Published: November 22, 2017
Updated: August 20, 2022
Hi! I have gotten this question enough that it seems like a good time to finally answer it on my blog!
We keep a vegan/ vegetarian home here a the Rubin HQ, so I won’t be personally cooking a turkey any time soon (I made a promise to my husband when we got married more than 16 years ago that I would never cook meat in the house.) We do cook a Tofurkey (or two or three) every Thanksgiving (it’s gotten to the point where my bigger boys can eat a whole Tofurkey all by themselves!), so I will share a few options here in terms of sizes of pans I use for the things I do cook as well.
I also have to share a funny story… I have #TurkeyPanTrauma in my personal history… lol! When I married my ex-husband in 1994, and then got divorced several months later… he withheld half of my (meager) divorce settlement (amounting to $10,000) because I refused to give him the turkey pan that had been given to us as a wedding present by my family! So, in the end, he got the turkey pan and I got the $10,000 (which I used to pay off my college loans so I could buy my first house!) I just don’t get what people will do for stuff! As a result, I don’t really care much for turkey pans!
Coincidentally my current husband had the very same pan when we got married (not sure why, since he is / has been primarily vegan, perhaps for cooking lots of squash? or tempe?) I will also post a link to that pan below (although it’s not something I use on a regular basis!)
TURKEY PAN TIPS: AVOID anything nonstick. AVOID anything enamel coated (solid colors or those flecks). AVOID glazed ceramic cookware. AVOID cooking in aluminum. I generally stick with stainless steel (confirming there are no brass components), uncoated cast iron, and clear glass for ALL of my cooking needs.
Thanks for reading!
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