BigOven makes cooking simple. Find recipe inspiration, 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.
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, upload recipes by snapping a photo, and mark existing recipes as a favorite or save to try for later. Organize recipes in folders, filter by category, view recently used folders, and easily find saved recipes.
Never ponder over the question: “What’s for dinner?” again. From the moment you open the app you’ll find everything from what’s popular to what your friends and family are cooking. Find any recipe you could possibly search for in no time with seasonal collections and suggested dishes, and save & share recipes in just one tap.
Plan ahead with the Meal Planner tool and get organized easily. Add recipes to your planner in a flash and leave the stress of deciding what to eat behind.
Manage your grocery list
Create a grocery list for yourself or share it with your household. Items are sorted by department or by recipe and can be marked off while you shop.
Reduce food waste
With the Use Up Leftovers feature, discover recipes with ingredients you already have.
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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Enrich your cooking experience with an ad-free BigOven Pro membership. 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.
Access advanced BigOven features and services as a Pro Membership for US$1.99 per month, or US$19.99 per year. These are automatically renewing subscriptions:
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- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
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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.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT!!
LOVE this app! All your recipes at your fingertips on your phone where you can access them at the grocery store. Share with friends or on Social Media. The shop feature is great. The only issue I have is with "clip recipe" from web. Out of the 10 times I have tried to use this has only worked twice. I know this feature is only compatible with recipes from certain sites, just wish it would accept any recipe from less popular sites. But I still love it! I also really love that I can take a photo of one of my Grandmother’s handwritten recipes and save it to my recipes on the app. A MUST HAVE for cooks you can find so many new recipes and rediscover old favorites!
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- Food & Drink
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
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- iPod touch
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