How to get the most out of your Android tablet for cooking
August 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
One of the really advantageous issues of mobile devices, whatever their OS, is that of portability and functionality in almost any context we can imagine. It's no longer just that a smartphone or a tablet They are excellent partners outside the home, capable of providing different solutions at unexpected times, but also within the home itself they play important roles in any daily task.
Unlike a desktop PC or laptop, the tablet is comfortable in virtually any circumstance. For example to take her to the bathroom, to see something lying on the sofa or even to use it before sleeping (without warming our legs and being able to change posture as the body asks us). However, one of the best utilities for many users has resulted from putting their tablet in the kitchen and use it as another instrument when preparing dishes.
It is true that there are somewhat intuitive issues when it comes to using a tablet while cooking, for example, it is common to reproduce some of music or read recipes taken from the internet on the screen. However, we find other virtues that a tablet can display in such context. We will review some of the most significant.
Measure cooking or oven times
There are certain types of recipes that need long periods in the fire or in the oven. Normally, all Android devices usually include a watch app, with a stopwatch and pre-installed alarm, however, there is an application capable of giving us greater precision and efficiency when playing with the times.
This tool we will avoid work Censer setting a specific time on the tablet, or we can even easily add minutes to the programming, without having to walk touching the screen too much. It is an app specifically designed for kitchen And you can see it.
There are people with special provision for culinary practiceHowever, the vast majority of us need to know precise amounts to carry out a recipe successfully. "A jet" of oil is not the same as a tablespoon of oil and there may be the key to making a certain dish perfect or greasy.
Unit converter or Simple Unit Converter They will be able to offer us a reliable relationship between some measures and others. It is especially useful not to get involved if we work with recipes from other languages that use different measurement systems, for example, pounds, ounces, etc.
Consult and archive recipes
exist numerous applications They contain all kinds of recipes, even many of them will allow us to save them in favorites and always have them on hand. It is very useful if we see a dish that interests us at any given time but then we forget its existence. Reviewing our file we can remember and recover it when it is useful. Here you have a list of apps, and all of them are very well stocked.
The app was not found in the store
Still, we strongly recommend taking into account services how Pocket or Evernote. In them we can classify the recipes, share them and read them in black on white.
Watch tutorials before putting on
Youtube It is a great repository of tutorials. Not only can you find how to pass a screen of that video game that resists, assemble an Ikea furniture or know how to prune a plant. You can also see, in most cases, how it is carried out a preparation or culinary technique moderately complex. If you think that some procedure can escape from your hands, check out the video first and it will serve as a contact to deal with it.
The interesting thing about the applications that we recommend before, Pocket and Evernote, is that you can to integrate these videos YouTube in a note, with which you will have the text and the practical example of how a dish is made, all together and ready for when we decide to execute it.
A little final trick
Having dirty hands, due to the fact that they have been handling ingredients, will make it uncomfortable to constantly interact with a touch screen, something we usually have to do to unlock the tablet and look for the recipe fragment why we should continue.
There is, as many of you will know, an application called Caffeine which will make the tablet stay on as long as we need without having to wake up waking it ourselves whenever we want to carry out a consultation.