5 Quick Fixes: Tablets in the Kitchen by

Issue 66 · Cult of the Kitchen · April 5, 2013

5 Quick Fixes: Tablets in the Kitchen

Issue 66 · Cult of the Kitchen · April 5, 2013

Recipes, cooking apps, pasta-making tutorials. What's not to love about the bottomless recipe book and culinary courses available on tablets? Food splatters on the screen, for one. Spilled milk on the counter where the tablet lays, for another. I'm having my own debate about my tablet's readiness to be in the kitchen. Is the iPad ready to be a kitchen appliance? Where do you stand?

If you are a devotee of your tablet as cooking assistant, let us know your favorite cooking apps in the comment section below.

Andrea Ponti Bosco Cutting Board ipad Stand, Remodelista

Above: Designer Andrea Ponti's Bosco Cutting Board and iPad Stand is the product that could get my iPad to migrate to the kitchen counter top. Andrea Ponti Bosco Cutting Board ipad Stand, Remodelista

Above: An "experiment with the relationship between technology and a kitchen tool that is often dull and flat but used daily", the Bosco Cutting Board and iPad Stand is made of Ginkgo wood hand-carved out of a single log by Kyoto craftsmen. Take the cutting board out of the stand and replace with an iPad. Still a prototype, I am hoping it comes to market soon. Images via Andrea Ponti Design.

Chef Sleeves for ipad, Remodelista

Above: Take cover. Spill proof and food-covered hands proof, Chef Sleeves are perfectly sized ziploc covers for the iPad; $19.95 for a 25-pack at Amazon. Image via Whole Food Lab.

Williams Sonoma Screen Shield

Above: I prefer to keep disposables at bay. While it doesn't protect from monumental spills, the washable, anti-glare Williams Sonoma iPad Screen Shield keeps your iPad splatter free; $14.95.

Ipad mounting system for kitchen wall, Remodelista

Above: The best idea may be to keep the iPad off the counter altogether. There are a variety of wall-mount options. My favorites are those with minimal visible hardware like Vogel's RingO Wall Mount; $66.95 at Amazon.

Above: I am not sure our family needs another draw to the refrigerator, but an option to keep your kitchen tablet off the counter without a permanent fix is the magnetic FridgePad for iPad; £34.99 at Woodford Design.

Maybe a Tablet Disguise is the way to go?



Contributions
Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.