I've torn up a lot of cheap pans in my time. Even though I try to treat pans well, they usually start to crack and rust after a few weeks. So I am sooo excited about this Christmas gift from my folks; It's a giant All Clad roasting pan! They actually got it for me last December, but we haven't had time to meet and pass off the gift until now.
But it was worth the wait! It feels so wonderfully heavy and durable, I can see it still in use years from now. Plus I usually roast or braise something once a week, so I'm glad to finally have the right tool for the job. I also love that it's huge - I can scatter giant quantities of veggies and chopped up animals across the bottom, then splatter them with some stock or wine, and let the whole thing stew merrily away in the oven. Which is exactly what I did, as you can see in the side photo. Although we're still in the midst of grilling season, I'm very excited to see this pan with a big holiday goose or ham cradled in its shiny basin.