If you are someone that loves to cook your own meals, then having an electronic recipe keeper may be the ideal tool for you. The problem that many individuals have when it comes to recipes is improper organization. What typically happens when you see an interesting recipe that you’d like to save and try out at some future date? You grab the closest piece of paper and quickly jot it down. You then stick it on your refrigerator or place it on the countertop telling yourself that the first chance you get, you’ll put in your recipe box or favorite cookbook. But then what happens? It gets lost or misplaced, and you never get the chance to try it out.
Another scenario popular among at-home chefs is trying to save your favorite recipes. It may even be a family recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. The way these recipes are usually stored is to be written down on 3″ X 5″ index cards and placed in an index card storage box. Or they may be written down in a blank recipe book. This is better than having them written on loose pieces of paper, but there are also some major flaws with this method. First, the recipe box or book can get lost. This is especially true after moving from one residence to the next. Also, a recipe box or book can be destroyed due to fire or water. And once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. But there is another method of safe-guarding your recipes for the long term: an electronic recipe keeper.
And when I say “electronic recipe keeper“, I am not referring to the cheap, poor quality ones that you can buy for a few bucks. Those are like the personal organizers that were popular a few years back. Modern electronic recipe keepers are far superior. One major difference from the previous versions (and the main benefit over recipe boxes and books) is the ability to store a back up copy of all of your recipes online. So even if your electronic recipe keeper were to get destroyed or stolen, all of your recipes would still be safe. Sure, you’d have to purchase a new electronic recipe keeper, but you’d have access to all of your beloved recipes.