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Five Star Reviews:
Great Roaster Pan
November 25, 2016
I just used this for my Thanksgiving dinner. I love it. I left the drippings in the pan and just make the gravy in it with no worries about removing anon-stick coating. The turkey was done cooking in about 1/4 of the usual time, but I have no idea if this could have had anything to do with the heaviness or reflectiveness of the roaster...it could have just been something to do with this particular turkey. Anyway, the pan cleans up easily, and I have the feeling that could be passed down for a couple of generations.
The construction is sturdy and clean up is easy after letting is soak ...
January 11, 2016
A hot, sound investment. The construction is sturdy and clean up is easy after letting is soak for bit. The interior surface is polished to a mirror-finish, Snow White's step-mother would love it. It's a flat bottom pan, for those wondering about the most recent lot, purchased 11/2015. However, there is a little wobble to it when laid on the counter-top, not sure if it would effect gravy making. The handles rise far enough to provide a secure grip with oven mitts. (Be aware the handles retain the heat for a while after the pan is removed from the oven--learned the hard way.) Performance-wise, I've been quite pleased with making my version of America's Test Kitchen's "Modern Beef Burgundy". The pan held all the ingredients plus four pounds of beef. The pan has picked up a few superficial scratches from stirring with forks and spoons but the finish is still beautiful to behold. Just having the pan sit on the counter-top while prepping the recipe inspires me to greater chefiness. Buy it, look no further! (In regards to the rack, haven't used the it, don't intend to. It doesn't look reliable because of the small amount of welding material at the intersections. I slightly twisted it to see how it responds and it seemed as if I could easily break the welds. So don't twist it and it'll probably be fine.)
Best Roasting Pan
December 2, 2015
After reading many reviews both on Amazon and on cooking websites I decided to go with this roasting pan. It is fantastic.I used it this year for a 19+ lb turkey. Perfect fit with room to spare.The bottom of the pan is flat and thick like the sides making it perfect for making the gravy or for cooking on the cook top.I also used this with a butterflied duck. I flipped the metal roasting insert and it fit the duck just right. Note its not really meant for the roaster to be up sided down but it works, just not overly stable.Clean up was easy. Since its stainless you can used steal wool. This product is also dishwasher safe.It is a bit heavy because it is thick metal.
Simple functional design impeccably executed: beautiful!
February 12, 2015
I figured I had made enough holiday turkeys, hams, and roasts in those cheap disposable pans that by now I was old enough to have my own special-purpose roasting pan. Extravagant? Maybe. But whatever you think, it's decadently luxurious debauchery in the kitchen (or whatever else you want to do with it wherever!). This is a very simple but gorgeously crafted hunk of metal that exudes solid quality and becomes an elder in the family the moment you take it out of the box. Do the handles stick out as far as grampa's big ears? No, and that's all I want to hear about that! I've had mine for about three months and I've used it four times. I thought I'd use it two or three times a year max, but I've "needed" it more than that already! Does it help make my food taste better? Absolutely! Oh well, ok, I don't know if it does or not, but if so it might be due to the more even heat distribution and all that blah blah culinary posturing puffiness. In truth to me, however, if it does make my food better it's because I love to cook and I love using this roaster. It elevates my spirit and thereby perhaps, my cooking too. I don't know.In our day where we describe many of the ubiquitous and disposable smartphones as being "beautiful", it's consoling and refreshing to know that you can still find simple, elegant, timeless, and truly utilitarian man-made objects, impeccably executed, and therefore truly beautiful. I believe mine is the last one ever made but, hey, order one anyway. I won't mind at a all if there are two as great as the one I have, and if there are, you might just be lucky enough to get the second one! Good luck!!
Outstanding Roaster for Many Uses
April 12, 2013
I received this roaster just in time for Thanksgiving. It is sturdy, heavy and held an 18 pound turkey with a little room to spare. The night before, my sister and I made the stuffing in it on the stovetop (we make a lot). The bottom is perfectly flat so it sits on two electric burners with no problem. The butter melted beautifully and the onion/celery mix cooked just right. The size and height of the pan also made it easy to mix the bread in without making a mess. The next morning, the turkey roasted perfectly and after I removed it, I was able to place the roaster on top of the stove to make fabulous gravy. I've made 24 chicken enchiladas and I plan to make a huge lasagna or macaroni and cheese when I have to bring something for a family gathering. I'll probably line the bottom with Reynolds Pan Lining Paper though to protect the mirror finish. I like that the roasting rack is stainless steel so it can be scrubbed free of residue and the pan cleaned up nicely with Barkeeper's Friend. This is a piece of cookware that you'll find many uses for and be proud to own. UPDATE: Still a wonderful pan as of 11/13/2013 but there is one caveat. Be sure to wear oven mitts that cover the forearm. While wearing the glove-style mitts (think Ove Glove), I took out my pot roast and while pulling apart the foil, one of the handles burned my arm between the wrist and elbow. Of course that is my fault, but I will need buy longer length mitts that protect more of my arm when using this roaster.
The knife went through the turkey like butter. Never again shall I have to cut ...
June 11, 2017
Never had an electric knife before but boy it makes a difference when cutting up the giant turkey. The knife went through the turkey like butter. Never again shall I have to cut turkey by hand. This kit was great for Thanksgiving.
Worked great for me!
March 10, 2017
Perfect, just be careful when putting it in the oven. The big handles put the backs of my hands real close to the wall of the oven. For the price it did exactly what I needed. I have used it for 2 years now and it's held up well.
Best Roasting pan ever
March 5, 2017
LOVE THIS!!! I am a huge fan of roasted chicken. This pan will do 2 large chickens at a time. Great for turkey or roast beef. Take out the rack and it is perfect for lasagna. It also cleans up easy.
... cheap graniteware roasting pans for years) and I couldn't love it more
November 27, 2016
This was my first "real" roasting pan (I've been using one of those cheap graniteware roasting pans for years) and I couldn't love it more, especially for the price. Its heavy and well-built and was able to just barely accommodate a 21lb turkey. The handles are large and easy to grab and the roasting rack lifts easily out of the pan. I'm so glad I purchased it.
Love This Set! Great Bargain!
August 21, 2016
This is a great combination! We needed a new knife, and this one is great; but, for a few more bucks (and I mean a few--we only paid 1/2 of what this is currently selling for) we got a great roasting pan, thermometer, etc. Can't beat the quality and the value. I love using this roasting pan for roast chicken and turkey. It’s the best I’ve owned.
Wonderful product . . . just one fly in the ointment . . .
January 6, 2012
I have needed a good roasting pan for years and I was tired of "cheaper" roasting pans (very hard to clean) or those aluminum disposable ones so I looked on the internet for a stainless steel one with a good brand name. I am so happy with this roasting pan . . . so far I have used it three times, once for turkey and twice for chickens. The curved rack supports and seems to "hold" the birds together and the cleanup is just a cinch. I have put this pan in the dishwasher and once I even washed it by hand and each time the pan cleans up so easily and looks brand new afterwards. The one and only thing that would make this pan a better product would be if the handles came straight up rather than out from the sides of the pan. I do not understand why the handles add unnecessary length to this pan in the oven, the dishwasher or the sink. Otherwise, I am totally satisfied with this roasting pan and recommend it very highly.
Four Star Reviews:
Beautiful pan, roast beautifully, bakes nicely and easy clean up l; read the care instructions
February 9, 2015
I've used this roasting pan at least 5 times. I bought it 12/14. If you put it gently in the sink and add dish detergent this pan looks like new with little effort.You have to remember how to care for it and if so it is the best value I could find.I roasted a 25 lb. stuffed turkey, lasagna, roasted chicken, pork roast and it did a brilliant job with even surface temperature and easy clean up. We keep ours in the oven drawer and have it protected by draping if with a padded cloth. I use wooden spoons and utensils anyway so it was no big deal for usNot to use a metal utensil.
I'm happy with it
December 28, 2014
I was surprised to find that the bottom is not completely flat - the middle is slightly raised, which means that a thin coating of oil will run off to the sides where it is no help in browning meat. Still worked very well, though. The pan definitely spreads the heat well and our turkey came out better than ever. I've roasted a ham, a roast, and even cooked thick steaks in it since and all worked very well. Cleans easily and nothing sticks. The rack is OK, especially to cook a turkey breast-down, but not a great asset. Overall very well worth the cost, though.
Induction Compatible Tri-Ply
December 13, 2014
So far so good. I've only used it a couple of times and so far there has been no flaking of the SS inner layer as some others have reported.I bought this roaster because I like to deglaze on the stove top and my old Calphalon tri-ply does not work on my new induction range. This roaster is induction compatible.I thought there was a dent in the bottom when I received it but upon examination I found a code stamped into the exterior of the pan bottom that caused a slight deformation on the inside. It doesn't say much about their ability to properly set up their stamping machine but it doesn't appear to affect the functional quality of the product.
I MUST tell buyers that the weight of this pan is amazing. BUT it may not fit into every oven ...
September 12, 2014
First, I MUST tell buyers that the weight of this pan is amazing. BUT it may not fit into every oven without major surgery. We have a GE Profile drop-in electric range (pretty darn standard for a home appliance) and the handles that stick out made this pan far too wide to slide in sideways, and when we tried it front to back, the oven door would not close. Now, I do not recommend anyone do this, but my partner put it on the nearby carpet and forced all his weight down on it and was finally able to bend the handles in to total 18 inches so it would go into the oven! Now - I must add I bought this to try fast-cooking a 14 lb turkey at 500 degrees for an hour and a half total (and I will never do turkey the slow drying-out way again!) And it also must be noted that this pan stood up to the task with NO sign of duress! And the gravy I made from the drippings across two burners on the stove top had no hot spots. I actually LOVE this pan! But important to give the overall dimension INCLUDING handles to be sure it fits on YOUR oven! And good luck.
16" Cuisinart MCP117-16BR Roaster is a solid buy
December 9, 2013
This is a good heavy quality of S/S roasting pan. So far I have only used it for 2013 Thanksgiving, but I am looking forward to using it for roasting vegetables tonight, and not experience food falling over the sides. Do measure your oven width as the handles to require an additional 4" past the 16" of the pan. So, you need at least a 20" wide oven to accommodate this pan. The rack worked out great to transfer the turkey to the cutting board. I only wish I had let it cook a bit longer, and brined it for another day at least, but over all, the pan is great.I give only 4-stars because of the 2 nicks in the bottom of the pan, that I noticed when I removed it from the orginal box the day before TG. They are definite nicks, but I didn't want to go through the hassle of returning it, and I didn't have time to get another pan the day before TG.UPDATE 04/22/2014: I use this roasting pan often for roasting vegetables. It holds a good amount and they are easy to stir and flip without shooting them off the pan onto the floor. I have not yet used the rack and confess that I probably will not. I don't bake cakes, but this would make an awesome sheet cake if I did!
Solid. For a tool that's not in everyday or even necessarily weekly use, this is very good quality for a good price.
November 29, 2013
Used three times now, and very happy with it.Performance: 5 stars. Both pan and rack are heavyweight and very solid. I like the handle placement and U shape of the rack; it makes it easy to slide a large turkey from rack to serving platter straight out of the oven. The pan doesn't warp in the oven, and has a thick bottom that can be used on the stovetop.Cleanup: 5 stars. The mirror finish cleans up like magic. A little heat discoloration showed up after deglazing and reducing a sauce with high heat on the stovetop - I consider this normal.Durability: 4 stars so far. The only thing that prevents a five-star rating are a couple of small nicks and some spot discoloration in the inside finish. (My Cuisinart stockpot has the same thing). Some reviews seem to indicate a bad batch of these pans which pitted badly; this isn't one of them, but it's probably not going to be a lifetime pan either; we'll see.
Beautiful Cookware. Poor Fit.
November 29, 2016
It's a beautiful piece of cookware--too bad it didn't fit in my oven. The handles were much larger than expected and the door of my oven could not close as a result (longways) and was too wide to fit my 24" oven.
Would recommend but don't use commercial spray oil on it.
April 24, 2016
I am very happy with it. The extended handles make it much easier to lift.I recommend you NOT use canned spray oil on it. It only makes it more difficult to clean if you use high heat, which we do when we make rib roasts. I really had to scrub to get it off after the first time and so I scratched up the stainless steel a bit, but it does not affect the product, just the looks. I tried cleaning with non-scratch scrubbies with little success. Finally I used some non-rust Scotch Brite pads, along with some Comet, to get it all off. Then I finished up with vinegar and baking soda.After that I did not use the spray and it cleaned up MUCH easier, even in the dishwasher.
Good Lasagna Pan!
November 2, 2015
I was hoping this pan would double as a lasagna pan, in addition to being a roasting pan, and it worked out really well. The pan is sturdy, the handles don't stick out too far on the sides, and clean up was not difficult. I will say that this pan is rather large for the lasagna, so plan on making a big batch, but perfect if you're cooking for a crowd (it's nice and deep so there is no overflow). I used cooking spray, and it cleaned up a lot easier than I anticipated. I would definitely recommend this product.
Pretty Good with a Few Gripes
December 20, 2014
Every year we make a Turkey and don't have a proper roasting pan. I usually end up with a big foil pan or a pan with makeshift rack, but this year decided to buy this Cuisinart model when it was on sale from Amazon.Worked out very well, very good size, but I had the following complaints:1. The handles stick out and make it difficult to put this in the oven unless the handles are out to the sides. At one point I wanted the handles to face the back and door of the oven so I could fit something else in there, but they protruded too much. With a plain pans i've been able to do this in the past, so I would these didn't stick out so much (and they're metal so I still need gloves). I suppose they make the pan look nice, but infringe on usable oven space2. The metal is thinner than what I expected, but worked just fineOverall a few complaints, but given the price I can't grumble too much. I'll likely use it throughout the year for roasting/cooking as well
Nice pan. Did not warp at 500
December 9, 2014
Nice pan. Did not warp at 500. It is nice to have a steel pan and rack as opposed to some chemically treated non stick cheapo.The pan felt too thin to be three-ply.Barely fit in my oven. The handles add a lot to the profile of the pan, bringing the width to 20 7/8". In my oven, the handles barely fit between the rack supports..Pro tip: stay cool handles are stay hot handles too.
Looked good, worked like a charm, and was easy to clean. V-rack is ok.
November 30, 2012
We realized after Thanksgiving that our array of inherited roasting pans was just not cutting it. Cooks Illustrated had this model as “Recommended”. I roasted a 12lb turkey in it yesterday (must have more left-overs!) and then deglazed the vegetables and drippings on the cook top. Looked good, worked like a charm, and was easy to clean. The pan’s handles are large and easy to grasp. The interior of the pan has no difficult to clean corners, angles, or curves. The bottom could be a bit thicker but is up to the job as is.The included V-rack is only OK due to handle location and overall construction. The Cusinart rack is prettier (matching stainless) than my Calphalon but not as heavily constructed. The Cusinart’s handles are on the ends too near the pan’s handles for my comfort (large hands). The black Calphalons’s are on the sides making them much easier to grasp and lift.I will try it as a deep fryer in the near future and report back.
Three Star Reviews:
It's NOT flat.
February 16, 2016
The base is not flat. There is a groove running all the way around the edges of the pan. This makes deglazing much more difficult. I don't know why they say that it's flat when it isn't, but they lied.Otherwise, the pan is good. It's sturdy, easy to lift, everything it should be. If it were flat, it would be perfect.
Came with marks
March 27, 2015
Mine arrived today.Please see attached picture of markings that were present when I unpackaged the roaster.
sturdy pan. It is also quite heavy
November 28, 2014
I ordered this pan for everyday roasting and also for the turkey this Thanksgiving.It is a well made, sturdy pan. It is also quite heavy, which is why I only give it 3 stars. Definitely required two people to lift safely (with the turkey). We roasted an 18 lb turkey in it and the turkey fit just right; any bigger and it would not have fit on the roasting rack.We roasted our vegetables in the pan after and they turned out beautifully crisp.I would recommend this pan but be cautious of it's weight.
Not such a great value
November 24, 2013
Poor attention to detail, I am definitely disappointed, it is not the great value I was hoping for. The inside polished finish was horrible, they really rushed through it in production and did not take the time to do it well. The large flat areas are shiny but all the corners are very scratchy looking. The only way I can describe it is that it looks as if someone cleaned it will coarse steel wool or a green scotch bright pad. I would send it back but we're only a couple days from Thanksgiving. On the positive side, it does seem sturdy and hopefully will hold up over time
Some quality issues
November 28, 2012
It took 2 tries to get a pan that wasn't heavily scratched or gouged in the interior floor and used-looking. This last pan is not great, a scratch on the front and the corners have visible bends where the multi-layers were joined at the factory. Since the last one arrived 2 days before Thanksgiving I was stuck. It seems to roast evenly - it's ultimate purpose - and the handles are well placed for handling. I haven't used it on top of the stove yet so can't rate that. Not one of my better purchases, could almost hear my grandmother tell me "you get what you pay for".
Basically did what I needed
November 27, 2012
I am not a professional product rater which so often appears to be what shows up on Amazon, just a regular customer. The roaster is well constructed and held up well in my cooking which was to cut up a turkey, lay it on a bed of aromatic vegetables and roast it. It cleans up nicely which is always a plus. It is not a small roaster but you need this size to truly hold a turkey and due to the size is a bit hard to wash but again so far cleans up nicely. My current concern is a small "chip" in the bottom of the pan which I did not notice before cooking but could have been there and how that will affect the use of the roaster over time. For someone looking for a good, heavy duty, probably should last a long time roaster, this should be good.
Nice roasting pan but it discolored after the first use
June 7, 2017
Nice roasting pan but it discolored after the first use. Spent a lot of time scrubbing it to get it clean. Next time will line it with foil before using it.
Amazon Great - My Stove, Not So Much
December 15, 2016
It was a lovely roaster, BUT I have the smallest kitchen in the world and the smallest stove. I measured the inside and THOUGHT it would fit...it did not so I returned it. Amazon was great to work with and I will continue to give it my business.
Quality is slightly lacking
November 30, 2016
I'm not happy with the fact that I only used this twice and there is already a lot of discoloration. I also don't like how low the inner rack is. The meat always touches the broth. It would be nice if it were a bit higher. The pan can easily fit two medium chickens and they did cook very well and evenly on it.
Disappointed in design
November 26, 2016
While excellent quality is apparent, imagine my dismay as my stuffed, spiced turkey wouldn't fit in my wall oven! Boo on Cuisinart for claiming " it fit all ovens. The problem is the angle of the handles. They protrude. If one could be made removable we could have used our new roasting pan!
Quality, does not matter!
April 5, 2015
The pan came dented on one of the short sides at the top of the rim opposite the handle. It should not have left the factory. The packaging was strong and in good order. I’m not going to take the time to return it; the pan is usable, just very disappointed. Quality, just does not exists or matter!
If you cook your gravy on top of the stove in the roaster this might not be the pan for you.
November 14, 2013
I noticed the reviews about the thin bottom of this pan after I bought it. I would have preferred a solid bottom like on the pans. I will probably keep it. It is pretty, but the solidly done bottom would have made it a real winnerl
Two Star Reviews:
Poor quality surface, pitted after first use in oven.
May 11, 2017
Pitting after one use in oven. Not what I expected. Got a return shipping label so sending it back for amazon credit. Recently have had bad experiences with Cuisinart. Will not purchase their brand any more.
Bought this because the bottom was supposed to be flat ...
August 19, 2016
Bought this because the bottom was supposed to be flat for use with induction/flat top stove. Its nowhere near flat. The center of the bottom was concave by 1/16", or roughly the thickness of a SD card.
Too many pit marks
January 31, 2016
Very disappointed in the quality. I love Cuisinart products however; when this arrived it had several pit marks in the bottom of the pan. I should have listened to the other reviewers. I sent it back right away.
March 10, 2015
After the 2nd use, the finish appears to have worn off in several spots. So disappointing. Fortunately I was able to return it to Amazon for a full reimbursement.
What do YOU expect from your cookware?
January 9, 2015
Let me preface this by telling you I rarely write reviews. If I wrote a thorough review about every item I purchased from Amazon, I'd be writing for a very long time. If I write a review, it's because I have a strong opinion about a product.I really wanted this roasting pan to be "the one." My forever roasting pan, the one that would last with proper care and would not need to be replaced for as long as I am upright and cooking. My goal was to replace a Kirkland roasting pan that had been in service for 14 years. There was nothing wrong with that roaster, except the rack had begun to flake and rust, rendering it (the rack) useless. The pan itself had a non-stick surface, which was in good condition. However, I felt the need to replace it as I am using non-stick surfaces less and less and prefer multi-clad cookware.After researching what was available, I narrowed my options down to this pan and an All-Clad flared roaster. Ultimately, I decided to purchase the Cuisinart roaster as the majority of reviews were positive and it appeared to meet all of my needs while being a more reasonably priced item. When the pan arrived, I was excited to try it out. (Yes, I'm one of those people that get excited about cookware.) After a close inspection, it seemed to be of good quality, though there were already a few scratches on the interior and the rack was a bit thinner than I would have liked. Not ideal, but if it performed well, not a deal-breaker either.I used it the first time to roast a ham, which turned out perfectly hammy. (I mean, come on, it's a ham, and how good can it really be? Lol) Anyway, while washing the pan, I noticed that there were more scratches than before, probably from the roasting rack moving around. Still, not a big deal. After washing, there were some mineral deposits which were easy to remove. However, I also noticed a few spots that appeared to be pitting. After trying to clean the pan again, hoping these spots were not the dreaded pitting that I had read about in the negative reviews. They were. Though I knew better, I decided to try the pan again, hoping that no more pitting would occur. This time, I roasted a turkey. The pan did its job and the turkey was delicious. Though I had hoped to be able to make gravy in the roasting pan, I decided against it as I didn't want to cause any additional scratches. I was already "babying" it, which defeated the purpose of buying this type of pan. After washing, there were more scratches. Again, they seemed to come from the rack moving around in the pan. Scratches happen, but I've never seen this extent of scratching from any of my other multi-clad cookware after minimal use. And, of course, even more pitting had occurred. If you are familiar with pitting, you know it is NOT the same as mineral deposits. Mineral deposits can discolor your cookware giving it a white spotted appearance, but can be removed with a minimal amount of effort if you use the right product. Pitting, however, is what occurs when pieces of the finish erode, causing a pock-like appearance. If you run your fingers over the areas in question, you will be able to feel pits in the surface. This obviously cannot be scrubbed away and can ultimately cause rust in the eroded areas. I'm guessing that rust may not have a place on your menu.After 10 years of use (and sometimes abuse), none of my other multi-clad cookware has shown any sign of scratching to the extent that this piece has after only 2 uses. And the pitting. Good grief. I find the pitting absolutely unacceptable. In my opinion, this product is an embarrassment to the Cuisinart name.Your experience with this product may be different than mine. I don't know what you expect from your cookware. You may be okay with a lot of scratches and pitting. Or maybe you just don't notice things like that. Maybe you don't plan on using this roaster very often, so it doesn't bother you. I planned on using this roaster at least once a week, so I was very disappointed when it didn't perform as I anticipated. As for me, I'm sending the Cuisinart back to Amazon and will be visiting my favorite kitchen store. I know I'll pay more there, but I think I'll have a much better chance of finding "the one."
Poor quality control, inconsistent manufacturing, flaking
August 26, 2014
First the good things: heavy, thick-walled, nice handles, cooks stuff really well, cleans up easily, great price.I've returned three of these and kept one. Here's the history:November 2012, $85: The top of one side was dented badly enough that the top edge had a ripple. This did not occur in shipping--both the product box and shipping box were undamaged--so it probably left the factory that way. I sent it back for an exchange without making a close examination for additional flaws. I did notice, however, that the rack had a really nice smooth matte finish.December 2012: The replacement was a keeper (sort of). The bottom of the roaster is mostly flat, but liquid tends to pool a bit about the sides (unlike Cuisnart's Multiclad pots and pans which are completely flat on the bottom). The pooling is not consistent, so it's not clear if the pan is designed to have a channel or not. Either way, the manufacturing is sloppy. If you turn it over you can see that the bottom joins to the sides differently as you go around the pan. Some places there is a 90 curve between the bottom and the side. Other places it's more than 90 degrees so that a channel forms. Anyway, it works fine for cooking gravy on a gas stove top, but will not make contact everywhere on an electric glass top. There have been no issues with flaking or pitting. The rack is smooth matte, and welds are reasonably well finished. The rack handles are a bit crooked.June 2014, $55: The date of manufacture was stamped on the bottom, causing a small bump up in the interior of the pan. The previous pans did not have date stamps, and Cuisinart Multiclad pots and pans are engraved rather than stamped. AS THEY SHOULD BE. What kind of moron damages a product by crudely stamping the date into it? The pooling was more pronounced. The rack had a cheap shiny look and rough surfaces throughout, and the welds were poorly finished. One of the rack handles was at an obvious angle. I called Cuisinart and asked if this was normal quality for this product (okay, dumb question). The rep asked where I bought the pan and then transferred me to Amazon customer service without another word. Shipped back to Amazon for an exchange.June 2014: The replacement had a stamped manufacture date again, but the bottom was flatter, and the rack was acceptable quality (straight handles, smooth surfaces, okay welds). Now, however, there was something new: several small streaks of powdery black gunk stuck to the interior of the pan. Looked like something left over from the manufacturing process. Cleaned it up and decided the pan was good enough to keep. Using the patented Mark Bittman 45-minute-turkey method, I cooked a bird, and it turned out perfectly--well-browned all over, tender, moist, delicious--but when I cleaned up I noticed that a 1/4" diameter piece of the stainless surface had flaked off. Never figured out where THAT went, but the pan went back to Amazon.At this point I have given up on Cuisinart and am roasting stuff in cast iron pots and pans, although that won't work for turkey.Amazon was great on the returns--no arguments and no shipping charges.
Lightweight Stainless Pan
January 5, 2017
Full disclosure, I probably should have done some more research on this pan before I bought it but I saw Stainless, Roaster, riveted handles and I figured it would work. I was wrong. This pan is a single ply stainless pan. It isn't much more substantial than a heavy duty one-time use aluminum pan you can get from the grocery store. Sure it will cook a turkey or a roast but about all it will do is give you handles to take the item in and out of the oven and stop juices from running everywhere.One thing that isn't clear in the product description is the bottom of the pan is not flat. There is a raised ridge in the center and this is problematic for me. I planned on using this to braise or sear items on my flattop electric stove before putting them in the oven. You can't do that with this pan. It also has a 500 degree limit for the pan which can also cause problems when cooking on high heat or gas.
December 13, 2016
Too big for conventional oven-:(
July 18, 2015
I returned this roaster as it was very flimsy.
January 1, 2015
February 22, 2014
Many reviewers comment on this pan's ability to roast a turkey, chicken, etc., and yes, this metal container with solid handles will adequately hold a 20 lb. piece of meat while it sits in the oven, but... after roasting my turkey, I put this on my (flat, glass) stove top to deglaze the pan and make gravy and it buckled, vibrating wildly and splattering contents. Exactly why I replaced my bargain roasting pan. Money wasted for me.Update (2014): I researched and specifically sought out this model (Cuisinart 7117-16UR) based on America's Test Kitchen's high recommendation back in 2008. Since then, this model has been down-graded to "Not Recommended" in their ratings. This leads me to ask (unless Cuisinart redesigned this pan and left it with the same model number), how did it drop from "Highly Recommended" to "Not Recommended"? It should still be the same pan, and should still perform well, overall, even if newer pans excel compared to this pan's price. What the heck?!?
April 23, 2013
This had the size I wanted, and sounded great, but did not conduct heat well at all. Could not compare to vegetables that I typically roasted in a ceramic baking dish. Very disappointed in the poor browning ability of the pan. I'll just stick to roasting the occasional chicken in it or thanksgiving turkey. The stainless steel rack was a plus. It's the only reason I did not return the pan.
One Star Reviews:
horridly manufactured product
May 18, 2017
cuisinart can't seem to make a roasting pan that's actually flat on the bottom. the first was so warped it was unusable and the replacement had a large gouge out of the inside of the pan and was also warped. obvious manufacturer defect. no option to replace the second time, not that i wanted to after the first two. refund only.
November 28, 2016
Bought item for thanksgiving turkey. Used it once and bottom pitted.
Surprisingly low quality pan from Cuisinart. They refused warranty service!!! Done with Cuisinart
April 24, 2015
I have used this pan over about three months now. In that time I've used it about four times. I haven't treated it like fine china, but I've been careful with it. It has gone in and out of the oven and been soaked and scrubbed clean with a typical green scrubby sponge. I have not piled pointy/scratchy metal things into it in the sink and I haven't banged it around.Result: After four (maybe five) uses, there are significant scratches over the bottom of the pan. The scratches aren't deep, but they went right through the metal coating and rust is showing through them. On the top interior surface the stainless coating has begun to chip, showing the (aluminum?) core inside. Just not acceptable. I am going to try to get a refund from Cuisinart because I don't want to have to wait for a replacement from them only to have it fail in another few uses. I have had good luck with other pans from Cuisinart, so this is a disappointment. Particularly considering the poor quality of this pan is a known issue.Edit: I tried contacting Cuisinart directly to get a refund or replacement. They said they don't handle that, can't offer a refund or a replacement. Seriously, heed the other bad reviews of this product and buy a different product.
I had read some reviews reflecting this but hoped for the best. Will
September 23, 2014
small pitting showed up after just one wash. I had read some reviews reflecting this but hoped for the best. Will return
Peeling after two uses!
July 7, 2014
I don't usually write these reviews. When I receiver the roaster, all looked great, seemed very heavy duty. After using two times, the clad is peeling off. Now it is too late to return the piece. Why would a company like Cuisinart make something so awful? It's Cuisinart for goodness sake, that is all I use. I seen similar reviews, but figured somebody did something wrong to make the pealing happen, guess not!
pits inside pan after one use
March 31, 2014
finish inside pan flakes off. one use, a turkey at 325 degrees,3 hours. three large pits inside pan. poor quality.UPDATE 6.23.2014, returned the original pan to Cuisinart. They sent a replacement. Clearly a used pan that had pitting also. So, returned it. And they sent another badly pitted pan as a replacement. Their customer service people say that their is no one else I can talk to to get a non-pitted pan. And while they say they do have a corporate office, they do not have a phone number for them. Truly unbelieveable. Now returning the third pan. They also say that Cuisinart does not do refunds.
March 8, 2017
not as sturdy as the MultiCladPro - I returned this for the Pro
Returned due to black marks all over the inside of ...
December 19, 2016
Returned due to black marks all over the inside of it. Couldn't be removed and didn't feel safe cooking in it.
Design is worth examining before purchase
December 4, 2015
Although this product comes from a company that has a good track record for products made for the kitchen, this roasting pan has some odd design characteristics.First, the bottom of the roasting pan is not flat. Rather the center is raised leaving a 1" wide channel depression around the perimeter of the pan. For those who plan to make a gravy with pan drippings in this pan, it may be a challenge given the fact that the drippings run to the depressed area. Secondly, the lifting handles for the rack are on the narrow end of the rack. The placement of the handles gets in the way when trying to insert an instant read thermometer into the long end of a turkey breast.The wall thickness of the pan itself seems on the light side.
July 15, 2015
unit pitted after first use. returned it
The rack was warped and would not sit flat in ...
January 3, 2015
The rack was warped and would not sit flat in the pan, therefore it was not safe to roast the turkey, as birdcould have tumbled out into oven or on floor, while moving the pan.
Please do yourself a favor and get a MultiClad Pro version instead
September 26, 2013
I have a 10 piece Cuisinart Chef's Classic set, and find it to be "very good", "incredible for the price" and "best buy". This roaster, however, is not worthy of Cuisinart Chef's Classic name. It is light and frail.After roasting chicken with veggies (potatoes, brussels sprouts, inter alia) at 475F, one of the sides got warped slightly - this should NOT be happening after ONE roast!For only $30 more I got an amazing Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack - tough, robust, multiclad goodness that will last me years and years. What's $30 these days? Two movie tickets?Bottom line: Get the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro version, not this one!
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20.8 inches including the 16-inch length of the roasting surface and the handles
Stainless Triple Ply Construction
Heat Surround Technology
Solid Stainless Steel Rack
Induction Ready, Dishwasher Safe
Professional Stainless Exterior
Riveted Stainless Handles
Solid Stainless Steel Rack
Problem with sizesAccording to your review, the Cuisinart is 366 inches by 720 inches. That's not even going to fit in my driveway, much less my kitchen.Problem with sizesUSA