Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack Product Review

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The Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack has a 20.8 inch roasting surface including a 16-inch length with the handles.  It is constructed of stainless triple ply with heat surround technology.  The solid stainless steel rack is induction ready and dishwasher safe.  The dimensions of this roasting pan is 6.2 X 20.8 x 13.2 inches.  The roaster with rack weighs 9.1 pounds.

Best Features of The Product 

  • Healthy alternative to non-stick coated roasters
  • Works great on a stove top
  • Dishwasher safe
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Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack
  • 20.8 inches including the 16-inch length of the roasting surface and the handles
  • Stainless Triple Ply Construction
  • Heat Surround Technology

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A Summary of Customer Reviews

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As of this writing there were 3,576 customer comments and 854 answered questions on Amazon for the Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack.  I've read through the feedback and then condensed the results here.  I hope that this helps you in choosing a roasting pan.

Will Work On Induction Cooktops

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People who used this roaster found that it had great temperature control and boiled easily on induction cooktops.  One woman describes how she uses it to make gravy,

"I make gravy after I've lifted the turkey by straddling the pan over two electric burners. Works great. If anything burns on, just soak it--washes BEAUTIFULLY. Don't waste your money buying various cheap roasters like I did for 40 years." 

Some people found that it does get very hot, so you will need to adjust accordingly.  For example, if you are making pancakes, turn down the heat from what you'd normally have it set at.

Not Coated

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One of the things that I liked about this roaster was that it was not coated with any chemicals.  Stainless Steel is a metal, not a coating.  A lot of cast iron pan lovers like myself, commented that they used this pan when cast iron just wouldn't work well for what they were cooking.  Dishes with acidic ingredients such as tomatoes, citrus, and wine will eat away at the seasoning you build up on cast iron which protects it and gives it non-stick properties.


For those situations where cast iron is not appropriate, a lot of people like to use this stainless steel roaster.  For health reasons, a lot of people are suspicious of and not comfortable with non-stick anodized aluminum pans. The Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack is a great alternative for cast iron pan lovers, when they need a different cooking surface.

Comes With Rack

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The nice thing about the Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack is that it comes with a roasting rack.  Keep that in mind when comparing prices.  Not all roasters come with a rack.  This rack received a lot of comments from customers about how sturdy it is.  People felt it was strong enough to withstand heat and held up well holding heavy roasts and turkeys. 

Easy To Clean

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This is an easy to clean roaster.  If it does get food stuck on it, which it rarely should, then simply let it soak in warm water.  Then hand wash or put it in the dishwasher.  Not all roasting pans are dishwasher safe, so this is definitely an asset for this roaster.  You can use more elbow grease if you need to on this pan than you should with a coated non-stick pan.  With stainless steel, you won't have to worry about the coating coming off.

Suggested Cooking Adjustments

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When cooking with this pan, customers found that they needed to make some adjustments to how they cook on other pans.  I've read their suggestions and summarized it down to three suggestions.  When cooking with this roaster, use lower heat, preheat the cookware, and use oil when cooking.

Durable and Heavy

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Stainless steel is strong by nature.  This roaster with rack rated high with customers who wanted a pan to last.  Most customers comments reflected that this roaster is very durable and can handle a lot of abuse.  It is also heavy, so take note if you have a hard time lifting heavy objects.  One satisfied customer had this to say about the durability and weight of this roaster,

"This set is so heavy and durable, so I got way more than expected. They are heavy enough that I have issues lifting with one hand for too long- just be aware if you are a weak person."  

The roaster with rack weighs 9.1 pounds.

Attractive

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I wouldn't normally even waste time talking about a roaster being attractive, but so many people who bought this commented on how pretty it was.  One even said it was sexy. While this is humorous, I have to agree that there is just something special about stainless steel.  It has that shine to it when you have it all cleaned up.  This is probably why stainless steel cookware is such a popular gift at weddings and showers.  It truly does have a pretty look to it.  If you shine it up really well, you can even see your own reflection in it.

My Conclusion 

The Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack is a popular roaster.  Just the high number of positive comments left on Amazon would get my attention if I was buying a roasting pan.  The stainless steel material has a fanbase all on its own with people concerned with health issues associated with coated pans.  This roaster is not coated.  It is durable, and as a bonus, a lot of people who bought it found it to be an attractive roaster with shine and a sleek look.  It's nice that it comes with a rack included.  If you are in the market for a quality roaster with rack, I highly recommend the Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack.

For more reviews and information, check out our Top 10 Roasting Pans of 2018.

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