And if you do use a protective plexiglass plate in between, there's still the issue that the iPad is completely flat and awkward. Aside from the fact that it's NOT A PLATE, even if you try to use it as one, it won't work well. What happens if you need to scoop something? And are sauces and dressings just supposed to run off the edges? It's not practical kitchenware at all — probably because no one ever intended it to be.