In The Know
You probably don’t use a roasting pan much outside of the fall and winter holiday seasons, and that’s because they’re mostly used for roasting large cuts of meat (we’re looking at you, Thanksgiving turkey!). However, the best roasting pans can be used for a lot of things all year round, from lasagna to roast salmon and roasted potatoes. A roasting pan is a high-walled pan made for cooking at high heat — usually 350°F and above — that traps in heat, collects fat and juices and makes covering your roasting pan with aluminum foil (also called tenting) easy. The best roasting pans are durable and use stainless steel, cast iron or carbon steel to conduct heat and cook food evenly.