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Key Ingredient Recipe Reader HD+ review: This high-end Android tablet is customized for kitchen duty

Yardena Arar | Dec. 8, 2015
This second-generation kitchen tablet made us forget all about Key Ingredient’s terrible first effort.

Key Ingredient Recipe Reader HD+ 
Key Ingredient's website hosts thousands of additional recipes that you can download to the tablet. Credit: Key Ingredient

Visit the Key Ingredient website and you can add recipes via a nifty Cookmark feature, a button that you can drag and drop to your bookmarks and activate by clicking when the browser is showing a recipe you like. This creates a cookbook entry that you can edit and save. You don’t have to pay for this feature, and the saved recipe will show up on the tablet app.

The Key Ingredient tablet certainly offers attractive value adds—my personal faves are the multi-dish timer and the bundled stand—and the hardware is first-rate. But I’m disappointed that Key Ingredient hasn’t figured out a way to import the digitized recipes I’ve already collected over the years in other apps and in text files.

Cuisine enthusiasts who don’t already have access to a spare tablet for kitchen use should take a look at the Key Ingredient Recipe Reader HD+. I think it’s a useful tool and would make a great gift for a tech-savvy chef—especially while it’s discounted to $199. Making a buy recommendation at its regular $399 price point would be a lot tougher.


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