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Key ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Michelle Mastin | Feb. 6, 2015
Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.

The quality of the recipes is a bit of a mixed bag. The front page is full of delicious looking recipes with mouth watering photos. Dig a little deeper with a search, and you'll find duplicates and many that don't have photos, including those bacon-wrapped meatballs (but they turn out well nonetheless)

You can bookmark ones you like to save for later, and you can add your own recipes. The website will build a grocery list for you, sorted by type for easy shopping, and you can check things off the list from the app on your phone

Text to speech is really the only thing this tablet has to offer, as the same key ingredient app, with access to all two million online recipes (but no text to speech) is available as a stand alone app for iOS and Android.

The app itself is really good and makes a fantastic resource for the kitchen, but you'd be much better off running the app on whatever old tablet you happen to have laying around. My third-generation iPad with Retina display does a much better job than Key Ingredient's dedicated hardware.

 

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