14 Best iPad Apps For Helping Around The Kitchen

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Oh yes, iPad is not just for reading ebooks and surfing the web. It can help out in the kitchen too! Just make sure you keep it in a safe distance when you’re cooking that Chinese fried spring onion dish with all the oil splashing. You wouldn’t want to have such an expensive gadget heading back to the Apple Store. You could also check out some of the iPad wall mount to keep your iPad at a safe distance from your cooking pan.

Here are some of the best iPad apps for helping you to cook better and more efficiently as well in the kitchen.


1. Chronolite – Timer

This is one app that lets you have multiple timers for different pan dishes. So you don’t have to worry about your dishes turning into charcoal….


Cost: Free
Category: Productivity
Size: 1.3 MB


2. AGWine for iPad

A good steak wouldn’t be complete without some fine wine. This app lets you filter the perfect wine for your food, or vice-versa. A lot of in-depth details on grapes as well.


Cost: $3.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 10.4 MB


3. Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

This is one recipe app you wouldn’t want to miss and best of all it’s free! You can find perfect recipes for every occasion and also the ingredients that you need to shop for.


Cost: Free
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 11.7 MB


4. Quick Meals

With more than 70 delicious mediterranean meals to choose from, it also includes video tutorials by the chef like how to fillet a fish or how to check if the fish is fresh. Just bear in mind this app is over 300 MB to download.


Cost: $2.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 339 MB


5. Weber’s On the Grill™ for iPad

This app features 250 classic Weber recipes plus 40 recipes for rubs, marinades, and sauces. You’ll enjoy recipes for everything from starters to desserts and marinades to rubs.


Cost: $4.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 496 MB


6. Smart Chef Suite

This app has a number of limited but useful features such as a kitchen calculator/converter, a cooking dictionary and a food substitute finder. The food substitute finder can be a life saver when you find that you’re missing an important ingredient and there’s no time to hit the stores.


Cost: $2.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 14.8 MB


7. Good Food Healthy Recipes for iPad

Want to eat healthily but at the same time want your food to taste good? With over 150 healthy recipes, this app provides mouth watering photo of the finished dish, nutritional facts and a simple step-by-step method.


Cost: $3.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 53.6 MB


8. The Photo Cookbook – Quick & Easy

Quite a limited number of recipes, but it makes up with the stunning photos of every dish. There are 80 recipes in four chapters with over 700 high-resolution photographs. All meals are quick and easy to prepare with a maximum preparation time of 30 minutes.


Cost: $4.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 97.8 MB


9. Mobile Rush-Hour Recipes HD

This app allows you to search for recipes with certain health characteristics such as something low in saturated fat or cholesterol. Meant for easy and quick cooking, it also has six video tutorials.


Cost: Free
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 56.6 MB


10. Serving Sizer Pro Recipe Cards for iPad

This enables you to scale the recipes according to the number of people who’ll be eating them. You need to manually enter your recipe and ingredients but it can be saved and for ease of entry, there’s 500 preloaded ingredient picklist to choose from.


Cost: $4.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 3.8 MB



This app is a 241-page e-book, containing information on assorted spirits, bartending techniques, and drink styles. With the help of Cocktails HD, you can master everything from making simple syrup to creating a decorative fruit boat to garnish a tropical cocktail.


Cost: $4.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 104 MB


12. Artusi HD

This is an Italian cookbook containing 222 traditional Italian recipes. Nothing fancy, just straight to the point with navigation to categories clearly stated on the left.


Cost: $4.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 5 MB


13. The Recipe Box

This beautiful looking app is a recipe book that lets you key in your own recipes, ingredients and the steps for cooking the dish.  It comes together with 21 recipes. At first glance, the app feels overwhelming but with a built-in help you’ll get used to the icons and how to navigate around. My only gripe about it is that it can be sluggish but hopefully the developer will have updates to fix it.


Cost: $6.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 19.2 MB


14. Vizchef

Vizchef deserves special mention here for the great looking  italian/spanish recipes that’ll leave you wanting for more. A very nice and intuitive app as well.


Cost: $4.99
Category: Lifestyle
Size: 239 MB

2 Replies to “14 Best iPad Apps For Helping Around The Kitchen”

  1. You should also try the video cookbook. Lots of video recipes and much better value for money than the celebrity chef ones. It was app of the week just recently

  2. Also look into BigOven, a free recipe app that lets you organize your own recipes, and search more than 200,000 of them.

    You can even take a photo of a written recipe and BigOven will type it in for you.

    Currently, BigOven has free apps for iPhone, iPod, Android and Windows Phone. Visit to learn more.

    (Disclosure – I’m the founder.)

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