Most smartphones have one or two great cooking apps, and while using your pocketable device to help out in the kitchen can be more convenient than finding a place of your laptop or wasting paper, smart-home blog Unplggd has a clever suggestion:
Our new apartment has some pretty archaic kitchenware. So old, we can't quite figure out how to use the timer on the oven. While we could just look at the clock and determine how long something needs to be on the stovetop or in the cooker, we tend to get distracted easily and realise only too late that we've been cooking for too long. In order to keep from burning all our meals we now use an iPod Touch and a car mount.
It's sort of like a tinkering third hand but for the kitchen.