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A roasting pan or a Reine is a flat, rectangular, round or oval vessel with two handles that can be used to cook roast pork or goose in an oven , for example . Cast iron roasters are common, but like pans they are also available made of stainless steel , copper , deep-drawn steel and aluminum with a non-stick coating, and made of steel with a heat-resistant enamel layer.

In the southern German-speaking area, Reindl is a name for a rectangular roaster with two handles, mostly made of metal. It is used to roast pork, chicken, duck, goose or the like. prepared, but also desserts such as apple strudel or pipe noodles . In Austria, Reine or Reindl is also used synonymously for casserole .

Glass roasting pans are also available. In earlier times there were also ceramics roasters, these could only be used in the oven or on an open flame. A roasting pan can also be used for roasting on the stove in the so-called roasting zone. In principle, it is a mixture of pan and saucepan . A roaster can also consist of natural clay.


The word Reine comes from Rein (f.), Variants were Reinel, Reindel, Rindel, Reidl. The following explanation comes from Johann Andreas Schmeller : "The old term is still in dialect, mainly in Upper Germany , where it is used from a flat kitchen pan made of tin or clay or from a flat milk bowl."

Historical roasters

Special roasting pans made from earthenware such as the Saurüssel (a roasting pan for pigeons) or the rabbit pan , which were specially made for these slaughtered animals , are no longer in use .

Web links

Wiktionary: Roaster  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. German-Austrian Kitchen dictionary
  2. ↑ in , f. basin, crucible. In: Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm (Hrsg.): German dictionary . tape 14 : R - skewness - (VIII). S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1893, Sp. 699 ( ).