"I've used your Potatoes  drANNAn Recipe countless times."


My Take on Pommes ANNA
Potatoes drANNAn

Scientist Lee Drannan Smithson and
His Roasted Chicken Cooked on His WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan.

      FROZEN NY STRIP STEAKS                                           BROILED 7 MINUTES                                          TURNED.  BROILED 6 MINUTES  

I changed the Pommes Anna recipe to be healthier by using Extra Virgin Olive Oil Instead of Butter.  I couldn't resist naming them after myself after I noticed that the middle part of my middle name, DrANNAn, spells ANNA.  Many cooks have written that my very easy, delicious recipes are worth the price of The Pan.  I hope you write, too.  It will make my day! 

You Owe it to Yourself to Test 
The WaterBroiler-WaterRoaster Pan in Your Own Kitchen
To Prove to Yourself That Everything I Say is True
 Since You Can Do So Without Risking One Cent.


There is Only One Condition.

The Pan MUST be Returned in USED Condition!

Because...After You've Used This Pan, Tasted the Food
Cooked on This Pan,  And Cleaned This Pan in a Minute, 
I Know You Won't Give It Up for Anything..

Start Broiling and Roasting on this Amazing Pan, and
I will Gain a Grateful Friend for Life, and You will Gain
A Lifetime of  Healthy, Trouble-Free Broiling and Roasting.

Sapere posted this review on Cooks Illustrated Bulletin Board:

"I bought Drannan's WaterBroiler, guessing that the Pan would not
be as ideal as it claims, but still better than the usual broiler pans. 

In other words, I thought it was too good to be true, but since he
promised a money-back guarantee, it was a low-risk experiment.

It turned out that the pan delivered everything it claimed.
I used to avoid broiling due to the mess and smoke. 

Now I broil almost every day. It may sound sappy but this pan
has really changed the way I cook. And no, I am not a paid
spokesperson for the product...just a converted skeptic."

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Recipes in the Booklet

Best Hamburgers in the World.
Steaks.  Prime Rib.  Beef Tenderloin.
Roast Chicken, Turkey, Cornish Hens.

Lamb Chops.  Pork Loin.  Salmon.
Baked Half-a-Ham.  Garlic Shrimp.

Roasted Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Garlic, Squash, Turnips,  Eggplant, Fennel, Peppers, Tomatoes.

Broiled Bananas and Pineapple. 

Several Original Recipes
That don't use the WaterBroiler Pan.
Tortilla Soup.  Dulce de Leche Ice Cream. Bread Pudding made with Microwave Baked Bread!  Soused Apple Cake, the Groom's Cake at Weddings I Catered

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"No broiler smoke in the kitchen again last night.

My wife, who was skeptical of my purchase, says
'This pan is just Great! One of our best kitchen purchases.'

Thought I'd add my name to those who appreciate
The Best Broiler Pan On the Planet.
  Each time we use it we smile."  

Bryan D***, Lake Oswego, Oregon

"Our salmon was tastier than ever."

The Forkula® (Tongs) lets you instantly turn food broiled on  the WaterBroiler Pan. The Forkula is also A Great BBQ Tool.  I'm turning a hamburger with the Forkula  on a small Weber Grill below.

Scientist Lee Drannan Smithson Reveals Why Old-Style
Broiler-Roaster Pans Cause All Your Broiling & Roasting Problems
And How He Invented The WaterBroiler-WaterRoaster Pan to Be
Smoke-Free, Splatter-Free, Flame-Free, and Scrub-Free. 

"If there were a Nobel Prize for
Cookware Design, You'd Get My Vote!"

"Wow.  We're Speechless.  We LOVE the Pan.  You are a Genius!"

"Works just as described.  My husband LOVES the WaterBroiler Pan.    Easy to Clean.  Steaks were Great."


Here's The Science Behind my Pan
Which Makes it Work "1000 Times Better"
Than Common Broiler-Roaster Pans.

Broil The Best Tasting Steaks and Hamburgers
Here's Why.

Frozen Steaks take a few extra minutes to Broil to a Crispy Exterior
While the Frozen Center Does Not Overcook! 

The 1/2 Inch Center of  1" Steaks Cook Perfectly...Medium Rare.

My two favorite steaks are a 1" thick marbled Rib-Eye
And a 1" thick New York Strip (aka Boneless Top Loin).

Broil seven minutes until Crispy Brown.
Turn and continue broiling for six more minutes.

Once you eat a Steak Broiled from Frozen,
You Will Freeze All Your Steaks Before Broiling.

Hamburgers can be Broiled from Frozen for
Convenience, but
 Cook them Well-Done.
It is NOT Safe 
to eat Rare or Medium Rare Hamburgers!

Imagine The Ease and Convenience.

When you don't have time or energy to cook, 
pull frozen steaks or hamburgers out of your freezer and
Broil them while you're 
microwaving the vegetables and
potatoes and 
making a salad and setting the table.

You can be sitting down to a steak dinner in about 29 Minutes.
Add One Minute to CLEAN the WaterBroiler Pan.

You Can Buy the WaterBroiler Pan/Forkula Tongs Set
And a Lifetime of Broiling and Roasting Pleasure for
  About the Cost of One Steak Dinner in a Fine Restaurant.

"Perfect! Used for 1st time, Clean up a breeze.
Should have bought sooner!"

"The WaterBroiler is fantastic! I am so glad I bought it."

"Excellent time saving, taste enhancing product at excellent price!"
"Way better than that huge thing that came free with my stove!  Love it."

"Unbelievable product, better than advertised."

"Why are you keeping this wonderful product such a secret? 

The Rack is Right.  The Metal is Right.  The Shape is Right.  The Size is Right.

The Handles are Right.  Most Broiler Pans don't even have handles!

The 18/8 Stainless Steel Wire Rack is Right

The perforated sheet metal rack on Common Broiler Pans is
The Main Broiling Culprit.
Only a small fraction of drippings can drip through those sparsely
spaced small holes or slots.  It was a hellish design from the Git-Go.
Most of the drippings  puddle on those sheet metal racks to get
Hot and Smoke, Splatter, Flare-up, and Burn into Tenacious Black Char.

The  WaterBroiler 18/8 Stainless Steel Wire Rack allows virtually ALL
the drippings to Instantly Drop through the rack into the drip  (Drop) Pan.
Absolutely no smoke, no splatter, and no flare-ups come from this rack.

I used my prototype 18/8 Stainless Steel Pan and Rack a few times for
broiling and roasting and it worked  with No Smoke, No Splatter, and
No Flare-ups,  but  the drippings slightly stuck to the drip pan.

As I was washing the pan, I got an idea.  What if I poured COLD  Water
into the pan Before Broiling and Roasting to prevent the sticking?

I poured a cup and half of Cold Tap Water into the pan, and I broiled three
hamburgers, and the water prevented sticking and made the drip pan clean
like a breeze.  The water slightly evaporated (did NOT steam) when broiling.

I later found out the water, when Roasting, added a small beneficial
amount of moisture to the oven to keep the food juicy and succulent. 
That is when I decided to trademark my broiler-roaster pan invention as
The WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan.

 The 18/8 Stainless Steel Metal is Right

Both The drip Pan AND The Wire Rack are made of 100%
18/8 Stainless Steel for 
More than Beauty and Endurance. 

18/8 Stainless Steel is a poor heat conductor,  the perfect metal for a
broiler-roaster pan that does NOT need to get HOT to cook perfectly.

Of course, the pan gets hot, but not as quickly as broiler-roaster pans made
  of good heat conducting aluminum, black porcelain steel, or clad metals.

Buyer Beware when Buying 'Stainless Steel' Cookware!
Did you know?  There are Over 100 Types of

'Stainless Steel' based on Chemical Composition!

By definition, "Stainless Steel" is Any Iron Based Alloy that contains
at least 11% Chromium.  Stainless Steel that meets that minimum
definition is NOT good for Cookware.  It is reactive to acidic food.

18/8 Stainless Steel contains at least 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel.
18/10 Stainless Steel contains at least 18% Chromium and at 10%  Nickel.
18/8 and 18/10 Stainless Steels are The Best for Cookware!

The High Chromium And High Nickel Content of
18/8 and 18/10 Stainless Steel makes those metals

impervious to acidic foods, more durable, and
polishable to a very smooth, mirror finish for easy cleaning.

Here's an Instant Way to Test Your 'Stainless Steel' Products:

A magnet will STICK to Cheap Stainless Steel that contains No Nickel.
A magnet  will NOT STICK to Expensive 18/8 or 18/10 Stainless Steel.

The Round Pan is Right

Unlike rectangular pans that are too big for everyday use, 
This Round Pan is Thoughtfully Designed 
To Fit IN Divided Sinks. 
To Fit IN Dishracks. To Fit IN Dishwashers.

And, To Hang Beautifully on your Potrack for Daily Access.

"Used 11 times the first week! Helps my diet."

The Size is Right 

Unlike typical broiler-roaster pans, the 12 Inch Diameter Round
Pan (not including handles) is the perfect size for most households.

It holds 6 small Hamburgers, 4 NY Strip Steaks, A Rib-Roast for 8,
An 11 Pound Turkey, or a Pork Crown Roast with 14 Chops..

It's so Easy to Use and Clean, it's also Perfect for Singles and Couples.

 The Handles are Right

The Easy-to-Grip Handles are Welded to
The WaterBroiler-WaterRoaster Pan Where They Belong.

Most broiler pans don't even have handles!
Some foolish broiler pans have handles on the rack! 

Most roasting pans are carelessly designed with no-handles or dropped
handles which are difficult to lift-up 
without burning your fingers. 

A Free Recipe Booklet of Quick and Easy Recipes
That Even Novice Cooks Can Follow Easily And Become Good Cooks
Will be Included with Your WaterBroiler-WaterRoaster Pan.

The Recipes are Simple to Make and Simply Delicious.
 Your Prep Time in Most Cases is a Few Seconds or a  Few Minutes.

Based upon Over 1000 Unpaid Testimonials From Delighted Cooks,
A Few Chefs, and A Few Enlightened Food Authorities,  
My WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan May Be
The Most Highly Praised, The Most Lovable,
The Most Trouble-Free Cooking Pan Ever Created.

 I have never paid for an endorsement.  I didn't need to.
It would be against my scruples to ever pay for a testimonial.

The buyers I have quoted with names have given me permission 
to use their names and quotes without any compensation.

You can also mail us a check or money order or order by phone.

When you order by phone, we will have PayPal send you an invoice
which you can pay with 
a Debit/Credit Card OR with a PayPal Account.

Phone Toll Free Phone:  1-800-227-7066.

Feel Free To Phone Us If You Have Any Questions.

Drannan Cookware Co,
136 S. Dutoit Street
Dayton OH 45402

Email us for shipping costs to other countries.

Ohio Residents ONLY will be charged 7.25% sales tax.

Send email to drannan@prodigy.net

For many years, my pans, racks, and tongs were proudly made in
Ohio and Indiana. 
Unfortunately, the cost of making them here
to more than my selling price a few years ago.

To keep selling them at an affordable price, they are now made
exclusively for Drannan Cookware in India.  They are still made 
of expensive, high quality 18/8 Stainless Steel Polished to
A Mirror Finish just like they were made in the U.S.A.

© 1975-2019 by Lee Drannan Smithson.  All rights reserved.

"The ease of cleaning is wonderful, and I enjoy not having grease splattered all over the broiling area. The Forkula Tongs are also excellent."   Dr. Paul Gorsuch, M.D.  Texas

The Pan, The Rack, and The Tongs Clean Beautifully IN Your Dishwasher, too.

           FROZEN NY STRIP STEAKS                               BROILED 7 MINUTES                              TURNED.  BROILED 6 MINUTES

Inventive Stainless Steel Broiler-Roaster Pan
Easily Cleans in a Minute. No Scrubbing Needed.
Cleans Beautifully in Your Dishwasher, too.

This Revolutionary Pan Truly is Smoke-Free.
Splatter-Free.  Flame-Free.  Scrub-Free.
"I LOVE this pan. Retired Chef who hates doing dishes." 

"1000 times better than the broiler pan
that came free with my oven."

"The Absolute Best Broiler Pan"

"The best roasting pan you will ever buy." 


"Dayton inventor's WaterBroiler and Forkula
make life easier for home cooks.
Lee Drannan Smithson calls himself a scientist. An inventor.
Occasional Caterer. Add to that minimalist and iconoclast -- for in his
 kitchen, the former chemist smashes some of the prevailing wisdom
of home cooks." Ann Heller, Food Editor of the Dayton Daily News

Eight Broiled Lamb Chops

No Smoke!  No Splatter!
No Flare-ups!  No Scrubbing!

Roasted Prime Rib

RGTemp posted the following  UNPAID Testimonial:


"What a wonderful invention!

I never used my broiler because I hated the smoke,
flare-ups, and worst of all...cleaning the pan afterwards!

Now that I have a WaterBroiler, I use my broiler all the time!
No smoke, no flare-ups, and clean-up is too easy!

Your broiler is one of the best tools you have to cook, but
most of us never use it! With this pan you will use it a lot!

I LOVE this pan! Awesome results with the easiest clean-up ever!

Lobster tails to die for, with zero mess! I have purchased 3 of these
awesome pans, and I plan to buy more as they make wonderful gifts.

My hats off to Mr. Smithson and The Drannan WaterBroiler!"

EVERYTHING About Common Broiler Pans Is WRONG.

The Rack is Wrong.  The Metal is Wrong. 
The Shape is Wrong.  The Size is Wrong.

Here's How I Made that Shocking Cooking Discovery.
As a young scientist in1967, my analytical chemistry research
revealed that 
carcinogenic compounds are often formed when
Organic Materials are Burned or Heated to a High Temperature!

I became concerned that smoke from grilling drippings
could be carcinogenic, and I quit grilling in 1967.
 I started warning everyone who would listen to
"Stop Grilling."  Twenty-nine years later in 1996, 
!!The National Cancer Institute Finally Published the Warning!!

I Started To Broil, but Broiling was a Hateful Mess.
I hated scrubbing that old broiler pan that 
came free with my oven so
much, I decided to See if the old-style broiler pan could be improved.

 Since the 1st Rule of The Scientific Method is OBSERVATION,
I watched hamburgers as they broiled on that hateful broiler pan above.
That Simple Experiment Opened My Eyes to The Hidden Broiling Culprit.

Here's What I Saw...And What I Did NOT See. 

Virtually NONE of the Smoke, Splatter, and Flare-ups
Came Directly from the Hamburgers!

The Hamburgers, per se, were Totally Innocent.
I was Flabbergasted!

I could barely restrain myself from Shouting, "Eureka!!" 

Virtually ALL the Smoke, Splatter, and Flare-ups Came From Drippings that
Puddled and Burned On that Perforated Sheet Metal Rack that has been
 the ill-conceived 'standard rack' on common broiler pans for 100 years. 

Common Roasting Pans are also ill-Conceived.  
They are improperly 
fabricated of  "good heat conducting" metals like
aluminum, dark 
colored porcelain steel, or clad metals which are Not Good.

Those Metals Quickly get HOT and Burn the
Drippings into Impossible to Scrub-Off Black Char.

ALL Broiling and Roasting Problems
Are Caused By Drippings that Touch Hot Metal. 

Broiling and Roasting Pans do NOT need to get HOT to Cook Perfectly!
The Cooler the Pans Stay and The Cooler the Drippings Stay, the Better.

The Eye-Opening Revelation that Common Broiler-Roaster Pans
Cause ALL Broiling and Roasting Problems, Led to my Inventions of
The WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan and The Forkula® Tongs. 


By Lee Drannan Smithson

Before I Can Even Begin to Convince You that My
WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan Invention Will Instantly
Solve ALL Your Hateful Broiling and Roasting Problems,
Heres' a Shocking Cooking Discovery I made in 1967 that
Led to my Invention of the WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan. 

The Common Broiler Pan IS The Broiling Culprit.  Not Broiling!

The Common Roasting Pan IS The Roasting Culprit.  Not Roasting!

Here's The Broiling Pan of The Past And  Why Cooks, 
 Chefs, and Food Authorities Have Hated Broiling for 100 Years!

"I LOVE the WaterBroiler Pan.  It made a great cook out of me."

"I can't believe it.  The best results I've ever had, and I'm a darned
 good cook. I don't know how I've lived this long without this pan.
Not a word of hype or exaggeration.  I've never seen anything
to beat this."   Mrs. O'Brien, Boca Raton, Florida. 

"I LOVE this pan.  Awesome Results with the easiest clean-up ever."
"The WaterBroiler Pan is Fantastic.  A Must Have Item."
"Got it.  Used it.  Cleaned it.  Loved it.  Worth every penny."
"Fantastic product.  Cooked the best hamburgers ever."
"Cooked the best roast chicken we have ever eaten."

"I cooked four Cornish game hens for Christmas.
We've never tasted juicier poultry."

"My wife's favorite pan."  Larry F. Byard, www.duxcw.com

"For the tired husband who is forced to do the pots and pans,
it's the greatest invention since the wheel.  I cheer you every
time I do the pots and pans."   
Robert L. Hays, Cleveland, Ohio

"Why doesn't the whole world know about this pan?"

"It is  joy to broil without smoking up the kitchen or having to clean the oven."

"Great product. What a relief it is to junk my old broiler pan!"

Chef Pierre Franey in The New York Times says,
The WaterBroiler Pan "works wonderfully,
not only for broiling but for a variety of things." 

The Scientific Design of the 18/8 Stainless Steel
 WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan Makes it Possible To
Broil Hamburgers, Steaks, Lamb Chops, and Salmon


 And, Roast A Chicken,  An 11 Pound Turkey, 
  A Prime Rib Roast, A Whole Beef Tenderloin,
 A Pork Loin,  A Leg of Lamb, or Bake Half-a-Ham


With No More Smoke in Your Kitchen.
No More Noisy Exhaust Hood Needed.

No More Oven Splatters.  No More Flare-ups.
No More Scrubbing Ever Again. 

Yes, it sounds too good to be true.  But, it IS True.

Keep Reading and Viewing
The Eye-Opening Videos for The Scientific Proof that
The WaterBroiler® - WaterRoaster™ Pan Works Exactly
As Promised.  You Will be Very Glad You Did.  I Promise.

The Forkula® Tongs Invention is also Revolutionary. 

The Forkula® Lets You Instantly Turn Food Broiled on
 The WaterBroiler Pan While The Pan is Still Under Your Oven Broiler!

The Forkula works equally well as a stand-alone BBQ Tool. 

No More Chasing Hamburgers with a Pancake Spatula! 

The Forkula® is being used to turn a hamburger on a Weber Grill below.

The Houston Chronicle says
"Inventive pan eases cleanup
It minimizes smoke, splatters, and scrubbing"

 After reading the Houston Chronicle article, over 1000
Texans ordered The WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan.

Three Delighted Houstonians wrote,

"I've waited all my life for a pan like this."

"My husband says we may never use a skillet again!"

"My husband LOVES your WaterBroiler Pan
so much, he now refuses to grill outdoors." 

The WaterBroiler® - WaterRoaster™ Pan
Registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

This Revolutionary Pan Transforms Broiling and Roasting From
A Hateful Nightmare into a Lovable Cooking Dream...Come True.

Click the Next Video For The Absolute Proof  
That You Can Now Broil Hamburgers with No Smoke!  
No Splatter!  No Flare-ups!  No Exhaust Hood Needed!

Not Seeing is Believing.

Every Frame of the Fifteen Minute Video is
Shown, But the Video is shown at a Higher Speed. 
You Can See The Proof in the Two Minute Video.

Watch the video to the end to see how you can instantly
turn hamburgers with the Innovative Forkula® Tongs
While The Pan is Still Under Your Oven Broiler!

Barbara Flanagan says in Flanagan's Smart Home
e 98 Essentials for Starting Out, Starting Over, Scaling Back

"The broiling pan of the future is here,
its design informed by Lee Drannan Smithson's conviction:

The broiling process is not inherently brutal, but is,
in fact, a peaceful cooking technique made 
violent and disgusting by "ill-conceived" pans.

In 1975, a new kind of broiler pan was quietly launched by
Lee Drannan Smithson, a chemist now living in Dayton, Ohio.

He trademarked his invention, a deceptively simple device, as
The WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ and has been selling it to
consumers, one by one, 
via direct mail and website ever since.

Its simplicity only dramatizes its success, which comes
from not doing what other pans have done.

After a pan full of burgers or chicken legs has been
broiling for a while, the first surprise is silence.  No splashing,
no burbling, no sizzling, no screeching of the smoke alarm. 

When the meat is done, it tastes the way it looks,
like ad copy always says: moist on the inside, crisp
on the outside.  Afterwards, the pan needs no scouring, 

just a trip through the dishwasher's regular cycle. 

That his innovation has not become a mainstream commercial
product, ubiquitous as the colander, explains a lot about design.

Unless the product can sell itself, by looking like what it's
supposed to look like, it can't compete in the big marketplace.
A product that needs explaining, like his, is a hard sell.

And that's part of its charm. It reminds you that the big companies
don't have all the answers after all. The inventor/entrepreneur
is still alive and well, cooking silent burgers in Ohio."

Here's How You Can Easily Use and Easily Clean 
The WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan.

It Couldn't be Easier!  It Couldn't be Cleaner!  It Could't be Simpler!

Use The Pan Under Your Existing Oven Broiler When
Broiling and In Your 350° Oven When Roasting.

The Pan is NOT designed for stove-top use.

(1) Pour 1½ Cups of COLD WATER into The Pan Before
 Broiling and Roasting. That's about 1/4 inch of COLD Water.

Fear not. The water will NOT steam the food in this
'poor heat conducting' 18/8 Stainless Steel Pan.
It takes 2 hours in a 350° Oven for the water to boil. 

(2) Place the Rack on TOP of the Pan.  Place Food on
Top of The Rack.  
Never Cover the Food with Anything.

(3) Broil UNDER Your Oven Broiler or Roast IN
Your 350° Oven, 
The Ideal Roasting Temperature!

The Insightful Design of The 18/8 Stainless Steel Drip Pan AND
 The 18/8 Stainless Steel Wire Rack are 
The Two Essential Secrets.

Cold Water is the Third Secret
I Discovered that Pouring Cold Water into my Prototype Pan Before

Broiling and Roasting 
Had Profound Cleaning And Taste Benefits So 
My Pan is Registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as
The WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan.

The water evaporates just enough to add a small beneficial
amount of moisture to the oven to keep food juicy and succulent.

Hand Basting is Now a Thing of the  Ancient Past!

The cold water cools the drippings and prevents the drippings
from sticking which makes the drip pan super easy to clean.

The Mirror-Polished 18/8 Stainless Steel Drip Pan
And the Rare 18/8 Stainless Steel Wire Rack Are
Easily Cleaned in a Minute with a Dishbrush or Dishcloth.


The Pan and Rack Also Clean Beautifully In Your Dishwasher!

Don't think that you can pour water into your old broiler pan
and accomplish the same thing.  No, You Can't!

Yes, water will make your old-style drip pan easier to clean,
but, water in common broiler pans will NOT prevent
Broiling Smoke, Splatter, Flare-ups, and Scrubbing
That Come From Hot Drippings that Puddle, Flare-up, And Burn on
Ill-Conceived Perforated Sheet Metal Racks with a few 'drip holes.'

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