French roasting pans are rectangular roasting pans that have rounded corners, and fixed handles that rise up vertically from the sides.
They will be made of heavy-gauge aluminum, stainless-steel or non-stick coated metal.
They come in varying sizes, often with rack inserts.
The rounded corners allow whisks to get into them more easily.
Some people feel that the direct upward lift afforded by the upright handles on these pans is more user-friendly.