My Take on Pommes ANNA, Potatoes drANNAn

Scientist Lee Drannan Smithson and  a Perfectly Roasted Chicken Cooked on
 His WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan
Invention in Just 3 Minutes of His Time
And 1 1/2 Hours of 350° Oven Time.

"I've used your Potatoes drANNAn Recipe Countless Times." 

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 will write, too.  It will make my day! 

Easy Recipes in the 24 Page 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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Here's How I Invented The Pan and Why It's
"1000 Times Better than the broiler pan that came free with my oven."
And,  "The Best Roasting Pan You Will Ever Buy."

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


If You Don't Agree that this Pan is Lovable, Return it
For A Full Refund Within One Year After Purchase!
 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..

What else can you buy with a guarantee like that?

Start Broiling and Roasting on my 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."

The Houston Chronicle says,
"Inventive pan eases cleanup
It minimizes smoke, splatters, and scrubbing" -pan-eases-cleanup-1568932.php

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

"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. 

"My husband LOVES it. Easy to Clean. Steaks were Great."

"Our Salmon was More
Moist and Tastier than Ever."

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

Unlike the ill-conceived perforated sheet metal rack on
Common Broiler Pans which allow only a small fraction of the
drippings to slowly drip through those sparsely spaced holes or slots,

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

The 18/8 Stainless Steel Metal is Right.

Both the Drip Pan  AND The Wire Rack are made of  Expensive

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 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 Numerous Kinds or Grades 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 and 18/10 Stainless Steels are The Best for Cookware. 

18/8 Stainless Steel contains at least 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel.

18/10 Stainless Steel contains at least 18% Chromium and 10%  Nickel.

They are practically identical. Slight variations in % Nickel is allowed.  

Here's an Instant Way You Can Test Your Stainless Steel  Cookware:

A magnet will STICK to Cheap Stainless Steel that contains No Nickel.
If a magnet sticks, you got stuck with cheap stainless steel.
A magnet  will NOT STICK to Expensive 18/8 nor 18/10 Stainless Steel.

The Round Pan is Right

Unlike rectangular pans that are too big for everyday use, this
12 inch 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 Rack is The Perfect Size For Most Households.

It holds Five 4 inch Diameter Hamburgers.
Eight 3 1/4 inch Diameter Hamburgers.  Four NY Strip Steaks.
A Beef Rib Roast for 8.  Half-a-Ham.  
An 11 Pound Turkey. 
A Pork Crown Roast with 14 Chops.

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

The Pan Will Fit IN a Countertop Oven that will hold a 13 inch Pizza.

 The Handles are Right

Most broiler pans don't even have handles!

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

Some foolish broiler pans have handles on the rack! 

Most Common Roasting Pans and most Professional Roasting Pans
are carelessly designed with no-handles or dropped handles
which are difficult to lift-up 
without burning your fingers. 

Frozen Steaks take a few extra minutes to Broil to a Crispy Exterior
While the Frozen Center Prevents the Center from Overcooking!
The 1/2" 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? 

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Since the price on my website includes $10 to help defray shipping costs,
Canadians will be Invoiced through PayPal 
For $25 for the Additional Postage.

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NOTE: Because my pan requires a ton of explanation to
PROVE that it works exactly as promised,
Drannan Cookware is The Sole Source for My Pan.

It is NOT Available Anywhere Else. 

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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

"I LOVE this pan.  Retired chef who hates doing dishes."

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

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

Eight Lamb Chops Broiled

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

Prime Beef Rib Roast

The WaterBroiler® - WaterRoaster™ Pan and
 Forkula® Tongs Set Makes Cooking Easy
These Inventions are Registered In the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office





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

Now Broil the Best Tasting Steaks From Frozen!
No Thawing Needed.  No Thawing Advised. 

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.

A Free Recipe Booklet of Quick and Easy Recipes
Will Be Included With Your WaterBroiler-WaterRoaster Pan Order.
The Easy Recipes Will Make a Good Cook Out of You if You are a Novice Cook.

Don't Have Time to Cook or Too Tired to Cook?  No Problem.  
 Your Prep Time in Most Cases is a Few Seconds or Less than 3 Minutes.

The Clean-up Takes About a Minute.   Do you have time for that? 

Order The WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster Pan™ and
Forkula® Tongs SET with My Recipe Booklet for $75.00.
There is NO Additional Shipping Charge.

The $75 Price Includes $10 to help defray the cost of
U.S. Priority Mail 
To All 50 States and U.S. Territories. 

Ohio Residents ONLY will be charged 7.25% Sales Tax. 

You Can Expect Delivery in 2, 3, or 4 Days after Ordering. 

You may also mail us a check for $75.00 which includes $10 postage.

You can also 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.

Toll Free Phone:  1-800-227-7066.

Feel Free To Phone If You Have Any Questions.

I Enjoy Talking to my Customers and Potential Customers. 

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

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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.

Over 1000 Texans Now Love Broiling!  Three Grateful Texans 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." 

"My husband LOVES it.  Easy to Clean.  Steaks were Great."

"Our Salmon was More Moist and Tastier than Ever."

By Lee Drannan Smithson

Before I Can Even Begin to Convince You that my
WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan Invention Will
Instantly Solve All Your Broiling and Roasting Problems,
You Need to Know What I Discovered Over Fifty Years Ago
That Led to My Revolutionary Cooking Invention.

ALL Broiling and ALL Roasting Problems are Caused By
ILL-Conceived Broiler Pans and ILL-Conceived Roasting Pans
Like the Hateful Ones in Virtually Every Kitchen in America.

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

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

ALL Your Hateful Broiling Problems Are CAUSED BY
Common Broiler Pans Like the Hateful One Below
That Came "Free" with Stoves for Over 100 Years!




Ann Heller, Food Editor of the Dayton Daily News, says, 

"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.

Home is the 1869 Bossler Mansion in St. Anne's Hill, a 30 room house
that would have had servants to do the cooking when it was built.

Smithson, a bachelor, is the ultimate quick cook.  His idea of cooking is to
unwrap the meat and put it on the pan and tuck it into the oven.  
"It takes me all of 3 minutes," he says, "And that includes cleaning the pan."

Make that The Pan.
For the pan that he designed, trademarked and has been 
selling for 30 years is the secret to his success in the kitchen."


Everything About That Common Broiler Pan is Wrong! 

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

I made that shocking cooking discovery by simply observing three
  hamburgers as they broiled on that hateful broiler pan above.
Here's what I Saw and Did NOT See With my Own Eyes.
 The Hamburgers Were Totally Innocent.
Virtually No Smoke, No Splatter, And No Flare-ups
Came Directly From the Hamburgers.

Virtually ALL the Broiling Smoke, Splatter, and Flare-ups
Came From Drippings That Puddled And Burned On That
Perforated Sheet Metal Rack with a Few Ineffective "Drip" Holes.

Common Roasting Pans are ILL-Conceived  and Hateful Because
They are typically made of "good heat conducting" metals like
aluminum, copper, porcelain steel, and clad metals which
Quickly Get Hot and Burn the Drippings into Black Char.

The Discovery that Common Broiler-Roaster Pans
Cause All Broiling and Roasting Problems led to my
Invention of The World's First* Smoke-Free.  Splatter-Free.
  Flame-Free.  Scrub-Free Broiler-Roaster Pan.

*I invented The Pan in 1967.  I started production in 1975.
My first ad was in Gourmet Magazine, October 1975. 


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Barbara Flanagan in her informative book, Flanagan's Smart Home, says

The WaterBroiler Pan is One of 34 Kitchen Essentials.  She Wrote:

"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."


This 18/8 Stainless Steel Pan And 18/8 Stainless Steel Grill Rack Lets
Hamburgers, Steaks, Lamb Chops, and Salmon


 And Lets You Roast  A Chicken,  An 11 Pound Turkey, 
  A Prime Rib Roast, A 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.

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

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

"It is a new experience to turn broiled food without
having to pull the pan out from under the broiler."

No More Chasing Hamburgers with a Pancake Spatula! 

The Forkula® also Works Equally Well as a Stand-Alone BBQ Tool.

The Forkula® Makes the BBQ Tool Set of Kitchen Tools Obsolete! 

I'm turning a hamburger with the Forkula® on a Weber Grill below.

Click the 2 Minute Video Below For The Proof that 
 You Can Now Broil Hamburgers on the WaterBroiler® Pan
With Absolutely No Smoke.  
No Splatter.  No Flare-ups.
  No Exhaust Hood Needed!  
Not Seeing is Believing.

Watch the video to the end to see how hamburgers can be
instantly turned with the Forkula® Tongs Invention while
 The WaterBroiler Pan is Still Under Your Oven Broiler!

"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,

"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?"

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 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!"

You Can Now Easily Broil and Roast Delicious Food Like This with 
The Versatile WaterBroiler®-WaterRoaster™ Pan With Virtually No Effort.

Here's How To 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  Poor Heat Conduction of the Expensive 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 found that Pouring Cold Water into my Prototype Pan before

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

The cold water cools the drippings and prevents the drippings from
smoking and sticking which makes the drip pan super easy to clean.
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 Mirror-Polished 18/8 Stainless Steel Drip Pan and Rack are
Easily Cleaned in a Minute with a Soft Dishbrush or Dishcloth.


The Pan and Rack Also Clean Beautifully In Your Dishwasher!

Don't think  you can pour water into your Old-Style
Broiler Pan
and get the same result.  No, You Can't!

Yes, water will make old-style drip pans 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 and Burn on
Perforated Sheet Metal Racks with a few 'drip' holes.

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

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