BigOven makes cooking simple. Find inspiration from our library of 1,000,000+ recipes, plan meals, create grocery lists, help reduce food waste and more, all on one device. The BigOven experience includes a range of useful tools and a welcoming home cook community that shares the same passion for being in the kitchen as you do.
Experience the ultimate home cooking tool to get you inspired and organized in the kitchen, free on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch devices.
Our App at a Glance:
Have all your recipes in one place
Never have to dig through old cookbooks or go through your internet history to find recipes again. Now all of your favorite recipes can live in one location. You can clip recipes from your favorite sites using the BigOven Clipper, and upload and transcribe handwritten recipes by snapping a photo with our RecipeScan tool. Save & share recipes with just one tap, and easily organize your recipes in folders and filter by category.
We make searching for recipes easy. From the moment you open the app, you'll find everything from what's trending, to what your friends and family are making or baking. Find any recipe in no time with seasonal collections and suggested dishes, and save & share recipes with a single tap. Follow your favorite bloggers and discover what others are cooking in our community of 5 million+ registered home cooks.
Plan ahead with the Meal Planner tool and leave the stress of deciding what to eat behind. Easily add recipes to your planner and recipe items to your grocery list with the tap of a button. Plan weekly, daily, or monthly meals to stay organized and share your plan with friends and family.
Manage your grocery list
Create a grocery list for yourself or share it with your household. Sort items by department or recipe and easily mark off items while you shop. Our grocery list helps make shopping more efficient and less stressful.
Reduce food waste
With our free Use Up Leftovers tool, discover recipes with ingredients you already have. Choose up to 3 ingredients, and BigOven will tell you what you can make. Help reduce while also helping your pocketbook.
Join the community
Be a part of a home cook community that loves to be in the kitchen just as much as you do. Read reviews left by others, get notified of comments or questions on recipes you've posted, and find other family and friends and their recipes on your home screen.
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Get the most out of our ultimate home cooking tool by going Pro. Enjoy an ad-free experience and find recipes that cater to your diet and lifestyle with ingredient-by-ingredient Nutrition Insight and advanced search filters. Create custom folders to store recipes for any occasion. Plan a week's worth of meals and share it across multiple BigOven accounts. Upload an unlimited number of recipes and unlock 25 RecipeScan credits.
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Ratings and Reviews
Great for Keto Diet Planning
I specifically use this for Keto/Low Carb diet planning and I love it. I’m sure it works just as well with other plans as well. As I chose Low Carb preference, everyday the home page shows new recommended Low Carb recipes for me. Love that. With the pro I can organize all my recipes just how I want them. I can create my own recipes or make others Keto. I love that I can control exactly what ingredient it is reading to give me correct nutritional amounts. Love the meal planning.
I took off a star because the recipe import feature doesn’t work very well. Mostly from Wordpress sites, which most bloggers use these days. They need to develop a wordpress plugin like Yummly did to make it easy for us to post to BigOven and it would also promote their app. I just did not like Yummly, so I manually do most recipes. Fortunately, most recipes I find are already in Big Oven! This thing does not lack for choices in low carb / Keto recipes. It’s truly mind boggling.
I could not see where we could link one recipe into another and if you could add it’s nutritionals. For example, Eggs Benedict, would love to incorporate or at the least link to my low carb hollandaise sauce. Now it could be here but I haven’t figured it out yet!
Anyway, I have tried all the apps on the market and this really is the best one I have come across. The most recipes, nutritionals, meal planning, grocery list, organization.
Developer Response ,
We're glad you're enjoying! We appreciate these suggestions and valuable feedback. We're always looking for ways to improve and will pass this along to our team.
Want to like it but too many glitches
This app seems like a dream come true in a lot of ways – I got it because I wanted to be able to add my recipes from my books to a digital format. But when you upgrade to the pro membership, you have to purchase recipe scans, which quickly run out. Then you have to buy more. A lot of people i’ve already complained about this, so whatever. That’s not my main issue anyway. This app is full of glitches. If you rate a recipe, and then change your mind about how you feel about that recipe, if you try to change the rating, the app simply shuts down. It seems that you can’t alter anything, once you finalize it. You can’t change your own recipes, even if you make an error. And you can’t remove recipes from a collection- if you try to, then it deletes ALL of the recipes in that collection. I can’t give up on this app, because I’m already too invested in it. It has all of my recipes in it. It would be way too troublesome to try and switch to a different app, but I am sick and tired of the glitches. I’m tired of paying money every month for this app, when there are so many problems with it. Why won’t people fix it?? I know I’m not the only person complaining about these things. But it seems like the people who made this app just don’t care. They’ve got you by the balls, and they know it.
Your site is awful!
I’d give it no stars if I could! I’ve had this app for years and every time I try to look at a recipe I get smothered in ads, pop-ups, videos of unrelated things and can’t even get to the full recipe. Now you have these little heart and search symbols on the side so when I try to scroll the hearts go floating across the screen. You’ve positioned them in a ridiculously stupid place. It may help your likes but it’s a lie and very distracting. I finally decide to just got to the recipe and then there are all of these videos or ads sliding behind the content. There may be a great recipe but I finally quit because there is sooooo much junk that I’m worn out before I even get started! Then if I try to print the recipe because I find it easier to read than trying to use your app, your app makes it almost impossible to print a recipe alone! It has ads all throughout the recipe! I understand the need for ad dollars but when it ruins the pleasure of your site you’ve gone too far! Clean up your site! We are the customers and if we can’t come to your site with ease will stop coming and then your ad dollars will decrease. I hope you all take this seriously because I am getting to the point of deleting this app and banning you from my email list!
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