Fresco - Smart, Guided Cooking 12+

Smart cooking made easy

Adaptics Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 155 Ratings
    • Free



Fresco is your personal sous chef, ready and willing to help you try new recipes or serve up your favorites. With a smart step-by-step format and recipes made for your appliances, cooking will be so easy you’ll want to do it every day.

Fresco is the only app that seamlessly brings recipes, appliances, and home cooks together to create a smart step-by-step cooking experience. Our recipes work with over 100 different appliance models from Instant Pot to Thermomix to Kenwood, simply tell us what smart appliances you have, and we’ll find the perfect recipes to work with them.

Start cooking in a flash.
Whether you’re a new cook or have been cooking for years, we’ll guide you through every recipe thanks to our guided recipe format. We’re always two steps ahead so that all you have to do is focus on that delicious dish.

Smart recipes for smart appliances.
From Instant Pot® to Thermomix®; connected ovens from GE Appliances, LG Electronics, and Bosch; to the Kenwood kCook Multi Smart and CookEasy+, there are over 100 different appliance models that can be controlled from the Fresco recipes app. Simply connect what you have in your kitchen, and we’ll find the perfect recipes to work with them. From timers to temperatures, we tell your appliance what it needs to do at the right moment so you don’t have to.

Make the internet your cookbook
We can take a recipe from your favorite website or blogger and give you smart step-by-step instructions. Pumpkin bread from Food 52? Pasta from Donal Skehan? We can do it all, and now, so can you. It is also completely ad-free!

Create what you crave
Whether you’re looking for a dairy-free dessert or a vegetarian chili, only see the recipes you’ll love. Filter food by dietary needs, preferences, or meal type (gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, vegetarian, nut-free, low fat, low sugar, paleo) and get cooking. Once you’ve found the perfect recipe, use the app to resize quantities, make ingredients substitutions, and make the recipe work for you.

Now we’re cooking.

Even more features to sink your teeth into:
-Ingredient substitution: Don’t miss out on a recipe because of one ingredient. Substitute out a missing ingredient with whatever you have to hand.
-Customize your serving size: With recipe resizing, you can scale the recipe quantity up or down in a cinch, reducing food waste without altering results. Don’t worry, we always respect the maximum capacity of the appliance you’re using so that there’s no overspill.
-Personal collections: Save and organize your recipes into private folders, making it easier and faster to plan and cook great food at home.

WIRED Magazine has called Fresco “a pretty amazing thing.” Fresco has also been praised in Gigaom, TechCrunch, MacWorld, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Gizmodo, and many more.

If you knead us, we’re here. Email us on with any questions. We would love to hear from you.

What’s New

Version 2.62.0

Removing Instant Brands appliances, which are no longer supported and need to be used through the Instant Brands Connect application.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

Lilkell3 ,

Like tinder for cooking

I love this app so much. It makes choosing a recipe hard (they all look so good, I'm drooling just thinking about it) but once you're able to choose it's so easy to make anything, they walk you through step by step and even the timer are built in. I've really enjoyed using this app to broaden my cooking!! I don't have any of the appliances.. yet, but I hope to add the drop scale to my kitchen collection soon!

Gwolls ,

Easiest to follow recipe app

I am constantly searching for new recipes and hate the frustration of scrolling through pages of text just to get to instructions. Drop makes this all super easy, and the simple extras like a built in timer all make for a solid UX.

powvans ,

Can’t use your own scale without an account!

I’ve been using my scale for years without an account. Suddenly the latest software update requires me to create an account and login! To use a scale! Absolutely ridiculous.

Worse, no matter what email address I input when trying to create an account it says “user already exists!” No fallback mode to use your own hardware. Ugh! No login with Google or some other identity provider. Ugh ugh!

I’m so infuriated that I’m tempted to hack this myself and create my own app for weighing things. Probably not worth the effort when I could just buy a new scale with a digital readout. But tempting. Because of the fury.

App Privacy

The developer, Adaptics Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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