November 29, 2011
Don't you just want to finish the last part of the game while you make a little dinner, or perhaps watch some re-runs of Lassie? We do and this 7-inch widescreen LCD display with built-in ATSC digital TV tuner for high quality viewing is perfect for doing both. It features under-cabinet mounting for clutter-free kitchen counters, and the flip-down display panel saves counter space. There's even a MP3 Link with stand for portable music playback, and a magnetic remote control for convenient mounting onto fridge. We're not sure if we need yet another cooking timer but there's even one built in.
At Philips Kitchen Clock Radio with 7-inch TV
November 15, 2011
That's right the Kindle Fire is finally shipping, and we think Amazon's answer to the iPad is the touch pad for your kitchen. Why? Well the price and the size makes it take less room and less of your money for a kitchen computer. Also the content and amount of access to it stored in the cloud make it desirable when it falls into a batch of cookie batter to lose all of your purchases. We welcome the new Kindle Fire and think this is the touch tablet for the kitchen we've been waiting for.
October 14, 2011
This free sampler of the complete, bestselling, and top-rated How to Cook Everything app is based on Mark Bittman's bestselling cookbook of the same name. The app includes the 100+ basic recipes that Mark Bittman considers "Essential," plus reference information and features from the complete app.
Here’s what you’ll find in the Essentials app:
- From the award-winning book How to Cook Everything: Mark Bittman's 100+ Essential recipes and recipe variations — as well as his no-nonsense cooking guidance; includes how-to illustrations, as well as equipment, technique, and ingredient information
- Easy-to-use and flexible search capabilities, as well as the ability to browse recipes and reference information
- Well-organized shopping lists that make it easy to buy ingredients — and whatever other groceries you need at home
- Full support for iOS 4 and iPhone 4 features including high-resolution Retina display, fast app switching, persistent timers, calendar functionality, and more
- Be global: Automatically convert temperatures and quantities to metric if that's your preference.
- This Essentials app is a great way to sample the content of the complete How to Cook Everything app. Already convinced? Jump straight to the complete app now for access to its 2,000 recipes and variations as well as additional features such as Bittman’s Picks, Featured Recipe with commentary, Quick Dinners, and Most Popular selections
At How to Cook Everything Essentials
September 29, 2011
The Kindle Fire is Amazon's answer to the iPad, and we think this touch tablet might be an even better answer to getting a touch pad in your kitchen? Why? Well the price and the size makes it take less room and less of your money for a kitchen computer. Also the content and amount of access to it stored in the cloud make it desirable when it falls into a batch of cookie batter to lose all of your purchases. We welcome the new Kindle Fire and think this could be the touch tablet for the kitchen we've been waiting for. We'll keep you posted on various kitchen stands that debut for this new Kindle as we find them.
Continue reading: "Kindle Fire - The Touch Tablet for the Kitchen"
September 16, 2011
We like products that make sense and come with the accessories you need to use them in the kitchen without destroying the electronic device. The Belkin Chef Stand and Stylus is one of these products. Made especially for use in the kitchen, the Chef Stand + Stylus gives you the freedom to interact with your tablet while you cook—without worrying about touching your device with messy hands. The case-compatible stand has a non-slip rubber base and two different angles that are ideal for countertop use, and all components can be washed by hand using warm, soapy water.
Continue reading: "Belkin Chef Stand and Stylus for iPad2"
July 8, 2011
This stylish indoor Solar Powered Plant Pot makes light by charging up via a solar panel that is on the end of a 3 meter cord. We love the idea of this pot on our kitchen window sill, and it will stay illuminated for 6-8 hours in the summer and 2-4 hours in the winter. The lights are splash proof protected (e.g. rain) however please make sure the product is never placed where water can collect, a minimum of 2m from any water source (such as ponds) is recommended, and perhaps you want it a few feet from your kitchen sink too.
June 29, 2011
AmazonFresh is Microsoft's grocery delivery service, and so far it's only available in Seattle and only available on the Windows Phone platform as a native app. Okay - so that may sound limited but you can see the idea here - integrate your shopping needs with your kitchen appliances say a wired refrigerator, and have it keep track of what you need. Then your phone gets a notice it's time to order the groceries. iPhone owners can order through a mobile-optimized web page so their not left out either while this test goes on.
Via Gizmodo and TechNet
May 26, 2011
We've been trying to find compelling recipe apps this week, and when we searched for cooking for dummies guess what we found? Yep - lots of cool apps from the Books for Dummies people that feature different areas of cooking. Given we're total chinese food nuts, we were pleasantly surprised to find a Asian themed cooking app for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The app has video instructions for 60 recipes, and introduces you to the techniques you need to prepare delicious Asian dishes and impress your friends and family.
Some recipes include: Sushi, Sashimi, Steam Pork Dumplings, Spring Rolls, Aromatic Rice, Mixed Vegetables Curry, Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce, Pineapple Rice... and many more!
You can also search recipes by country, ingredients, or preparation time. And there's a a handy converter to easily convert all units of measure. For example, how many cups are in 200g of sugar.
May 24, 2011
Jamie Oliver has two apps currently available to make your kitchen contraption filled life easier - Jamie Oliver's award winning 20-Minute Meals and Jamie Oliver's Recipes. 20 Minute meals is available on Android, and Recipes is available for the iPhone. We've tried out recipes and the feature set is solid - you get a sampling of recipes and then can even buy a set of 20 minute recipes with it. The 20 minute recipe app on android comes with 60 quick and easy recipes, and has pictures of what you're trying to make but isn't as robust. Both apps however will meet your cooking needs if you're looking for something new to make for dinner tonight.
April 26, 2011
Designed Specifically for the iPad, you just peel off the re-sealable strip to close the sleeve and you are ready to start cooking with Chef Sleeve for iPad. Unlike other plastic bags, you will hardly know Chef Sleeve is there, and the touch screen works perfectly under the thin, yet protective, film. Since we're getting an iPad 2 later this month, this looks like a great item for those heavy baking sessions.
At Chef Sleeve - Chef Sleeve Store
April 21, 2011
We've been looking at different apps for recipes for iPad and iPad2 and Allrecipes – Your Kitchen Inspiration for iPad is the cooking app we've been waiting for. This FREE app is filled with thousands of member-tested recipes, with additional powerful tools added by upgrading to PRO. We haven't upgraded to PRO just yet, but we have used it in the kitchen while making up a batch of cookies and the display of the recipe is spot on.
- When you already know what recipe you want, use powerful search options to access more than 45,000 member-tested recipes:
- Ingredients to specifically include or exclude
- Dietary restrictions like gluten free, low carbs, or low sodium
- Search recipes by course, cooking method, or prep time.
- Filter your results by popularity or member rating!
At Allrecipes – Your Kitchen Inspiration for iPad on the iTunes App Store
September 21, 2010
We thought we'd do a round-up of the iPad stands after a recent visit to the Apple Store and a few other places that caught our attention for use in the kitchen. If you're using your iPad for recipes you'll need a stand. Having it on the counter is just not an option with flour, spills, and having it slide around. The first stand we look at is this stable aluminum a-frame design from Griffin.
The Griffin A-Frame Tabletop Stand for iPad features a non-slip rubber cradle accommodating Griffin's flexible and hard-shell cases and many others. It allows for easy access to iPad's dock connector for charging and syncing.
Continue reading: "Best iPad Stands for Cooking in the Kitchen"
August 17, 2010
Protects your laptop in the kitchen from food splatters with this acrylic laptop kitchen stand. The stand keeps the laptop open at an easy viewing angle, and if you do get splatters, hand washing is recomended.
At Kitchen Laptop Stand
April 22, 2010
Periodically we check in on one of our favorite recipe applications for Mac OS X and iPhone. MacGourmet is our recipe database of choice, and we think the iPhone version is the bomb. There's even a much rumored iPad version in the works too.
You'll want to get the MacGourmet full application too (now version 2), as MacGourmet helps you create and edit your recipes, wine notes and cooking notes, easily browse your entire collection and build your own custom lists for categories like appetizers or desserts.
iPhone and iPod Touch features:
- Sync your data with MacGourmet
- Carry your recipes
- Carry your shopping lists
- Build and modify shopping lists on the fly
- Check off items as you add them to your cart
- Carry your wine notes and cooking notes
- Comes with over 200 recipes (great if you can't use MacGourmet or just want a nice collection of recipes for your iPhone)
At Advenio - Software for Mac your Mac and iPhone