yes, you can put it to good use even if you're not hosting Thanksgiving! And even if you're not a meat eater, you can use this to roast, say, cauliflower.
The pan is the definition of "heavy-duty," made of sturdy hard-anodized aluminum with a nonstick coating, and has two large handles on each side for easy maneuvering in and out of the oven. Our favorite part, though, is the elevated rack, made specifically for large turkeys, chickens, hams, and beef, allowing them to cook evenly while fat drains away (and, quite deliciously, into whatever veggies you have roasting below it).
Snatch it up now and you'll be extra prepared if you happen to end up hosting Thanksgiving.