I got an iPad earlier this year and find it to be very handy in the kitchen because it allows me to keep recipes from my site and my other favorite blogs handy when I am cooking. It is small, so it takes up less space than my laptop does while being just as easy to work from. The only problem I have is that I typically need to lean it up against something as I cook so that I can keep it in sight while I am standing at the kitchen counter and working. Like with cookbooks, I don’t like to leave the iPad flat on the countertop because it is difficult to see it from that angle and because there is an increased risk of spilling something on it. A countertop stand is a great solution for anyone who takes their tablet into the kitchen.
Williams-Sonoma’s Smart Tools Tablet Kitchen Stand is a stand designed for use in the kitchen. The angle that it is set at is perfect for most people who are reading and referencing recipes while standing up, and it can hold the tablet both vertically and horizontally. It has a nonslip surface both on the top and the bottom of the stand, which prevents the base from sliding on the counter and also allows you to rest your tablet flat against the top surface of the stand, if you choose. The brushed metal finish is sleek and wipes clean easily, and there is a small notch underneath the stand in case you need to run a power cord to your device as you use it. It is also small, light and easy to store when it is not in use.
With a good stand, you’ll probably bring your iPad, or other tablet, into the kitchen a lot more often and be able to use it a lot more efficiently, too.