Need I invest in a heavy-duty turkey pan, or will a cheap aluminum foil pan do?
I am baking a large turkey in the oven. For Thanksgiving.
In the past , I have had issues with the aluminum foil pans catching a hole or puncture in the bottom and all of my essential broth leaking out into the oven.
Can I double 2 of the aluminum foil pans ?
Or need I buy one of the oval pans which had a lid?
- Nikki PLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
You could double the aluminum pans if you want.
But if you cook a lot a roasting pan is a good investment. It does not have to be a super expensive one you can get one in the $25.00 range (Bed Bath and Beyond along with a coupon) Or better yet a resale store would be a great place to get one.
Don't need one with a lid, I have never roasted a turkey in a pan and put a lid on it.
If the pan comes with a rack that is great but you can make a "rack" with a length of aluminum foil that you coil up into a snake shape or lay 5 or so carrots on the bottom of the pan to put the turkey on.
- 4 weeks ago
Thrift stores might have a real one that will last for years at an affordable price or just buy a new one. It’s a waste of money to buy throw away pans. Besides you can cook other foods in it whenever.
- JohnnieLv 74 weeks ago
Yes you can double up on the pans.Since this is something you seem to use only once a year I would go with the foil.
- artLv 64 weeks ago
just use two foil pans - makes the cleanup afterwards easier
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- JinglesLv 74 weeks ago
Use two and try putting it on a cookie sheet
- Groovy_UnicornLv 74 weeks ago
I would invest in a baking pan if the turkey is something you cook every year.
- IvaBLv 54 weeks ago
Every cook worth their salt (ha) should own a roasting pan imo.It has so many uses besides turkey.Prices are pretty cheap too,if you shop around.I definitely think you should consider buying one.
- Karen LLv 74 weeks ago
Have you got a baking sheet, the kind with raised edges? Put the foil pan on that. Obviously, a foil pan 'will do', since you and probably millions of other people have used them. It's up to you to decide if you want a real roasting pan or not.
- DimoLv 54 weeks ago
Are you going to be cooking in the future? You can buy a new 18" roasting pan/lid for $22 (amazon) or you can buy five foil pans that might work.
It took me a couple of decades to learn, but life is a LOT easier when you have the correct tools.
- SHIRLEYLv 54 weeks ago
Turkeys are heavy and I strongly recommend you invest in a big roasting pan.