The best way to protect that new iPad or Kindle in the kitchen

iPad in Kitchen

Cook’s Illustrated just conducted a test on the best way to protect an iPad (or other tablet) in the kitchen, and is making the report available online through April 30. They looked at stands, covers, and a combination of the two – and put them through a myriad of tests: “We pounded pork chops to see if the stands would rattle; stuffed the plastic covers with paper cut to tablet size, sealed them, and submerged them in water for 5 minutes, noting any leaks; and simply used the stands and covers as directed as we read recipes.”

And they found a winner, “Best of all was the combination of one particular stand and a plain old zipper-lock bag. The stand featured well-placed grips that secured every device we tried, a small footprint, and a neat foldable design, and the bag shielded the screen at least as well as tablet-specific covers (we taped back excess plastic to create a snug fit and punched holes for charger wires).” You can check out the specific name and results here.

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  • boardingace  on  January 18, 2014

    Very cool! I don't use my ipad in the kitchen (yet), but if a friend mentions a need for this information, I'll pass it on 🙂

  • Arduinna  on  January 19, 2014

    I've been using my iPad in the kitchen since they came out. I still have the original iPad and I've yet to have an incident in the kitchen with it. I've used it just laying flat with nothing protecting it. I've used it in the Apple iPad stand, I've used it in a leather case so that it's angled for easier reading but nothing protecting there screen.

    I haven't found a need for anything special for kitchen use. Although I do have a waterproof sleeve for taking it on the boat, or in the pool. I don't use the sleeve in the bathtub though.

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