Great cooking apps can really save the day around the holidays, especially if you don’t have a lot of fancy kitchen gadgets. And even if you have a kitchen that would turn a chef green with envy, the holidays have a way of bringing unexpected surprises. When that happens, the right kitchen app can be just the thing to dial back a mountain to a molehill.
Earlier this week, we brought you a list of the best Recipe Organizing Apps To Make Holiday Cooking Easier. Our list was chock-full of apps to help you find new recipes, preserve old favorites, and learn to cook for any food preferences or allergies. However, there were some great apps that didn’t fit into any of those categories even though we found them really useful. So today we bring you TracSoft’s five favorite kitchen apps of 2020.
Kitchen Apps For Swapping Out Ingredients
We’ve all had this experience: you’re in the middle of a recipe when suddenly you realize you don’t have one of the ingredients. What do you do? Do you stop cooking and go back to the store (yet again, and with holiday traffic!), or do you find a substitute? If you’re not an experienced cook, substitutions can be tricky. But with these two apps, it’s simple.
Substitutions is available for $1.99 in the Apple App Store. It offers nearly 1,500 food substitutions you can try. They include substitutions for alcohol, common food sensitivities (like nuts, gluten, and dairy), and even substitutions for vegans! With this app, you can swap out ingredients with confidence!
Android users are not left out, though. You can find a very similar app called Ingredients Substitutions in the Google Play Store for free! It offers many of the same features—including even making your own spice blends—but for Android devices.
Kitchen Timers For Managing All The Dishes!
Holiday meals can be complicated to make, especially with multiple dishes cooking at once. How are you supposed to keep track? With kitchen timer apps, of course!
Timer+, available for free on the Apple App Store, works with your iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch. You can set multiple timers or stopwatches, label them, and have them run in the background while you work.
Pepperino is a great alternative for Android users. Free on the Google Play store, it lets you set an unlimited number of alarms, label them, and keep track of recent alarms you’ve set so you can use them again.
Apps For Choosing The Freshest Produce
Picking produce can be tricky. If you don’t buy it at the right time, then you wait ages for it to ripen or it goes bad too quickly to be eaten. One thing that can help you pick produce that is ready to eat is choosing fruits and vegetables when they’re in season. If you don’t know what’s seasonal, there are actually kitchen apps that can help you learn.
For Apple users, Perfect Produce is a great option. It offers tips on choosing ripe produce, storing it, and preparing it. The app even offers handy nutrition information all for free!
Android users can count on Season Food Guide, a free app with information on over 140 different fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and herbs. You can set reminders for when your favorites are in season and get tips and recipes for cooking them. Like with Perfect Produce, this app is free.
A Kitchen App For Handling Leftovers
Leftovers are one of the best parts of the holidays, but they can also make it hard to create balanced, healthy meals. It can also be hard to avoid wasting food you might only eat once a year in one kind of dish.
If you find yourself in this position, SuperCook is for you. Enter your leftover ingredients into the app and SuperCook will suggest dishes based on those ingredients. It can also suggest other ingredients you could buy to go with your leftovers, helping you stretch your food budget that much further. It’s available for free from the Apple App Store and the Amazon App Store.
Great Apps Make The Difference
Having the right app at the right time makes all the difference. But that doesn’t just apply to kitchen apps.
If your business is looking for custom apps to streamline processes, increase integration, and boost productivity, look no further than TracSoft. Our bespoke software applications power businesses both large and small. Find out today how TracSoft’s application development team can help you.