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14 inch pizza pan for Mad Max Turkey roast pan?

bcrawfo2bcrawfo2 Posts: 85
edited 10:54PM in EggHead Forum
I've volunteered for Turkey duty this year, so I've started the search for a roaster.
My search at the kitchen store was not very successful.
They have the "granite ware" stuff...which is cheap, but it doesn't have a flat bottom...which supposedly causes problems on glass-top stoves. All other alternatives were WAY too big for my large.

While I was there...I got a 14" pizza pan (deep dish) which I plan on using as a drip pan on my platesetter for low/slow cooks.

Can I get away with using this pizza pan with a v-rack? I don't know how much protection the bird gets from a roasting pan. Looking at the recipe...he estimates about two cups of liquid remains at the pan can hold that (and then some).

I plan on using broken pizza stone pieces to raise the pan off the platesetter.


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    Did a 15# bird today using a 2 X 15 round pan. The "V" rack was a perfect fit. Plate setter was legs up and the grate then the pan on top. Filled the pan with about 1 1/2 inch cab wine and water some veggies for flavor and then the "V" rack.

    Careful closing the top, I pulled the thermometer and then reinserted. Broke one several years ago and for $20 it is worth pulling. I added some water 1 hour into the cook to keep the liquid level from burning.

    TURKEYVRACK.jpg Hope this helps.

    Total cooking time 2 1/2 hours @ 325F
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Why does it look like an eyeball looking out of that turkey?
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    That "EYE" is a granny smith apple slice with a camera flash.d s
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,993
    ive cooked 16-18 pounders with a 13.5 inch paella pan and a grill sitting on it. pan sitting slighty raised over a pizza stone. you loose some drippings but it works ok
  • looks like I'm good.
    My wife has a new Le Creuset dutch oven, but not sure I can talk her into letting me use that in the egg....even tho it should clean up just fine.
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