With the highly popular Hells Kitchen television program going from strength to strength in the U.S. and originally the U.K. an interest in creating great meals under pressure has enlightened a style of professional cooking that can benefit businesses and people that enjoy good food. Useful applications are a great way to get the best from a kitchen and we have found a few kitchen apps that you may find informative.
Hell’s Kitchen by Ludia is an iPhone app also available for the iPad and iPod Touch. For $.99 this application is accessible through the iTunes App Store. Hell’s Kitchen is a great way to experience that culinary boot camp from the popular TV show and have Gordon Ramsay put you through the pressure of cooking tests. Enter into the tense atmosphere in kitchen and dining room challenges and have your meals scored by Gordon Ramsay. Master all aspects of cooking: preparation, cooking and service while you are watched, judged and commented on by Gordon Ramsey. With two modes of play, you can play an entire career calendar or use the Arcade mode to concentrate efforts on food prep and cooking. Unlock 35 recipes as you progress to make the hottest kitchen in town.
Lite 5 in 1 Kitchen Timer is a free iPhone app available in the App Store. This app has an up to four-hour oven timer that lights up and sounds an alarm when ready. With four more easy-to-use timers, so each timer matches every cooking location. Each timer lights individually so you know exactly which item is ready. This is an ideal app for meals that have multiple foods cooking simultaneously with the Sunday roasts in mind. Take away the stress of reading labels or retrieving packaging you have put in the bin. Easily add time to the oven timer in 5 or 1-minute increments with the buttons above the timer’s display. Press the Start button below the display to begin the countdown. Add more time or pause while your timer is counting down for maximum control with an easy reset function by tapping the time display.
Kitchen Helper is also a free iPhone app available for the iPad and iPod Touch. Kitchen Helper contains hundreds of ingredient substitutions that let you skip the mad dash to the store. Available through iTunes this application is handy for busy cooks with a quantity adjuster that will account for a large amount of customers. Make life easier with measurement conversions and support for the US and Metric systems, as well as Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature conversions. Keep on top of that stressful kitchen atmosphere and create the ideal situation to overcome various obstacles that come during your daily routine.
TimeToEat: Taming the Kitchen Timers by Elegant Technologies, LLC is an iPhone app also available on the iPad and iPod Touch for $1.99 through iTunes. This app also has the functions that allow you to cook big meals using four timers in one. With a summary screen, you can monitor multiple items from boiling saucepans and sauces to that bottle of wine you may have put in the freezer for a quick chilled effect. With four distinctive timers and a summary screen, you can track your items to create the perfect meals without stress or worry.
Campbell’s Kitchen by Joule is a free iPhone app available for iPad and iPod Touch. Answers that age-old daily question: What is for dinner? With countless delicious recipes, this app contains great suggestions for different meals including quick ideas and the certain groceries needed to plan the week ahead. This easy to use app available at the App Store includes systematic preparation guides, food photography and the option to find recipes by keyword or just browsing. On iPhone 3GS and 4 you can scan the UPC symbol on any Campbell’s product package and see what recipes come up. Get surprising suggestions instantly with the Quick Ideas shaker and save your favorite recipes in your Recipe Box. Create shopping lists to send and share recipes using email or Facebook.
Using these kitchen apps can help you come up with great meals and in some circumstances, you may be able to save money and time. These are just a few of the great applications available to assist you in the kitchen. For more information on these applications and others, visit AppShopper.