Cooking with Tech


While the internet has all but put an end to the traditional cookbook, we’ve still faced the same issues and concerns. Like cookbooks, we don’t want to ruin our tablets or laptops by getting liquids or flour on them in the process of baking or cooking. Thankfully, new developments mean we don’t have to worry about this anymore.

Take the Drop connected kitchen scale, for example. It is a neat and tidy device that can be used during every step of the cooking or baking process. It syncs to your iPad via Bluetooth, giving you instant access to hundreds of recipes. The app provides step-by-step instructions for all of these recipes, while the scale monitors how much of each ingredient you use.

Avoiding floury screens is one benefit, but the Drop averts other disasters too. We’ve all been in that situation where we open the fridge or cupboard, only to find we don’t have enough of an ingredient. The Drop app will provide alternatives in such a situation. And if you’re the type who has multiple things on the go at once, you can set an alert, which will be sent to your iPhone, to tell you to check the over.

Drop isn’t the only company to realise that people want to spend as little time touching their devices during the cooking or baking process as possible. Microsoft added Hands-Free Mode to Windows 8.1, so you can control your device using gestures. While this is useful in its own right, there’s also Food & Drink App ready to try instantly on Windows 8.1. The app itself features the option to go hands-free, and then all it takes is a wave to flip pages.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the perfect device to take advantage of Windows 8.1’s Hands-Free Mode. It has a generous 12-inch display, great power, and an integrated kickstand that you can adjust to suit your working conditions.

The kitchen is only going to get more connected in the future. Technology is making our lives easier and making cooking a more enjoyable and stress-free experience. And, thankfully, it looks like the days of ruining our tablets because of spills or floury fingerprints are well and truly behind us.

In Short: Technology is making life in the kitchen a little easier. Not only are things more connected, but we face less stress thanks to hands-free gadgets.

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