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Has anyone tried/used the WaterBroiler pan?

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fauchon Dec 30, 2006 03:46 PM

Sounds good but is it? I'd love input...

http://waterbroiler.com/pages/745700/...

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  1. Joe Blowe RE: fauchon Dec 30, 2006 04:38 PM

    I don't have it, never heard of it 'til now, and have no plans of ever buying one. (50 bucks, come on!!)

    And, between you and me, it looks like a $10 paella pan with a $10 Weber BBQ grill set on top. Hey, I just happen to have those things laying around!

    1. Professor Salt RE: fauchon Dec 31, 2006 06:50 AM

      It's a rack ("18/8 stainless steel" oooh...) set on top of a pie plate filled with some water. Am I missing something?

      1. RShea78 RE: fauchon Dec 31, 2006 07:22 AM

        Well, back in the '60s my mom made her roasts on broiler pan and always added 3 or 4 cups of water to the base. Now the broiler pan itself didn't come with the oven and the insert-rack had ample gaps for the drippings to pass through.

        When a roast got so far done she removed the meat along with the insert-rack. The drippings were retained and she would season it a bit (retaining a portion for gravy) and add her Yorkshire pudding batter to the pan drippings.

        All in all, somehow the pan prevented any charings from destroying her master piece dishes. Nothing there was non-stick and I never seen her spend but maybe a minute cleaning the broiler pan up.

        1. sbp RE: fauchon Jan 25, 2007 08:49 PM

          Gee, I dunno, I already own the same thing. It's called the oven rack and a roasting pan with water. Put the oven rack in middle of oven, put roasting pan with water on bottom rack. Heat. Place food directly on rack.

          And my is much more spacious. Why, anything I can fit in my oven can fit on my Miracle Oven Rack.

          1. C. Hamster RE: fauchon Jan 26, 2007 08:28 AM

            I got a bit of a chuckle out of this actually.

            I don't know about y'all but I want all that fond so I can make some yummy gravy.

            The best part was the FORKULA that you can buy for turning things cooked on the roaster without it ever leaving the oven!

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              Kelli2006 RE: fauchon Jan 26, 2007 10:35 AM

              Ron(Ronco) Popiel might be selling this new pan next X-mas.

              Another kitchen gadget that will be soon be found on E-bay for $1.95.

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                ricepad RE: fauchon Jan 26, 2007 01:19 PM

                I fully expect to see Chef Tony-wannabees demonstrating these at this summer's county fair. "Buy one, and TODAY ONLY you get a free Forkula!"

                PT Barnum was right.

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                  AnnaEA RE: fauchon Apr 20, 2007 05:18 PM

                  I'm particularly tickled by the phrase "Those hateful pans have driven people to unhealthy cooking methods, incuding[sic] frying and outdoor cooking!"

                  Because there's just something *soooo* unhealthy about grilling out a couple of steaks and some portobello mushrooms on the 4th of july......

                  I'm really not sure this would work any better then setting a decent rack on a cookie sheet and putting a cup of water in the bottom if you felt the need.

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                    tory2 RE: fauchon Apr 14, 2010 03:49 PM

                    dose anybody know the dimentions of this pan I would like to use it in my counter top convection oven.It has a broil function.

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                      Joe Blowe RE: tory2 Apr 14, 2010 05:23 PM

                      The dimensions are clearly listed on their website.

                      More importantly, why would you want one after reading this thread? It's a stupid gimmick, it's made from things you probably already have around the house, and it's WAAAY overpriced.

                      Don't do it, man. Don't do it...

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