Holiday Gift Guide: Key Ingredient Recipe Reader #GiftGuide


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Before you print of yet another recipe, let me share a cool new kitchen gadget with you! The Key Ingredient Recipe Reader is a must have gift this holiday season, for foodies and folks who like to have all of their recipes at their fingertips. 

I know that I waste way too much printer ink printing off recipes — then I end up misplacing them or losing them so I reprint! The Recipe Reader solves this problem as you can store thousands of recipes in the device. Use the web or mobile app to add recipes to your free Key Ingredient account and they will automatically sync to your Recipe Reader via WiFi. Key Ingredient is a visual recipe library that lets you organize your recipes into cookbook files, for easy searching and use. Using the Recipe Reader with your account is seamless and easy to set up. 

With the “Cookmark” bookmarklet, users can clip recipes from popular websites like Food Network and Epicurious, then store them in their accounts to sync with their Recipe Readers You can create, collect and share recipes with other users, add their recipes to your cookbooks and even add comments and notes on recipes. 

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You can also add to your online recipe collection by typing a recipe out on your own or, if you become a Prime Member, you can snap a photo of a recipe and upload it to the site to be added to your collection. Prime membership has many other benefits, such as exclusive rewards and RecipeSnap™ savings. At $19.99 a year it’s very affordable if you have a lot of recipes you would like to upload via this method. Though the membership isn’t necessary to enjoy the site or your Recipe Reader.

Key Ingredient also has  over 1.5 million recipes available to browse through and add to your cookbooks! The Recipe Reader can store up to 2500 recipes with photos or 5000 without photos — that’s a whole lot of cooking!

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The Recipe Reader is a great tool in the kitchen. I’m a messy cook in the so I like knowing that the touchscreen device is kitchen-safe with its spill and splatter resistant exterior and easy to clean with a damp cloth. The recipes are easy to read and I can adjust the font to a size I’m comfortable with. Each recipe gets it’s own three page spread that includes a photo, if available, the recipe and information such as the recipe source, servings and how many times it was viewed by Key Ingredient members. 

Besides storing recipes, the recipe Reader also has a very useful converter calculator, a full library of common kitchen substitution that I really enjoy, a convenient planner tab to store a menu for easy meal prep and maybe my favorite extra feature – a timer tab with 3 built-in timers!

The Key Ingredient Recipe Reader comes with an AC adapter and takes about 8 hours to fully charge. Once charged, it can be unplugged and moved around the kitchen with you while you cook. While the reader will sync wirelessly, you can also sync using USB cord, if WiFi isn’t available.

cooking with the Recipe Reader

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Where to buy the Recipe Reader:


Retailing at $149, the Recipe Reader is available at, and If you do sign up for a year of Prime at, be sure to check for the special discount for U.S. based subscribers.  

The Key Ingredient Recipe Reader is one of my Holiday Gift picks! It would be a wonderful gift for moms, grandparents or anyone else who loves to spend time in the kitchen.

Connect with Key Ingredient and learn more about the Recipe Reader by following Key Ingredient on Pinterest, @keyingredient on Twitter and the Key Ingredient Facebook Page.



Win a Key Ingredient Recipe Reader!


Thanks to Key Ingredient, you have the chance to win your own Recipe Reader — WooHoo!

Entry is super easy using the Rafflecopter form below. Just complete the first mandatory entry to open up a bunch of optional extra entries! Giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18+ only and will end on December 2, 2013 at 11:59pm est. Winner will be chosen randomly using the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted via email. Winner must respond to winner notification email within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. Sponsor will be responsible for shipping prize to winner. By entering this giveaway you agree to the Terms & Conditions as outlined at the bottom of the Rafflecopter form.

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Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
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  1. 1

    I need this because I currently find a recipe on my tiny Galaxy S3 and have to wash my hands to turn back on the screen to see the next step, so inconvenient! This looks perfect and kitchen safe is a huge bonus for messy cooks like us:)

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    My recipes are a complete mess and all over the place!

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    Margaret Smith says

    I’d love this for keep my recipes organized. I have a number of binders with recipes clipped and thrown in piles in the binders.

  4. 4

    I need this to clear the recipe clutter in my kitchen

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    Ann Fantom says

    I would like to win the Recipe Reader because I would like to organize my recipes and be able to easily find new recipes.

  6. 6

    I would love to win because Im learning to cook and this would be handy and helpful.

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    Nicole Vosburgh says

    I’d love to win this recipe reader since a toddler + cook books = ruined :/

  8. 8

    because i can only cook from recipes

  9. 9

    Because I’m always using my phone to look at my recipes and the screen is just too tiny!

  10. 10

    I need this recipe reader so I don’t have to bring a bulky laptop in the kitchen, or try to print every recipe out. It would be a lot of help in the kitchen! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Dana Rodriguez says

    It would be awesome for storing recipes

  12. 12

    I don’t have a tablet and the laptop is too bulky for the kitchen counter

  13. 13

    My recipes are all over the house. I love to cook but i am not organized. I would love to be organized for once.

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    Natalie yeoman says

    My mom needs this when she bakes she would love this

  15. 15

    learning how to cook, would be a great help

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    Debra Guillen says

    I would love to have this reader because I have a lot of cookbooks which take up a lot of room and it would be nice to have all my recipes in one place

  17. 17

    To make looking at recipes online easier like you have in the picture! My laptop is just too much!

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    christine reyes says

    I need to win this so I can cook easier in the kitchen and not have to keep taking my laptop in there with me!

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    I have lost a couple of very important recipes in the past. I would love to have one place i could access all my recipes. I really like the fact that ou can snap a photo of your recipe and upload it to the Recipe Reader!

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    karen medlin says

    I am always bookmarking recipes on the computer and printing them out. This would be nice to not have to print them out and having a mess on the printouts or running back to the other room to see what the next step is in my recipe. Love to be able to sync all my recipes one device that I can keep beside me in the kitchen.

  21. 21

    I need this Recipe Reader to help me keep all of my recipes in one place. I have alot of recipes printed out..( in notebooks and on Pinterest ) would be nice to have them all in one place!

  22. 22

    It would be great to have all of my recipes in one place! I’ve got magazines & cookbooks on my very disorganized kitchen bookshelf that are full of bookmarks, some recipes printed out & stuffed in those books, some recipes on Pinterest & some in my email. It would be great to get them organized!

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    Robin Wilson says

    I need to win this because I am no longer able to read cookbooks without the aid of a magnifying glass. This would be such a blessing.

  24. 24

    I am so unorganized with my recipes.

  25. 25

    I need to win it so I can stop looking at the tiny screen on my phone when I google recipes!

  26. 26

    I need this device because it would certainly eliminate that tattered folder full of recipes I have printed from the internet.

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    Stephanie Larison says

    I’d love to keep all my recipes organized!

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    Colleen Boudreau says

    So I can store my recipes all in one place and have them organized.

  29. 29

    I need this because whenever I try to read a recipe off of my phone, it times out and shuts off – which drives me nuts.

  30. 30
    Hesper Fry says

    I need this to stay more organized and it would inspire me to cook more!

  31. 31

    I want to be more organized when I’m cooking.

  32. 32
    Renee Richardson says

    I need this because I have zero organization. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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    Amanda Sakovitz says

    I need to win this because I dont really know how to cook different things and I struggle in the kitchen. I feel bad for my family in that sense lol so this would be amazing to win for the holidays!

  34. 34
    Lanicsha Wynn says

    I would love to win this for myself

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    rose paden says

    This would be a great way to keep my recipes organized, they are a mess!

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    Vikki Billings says

    I do not need to win but I would love to win so that I can have all of my recipes and so many more at the touch of my finger!

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    Ayana Pendergrass says

    My mother and I are always in the kitchen cooking and baking especially during the holidays. We have some old family recipes that we would love to put on the Recipe Reader; it would make things so much easier

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    Michelle Tucker says

    My husband is always running back and forth between the bedroom and the kitchen when he’s trying to remember a recipe. He’d love this.

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    Richard Hicks says

    I want to win this so I can keep all my recipes in a single place

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    Melanie Comello says

    I absolutely need to win this because I suffer from sometimers! I only remember some of the ingredients some of the time!!

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    Kayci Stanley says

    I try to cook a nice dinner for my family every night and I’m always running back and forth between my computer and the kitchen checking recipes. It would be so nice to have my recipes all together and in the kitchen with me while I cook.

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    Thomas Murphy says

    I need to win because I can never remember how to cook anything.

  43. 43

    I need to win this because I find so many great recipes online, but forget to use them because I just Pin ’em and forget ’em!


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