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Ping: Mad Maxlength and width of pan in large

crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
edited 4:56PM in EggHead Forum

Whats the length and width of that oval roaster you fit on the platesetter in the large?

Less of a question about turkeys, and more about investing in an all purpose pan that fits. My current square roaster is slightly too large.


  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    I have an enameled roasting pan that just fits. It is 19" maximum outside long dimension. However, the ends of the oval have a short radius. If it were any wider on the ends, it would start turning into a problem. Rectangle or broad radius oval needs to be in the 16 or 17 inch range, again depending on width and radius.
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    thx. Helpful. I've been looking around trying to find a good all purpose roaster that will fit.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    You don't want anything bigger then 13" or 14" square. Remember the grate is 18" and sits on the outside of the Plate Setter. You may be able to go 16" if you used the Adjustable rig. Max's roaster is 17" but it is Oval and the handles lay down. Mine is bigger only because I have an XL.

    You have to account for the width of the pan too as it will be near the edge of the plate setter and must fit between the feet of the plate setter.

    Lastly unless the handles fold down along the edge of the roaster you have to account for them too. They are typically 2 1/4 inches each.
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    This one looks ideal to me:

    In October it was on sale for about 30 bucks. I snoozed and "losed". I'm watching to see if it goes back on sale after TG but before Christmas.
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    Thanks for the detail. I think I'd like to go oval. I hate to keep using the throw aways....trying to be a little green.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    If you can go heavy aluminum or stainless steel. As Max pointed out Tin has a relatively low melting point, so be leery of copper or copper clad roasters.

    My roaster is enameled. Works well.
  • Here's another one that looks like it will work - high sides, but maybe that's not a bad thing!
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Non-stick coatings not good.

    Kills birds at high heat... 500+
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    The Wolf and I agree on something!

    I wouldn't chose a non-stick pan for cooking on the Egg.
  • EggZonaEggZona Posts: 108
    I bought one of these at Linens & Things - Going out of business.

    Fits like a glove after you cut off the handles! Just like Max's.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    But Max's handles are cut off. They are lying down against the wall of the roaster
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