Prepara's cookbook holder solves kitchen dilemma

Prepara Chef's Center holds your cookbook for you.

A splatter-free cookbook is a beautiful thing. Barnes and Noble

Once upon a time, recipes were handed down from generation to generation, finding immortality in the form of little index cards filed safely away in a well-worn box in the kitchen. This tradition continues, but it has competition. The cookbook is, of course, not a new invention; however, that just highlights how elusive the perfect cookbook holder has been. I don't know if the Chef's Center Cookbook Holder by Prepara is the perfect solution, but it may be a step in the right direction.

Featuring a spring-loaded clear splatter guard, the cookbook holder keeps books open, lettings cooks follow along with a recipe more easily. A 360-degree rotating base makes for easy to view pages for the home chef. From chopping vegetables on one side of the kitchen to working a sauce on the stovetop, the cookbook holder makes it easy to keep track of where you are. A nonslip rubber book pad keeps books firmly in place when cooking up a storm.

A slide-out weights and measure drawer rounds out the features on this kitchen gadget. The chart is a nice touch and demonstrates the potential that there is for something deceiving simple like a cookbook holder to strive for. As for recipes found off the Internet? I guess we'll have to wait a few hundred years (or millennia) for the perfect device to handle those.

About the author

    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.


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