Cool New Kitchen Tech

A computer in the kitchen can mean a valuable piece of hardware is even more susceptible to spills and sticky fingers, but kitchen computers have been making it easier to navigate recipes on the Web as well as those in your own recipe database.

After all, if you’ve ever eaten at your desk at work, you know how easy it is to get crumbs in your keyboard, but thanks to touch-screen technology, following recipes online doesn’t mean you’ll need to cover your laptop in plastic wrap.

And, beyond recipe retrieval, easy-to-use displays on computers and other computerized gadgets in the kitchen could change the way you cook at home.

The Pandigital Kitchen Technology Center

What you get: Adventurous cooks looking for new recipes to test in their kitchens might love the Pandigital Kitchen Technology Center, a gadget with a 5.6-inch LCD monitor that lets you connect wirelessly to the Internet from your kitchen and access any content – not just cooking tips - on the Web.

Kitchen-friendly features: If you’re not sure about the quality of recipes coming from random Web sites and blogs, you won’t need to worry about finding a good one with this device from Pandigital, a company that also makes digital photo frames, scanners, printers and home lighting systems. The Kitchen Technology Center comes pre-loaded with recipes from Bon Appetit magazine.

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