Make everything from roasted potatoes and vegetables to flawless brownies and fruit squares - all your signature recipes. The Roasters feature wide shallow shapes to allow maximum exposure of the food to the heat source. The wide, shallow shape of these pieces exposes the maximum surface area of the food to the heat source, whether it be all around heat in the oven or under the broiler. They can also be used on the stovetop for frying. These dishes are ideal formaking pasta dishes such as lasagna and baking delicious pies and desserts such as fruit cake and gingerbread. Great for pastry, the cast iron spreads the heat evenly and well with no soggy middles to pies or tarts. Also excellent for marinating - the surface will not spoil or discolor. They make elegant serving dishes, too.