My New Favorite Toy ~ The Demy Digital Recipe Reader

Posted by Jenna | Saturday, May 08, 2010

*I want to start off by saying that the following is NOT a sponsored or paid post. I have simply found a product that I love and wanted to share that with others who may find a need for something like this as well. There are links included for those who want to check it out for yourself.*

Have you ever found yourself looking through recipe cards only to find the one you're looking for somehow disappeared?! Ugh...this was the story of my life. I thought I was keeping them organized by keeping them in a recipe box...but having so many loose cards, I was bound to lose some....and I did! That's why I was very intrigued when I came across the Demy Digital Recipe Reader. Could storing my recipes really be that easy?! I had to find out. After months of drooling over this device, hubby and I finally decided to buy one.

For those who may not be familiar, the Demy is a kitchen safe digital recipe reader. It holds up to 2500 of your personal recipes in one compact device! No more recipe cards to deal with and lose.

Features Include:

  • Touchscreen
  • Capability to sync all your recipes from
  • Can be placed on back or standing up (screen turns both ways) - on back it takes up as much space as a 5x7 card and standing upright as much space as a 3x5 not much at all.
  • Splash resistant screen and easy to clean
  • Easy access to recipes with the Recipe Library and Cookbooks
  • Ability to change text size with the touch of the screen
  • Built-in timers
  • Conversion Table makes converting portions and measurements easy
  • Ingredient substitutions list
I cannot believe I went so long without the Demy! It's simply amazing. I use it all the time, and it's actually made cooking/baking more fun now that I have instant access to all of my recipes. I love the touch screen and the fact that I can categorize all of my recipes or search them alphabetically. The bonus features like timers, conversions tables and ingredient substitution lists are fantastic as well. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten started making something, only to find out that I don't have one of the ingredients. Now all I have to do is go to the substitution list and see what I can use in it's place. For instance, in place of sour cream, the suggestion was plain yogurt. SO COOL!

When I got it, I thought it might be confusing to use. I couldn't have been more wrong! All I had to do was type in my recipes on (this takes a while if you have a lot of recipes, but SO worth it!), then sync them from computer to the Demy using the provided USB cord, and within minutes my recipes were on the Recipe Reader. I couldn't believe how easy it was! As I said, the part that takes the most time is putting all of your recipes into the Key Ingredient website and categorizing them into cookbooks if you want....however, once it's's so worth it.

As I'm sure is the case with others, many of my recipes/recipe cards have sentimental value. They're ones that my Grandma's or Mom have actually written out and given to me. For that reason I have put them all in a ziploc and store them in a safe place so I always have them.

Aside from the obvious benefits this little device's also very sleek looking. It looks great sitting on the counter and would suit anyone's decor.

Since getting the Demy I not only enjoy cooking more, but have found recipes I didn't even know I had. It's been fun getting out of the routine of having the same old meals week after week. Making a grocery list is easy I just scroll through the recipes with a swipe of a finger to plan out the ingredients I will need.

If you can't tell, I absolutely LOVE my Demy Digital Recipe Reader and have recommended it to many people that I know. Since getting it, my parents and sister-in-law have also invested in one. A couple of months ago they were running $299 on the Demy website, we got ours for less on eBay. HOWEVER, I went to the Demy website recently and saw they've dropped their price significantly! It is now around $199 at retailers like, Sam's Club and Barnes & Noble. This is still spendy, but a great price and perfect timing with Mother's Day around the corner.

**Again, this post was NOT a paid or sponsored in any way. I thought my readers might like hearing about this product and my own personal experience with it. I have included links so others can easily find the product to learn more. All opinions expressed here are my own and may differ from others.**

  1. jackie May 8, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

    This sounds absolutely awesome! I really don't know how to cook so I ALWAYS use recipes. I have tons of cards just sitting in one of my kitchen cabinets, and you're right about how the one you need always turns up missing.

    I'm going to check this out. I never even knew this existed. Thanks!

  2. D.Calvert May 8, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

    Awesome! I luv the idea didn't know it existed!

  3. katidyd May 8, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

    This sounds really great! With the gadgets that my husband likes to spend money on, I can easily rationalize spending money on something like this that I would use constantly!

  4. sharonjo May 8, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

    Thanks for sharing your experience with this Recipe Reader. I've never heard of it before reading your review, and now I want one--bad!! Sounds like a wonderful gift idea too!

  5. Marvelous Mommy May 10, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

    I think I might buy the hubby one of these for Christmas! He would LOVE it!

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