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1 Tablet for recipes on Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:22 am

Barbara101

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Does anyone here use a tablet for cookbooks,magazines,to read the recipe on. At the stove???

If so, what do you have.Ipad,Kindle Fire etc...

2 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:22 pm

cookingirl

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Barbara,
I have an old kindle for books.
I do not know if I would recommend reading from one for recipes, just because of the chance the screen would get some grungies on it or the keyboard would get stuff dropped on it.
I think Norm or Jimmy does have one in their kitchen.
I just find it easier to print up the recipe from my computer and hang it in the kitchen while I am working on it.
I feel it is easier to replace a sheet of paper rather than an entire notebook or computer...
Just my opinion .... lol!

3 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:29 pm

jetfan27

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I have all my recipes on my computer and when I want one, I just print it.

4 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:07 pm

bethk

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I think Norm had an older computer screen he used in his kitchen....seem to remember a pic of it covered with plastic wrap....but maybe I'm just imagining that.

My Kindle shuts down to black screen if I don't touch it every once in a while, I'm sure that's something that can be adjusted ~ I just don't know how.

I prefer printing out my recipes, also. Then I make notes on them and add the notes to my computer files later.

5 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:44 pm

Barbara101

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well I am not using my printer at all. It is the second one I have bought.Nothing but PIA issues.If I do not use for awhile the ink needs to be replaced & that is expensive.It will not print with more then one sheet of paper in the tray.i have to stand there & feed one sheet at a time.Then it gets a wild hair & dumps 10 print out at once, if I leave paper in the tray...Then some times it just will not do anything...So I unpluged it & do not use...Hate the stupid thing..

6 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:33 pm

Imelda HL

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I print them if the recipes are not familiar to me, or sometime script down the ingredients only for reminder, and they all look dirty and greasy, so imagine if I use my tab or cellphone or laptop Razz

7 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:44 pm

NormM

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Charlie did put a computer in the kitchen and covered the screen and keyboard with plastic but we took it out recently. No one used it much.  I print out a recipe i am going to use from my computer upstairs.  I have a Brother printer that uses cartridges for each color so I can just get one color at a time as it runs out and I don't have to get a whole three color cartridge when one color runs out.  The printer really isn't very expensive and also is a copier and fax machine all in one.

http://r2j1cp@gmail.com

8 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:19 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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We bought a Canon For Tina when she set up her laptop in the bedroom on her desk ( which now is a storage table ) and I just direct cable hooked it to her computer. It is wireless and I could have just put it on the network of the router system.
I swear after I moved it to the rear dining room on a little table....the darn thing prints when it wants to, and when she prints....it spits out 14 copies. All when we are just sitting late at night, and all of a sudden... Ekkk Ekkk Ek Ek Ek Errr Errr...there she goes...printing till we hit the cancel or like Tina...she pulls the plug. It only cost 39.99 on sale at wally world. I don't like the ink cartridges. One has the three colors together, and there is one for black.

I bought for the general printer ... all in one fax copy print and scan...from Dell Its not like the 350.00 Canon we once had, but similar and I think it cost 170.00. I bought it, because I have a Dell Account, and credit...so it's like *click* and ship, and pay it a little at the time.

OK ...Nice... red blue yellow and black ink tanks...all separate. I was surprised. I stick the disc to download the software, and it does its thing...I helped the prompts like language and loading the fax phone number...real easy. Now all done, and I hook it wireless...I get to the permisssion on the network, and is telling me it sees a Lexmark 36upxxxxxsomthing....and I'm Like NOOoooo! It's a Dell series 700 printer...and its Not On The List.
I call Dell support, and I tell the guy it doesn't see a dell 745 printer, and he said...Oh! That is a Lexmark. I said ...WHAT!!!!!.... NOOooo It's a Dell. Then he politely said, We Approve the product to use our Name, but it Is A Lexmark. Darn It!!!..... It still functions well, but the ink tanks are not cheap.
I am using LD products re-manufactured cartridges with no problems. I just ordered the 9 cartridge pack with 2 red 2 blue 2 yellow...and three blacks. The black is a larger capacity cartridge, and all that for 42.00 and 5.60 shipping cost.

Dell OEM tanks is 64.00 for one set. + shipping + tax.

9 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:48 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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Any recipes I need...I copy and paste what I highlight onto WORD program.
Tina prints everything, and then there are piles and piles of papers.
She used to add them in her bookmarks ..... That way, they are available on the websites server.
Hopefully the site is still operating though, or it's lost.

10 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:08 am

Barbara101

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I swear after I moved it to the rear dining room on a little table....the darn thing prints when it wants to, and when she prints....it spits out 14 copies. All when we are just sitting late at night, and all of a sudden... Ekkk Ekkk Ek Ek Ek Errr Errr...there she goes...printing till we hit the cancel or like Tina...she pulls the plug. It only cost 39.99 on sale at wally world. I don't like the ink cartridges. One has the three colors together, and there is one for black.


I have the evil twin..Except mine was not $40.

First pc I bought was a Gateway Shocked Shocked Shocked Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes affraid POS>.....Came with a printer.Man all new to me & I printed everything in sight.Till the ink ran out. Then $$$$$$$$$$$$ to replace . Then the thing never worked right after that..

This other POS I bought a couple years ago.Canon all in one.Costco .Couple hundred..Devil possessed..It will when it wants to scan something & that is iffy..I just gave up,I know when to fold um..lol.I do not miss it one bit either.

I am going to get a Tablet,just have to make up my mine ,which one..

11 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:34 pm

Barbara101

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Bought a Kindle Fire HD this morning.I almost bought the Samsung Nook  new at Barnes & N.Then read the reviews.Thumbs down on it. Plus it was $40 more & the books on Kindle store are WAY cheaper. I downloaded a bunch of free cookbooks on my old Kindle.

12 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:17 pm

cookingirl

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Barbara, Good for you with the kindle Fire.
I did not know you had an old kindle..I have and old one. Works good enough for me. I have a laptop also.

The printer I have is an HP..
I got it for free as a promo when I bought the MacBook Pro, earlier this year.
The ink is very expensive, but I can replace just the color cartridge I need. I have been picking up the ink when it is on sale at BJ's, Costco, and Staples.
It is an all in one meaning a copier, scanner, and fax machine.

I had to ask my neighbor, who is a computer geek to help me set it up. It is wireless and my laptop is wireless also.
It has been so convenient being able to fax from home instead of having to run to Staples, and a lot cheaper also.
I faxed only a few things a year, but lately I have been using it constantly.
I have stocked up on paper also--again sales. A lot of back to school sales. I use the documented fax receipt papers as note paper, after cutting off the telephone number.

13 Re: Tablet for recipes on Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:36 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:Bought a Kindle Fire HD this morning.I almost bought the Samsung Nook  new at Barnes & N.Then read the reviews.Thumbs down on it. Plus it was $40 more & the books on Kindle store are WAY cheaper. I downloaded a bunch of free cookbooks on my old Kindle.

Tina has the old first edition kindle. She loves it because she can listen to articles on
the thing as she drives.
It is rather large, and but it is black and white only. The thing is iffy. Sometimes she sets it down, and the battery goes dead. I showed her to hold the button slide over to the right, and wait for the screen to go blank. She has difficulty doing that sometimes; so I believe that is the problem. Then the charge clip is touchy when you have to charge it. She has to wiggle it for the yellow light to come on saying it is charging.

On the other hand. Son Jim and DIL bought a kindle Fire last year, for the daughter for xmas.
It still sits in the box, brand new. We ask her,"Where is your new Kindle?" she says." I don't want that thing, it's a piece of ( You Know the next word).
Never satisfied these kids. Never! ...
SOOOooooo! Jimmy said,"Ma, I will get it and give it to you!"

S T I L L W A I T I N G ...... bounce

14 Re: Tablet for recipes on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:09 pm

Bugster2

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I have the Ipad I. I have a recipe software that I use to view my recipes. I have the Ipad set so it won't ever go dark. I have a software on my laptop and the companion app on the Ipad. They sinc with each other so new recipes are added to the Ipad. The software to my laptop is expensive but I am happy with it. I am sure you can find something similar. I forgot, you bought a Kindle. There must be something available for it for recipes. I keep my Ipad in a silicone frame with a handle. I am always afraid I will drop it so I have the protective frame. I also have a clear plastic film that lays on the screen that protects it from scratches and food smears.

15 Re: Tablet for recipes on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:14 pm

Barbara101

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SOOOooooo! Jimmy said,"Ma, I will get it and give it to you!"


I would be calling...Everyday . If someone offered me one lol.

16 Re: Tablet for recipes on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:16 pm

Barbara101

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I also have a clear plastic film that lays on the screen that protects it from scratches and food smears.


I will do that too. I know you can set it to stay on. i have my eye on Marthas new cookbook.One Pot Meals. $11.on Kindle.

17 Re: Tablet for recipes on Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:41 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:SOOOooooo! Jimmy said,"Ma, I will get it and give it to you!"


I would be calling...Everyday . If someone offered me one lol.

Funny that you should mention that!
I said to Tina today, Where is the Kindle Fire?
Tina just looked with eye's rolled back..."Jimmy Said He Forgot!"

NOW! That's not Me or shall I say US! ... When we say, "Oh I have one I don't want, I'll get it to you etc.!" ..... We follow through asap! ...

Now! The kids..."I'll bring it over later!" ..... Later Never Comes! ...
Now! God Forbid they want or need something, they are up our _ ss looking for it N O W ! "

i.e. ... DIL mentioned she wished she could get a new spatula / turner to use when she makes eggs etc.
Tina said,"Dad gets them on line, he will get you one!
That day / evening, I purchased it, and in three days it was here. I gave it to her just yesterday.

I have a pile (about a cord of wood seasoned from the mulberry tree I cut up after the halloween storm blew it over a year ago. I said," Jimmy, do you still want that wood, or should I give it to someone?" .... I'll pick it up next week dad!> That has been 10 answers the same to ten questions I asked. These kids are so lazy.
Now the excuse is..."I gotta borrow Maria's Truck one of these day's!"

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