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Old 04-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Need new roasting pan

Hi everyone, I'm looking at getting a new roasting pan. The one I've used for years has served me extremely well - it's a Bessemer pan but I haven't seen it mentioned here, so maybe it's just sold in Australia. I'm wondering what everyone else would recommend? With the Bessemer I'd throw the chicken and vegetables in and the potatoes would come out beautiful and caramelised (sucs?) on the bottom. Thinking about a Le Crueset now - can someone tell me if does roasts in the oven well?

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Old 04-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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I have several Le Creuset and Copco roasting pans in various sizes and I love them all.

If you buy one, you will like it I am sure.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:29 AM   #3
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After close to 100 years, our Lisk roaster is alive and well.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:49 AM   #4
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Thanks plainbill... I did some Googling and looks like they don't sell Lisk in Australia. So far it's the Le Crueset (thanks Leolady!).
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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Le Creuset frying pans did not perform well in Consumer Reports tests. Their top performer is Swiss Diamond - we've got one recently, it gets really hot and holds temperature well.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #6
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Le Creuset frying pans did not perform well in Consumer Reports tests. Their top performer is Swiss Diamond - we've got one recently, it gets really hot and holds temperature well.
We are talking about a open roasting pan, not a frying pan. Comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:43 PM   #7
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After close to 100 years, our Lisk roaster is alive and well.
How many times a week did you use it over the last 100 years?

No really, it is awesome that you have something that has lasted that long and is still usable.
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How many times a week did you use it over the last 100 years?

No really, it is awesome that you have something that has lasted that long and is still usable.
Wish I also had my great grandmother's wood / coal cookstove that the Lisk pan was originally used in.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:34 PM   #9
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Roasts are so expensive now, a lot of ppl are buying smaller roasts. I like the design of roasting pans with the v shaped rack, but was hoping to see a smaller version. I now use just a Corning ware shallow cassarole dish for small roasts. I sometimes set a small cooling rack down in the dish and set the roast on that. I wonder if it's better to use the cooling rack or just set the small roast down directly on the casserole dish.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:22 AM   #10
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I always use veg as my rack. they taste much better. if I don't want to serve them they can help make a pan sauce.
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