Broiling. Direct Flame. High heat. A great way to cook meats, fish, vegetables and even fruits. Foods cook evenly and nutrients stay intact while cooking. Broiler pans will also bake, roast, and grill. Broil on a crusty surface before or after you bake or roast it. Putting a baked or roasted food under the broiler will add a crispy crust, a cheesier cheese, a golden brown surface.