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Mauviel M'Cook 5-Ply Roasting Pan
Product number: 5217.35
Manufacturer: Mauviel
List price: $240
Warranty: Lifetime
Dimensions: Exterior: 16-1/4" x 10-3/4" x 5"; Bottom of pan: 13.5" x 9.1"
Weight: 6 lb 11.4 oz
Composition: Stainless steel, aluminum
Other versions: 15.7" x 11.8"; 13.5" x 9.1", shallow; 15.7" x 11.8", shallow
Made In: France
Type: Roasting pan
Color: Silver
Ambitions
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Utility/Quality
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet oven/cooktop
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Packaging
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Economy
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Summary
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: We have long thought that the roasting pan was one place you could save money, that thick pans that distribute heat evenly were important for the stove top, but not as important in roasting pans, and, quite frankly, that you were a sucker if you spent a lot on one.

Our thinking has undergone a 180-degree transformation, and this is the roasting pan that changed our minds.

Specifically, we had a recent roast take more than a half-hour longer than the recipe specified, in a 500°F (260°C) oven, with lots of vegetables surrounding the roast. We bravely left the vegetables in the oven, and they caramelized beautifully – and refused to burn. After the roast came out of the oven, we were deglazing the pan over a restaurant-capacity gas burner, and the bits left on the bottom of the pan and the drippings refused to burn. The sauce was wonderful and one of the testers said the vegetables were the best roasted vegetables she had ever tasted.

Mauviel’s M'Cook pans are comprised of the five layers – a stainless steel interior, aluminum, aluminum alloy, aluminum again, and a magnetic stainless steel exterior. Each piece is uniformly thick, and designed to work on electric, gas, halogen, and induction cooking surfaces, and in the oven to 680°F (360°C). The handles are made of cast stainless steel and the rims are designed for easy pouring.

Mauviel's measurements – 13.5" x 9.1" – are for the bottom of the pan, and look fairly small. But the inside of the smaller roaster looks large enough to us for everything but a giant turkey.

If you can afford the initial investment, you will save money by not overcooking or burning roasts, birds, or vegetables, and you will have more success with sauces and gravies. It won't work miracles, but it will help you be a better cook.



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