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<p>We've been having a hard time finding a roasting pan that isn't aluminum or teflon coated.</p>
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<p>We found one of those old black and white speckled roasting pans at my mom's house... are those safe? I noticed that <a href="http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=472218&BannerID=PD677&PartnerID=LINKSHARE&LinkshareID=neQRQBqOKtQ-WpIaULYjEl4yY5uBZ.6f6Q" target="_blank">Macy's is selling them too</a>... what are your thoughts on them? Or is there another alternative that's not too expensive?</p>
 

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<p>Safe as far as I know. We eat off of enamel-ware plates/bowls every day. They've been around forever - if there were any serious concerns I'm pretty sure we'd have heard about them by now and stopped using them. :shrug </p>
 

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<p>from what I know (which isn't much!) enamel-ware is considered safe ... but roasting is at such a high temp, I don't know about leaching... couldn't find any info stating it's not ok!</p>
 

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Why not try tempered glass? (like Pyrex) That's what we use for roasting.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Arduinna</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282352/is-this-safe-to-cook-in#post_16097247"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><p>I prefer enameled cast iron and clay pots for roasting.</p>
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I do too. But aren't those terribly expensive? The OP specified that she was looking for something inexpensive. I got my Pyrex roasting dish for less than $10.
 

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<p>clay pots don't have to be expensive. I bought some of mine for about 30 dollars and they are big enough to roast chicken, a leg of lamb or beef with veggies in.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Llyra</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282352/is-this-safe-to-cook-in#post_16097718"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Arduinna</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282352/is-this-safe-to-cook-in#post_16097247"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I prefer enameled cast iron and clay pots for roasting.</p>
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I do too. But aren't those terribly expensive? The OP specified that she was looking for something inexpensive. I got my Pyrex roasting dish for less than $10.</div>
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<p>Is the glass dish large enough for a whole chicken? We have several Pyrex dishes, but none are that big.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Arduinna</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282352/is-this-safe-to-cook-in#post_16098274"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>clay pots don't have to be expensive. I bought some of mine for about 30 dollars and they are big enough to roast chicken, a leg of lamb or beef with veggies in.</p>
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Where did you get the clay roaster? I've never heard of those.</p>
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<p>When I lived in out west they had them in the Mexican markets. But you can find them online too, there are a lot of different kinds and in different price ranges at places like <a href="http://www.tienda.com/table/cazuelas.html" target="_blank">La Tienda</a>  and <a href="http://www.theculinarygarden.com/" target="_blank">The Culinary Garden</a> . Check out <i>Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking by</i> Paula Wolfert for a bunch of info on the different types and recipes for using them.</p>
 

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Yeah, my Pyrex is big. It's the same size as my old stainless steel roasting pan. I like the Pyrex because I find it's easier to keep clean.
 

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<p>I see clay roasters at the thrift store pretty often too.  Some are well-seasoned from years of use, others look brand new.  It's worth a try to check your local thrift shops!</p>
 
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