Yesterday the online world was atwitter over Apple's long-awaited, long-anticipated iPad. Built like an oversized iPhone, the iPad is a touchscreen tablet designed to do many of the things your laptop does: Browse the web, read email, and watch video. One thing we heard over and over from tech-savvy cooks is, "I can hardly wait to use this in the kitchen." What about you? Do you think this is the perfect kitchen computer?There are obviously some great features and creative possibilities for the iPad. Any apps for the iPhone will work right away on the iPad, so any recipe software or other cooking helpers will work on it. It also will make browsing for recipes and working from them much easier. The Kitchn staff often uses our iPhones in the kitchen but that little screen is hard to see, and we're always worried about messing it up somehow. The iPad does seem more robust, with its larger screen and thicker size.
But we probably aren't going to drop $500 (or more) just so we can have a new plaything in the kitchen. It would be a lot of fun, and there are tons of creative ways this could interface with cooking (step-by-step technique instructions, say, and illustrated recipes) but we aren't sure if we'll be early adopters just for the sake of its kitchen implementations.
What about you? Will the iPad have a place in your kitchen this spring?