I bought this to replace a large non-stick roaster that was peeling and no longer safe to use for making gravy from the fond in the bottom of the pan. I wanted a tri-ply roaster this time that would give me more even heat when making gravy, and I wanted a smaller one that would not be overwhelmingly large for roasting a chicken. Because it's just my wife and I, we usually cook a 12-14 pound turkey on holidays, so this seemed like a good choice. Mostly it was.
I used the pan for the first time for our Christmas turkey, and (other than the rack thing below) it performed admirably. The pan itself is sturdy and of high quality. It's not as heavy and some top-end tri-clad skillets, but it feels good and solid, and it handles well.
The only thing I really dislike about the pan is that the rack sits freely in the bottom of the pan without anything to keep it from sliding around. Our old one had a rack that laid onto four 'knobs' on the ends, securing it completely. This one takes great care, when sliding it into and out of the oven, to keep the rack from sliding to the side. Still, as I look carefully at the images of other high-end roasters, it seems like they all do that, so I guess that's just how it is now.
People considering this should be very conscious of the size and how it will meet their needs. The box the pan comes in says it will hold up to an 18-pound turkey. That's ridiculous; it wouldn't come close. Our turkey was 14.2 pounds and it just barely fit. By just barely, I mean that there was only about 1/4-inch left on all four sides. Combined with the insecure rack, it took some fiddling each time I basted it to keep the rack in the right place. Even then, I had to be very careful with the basting. If I angled the baster toward the back side, the juices would shoot off the turkey, past the edge of the pan. I had to drizzle it straight down from the top. Unless my turkey was mislabeled, I would say you should consider this for 14 pounds max. I'm not complaining about the size; it really meets my needs well. I just wanted to make clear what you're getting.
Overall, I really like this pan. It performed superbly on the stove top and it cleaned up nicely. The inside bottom is (was) mirror-shiny, and so pretty out of the box, but the whisk I used for the gravy pretty much took care of that. That doesn't worry me, though, as pans are tools, meant to be used. A recommendation is always relative to price, so mine is this. I bought it on sale via Amazon just before Christmas in the high two-digits and I would give it a high recommendation at that price for someone looking for a smaller pan. As I write this, it's already back to its normal price about 50% higher, and I think that's more than its worth. For that price, I would instead go with the larger, but much more affordable Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad Pro Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack.