An iPhone or iPad are great companions to use in the kitchen. Even if you’re not a gourmet chef, a number of accessories can help you become a better cook and have fun experimenting in the kitchen. Here are five to get started with.
CTA Digital 2-in-1 Kitchen Mount Stand
This kitchen stand can hold almost any iPad model, including the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini. It can mount to walls or under your kitchen cabinet with the included hardware. Two included mounting bases allows cooks to place their tablet around the kitchen or other locations at home. The stand can easily be removed from the base to turn into a counter stand. A special hinge allows you to rotate their tablet 360 degrees. It’s $29.28.
Drop Kitchen Scale
The Bluetooth-enable Drop Kitchen Scale combines with the interactive recipe app to let you keep your measuring cups in the cabinet. The system features hundreds of interactive and single-bowl recipes for quick preparation and easy cleanup. And along with food, it can even be used to create drinks. After you’re doing preparing your tasty treat, you can share a picture the creation through a number of different social networks. You can purchase it now for $90.
Thanks to dual probes, cooks can track the temperature of two different items simultaneously using the iDevices Kitchen Thermometer. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can be up to 150 feet away from the thermometer and still track the temperature. The battery can last up to 150 hours of use. The thermometer can quickly and easily attach to any magnetic surface. You can also view the temperature on its illuminated display. You can even keep track of what’s in the oven on an Apple Watch with the iDevices app.
Caffeine addicts don’t even need to get out of bed to check on the progress of their morning joe with this Belkin WeMo enabled coffeemaker. Users can schedule, monitor, and modify their coffee from anywhere with an Internet connection. With the free Belkin WeMo app, users can configure weeks off coffee in advance. It will even alert you when to change the filter or empty the carafe. The coffee maker itself can provide a full pot in a little less than eight minutes. Both the water reservoir and brew basket are removable so you don’t have to worry about making a mess.
Get shaken, stirred, or whatever you fancy with the Perfect Drink App-Controllable Smart Bartender. Users can place the included shaker, or any glass of their choosing, directly on the scale and then select a serving size. That makes it easy to create everything from a single drink all the way to an entire pitcher. Connecting to your iOS devices and the companion app, it weighs each ingredient and then tells you when to stop. If you accidentally over pour an ingredient, the system will compensate by readjusting the other ingredients. Any drink – or even your special creation – can be saved in the app’s library to make later.