Successful baking made easy!July 24, 2015
Here at Lakeland we are big fans of baking and are firm believers that, with the right support and the right equipment, anyone can bake. We love helping our customers surprise themselves by learning new skills so we’re very excited to tell you about the latest big thing in baking… the DROP Kitchen Connected Scale and Recipe app, which makes baking at home an absolute piece of cake!
Perfect for anyone who missed out on learning how to bake at their mother or grandma’s side and faithfully tunes into The Great British Bake Off every year but is still left feeling a little baffled when they open a recipe book, DROP’s clever package takes hands-on, interactive learning to a whole new level and into the kitchen for the very first time.
Much more than a simple set of scales or just another cooking app, DROP is a fully interactive baking go-to guide which lets your iPad ‘talk’ to the scale via Bluetooth, giving you access to step-by-step recipes and practical advice to bolster your confidence and build up your baking knowhow as you use it. Not just for novices, we think this one-of-a-kind approach to baking is the smartest way to get to grips with the basics and perfect more advanced techniques in your own time in the comfort of your own kitchen.
And because you’re always learning and improving, DROP makes it really easy to tailor the amount of assistance offered based on your level of ability while also giving you access to a constantly growing database of tasty, tried and tested recipes, which means you always get the right level of help and you’ll never need to buy a recipe book again.
So how does it work? Well, it’s easy… once you’ve chosen a recipe on your iPad using the DROP app, you can just click on ‘Bake Me!’ to get started. DROP can rescale recipes depending on how many servings you need or if you’re running low on an ingredient, and will refresh the recipe straightaway, so you don’t have to nip out to the shops halfway through a baking session.
It couldn’t be simpler: just follow the recipe step by step as it appears on your iPad screen. With no messy wires to get in the way on your worktop, the scale ‘talks’ to your iPad and tells you which ingredients to add when, lets you know when you’ve added enough and gives simple, easy-to-follow instructions in between. The touch button on the scale allows you to progress through the recipe, keeping your iPad safe from floury fingers, and lights up to prompt you to move on to the next ingredient or instruction. It’s easy to keep track of where you’re up to even if you get distracted, as each completed action shows up on your iPad’s screen as a simple tick and, at each stage, there’s the option to get extra help or advice if you need it.
And it doesn’t end there… once your creation has made it into your oven, you can use the app as a timer to alert you when it’s ready, and if you want to share pictures of your success, there’s even an option to post a photo and rate the recipe too. With so much help at hand and an ever-growing bank of recipes to choose from, we think DROP is a fantastic way to reveal your hidden talent and discover a brave new world of better baking.
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