Roasting pans can be used with or without a rack, making them a versatile addition to your Sunday dinner. A rack allows meat to be kept aloft from the bottom of the pan and juices to run off, while providing space beneath for vegetables to be cooked simultaneously. Roasting pans vary in diameter and depth, and can also be used to create a bain-marie to gently cook delicate dishes like soufflés.
Oven trays and baking sheets have a versatile flat surface with shallow or no sides respectively, but can be used for the same purpose. Oven sheets benefit from a non-stick coating to allow food to be removed from their surface after cooking, though are often combined with additional lining like aluminium foil or greaseproof paper for easier cleaning up. The multipurpose nature of the oven tray makes it a great value addition to any kitchen.