BBQ Butler Review
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BBQ Butler Review

Our Review by Jason Wadsworth on September 12th, 2011
Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SAVORY SIMPLICITY
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BBQ Butler is basically a collection of barbeque recipes made available in one simple app.

Developer: Rodney Butler

Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 3GS

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar
Re-use Value Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

There's nothing quite like firing up the grill and spending an afternoon preparing a great cut a meat (or veggies). A few good recipes can go a long way toward making the aromas that come from that grill all the more amazing and the dishes that come off of that grill more tasty. Seasoned grillers will often develop their own recipes after some practice, but novice grillers can benefit greatly from having some recipes to use as a guide as they start grilling.

BBQ Butler is basically a collection of very detailed barbeque recipes. It doesn't include many of the bells and whistles that other barbeque apps include like timers or cut specific grilling instructions. That doesn't mean that the app is missing any essentials though. Many of the reference tools included in other apps are built in to BBQ Butler's recipes. Especially when it comes to grillers using charcoal, there are detailed instructions on grill times and techniques included in every recipe. This app has more than just grilling recipes. Recipes for rubs and sauces are also included so grillers are covered from start to finish.

The interface is passable though it is a bit clunky and not very pretty. The most annoying part of the interface is scrolling through the recipes themselves. Often the recipes will scroll from left to right when they should just be scrolling up and down. The app doesn't require an internet connection so it is nice to have access to the recipes anytime, anywhere. It can be annoying to surf so many different sites for barbeque recipes and then print out a dozen recipes to try out. BBQ Butler gathers all the recipes grillers will need to get started in one place for easy access.

The app isn't very pretty and it doesn't have many of the advanced features included in other grilling and cooking apps, but it does have some good recipes and some great grilling instructions. For the price, grillers will likely find something they'll like in this super simple app.

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