Why Your Phone Is Your Best New Kitchen Appliance
Move over Cuisinart, there’s a new coveted kitchen tool that has cooking-obsessed consumers forking over hundreds of dollars in the name of good taste. The good news is that this do-it-all gadget is your smartphone. Not only are there cooking apps for everything from gluten-free recipes
to bacon-centric dishes, there are tons of tools and tutorials that are sure to expand your culinary prowess.
If you’re not using your phone to make tastier, healthier and easier meals, now’s the time to start.
Cooking, Planning and Shopping Apps
Cooking apps are not just for recipes anymore. Check out these other innovative apps:
The Mealboard app is an epic meal planner that creates a shopping list for you. But that’s not even the coolest part. Mealboard also lets you choose a grocery store, uploads current pricing and helps you stick to your budget.
If you’re dealing with a picky eater, diet restrictions or running out of an ingredient in the middle of a recipe, the Substitutions App saves you time and a headache. It gives you substitutes for common ingredients, so you don’t have to stop cooking to go to the store. It’s also a great way to
change up your favorite recipe and try new tastes.
All recipes Dinner Spinner is great whether you’re a beginner or an expert. It provides detailed cooking tutorials and helps you find recipes based on your diet. It can even give you a recipe based on what’s about to go bad in the fridge, so you can cut down on wasted food.
Another way to cut down on waste is to know what’s in your fridge in the first place. Apps like Food Planner and Grocery King keep track of what you’ve got in your pantry and fridge. This makes quick trips to the grocery store a lot more productive and it removes the guess work.
Social Media Sharing
While it’s great to see your family wolf down an expertly crafted meal with enthusiasm, you put a lot of work into that meal. You want to have something to show for all your hard work, even if it’s just a pretty picture. Food photography is a wildly popular topic. Just take a look at Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to get an idea of how big it is. Sharing your meals in these communities is fun, rewarding and helpful for getting good feedback from other cooks. Social media also is a good place to get your questions answered, whether it’s how to blanch carrots or to how to write a cookbook.
Making a great meal usually comes with getting yourself and the kitchen pretty messy. Smartphones are a great way to set timers, look up substitutions and listen to music while you cook. Use voice
commands to keep your phone free of residue. Even better, go for the waterproof Samsung Galaxy S7, so you know that it can stand up to random liquid kitchen mishaps.