Best for: Roasting pans, baking sheets, and deep cake tins.
Heat conduction: Slow. Shiny metal surfaces deflect the heat from the contents so they don’t burn. It is best to buy light gauge ovenware in stainless steel as it is slow to heat.
Versatility: Oven, toaster oven, broiler, and freezer. Not for use in the microwave.
Temperature change: Good.
Non-stick surface: You can buy roasting pans with non-stick coatings or you can grease the pan.
Care: Good, but if there is a non-stick surface, acidic foods and metal utensils can damage it.
Ability to change size/shape: No.