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Old 06-14-2007, 11:18 PM   #1
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ISO help selecting a turkey roaster

I want to buy a good turkey roaster. I am thinking of buying a Calphalon Roasting Pan. It comes in steel or nonstick. Which one would you buy or can anyone suggest any other brand to buy that you have tried and liked? Thanks

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Old 06-15-2007, 12:10 AM   #2
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Try a Chanel. But they're expensive though.

There are other brands cheaper. I got TWO Chanels in different sizes.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:41 AM   #3
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Make sure it's heavy and has handles.

Nonstick is not as good as SS for creating the fond that makes good gravy. Sometimes you want the food to stick!

So I would opt for SS.

I have a Calphalon that I like fine but have since gotten al All Clad which is incredible but $$.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:52 AM   #4
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I really don't think it matters what roaster you use to roast a chicken or turkey. I have those black jobbies with the little white specks, the ones you get at the supermarket or Target for just a few bucks for instance. I have 4 sizes and when I use the biggest one for turkey it comes out beautifully and evenly browned, juicy and very tender. I use the smaller one for chicken - same thing. I spend the summer in my RV in Michigan and because the oven is smaller, I roast chicken in a cast iron skillet. AWESOME!!! It's probably my favorite appliance for so many things especially roasting. I wouldn't worry about spending tons of money on a roaster. It's all in the method and preparation.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:44 PM   #5
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I use an old one I received from my MIL. I believe it was HER MIL's before that. It is an enameled steel. It works great. No name brand on the roaster so can't help you there. I also use the enameled roasters in smaller sizes that I picked up at Wal-Mart for cheap to do meat loaf and beef roasts in. I've not been dissatisfied. There are usually good bits for gravy but it's not hard to clean. They go right in the dishwasher and only once did I have to reclean it (the glaze on a ham burned on to it).
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