Help Me Discover the Best Kitchen Apps (and Win a Nexus 7 Tablet!)

Your New Best Friend in the Kitchen: Win a Nexus 7 Tablet // FoodNouveau.com

If you spied on me while I’m cooking in the kitchen, you’d likely see this scene: lots and lots of dirty dishes, food on the ground, a mountain of ingredients piled on the kitchen island, a corner of the butcher block kept clean for chopping – and a tablet set precariously on top of it all. Whether I use it to watch TV shows while I’m cooking or do a quick search for an ingredient substitution, my tablet is my best friend in the kitchen.

Up to now, the tablet I’ve been using is an iPad Mini, but recently Staples.ca have generously offered me the chance to test drive a brand new Nexus 7 tablet, which is Google’s latest and greatest release in the tablet world. While I’m still on the learning curve of using Android, I’m loving the way Google’s suite of tools (Gmail, Drive, Maps, etc.) is integrated into the operating system because they’re such an important part of my daily life, both as a freelancer and a food blogger. Also, I’m charmed by the tablet’s form factor: it’s as tall as my iPad Mini but a little narrower, which allows me to hold it comfortably with one hand. It also makes for a gorgeous wide-screen display once turned to the side. And speaking of gorgeous, the quality of the display is breathtaking: the colors are popping and the pixels are simply unnoticeable. Finally, the back of the tablet is covered in a matte black anti-scratch and anti-slip material, which allows me to use it without a protective case or cover, making it slimmer and lighter to carry.

While I’m still browsing through the Google Play store to discover Android apps that will make my life easier in the kitchen, I’m hoping you’ll help me through that process because guess what? I’m giving away one nifty Nexus 7 tablet to a lucky Canadian Food Nouveau reader, thanks to Staples.ca! Yes, you got that right: the winner of the tablet will be picked from the entries on this post, which makes your chances of winning incredibly high. Christmas has come early this year!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter widget below. There are several ways to enter the giveaway, so make sure to use as many as you like to increase your chances to win!

Important notes:

  • The giveaway is open to Canadian readers only (sorry US and worldwide friends!);
  • The lucky winner gets an ASUS Nexus 7 16 GB tablet (a $250 value!), which will be shipped directly by Staples.ca;
  • The giveaway period ends on December 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM (Eastern time).

Best of luck to all!

Many thanks to Staples.ca for making this giveaway possible!

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40 Responses to Help Me Discover the Best Kitchen Apps (and Win a Nexus 7 Tablet!)

  1. Tammy Dalley says:

    I’m a currently an android user, My favorite app is Big Oven!

  2. Dustin says:

    I would use it for reading and checking delicious recipes!

  3. I’m a current PlayBook user, and the lack of apps is sad. I would love an updated tablet because it would make my life so much easier!

  4. Rebby says:

    The Nexus would make life in the kitchen easier as I could use Apps that are not currently available on my Windows phone!! :)

  5. Belinda McNabb says:

    I am an ios user and would love to switch. My boyfriend owns the nexus and I like the size and the apps that are offered. It would be so handy in the kitchen to use when I want to try a new recipe

  6. Glogirl says:

    This tablet would make my life easier in the kitchen because I could have a wealth of recipes at my fingertips and get quick answers to questions while I’m cooking/baking such as substitutions.

  7. Andrew P says:

    I’m a current android user, fave app is Big Oven!

  8. Tina L. says:

    The tablet would make life easier because I can check the web for information where ever I am.

  9. Bev says:

    I love Food Network In the Kitchen!

  10. Mei says:

    Use Android “Asian Cuisines)

  11. I don’t have either. I would use it to look up recipes.

  12. Lisa Brown says:

    i think the tablet would make life easier because i can read from it check email, and facebook.

  13. I don’t have a tablet but I think it would be great to watch videos on Youtube. Mostly recipes as it small enough to not take up kitchen counter space. :)


  14. sara rai says:

    I am currently an android user and one of the good apps I came across is Big Oven.
    Thanks for the chance:) Happy Holidays!

  15. Jay says:

    I don’t have a tablet. It would be really great to be able to look up recipes.

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